Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Administration is all set to make helmet compulsory for women riding two-wheelers in the city and an exemption will be provided on the medical grounds. Till now only men are challaned if they found riding two-wheelers without a helmet. According to the sources, this decision regarding the compulsion of the helmet for women was taken at a high-level meeting of officers which is chaired by the Chandigarh Transport Secretary KK Jindal.
Helmet to be Soon Compulsory for Chandigarh Women
Besides, they should wear it all alone for their security. It was chosen to set up a draft notice and proposed that it be made mandatory for ladies to wear the helmet while driving two-wheeler. The draft notice will be sent to the UT Administrator for his last endorsement. He included that the draft proposition may exempt Sikh ladies, who wear turbans on religious grounds. Under the Chandigarh Motor Vehicle Rules 90 under Rule 193, add up to exception is given to all ladies/pillion riders from the prerequisite of wearing a helmet while driving two-wheelers. The Punjab Motor Vehicle Act stretches out the special case of the helmet to every Sikh lady.
The meeting of UT officers was held after a perception by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday. Taking suo motu insight, a division seat of the High Court had observed that mishaps don’t see the gender of the victim. The bench of Justices Ajay Kumar Mittal and Anupinder Singh Grewal had mentioned the observation amid the hearing of a PIL looking for changes in lawful arrangements in Punjab and Chandigarh which give an exclusion to ladies from wearing a helmet.
Secretary of the PU Students Council, Vani Sood said it is a decent move and ladies are equivalent to men not simply in rights but rather in duties too. Accidents don’t recognize a person gender or religion. Each lady, regardless of religion, must wear the helmet since it is for everyone’s wellbeing and must be executed consistently.
Last year out of the total 107 fatal road accidents 18 victims were women. Chandigarh traffic Police challanned total 33,584 people for riding bikes or any other two-wheelers without the helmet.