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    Default Compulsory Helmets: Boon Or Bane?

    SO from today we have compulsory helmets for rider and pillion. A 100 buck fine for those who fail. Frankly I think the rule rocks, coz I wont be the only person with bad hair in college (I ride 26km each way). My hair's a mess everyday thanks to this hard shell, but not one day do I do without it. Now it's gonna be fun seeing all the people who ride have bad hair! lol!

    My point is what do you guys think?
    I think helmets in the city will be a nuisance! I mean ok safety first and all but you know how our pandus are, this is gonna be a helluva diwali for those bastages. Imaggine you wanna go out to your friends place 5 blocks away and then for your local tapri for a smoke, and there's a pandu in the way, you gonna wear a helmet everytime!? I'm sure the pandu wont be so understanding and willm definitely charge me a 100 bucks.
    Whats yer take?

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    few days/years down the line we'll find our Govt making condom mandatory, or else u pay fine LOL ......u got what i mean......lol

    I feel that its all a question of personal safety,,,,who-ever wanna save his head will use helmet,, Its as simple as that,,why should anybody be forced?????
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    personally i think this rule sucks.. suppose im returning 4m collage n i find someone(a pretty female) on the bus stop.. n i give her a lift.. n then a pandu catches me n asks me 2 pay a fine cause my pillion dosent have a helmet..wht will u feel..(bhali ka zaman hi nahi raha)
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    well...
    in delhi this rule is in force since last several yrs....

    & to overcome that bad hair problem...
    i personally removes my helmet abt 1-2 minutes b4 reaching the venue...! & everything gets back to its place on its own...!

    or else, take a bandana (cotton stuff only!) & tie it on ur head & then wear ur helmet & remove it when u get off the bike & u can set ur hairstyle in a jiffy...!
    no bad hair days...!lol
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    this rule sucks,~~~~~~~~~its hard to see thru helmet, and feels like uncomfortable, on highway its ok, but inside city traffic, fU<K 0Ff, first the damn,traffic and then the hell-met,~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    helmets rock....i anyways wear helmets all the time whenever i am on the bike .
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    @chris_996: Exactly DUDE!
    @sachin: methinks me'll have to try this, imagine having bad hair days day after day everyday! wtf? It's forced me to keep very very small hair.
    Hey vahss, it's not that difficult to ride in city with a helmet, it's only a matter of getting used to. The first time I was riding home after buying my helmet, I felt like I was gonna crash into every single thing I passed by. But give it time and it's not a handicap at all. I feel safest with a helmet and I just love it, imagine one slip at even 50kmph, all it takes is one sweet blow to the head and you go to biker-heaven (no not talking about Rossiland). Helmets are nice, leathers are nicer, full race leathers are nicest, but not when you wanna go out 500m for a cuppa coffee..

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    I dont have any problem wearing helmet, whether its city or highway, its a boon...........
    full face helmet provides protection to eyes also and in winters protect from chilly winds......
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    well i was uncomfortable with the helmet first..but now i cant do with out it..
    i believe tat this is a great rule but is very crude in its form...
    i would suggest the following changes to be made.
    #Helmets be made compulsory for highways and for distances over a ceirtain limit(like 5km or so)...
    #Helmets for pillions suck....cos not every pillion is a regular one behinde u...i mean u may jus happen to pick up some one...how will they carry a helmet along with them..(its like they better have a dream that ur goin to give them a ride)
    #fine should be increased to more than 100/- to 500/- cos 100 is like no probs to shell out....
    #Proper enforcement of the rule should take place...

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    i think they should remove all rules regarding safety & stuff...
    ya ... i mean ALL.

    they should try to inject some "feel of responsibility" into the heads of riders & drivers.

    they should show some gory accident scenes to public... but just a glimpse of that...it'll do wonders!

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