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Wearing helmet is mandatory for women:HARYANA

Haryana: With a view to ensure safety of women while driving, wearing helmet  is mandatory for women also  riding two-wheelers in Haryana.
While giving details, an official spokesperson of the Haryana Transport Department said that the decision has been taken following directions from Punjab and Haryana High Court to ensure compliance by the enforcement agencies or challaning officers as per provisions under Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 and rules under Haryana Motor Vehicle Rules, 1993.
He said that every person driving or riding two wheeler of any class or description should wear a protective headgear approved by Bureau of Indian Standards form time to time. And the violators would be challaned by the department. Though persons who are medically advised by Chief Medical Officers not to wear such headgear or a Sikh while driving or riding two wheelers in public places, wearing a turban is exempted from wearing the headgear.
He said that the transport department would also launch rigorous campaign for checking and would organize Road Safety Awareness Programs to make people aware about importance of wearing helmets.
Meanwhile, the Transport Department challaned  4,03,907 two wheeler riders and 1,50,855 challans to pillion riders  for not wearing protective headgears(helmet) during the current year from January to July 2018. Out of these 11,309 challans have been issued to the women during May, 2018  and June 2018 for not wearing the headgear. Such campaigns to ensure compliance of this rule would continue, he added

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