Vizag has been proactive, stressing on the need to wear helmet while driving a two wheeler since April this year. In fact, the number of casualties and fatalities in the road accidents have come down significantly ever since.
However, in order to mitigate further fatalities, a Special Committee constituted by the Supreme Court has recommended stringent punishment of two-wheeler riders not wearing helmet with effect from November 1st. Meaning, anybody driving a two wheeler not wearing a helmet will be heavily penalized and the necessary action will be taken by the authorities.
The punishment will include imposition of fine, cancellation of licence and even a jail sentence. RTA, Vizag Police Department and NGOs have already conducted a number of road safety awareness programs and motorists can no longer fake ignorance in this matter.
“Orders have been issued to the staff recently not to register new two wheelers if the owner does not possess a helmet,” Deputy Transport Commissioner S. Venkateswara Rao said, while talking to a leading newspaper daily.
India often sees a non compliance in the area of two wheeler driving. Despite heavy awareness being spread among the citizens, youth continuously tend to casually ignore the warning. Because of this, many number of road fatalities are registered in the country due to not wearing a helmet while driving. Speeding is also one of the main threats that leads to life threatening road mishaps. CM N Chandrababu Naidu has brought this up with his officials this week and instructed to impose heavy restrictions on the motorists and vehicle drivers who exceed the speed of 80 km per hour on the National Highways.