Helmets

  • Canadian province scraps helmet exemption for Sikhs 1 week ago

    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 two-wheelers, 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 air-conditioning system to help soldiers keep cool May 20, 2014

    Washington: US Army is developing a next generation protective helmet with a built-in air-conditioning 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...
  • Air-conditioned 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 high-tech headgear that is not only light and easy to carry but also has its own built-in air conditioned system. The helmet provides chemical and biological protection through a powered air-purifying...
  • 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 "ultra-strong...
  • 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...
  • IAF may get 'Star Wars' style helmet February 4, 2011

    New Delhi: A hi-tech helmet, reminiscent of movies like 'Star Wars' and 'Firefox' as it helps fighter pilots operate aircraft through a seemingly fictional vision-and-voice 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 century-old 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...
  • Helmet saves life, kids tell Chennai June 20, 2007

    Chennai: The two-wheeler riders in Chennai will have to wear helmets before they hop onto their vehicles from June 1. In Tamil Nadu the rule comes into effect from July 1. Chennai’s traffic police say the move is likely to bring down headcount of fatal road accidents by at...
  • Now helmets compulsory on Chennai roads June 19, 2007

    Chennai: After a gap of eight years since the first PIL was filed at the Madras High Court, the state government is planning to make helmets compulsory for two-wheeler riders in Chennai. “In fifty per cent of the cases people traveling in two wheelers are the victims. In most of these...
  • Helmet wear must for Bangalore riders November 6, 2006

    Bangalore: Wearing helmets has been made mandatory for two-wheeler riders in Bangalore with effect from Monday. The rule actually followed on from Wednesday, but the state government decided to penalize those violating it from Monday onwards. From November 6, any two-wheeler rider not wearing a helmet would be fined Rs...
  • Helmets can be hazardous for cyclists September 12, 2006

    Washington: If you thought that wearing a helmet while cycling is the safest bet, think again, as a new research has revealed that bicyclists who wear protective helmets are more likely to be struck by passing vehicles than those who don’t wear them. Drivers pass closer when overtaking cyclists wearing...