Following the backlash on imposing a blanket ban on non ISI marked helmets, the Bengaluru City traffic police have decided to withd its drive on substandard helmetsThe crackdown that was supposed to start from February , , has been called off after the city traffic police asked for clarification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
Bengaluru Traffic Police Puts a Ban on Imported Helmets (Source Times of India Newspaper) Brands like Bell, Shark, HJC, LS and many more offer helmets over INR Ban over imported helmets will cause maximum loss to themThese are equipped with more safety and offer added nose, chin and eye protection than ISI marked helmets.
Tit Bit BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) says that the conformance of helmet to Indian Standard cannot be assessed through a visual examinationIn a letter to traffic commissioner, BIS wrote about the usage of substandard helmets without ISI certification and said that the verification of the same is not a practical task to accomplish.
In a volte face, Karnatakas Traffic Police Department has withdn the ISI helmet rule for motorcycle and scooter riders and pillions of that stateJust a week back, traffic police officials of Karnataka had conducted a drive against non ISI branded helmets, seizing a lot of non ISI helmets and fining riders and pillions found wearing such
Following the backlash on imposing a blanket ban on non ISI marked helmets, the Bangalore City traffic police have decided to withd its drive on substandard helmetsBangalore traffic policeThe Bangalore traffic police has called off its crackdown on non ISI marked helmets after seeking clarification from the BIS, which clarified that