GUWAHATI: The Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma said that there will be strict regulation and restrictions on speed limit for two wheelers on new years eve, 31st December.
Further, the Assam government is mulling to implement strict rules for two wheelers restricting it's speed limit to 60kms/hr.
The hard measures are taken in sake of the increasing road accidents all over the state. The CM said that the government won't until and unless the road mishaps are brought under control.
Adding to his statement, Sharma said, there will be even more strict regulations for New Year's Ever, 31st December. There will be Assam police Personals looking for the roads and it's speed limit.
In a recent development in road rules, The DTO, Gautam Das enforced the regulations of two helmets mandatory for two wheeler riders. According to DTO officials, violating the rules would result in a Rs. 1000 fine, and repeat offenders may face a FIR. DTO Gautam Das remarked, "The use of a helmet by both riders will now be made mandatory in order to prevent the rising incidence of road accidents."
Furthermore, the DTO made it mandatory to wear a seat belt when driving a car. "The DTO is running a public awareness campaign to reduce road accidents, and from December 1st, we will severely enforce the restrictions." "If any commuters breach the restrictions, harsh legal action will be taken," the DTO stated. Because the number of two-wheeler fatalities has grown in recent years, the Guwahati traffic police have decided to strictly limit the use of helmets by pillion riders.
Violators who do not wear helmets when riding two-wheelers would face hefty punishments, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Traffic Hiranya Kumar Barman. When riding a motorbike, both the pilot and the pillion passenger must must wear helmets. 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. Due to a 2019 amendment to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, all pillion riders above the age of four must now wear helmets, and non-compliance will result in penalties.