Pillion riders without helmet to be fined Rs 500 as per Mumbai Traffic Police
The Mumbai Traffic said on Tuesday that they will begin a campaign on riders riding pillion on motorbikes without helmets in 15 days. Under the Motor Vehicles Act, the crime is penalized by a fine of Rs 500 and suspension of driving license for 3 months.
The Mumbai Traffic department took to Twitter stating "Persons riding a 2-wheeler i.e both the rider and pillion are hereby urged to wear a helmet. As per MVA, action will be taken in case of violation of this rule for pillion rider as well. We will start implementing after 15 days from now"
The directive was also circulated on Twitter by Mumbai Traffic . Helmets will be required for bicycles as well, according to the circular. The new circular will be implemented soon.
Through his Facebook Live sessions, Commissioner Sanjay Pandey has been advising motorists to follow traffic regulations or face the consequences. Between March and mid-May, around 1.86 lakh challans were issued against bikers riding without the safety of a helmet.
Helmet-less riders are currently fined Rs 500 or have their licenses suspended by the traffic. Pillion riders discovered without helmets would face the same punishment after 15 days.