A biker was fined in Goa for not wearing a helmet, but a challan for ‘riding without seatbelt’ was issued.
Satish S Naik astride his Bullet bearing registration number- GA 05 K 2432 was not wearing a helmet and was fined by the Goa Police. The incident was reported to have happened on June 7, 2017 at Goa near Agarim Police Station.
Satish was charged for not wearing a helmet, but issued a challan which stated ‘offence under section 129 of Motor Vehicles Act as Riding Without Seatbelt’. Section 129 in the Motor Vehicles Act reads as ‘Wearing of a Protective Headgear’. Instead of writing as Riding without Helmet the traffic constable mistakenly wrote as riding without seatbelt.
Riding without a helmet in India is now punishable under law. This was implemented since April 2015 in Goa. The traffic authorities urge the public to wear a helmet and be safe not only because the law demands it, but for one’s own safety.
A helmet saves the life of the rider in cases of an accident. Studies have proved that wearing a helmet reduces the chances of head injuries by as much as 70 percent. It is every rider’s responsibility to wear a helmet and be safe on the roads.
Biker Fined In Goa
– A biker was fined in Goa for not wearing a helmet
– He was issued a challan for ‘riding without seatbelt’
– We urge everyone to wear a helmet or seatbelt depending on their vehicle
Source – RushLane.com