Helmets

  • Status check: Many women still unaware of the new helmet rule in Delhi September 10, 2014

    Starting Wednesday, it has become mandatory for women riders in Delhi to wear helmets. CNNIBN did a status check to see if the rule was being followed. ...
  • Helmet rule for women in Delhi to be in force, Sikhs exempted September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The helmet rule for women in the national capital will be enforced from Wednesday. All women twowheeler riders and pillions will be prosecuted if they don't wear helmets. This order came after an amendment in the Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules recently. Only Sikh women have been exempted from...
  • Delhi: Traffic police to start drive for helmet compliance for women September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police will initiate a special drive from Wednesday to ensure compliance of a government order making wearing of helmets mandatory for women, driving or riding pillion on twowheelers. Women (except Sikh women) who are found not wearing helmets while driving or riding pillion on twowheelers would now...
  • Sikh women exempt from wearing a helmet: Should safety be more important instead? August 29, 2014

    Women riding pillion on twowheelers in Delhi will have to wear helmets, said a notification issued by the Delhi government on Thursday. However, Sikh women have been exempted from the rule on religious ground. CNNIBN takes views from across the country over the Delhi government's notice. ...
  • Helmets for women riders: Exemption of Sikh women gets thumbs down from experts August 29, 2014

    The Delhi government's decision to make helmets mandatory for women riding pillion on twowheelers in Delhi, leaving out Sikh women, has received criticism from experts as they ask how the traffic policemen would identify a Sikh women. ...
  • Helmets made compulsory for women on twowheelers in Delhi, Sikh women exempted August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Women riding pillion on twowheelers in Delhi will have to wear helmets, said a notification issued by the Delhi government on Thursday. However, Sikh women have been exempted from the rule on religious ground. The decision hasn't gone down well with Delhiites. "It is for security. Sikh males have...
  • Canadian province scraps helmet exemption for Sikhs August 21, 2014

    Toronto: Sikhs in the Canadian province of Ontario will not be exempted from wearing helmets, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced. The Canadian Sikh Association said it received a letter last week from Wynne stating the Liberal government, for safety reasons, will not allow Sikh motorcycle riders to wear only turbans, the Toronto...
  • Raman Singh leads 'helmet rally', appeals people to drive safe June 22, 2014

    Appealing the people to wear helmets while riding twowheelers, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh led 'a helmet rally', riding a scooter. "People should wear helmets to ensure safety while riding on roads," Singh said, talking to reporters on Friday. Every person's life is precious and hence one should always wear a helmet...
  • 15 road accident deaths in India every hour; are we ignoring safety? June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Gopinath Munde's tragic death has brought the attention now on India's appalling road safety standards. Almost 15 road accident deaths in India are reported every hour. India is home to the world's largest number of road deaths according to the World Health Organisation's latest global road safety...
  • US Army is developing a next generation protective helmet with airconditioning system to help soldiers keep cool May 20, 2014

    Washington: US Army is developing a next generation protective helmet with a builtin airconditioning system to help soldiers beat the heat in the battle field. The new technology brings this relief to a soldier through a powered air purifying respirator, which consists of a hose connected to the face mask from...
  • Airconditioned helmets to help soldiers beat the heat May 20, 2014

    Washington: Soldiers may soon get a breath of cool air, literally. The US army is on course to develop a hightech headgear that is not only light and easy to carry but also has its own builtin air conditioned system. The helmet provides chemical and biological protection through a powered airpurifying...
  • Goa: MLAs to be fined for violating traffic rule April 8, 2013

    Panaji: Nine legislators who violated traffic rules last week and rode to the State Legislative Assembly complex in Panaji without wearing helmet, will be issued challans, a senior official said on Monday. Transport Director Arun Desai said the Enforcement wing of the transport department has already procured the documents...
  • Now, collar with a hidden airbag that turns into helmet on impact March 26, 2013

    Melbourne:<>/b Swedish inventors have developed a fashionably large collar, with a hidden airbag, worn around the neck that doubles as a bicycle helmet to keep you safe from injury. The airbag once released, blows up to form an inflatable hood around the cyclists head. The airbag is made out of an "ultrastrong...
  • Jodhpur retreat says 'wear helmets' to prevent head injuries March 13, 2013

    Jodhpur: Many call India the head injury capital of the world. Nearly 2 lakh Indians die every year of head injuries, according to NIMHANS. The simplest preventive is getting people to wear helmets. That's the key message that came out of retreat in Jodhpur. "India has dubious distinction of being head...
  • Congress MLAs enter WB Assembly wearing helmets December 12, 2012

