May 25, 2022 03:00 pm
Today Mumbai Traffic Police made wearing a helmet mandatory for pillion riders on a motorcycle. The rule will be implemented in the next 15 days.
“Persons riding a 2-wheeler i.e both the rider and pillion are hereby urged to wear a helmet.
As per MVA, action will be taken in case of violation of this rule for pillion rider as well. We will start implementing after 15 days from now,” said Mumbai Traffic Police on Twitter.
As per the notification, the traffic police have found that most two-wheeler riders in the city do not wear helmets and violate traffic norms. At present, the traffic police impose a fine of ₹500 on helmet-less riders or suspend their licenses. After 15 days, the same penalty will be imposed on pillion riders found without helmets, the official said.