Traffic Challan On Parents For Not Wearing Helmet By Children – The Government Of India has announced that children in the age group of 9 months to 4 years will have to wear helmets while pillion riding on two-wheeler.
However, this rule has not yet been implemented. Currently, it is mandatory for children only the age above 4 to wear a helmet.
For violating this law, the parents of such children may have to pay heavy traffic challans. The provision has been made in section 129 of the Central Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019.
If a two-wheeler driver breaks this rule then he may have to pay a traffic challan of at least Rs 1000. Also, his or her driving license can also be confiscated for 3 months.
Wearing Crash Helmet Is Mandatory
It is to be noted, that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has amended Rule 138 of CMVR 1989 to implement these safety measures when children below 4 years of age are taken on a motor cycle or a scooter.
Under this provision, it will be compulsory for children up to 4 years of age to wear a crash helmet following the safety standards set by the Government.
Children Must Wear A Safety Harness
The GOI is making every effort to reduce the number of deaths in road accidents, in this sequence, the government is going to bring a new rule, in which it will be mandatory to wear a safety harness for the safety of children.
A safety harness is usually a safety belt or a vest worn by the child, which will be adjustable to the vest worn by the bike driver and a pair of straps attached to shoulder loops.
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