Now, two-wheeler house owners in India will put on solely Bureau of Indian Requirements (BIS)-certified helmets, as the federal government on Friday mentioned solely BIS-certified helmets could be manufactured and offered in India for two-wheelers. In line with an announcement offered by the Ministry of Street Transport and Highways, the event would assist avoiding sale of low-quality two-wheeler helmets within the nation. This, in flip, would assist keep away from deadly accidents in case of street accidents, it mentioned.
“The Ministry of Street Transport and Highways…has issued the ‘Helmet for riders of Two Wheelers Motor Autos (High quality Management ) Order, 2020’.
“Protecting helmets for two-wheeler riders have been included beneath obligatory BIS certification and the publication of the High quality Management Order,” it mentioned.
Following the instructions of the Supreme Courtroom Committee on Street Security, a committee was formulated to contemplate lighter helmets in India suiting the nation’s weather conditions and that for guaranteeing compliance amongst citizen to put on the helmets.
The committee had specialists from completely different fields, together with knowledgeable docs from AIIMS and in addition from BIS.
The committee in March 2018, after detailed evaluation in its report, advisable lighter helmets within the nation, and the ministry accepted the report.
In line with the suggestions of the committee, the BIS has revised specs by means of which it’s anticipated to make lighter helmets.
The whole variety of two-wheelers being manufactured in India yearly stands at about 1.7 crore.
The Worldwide Street Federation, a Geneva-based international street security physique working for higher and safer roads worldwide, welcomed the street transport ministry’s transfer to deliver helmets for two-wheeler riders beneath the obligatory BIS regime.
“This much-awaited transfer means the sale of non-BIS licensed helmets shall be an offence as soon as the notification involves impact,” Okay Okay Kapila, president emeritus of the Worldwide Street Federation, mentioned.