In Guwahati, the Kamrup (M) District Transport Office (DTO) would severely enforce the laws requiring each passenger on two-wheelers to wear helmets. The new regulation will take effect on December 1st.
The DTO will levy a punishment of Rs. 1000 for breaking the guidelines and repeat offenders may face an FIR, according to DTO authorities.
"The wearing of a helmet by both riders will now be made mandatory in order to reduce the increasing number of road accidents," DTO Gautam Das stated.
Additionally, the DTO made wearing a seat belt when driving a car mandatory. "The DTO is running a public awareness campaign to reduce road accidents, and from December 1st, we will severely enforce the laws." "If any commuters break the restrictions, serious legal action will be taken," the DTO stated.
With the number of two-wheeler fatalities on the increase in recent years, the Guwahati traffic police have determined to strictly regulate the use of helmets by pillion riders.
According to this, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Traffic, Hiranya Kumar Barman, stated that offenders who do not wear helmets on two-wheelers will face severe consequences. Both the pilot and the pillion rider will be required to wear helmets when riding motorbikes from now on.
According to the Traffic DCP, the city traffic police will also undertake a large campaign to raise awareness about the need of wearing helmets among two-wheeler drivers and pillion riders. Following the 2019 amendment to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, all pillion riders above the age of four must henceforth wear helmets, and non-compliance will result in penalties.