On 27th November, the Modi Govt said that there would be sold and manufactured BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certified helmets in India for a two-wheeler bike. Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said in a statement that this would help in evading the sale of bad quality bike helmets in the nation, which would help in shielding people engaged with accidents from lethal wounds.
The Supreme Court Special Committee also gives some guidelines on road safety & Security for considering lighter two-wheeler helmets in India fitting the nation’s climatic conditions and that for guaranteeing consistency among residents to wear the protective helmets, a Panel was detailed.
The Board of trustees had specialists from various fields, including master specialists from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and furthermore from the Bureau of Indian Standards. The Council in 2018 March after a detailed examination in its report suggested lighter two-wheeler helmets in the Nation, and the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways acknowledged the report.
The absolute number of bikes, Scooty, and other two-wheeler bikes being made in India yearly stands at about 1.7 crores. The IRF (International Road Federation) a Geneva-based worldwide road safety organization for better and more secure roads around the world, invited the Ministry of Road Transport & Highway’s transition to bring helmets for bike riders under the compulsory BIS system.
IRF Chairman KK Kapila said that, “This much-anticipated move implies the offer of non-BIS confirmed head helmets will be an offense once the notice comes to impact”.