Karnataka state government has made more stringent rules under which the driving licence (DL) of violators will be suspended for three months if they are not wearing helmets.
Also Helmets are made compulsory for children above the age of four years.
As per law both the driver and the pillion rider are supposed wear protective head gear.
The rule applies to all parts of Karnataka, regardless of rural or urban limits.
Section 194D of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 has bee. Amended for including the suspension of licence.
All RTOs have been directed to furnish details of DLs suspended for violation of the helmet rule, by the fifth of every month.
The notification cited Section 129 of the MV Act for making helmets must for children above the age of four years.