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Helmet makers name for stricter helmet-law enforcement

seventh Feb 2019 5:58 pm

Organisation urges that helmet provision be made obligatory for OEMs throughout sale; estimate an funding of Rs 6,000 crore for a similar.

The Two-Wheelers Helmet Producers Affiliation has requested extra strict enforcement in direction of making helmet utilization obligatory. The Affiliation says that it has been proactive in taking over the problem of helmet security on Indian roads.

“Urbanisation has led to doubling in site visitors fatalities up to now few years with the variety of deaths round three,00,000 per yr as per WHO report. Most individuals affected are pedestrians and two wheeler customers,” mentioned Rajeev Kapur, president, Two Wheelers Helmet Producers Affiliation and MD, Steelbird Hello-Tech India whereas sharing his ideas on Nationwide Street Security Week on the sidelines of SIAM’s seminar.

The Affiliation has mentioned that it welcomes the transfer made by the Ministry of Street Transport and Highways (MoRTH) of issuing the draft notification for bringing the two-wheeler helmet into the BIS obligatory certification record and implementing the brand new commonplace IS4151:2015 – the India-specific helmet commonplace. Nonetheless, the physique feels that there’s have to additional take corrective measures to scale back fatalities.

“Notification issued by MoRTH on bringing two-wheeler helmets in obligatory BIS record must be gazetted instantly. Consciousness alone is not going to work. Strict enforcement is required. The federal government ought to make helmets obligatory throughout India,” mentioned the producers’ affiliation.

The affiliation additional requested MoRTH to herald the rule for all OEMs to supply helmets with a two-wheeler as per the motorcar act; the identical is finished by few corporations for the time being. Along with this, the Affiliation says that two-wheeler producers ought to provide a protecting headgear on the time of buy which conforms to the specs prescribed by the Bureau of India commonplace beneath act 1986.

The trade physique estimates that the minimal funding to fulfill the demand of all of the two-wheeler customers in India shall be round Rs 6,000 crore. This quantity is inclusive of working capital; and the timeframe required can be minimal two-three years. The organisation urges producers and different corporations to return ahead and make investments on this section.

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