Six right wheel driver beat every half hour in accident
Justice Pratibha M. Singh said that given that the safety of the users is at stake, strict monitoring and supervision is required on the manufacture and sale of helmets.
New Delhi. The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Indian Standard Bureau (BIS) to closely monitor helmet manufacturing and sales. Hearing the plea of an NGO, Justice Pratibha M. Singh said that given the safety of sub-users is at stake, the manufacture and sale of helmets requires strict monitoring and supervision. The court also directed the BIS to dismiss the NGO’s complaints and also file a report. This report should indicate the action taken on the complaints as well as information about the steps taken by the authority to monitor helmet manufacturing and sales. So that the ISI symbol is not misused. It is known that the percentage of road accidents in India is equally high. Every half an hour in India, about six right wheel drivers are killed by their lives in a road accident.
License canceled but still marking ISI on helmet
The Consumer Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) -led catalyst, has claimed in the petition through advocate Tushar A. John that BIS is not properly monitoring helmet manufacturing and sales. John told the court during the hearing that some companies are using the ISI symbol even though their license has been revoked. At the same time, some others are making helmets in the area for which they do not have the license to use ISI insignia.
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Six out of every half hour in accident
According to a report in December 2020, six two-wheelers in India lose their lives in an accident every half an hour. In which a big reason was also the poor quality of the helmet. In the year 2019 Of the total accidents that took place, 37 per cent of those who lost their lives were right wheel drivers. According to WHO report, there was a mention of losing his life due to a bad helmet, and it was also said that by wearing a good quality helmet, the risk of a chatter in the head is reduced by about 69 percent.