Madurai: Claiming that wearing helmet caused
various health problems, a PIL petition has been filed in the
Madras High Court Bench here seeking a direction to police to
make the helmet rule optional for two-wheeler riders.
The petition, filed by BSP state Executive Committee
member Guruvijayan, alleged police were arbitrary in taking
action against violators of the rule and sought a direction to
the Madurai City and District police to make helmet wearing
optional and not compulsory.
He said wearing helmet caused many health problems
including headache, sinus and cough cold.
"Everyone is of the opinion that wearing helment should not
be made mandatory and could be optional. In this context I
made representation to the Home secretary and top police
officers. But not concrete action has come forth."
Justice A selvam and Justice K.Ravichandrababu ordered
issue of notice and posted the petition for further hearing on
Government advocate Mohammed Mohaideen submitted that a
Division Bench had already passed an order and the government had implemented the helme rule based on that order.