The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Uttarakhand Government following reports of students being forced to wear helmets in classes due to dilapidated of school buildings.
Actor John Abraham, who flagged- off the Yamaha Mission to encourage safe and congenial bike riding across the nation with a theme of 'Discovering a whole new India' here on Sunday, underscored that pillion riders should wear helmets.
Over 5,000 woman bikers and pillion riders were fined for not wearing helmet by the Delhi Traffic Police which started a special drive to ensure compliance of a law making wearing of helmets mandatory for the fairer sex.
Wearing helmets for women riding pillion on a two-wheeler is now mandatory in the national Capital, though Sikh women have been exempted, with the Government amending the rule 115 of Delhi Motor Vehicles Rules, 1993.
The Election Commission (EC) has given the transport department its go-ahead to make changes in the rules to make helmets mandatory for women riders here and it has been welcomed by women riders and activists.