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    Default Helmets compulsory for women & children in Tamil Nadu: xBhp News

    The Madras High Court has made helmets mandatory for women and children in the state of Tamil Nadu.

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    The Madras High Court said that the helmet rule needs to be strictly enforced and there shouldn't be any exemption made for women and children. A plea filed by JSN Nimmu Vasanth against the mandatory helmet government order was dismissed by the Madras High Court. The Judge also observed that these days 'hairstyles' seem more important than safety!

    The petitioner had stated that nature had provided a skull for humans as protection. Vasanths contentions were called scurrilous, uncharitable and contemptuous by Justice Kirubakaran. More than 150 countries have already implemented mandatory helmets the world over.

    Source: Helmets mandatory for women and children on two-wheelers: Madras High Court | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
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    News Approved.

    I can't believe a person can be dumb enough to say that helmets are not needed, because God provided us skull for protection... I'm happy that the law took the right side!
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    Default Re: Helmets compulsory for women & children in Tamil Nadu: xBhp News

    this is an exceptional benchmark ruling which should be instantly followed by other states as well,,,,,, isnt it,,,,
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    Default Re: Helmets compulsory for women & children in Tamil Nadu: xBhp News

    Hard fact - Many of us still don't wear helmet right under the nose of Police themselves

    PS - Most of the vehicle owners who don't wear helmet have "Defense", "Police", "Secretary", "MTC" etc etc on their number plates!!
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    So the court took a mellineum to decide woman needs helmet?
    Why on the 1st place was it that it was not mandatory.Heck even there should be a rule to wear full face helmets. at least as it protects chin and face!

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    I agree. It should have been enforced first on women. They way some of them drive recklessly. My God. In one gathering while everyone was introducing themselves one girl actually said i like to drive bikes and drive faster than guys +_+
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    We live in such a society where a judgement from law is needed to 'enforce' something which should have been a compulsion. Still it again comes down to will-power of the person who is supposed to protect himself/herself. Police/law can't check every corner/field/bylane.

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    Good work done by Madras High Court! Now can we please have really harsh enforcement on signal hoppers/ rash drivers/ wrong lane riders?

    Helmet protects just the rider/pillion whereas the above would protect a lot of people on road...
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    Yea people should use their common sense. Why do they think its a hassle to wear helmets? I still see a lot of people wear helmets when they near signals and remove as soon as they cross the cop. Idiots when they do that with one hand driving people driving behind them are put to risk. They can do whatever they want as long as they dont affect other people around them.

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    Default Re: Helmets compulsory for women & children in Tamil Nadu: xBhp News

    Well, if god gave us a skull for protection, he also gave us legs to walk! So tell him to turn back and walk. On a more serious note, I think its a good move. But I am doubtful of the extent to which it will be implemented. I'd also like to point out how police are lenient when stopping women for riding without helmets, at least I felt so in my experience.
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