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Helmet - one hell of an issue

The government of India has applied the ban. Today, if someone is found selling or manufacturing a non-ISI certified helmet, then they will have to face the consequences – in this case it will be imprisonment for a year, fine of Rs 1 lakh or both. This order was given out in November 2018, thereafter in 2019 certain rules were laid out for the same. All the helmets sold in India will now have to meet the BIS quality requirements. The traffic cop has every right now to challan a rider if he or she isn’t wearing an ISI-certified helmet. Moreover, the fact that the BIS standards are quite similar to the international DOT, ECE could be something that may be lost on the enforcers. The 2018 ruling meant that someone with an ARAI or Shoei helmet is actually using an illegal helmet in India.

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