The Hailakandi district administration has asked the petrol pump owners not to give fuel to two-wheelers (bike) riders not using the helmet.
In an order issued to this effect here on Saturday, Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman, District Road Safety Committee, Megh Nidhi Dahal instructed the petrol pump owners not to provide fuel to two-wheelers (bike) riders not wearing a helmet.
The order stated that not wearing headgear (helmet) is in flagrant violation of Section 129 of the Central Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, and punishable under Section 194(D).
The order stated that the step has been taken following many reports that many two-wheeler riders do not use helmet causing fatal accidents in the district. It further stated that the step ‘no helmet, no fuel’ has been taken for better enforcement of the provisions of the Act.
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