Left Menu
Development News Edition

Why helmet rule not enforced in Chennai, asks HC

PTI | Chennai | Updated: 07-06-2019 14:47 IST | Created: 07-06-2019 14:26 IST
Why helmet rule not enforced in Chennai, asks HC
The bench made the observation Thursday while hearing a plea moved by K K Rajendran seeking to implement the compulsory helmet rule both for rider and pillion. Image Credit: ANI

The Madras High Court asked why the compulsory helmet rule for both rider and pillion could not be implemented here while the same was successfully enforced in cities like Delhi and Bengaluru. "We have not seen a single pillion rider wearing a helmet," a division bench of Justice S Manikumar and Justice Subramonium Prasad observed.

The bench made the observation Thursday while hearing a plea moved by KK Rajendran seeking to implement the compulsory helmet rule both for rider and pillion. When the PIL came up for hearing, the court insisted that authorities must take stringent action against the violators by imposing a heavy penalty and impounding the vehicles.

To this, additional advocate general Aravind Pandian said as per the Motor Vehicles Act, only Rs 100 can be levied as penalty for violation of helmet rule. As to impounding vehicles, the First Bench of the court has already passed appropriate directions to impound vehicles for violation of the helmet rule. Such impounded vehicles are returned only on production of a new helmet with the bill, the Additional Advocate General added.

This apart, the AAG submitted that authorities have powers only to temporarily suspend the driving licences of violators. Recording the submissions, the bench directed authorities to strictly enforce the First Bench order to impound violating vehicles and posted the plea to June 12 for further hearing.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

How UK’s 'best prepared' healthcare system failed to gauge COVID-19

The UK is proud of their public health system and its unlike any other country as around 90 percent of British public supports the founding principles of National Health Service. But without accurate data being available to stakeholders in ...

Poor on IHR capacity progress in 2019, WHO says Cambodia tops COVID-19 response

Despite being in proximity to Hubei, the original epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia has reported just 226 confirmed cases and zero deaths. After seeing the data, WHO appreciated Cambodias healthcare information system but experts dou...

Loopholes in Healthcare Information System may have failed Singapore COVID-19 model

In the initial days of the COVID-19 outbreak, Singapore was in the limelight for its effective healthcare system and pandemic response plan. However, Singapore has now joined the list of the worst-hit nations and the situation is even worse...

Australia's COVID-19 response: Digital infrastructure of help but implementation remains a challenge

Australias ongoing plans to upgrade its health information system helped by the Digital Health Strategy seem even more practical due to the pandemic. But as evident during the pandemic, administrative lapses and the complex matrix of power ...

Videos

Latest News

"Call of Duty" propels Activision to raise full-year sales forecast

Activision Blizzard Inc raised its full-year forecast for adjusted sales after beating quarterly estimates on Tuesday, encouraged by a pandemic-driven surge in gaming and the next release in its blockbuster Call of Duty franchise later this...

Match beats revenue estimates as Tinder user growth picks up

Match Group Inc beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Tuesday and forecast current-quarter sales above expectations as its online dating app Tinder attracted more users during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions to stop the sp...

Lions reinstate QB Stafford after 'false-positive' test

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not test positive for COVID-19 after all and was placed back on the active roster Tuesday. The veteran was placed on the reserveCOVID-19 list Saturday, but after further testing the team was co...

Trump says coronavirus under control as U.S. death toll rises

President Donald Trump said the coronavirus outbreak is as under control as it can get in the United States, where more than 155,000 people have died amid a patchy response to the public health crisis that has failed to stem a rise in cases...

Give Feedback