    Kolkata: Fearing insecure after Tuesday's violence inside the West Bengal Assembly, Congress legislators including women members Wednesday entered the house wearing helmets. The majority of the 30 odd legislators of Congress entered the house wearing helmets and holding placards with the inscription "we want to save our heads first." Speaker...
  • Make helmets compulsory for women: Delhi HC April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has instructed the Delhi government to make helmets compulsory for all women riders within two months. The court was hearing a plea which had challenged a provision in the Delhi Motor Vehicles Rules which exempts women from wearing helmets when riding pillion. The petitioner...
  • Congress leaders flout helmet rule in UP January 17, 2012

    Jhansi: The poll frenzy in UP has made some leaders oblivious of the traffic rules. Two senior Congress leaders Union Minister Pradeep Jain Aditya and Congress MP Raj Babbar were seen in Jhansi, driving a scooter, without their helmets. The leaders were on a trip across the city...
  • IAF may get 'Star Wars' style helmet February 4, 2011

    New Delhi: A hitech helmet, reminiscent of movies like 'Star Wars' and 'Firefox' as it helps fighter pilots operate aircraft through a seemingly fictional visionandvoice command, has been offered to India by European consortium EADS. The helmet also enables pilots to view enemy planes by just turning their heads and picking...
  • A helmet that alerts pilot about enemy planes January 6, 2011

    London: British military pilots will soon don a new helmet which will allow them to shoot down enemy jets by just looking at them a breakthrough that could put an end to the centuryold concept of the aerial dogfight. The 'Striker Integrated Display Helmet' are fitted with tiny optical sensors...
  • Chennai cops use gory ads to promote helmet use October 26, 2010

    Chennai Police hope that this will act as a deterrent against traffic violations. ...
  • Court tells dealers to sell helmets with two-wheelers July 30, 2009

    New Delhi: It's official and it's also compulsory - the Delhi High Court on Thursday asked all two-wheeler dealers in the Capital to make sure that their customers take home their new vehicles only after they have bought helmets. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice...
  • Wear a helmet, get a rose; skip it and get a rakhi October 25, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: Wearing a helmet while riding a two-wheeler now gets an added incentive in the Orissa capital - a rose from a girl! This is part of a new scheme by the traffic police who want to create awareness about the importance of wearing helmets. Helping them are students of engineering...
  • Mission helmet : Patil rides pillion to encourage drivers May 29, 2008

    Mumbai: Who do you think is Mumbai traffic police's latest poster boy? Believe it or not it's Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra R R Patil. Donning a helmet he rode pillion on Mumbai’s Marine Drive to encourage two-wheeler drivers to wear helmets. Patil, who rode pillion behind Minister of State for...
  • Helmets must, Sikhs lose challenge to rule in Canada March 7, 2008

    Brampton, Canada: A court in Brampton has ruled that Sikhs in Ontario province cannot drive motorcycles without helmets. Ontario Court Judge James Blacklock gave his ruling on Thursday while dismissing a challenge to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act by a local Sikh Baljinder Singh Badesha who was fined $110 in September...
  • Watch out! Brit cops install cameras in helmets August 28, 2007

    Plymouth (England): When a police officer stops or investigates a crime, evidence must be collected properly, so the right people get charged and justice is done. Now a constable in Plymouth, England has come up with a new plan -- a permanent record of exactly who did what and to...
  • Kerala makes helmets compulsory June 22, 2007

    Thiruvanthapuram: Motorcyclists in Kerala are running for cover. The state police, acting on a High Court directive, have made helmets mandatory for two-wheeler drivers. So it goes without saying, helmets are selling like hot cakes. Buyers say helmets are getting hard to get, and those available are being sold at...
  • TN CM goes soft on traffic violators June 11, 2007

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu has earned the dubious distinction of being the number two state in the country with the highest number of road accidents. And this is exactly why helmets were made compulsory for two-wheeler riders in six cities early this month. But in spite of being in its early...
  • National wipes: News on Saturday June 17, 2007

    A Jaipur court has rejected B B Mahanti's anticipatory bail application; Karunanidhi asked the police not to "harass" people while enforcing the compulsory helmet rule and the Tis Hazari court in Delhi has summoned lyricist Gulzar, director Yash Chopra, vocalist Shankar Mahadevan and Shaad Ali. Mohanti’s bail plea rejectedOrissa top cop...
  • Helmets now compulsory: TN govt June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The order of the Madras High Court which has made it mandatory for all two-wheeler riders, including pillion riders to wear helmets in six cities of Tamil Nadu will come into effect from Friday. The order will be applicable to the state’s six municipal corporations – Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore,...
  • Chennai shops last minute for helmets June 15, 2007

    Chennai: One day to go before the Madras High Court order comes into effect and two-wheeler owners in Chennai are rushing to do last minute helmet shopping. Dealers are jacking up prices by more than double. Case in point is Jayamangalam, a housewife, who bought a helmet for Rs 1,200 on...