Over 6,200 penalised for helmetless riding in Mumbai

The Mumbai Traffic Police has penalised more than 6,200 people for riding two-wheelers and pillion without a helmet, an official has said. Wearing helmets while riding two-wheelers or pillion has been made mandatory.

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The city traffic police launched a drive against the helmetless riding. (Image: PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Mumbai traffic police penalized more than 6,200 people for not wearing helmet while riding
  • The traffic police had penalized 2,500 motorists for honking without reason
  • Wearing helmets while riding two-wheelers or pillion has been made mandatory

On Thursday, the Mumbai Traffic Police penalized more than 6,200 people for riding two-wheelers and pillion without a helmet, an official has said. According to the traffic police official, in south Mumbai alone, over 3,100 persons were penalised for riding motorcycles and pillion without wearing a helmet.

“From Thursday, the city traffic police launched a drive against the helmetless riding. Wearing helmets while riding two-wheelers or pillion has been made mandatory. Earlier, action used to be taken only against the riders, but now even the pillion riders will be penalised if found not wearing a helmet,” he said.

On the first day of the drive, 2,344 riders, 3,421 pillion riders and 516 persons from both the categories who were found travelling in a single-vehicle were penalised for not wearing helmets, he added.

On Wednesday, the traffic police had penalised 2,500 motorists for honking without reason, official said.

(Inputs from PTI)