The police department is gearing up to strictly implement the compulsorily helmets for two wheelers. The police department would take suitable action against motorists riding without a helmet and this would be strictly followed up from February 1, 2014 mostly.
The police officials in a meeting recently decided that helmet must be made compulsory after the recent accidents in the city area. The exact date of the implementation is not yet final.
Helmets were made compulsory last time on January 25, 2012.
The State government, in the year 2005, made helmets compulsory in all corporation limits. The rule is in force in Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad, Gulbarga, Mangalore and Belgaum. Violation of the rule invites a penalty of Rs 100. The mandatory helmet rule came into force following the directions of the Supreme Court and consequent orders from the State government.
Not wearing Helmet to head while riding the Vehicle u/s 230 of the KMVR 1989 in sub rule (1) the fine is Rs.100.