2-wheeler riders’ safety: Dhavalikar stresses on use of helmet


Referring to the recent fatal road accidents, the Minister for Transport, Mr Ramkrishna Dhavalikar, on Tuesday, stated that wearing helmets while riding can save lives.

Mr Dhavalikar was speaking as the chief guest at the programme held at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, by the Department of Transport to observe the 24th National Road Safety Week, which commenced on Tuesday in the state.

"As per the Act, helmets have to be worn by the riders and the pillion riders. If we try to implement it, people think otherwise,’’ he said while speaking to the media after the programme.

Mr Dhavalikar futher opined that the actual implementation of the helmet rule has to be done by the traffic police. [NT]