Penalty for Driving without a Helmet
Does anyone of you who is reading this article leave the main gate of your home open in the night? No, right? You don’t risk your security for anything. In the same way, you don’t want to put your life in danger when riding on the road. Driving without a helmet is like risking your life. Across all states in India, wearing a helmet is mandatory. It applies not only to the driver but also to the pillion riders.
Section 129 of the Motor Vehicle Act also defines that the helmet should have a thickness of 20-25 mm with superior quality foam. The helmet should also have an ISI mark and follow the Bureau of Standards.
Is it illegal to drive a two-wheeler without a helmet?
Yes, it is illegal to drive a two-wheeler without a helmet.
What is the fine for driving a two-wheeler without wearing a helmet?
If you happen to commit this mistake of driving without a helmet you will be immediately charged with a fine of Rs.1000/-. Not only this, the officials of the Motor Vehicle Department can disqualify your driving license for three months.
Before the amendment under the Motor Vehicle Act, a fine of only Rs.100/- was charged for not wearing a helmet.