Helmet Complsery in Gujarat Today Update News 2020

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Photo from advisory by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India via Twitter (@MORTHRoadSafety), posted on October 3, 2019.


Helmets still mandatory outside cities
Commuters don't cover long distances within cities: Minister
Angry complaints by citizens forced rethink: Minister

Live in a city in Gujarat? Your state government decided to make helmets optional today. No kidding.

To be specific, helmets will be optional in municipal corporations and within municipality limits.

But here's the fine print: You still need to wear one when you head outside your city -- when you drive on national or state highways, or village roads.

But why give city-dwellers an option?

Gujarat minister RC Faldu says helmets were made mandatory to prevent deaths by road injuries, but many angry complaints by citizens forced the government to rethink.

Shoppers going to buy vegetables, he explained, wonder where they should keep their helmets.

RC Faldu also said commuters didn't usually cover long distances within cities.

You may remember that only months ago, the Gujarat government -- a BJP administration just like the Centre -- made headlines by reducing fine amounts stipulated in the Motor Vehicles Act.
However, helmet is mandatory when travelling in highways or village roads.
After slashing fines for traffic violations, the Gujarat government has now decided to make wearing helmets optional in urban areas of the State.

To be specific, helmets will be optional in municipal corporations and within municipality limits as per the decision taken by the State government.

“We received many complaints regarding mandatory helmets within the city areas. So we decided to make it option only within the city areas,” Transport Minister R.C. Faldu said after the cabinet meeting.

He added that one needs to wear helmet when you head outside the city limits while driving on national or state highways, or even village roads.

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