Helmet rule takes a backseat … again !


This is a postscript to Deepa’s story on the need for people to take the helmet rule seriously. While her picture was a startling eye opener, the one above seems rather comical. Is the pillion rider more safety conscious ? Or is he a “helmet carrier” ?

I think he is the backup arrangement. When they see a cop approaching, the chap behind just places the helmet on the rider. Once they’re through, I’m sure the helmet goes backseat once again.

What do you think ?

4 Comments so far

  1. PSJ (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

    You are a brave soul,taking ppl’s photograps at such closeups to reveal law breaking.
    It looks like Cops have been advised to go easy on helmet rule violations.

  2. Chappar (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

    Who says so ??? Pls come to Jaynagar and have a look at the situation here police is more concerned about the law breakers ( not rapist kind but helmet rule breakers ) rather than controlling the traffic!!!!!!!!!
    Isn’t it too much for a heavily understaffed police force to deploy people to man the helmet rule breakers???
    If the govt is really concerned about the safety of people please give them good quality primary health care center…… better quality drinking water……. agree that loads of people are killed on roads of bangalore but there has to be some data which justifies the implemetation of the rule can govt pls come with a white paper on how many fatal accients have reduced since the introduction of this helmet rule ???
    Def wearing helmet saves lifes but that should not be the primary concern of the govt there are more important issues on which if action taken may save more lives that people dying from accidents on road one could be stringent rules for issuing DL……. but hey is there any one listening ????

  3. ROFL (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 5:24 pm

    If ppl want to get screwed(in this case get their head crushed) willingly then the establishment shud be least bothered about. The govt and cops did not ask ppl to wear helmets just to increase the helmet sales..they were for once concerned abt the unnecessary loss of lives on the road..but this is upto the individual to live or die..nobody can help such morons!

  4. Pisipati Sriram (unregistered) on September 12th, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

    Majority of two-wheelerists feel that wearing helmet is a nuisance at best, more so when it rains, though they agree it is safe to have the headgear when driving on traffic-dense city roads.

    Traffic movement on city roads, in a place like Bangalore where there are many one-way routes, is agonisingly slow, with frequent traffic hold-ups and long tail-backs at signals. Staggering school and office timings aside.

    When vehicles move at slow pace, chances of road crashes are minimal. When speeds don’t exceed more than 20 kmph, wearing helmets and struggling to wade through bumper-to-bumper traffic is more a headache.

    Helmet rule is like the statutory `Smoking is injurious to health.’ It helps more challaning traffic cops for violations like helmetless and seatbeltless driving.

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