Tamil Nadu government today announced that wearing of helmet by motorists will be compulsory from July 1, with violators facing the risk of their vehicle documents being impounded.
“This is to inform the public that wearing of helmet by two-wheeler driver and rider is compulsory from 01.07.2015, failing which, all the documents of the two-wheeler including the driving licence of the driver shall be impounded under section 206 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988,” a government release said.
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- How Delhi dealt with the problem, and showed the way
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The impounded documents would be released only on production of new ISI certified helmet with purchase receipt, it added.
On June 8, the Madras High Court observed that it was disheartening to note that a number of precious lives were lost due to non-wearing of protective headgear and made wearing of helmets compulsory.