Full-face helmets to be banned

Full-face helmets to be banned

Full-face helmets to be banned

Written by Staff Writer

02 Mar, 2015 | 5:39 pm

Motorcyclists will be prohibited from wearing full-face helmets with effect from March 21.

In a media briefing convened on Monday, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that 127 crimes had been committed while wearing full-face helmets in the past year alone.

SSP Ajith Rohana said that as a result, the decision to ban full-face helmets will apply to pillion riders as well.

The police spokesperson further noted that the punishment for first time offenders will be a fine of Rs.1000,for second time offenders, a fine of Rs.2000 rupees and for third time offenders, a fine of Rs.3500 adding that third time offenders will have their driving licenses revoked.

 

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