The Hush Post: From September 5, the Chandigarh Traffic Police is going to start issuing challans to women riding two-wheelers without a helmet. It will be mandatory for both the rider and the pillion to wear headgears.
On July 6, the UT Administration had issued a notification on making the helmet compulsory for women. However, Sikh women wearing a turban will be exempted from challans. According to a police official,”Driving rules were publicised widely in the city and a drive to challan the violators would commence from September 5. Both the two-wheeler riders and the pillion will have to wear an ISI mark helmet.”
The police on Wednesday organised a scooter rally in which around 200 women two-wheeler riders participated. The purpose of the rally was to spread the message of the importance of wearing helmets among women. The rally was flagged off by road accident victims. It started from Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, and concluded at the college after covering 30-km. The police also distributed 200 helmets among the women two-wheeler riders.
The police are also running a campaign, “Helmet Pehnao, Beti Bachao”, to encourage women two-wheeler riders to wear helmets for safety.
According to an order issued by Shashank Anand, SSP (Traffic), besides the traffic staff, all police personnel posted at police stations, PCR vehicles and other field units have been asked to check traffic violations in the city and issue challans to the violators. The drive will begin from 8 in the morning and continue till 8 pm every day.