Heads, Helmets and the logic!!

Ok, this logic does excite me!! Not about ranting the rule and compulsion on Helmets, as I truly believe they sure will save some heads!! Old story, the implementation of the rule seen successfully enforced. Now what?


Morning time, perhaps the busy father wanted his son to be dropped to the school; he is taking out his bike and wears the helmet. This small boy keeps glancing to his dad just looking like the astronaut! Asks him “What is this? Dad replied “It’s Helmet”. The anxious pupil asks “Why do you ware it?
“Oh, it is very important in case I fall from the bike, this helmet will protect my head which otherwise can get hurt!!” A smiling reply… “The RTO uncle has told everyone who drives the bike to wear this. This will protect our head in case of accident”. Father seems confident answering the son.
“So when I or Mom sits behind you on the bike, we don’t need wear it?”
“You mean my head or mothers head is not required to protect?”
“Why our RTO uncle doesn’t want our heads to be protected as well?”
Few logical questions from the son.
Father hurriedly picks him up and say’s “let go to school! We are getting late!!”

Perhaps this father like many of us, don’t have the answer.

6 Comments so far

  1. Raghunath (unregistered) on March 18th, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

    RTO uncle did not forbid the pillion riders to wear helmets!

  2. A (unregistered) on March 18th, 2007 @ 11:17 pm

    It would be good if you can run a spell check before you post!

  3. Briju Prasad (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 2:14 am

    ….@ Rajesh, I always wondered about this Logic of only the main rider wearing the Helmet,Perhaps the Government have a strong evidence base study to support this ??
    Well I will be really surprised if there is any !!

    …@ A, This is a blog and not a Newspaper article and I think the idea of a blog is unedited and some mistakes are understandable.
    Hope you will also write to the Bangalore Traffic Police to correct the Ad to “Save your head,Wear Helmet” as opposed to “Save head,Wear Helmet”……dont you think its more polite??

  4. Rajesh (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 10:53 am


    Raghu, Indeed this should be proactive but as it suggests RTO should have made that mandatory too!!

    @A, Apologies, I do correct the spellings as soon as I know of it or someone let me know.

    Birju, thanks…you said it right, sometimes in the flow of content and context, this does happen.

  5. delhi (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 11:38 am

    In New Delhi, wearing helmet is compulsory for all the people seating on the Motorcycle.
    Also there more than 2 people are not allowed to sit on the 2-wheeler, except childerns.

    Similar thing is also going to happen in INDORE city of India, which is slowly becoming the next technology and education hub of India.

  6. Sanjay Pandey (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

    In Kolkata also, everybody sitting on 2 wheelers is required to wear helmets, including the kids.

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