Rules and guidelines are made by the government for the safety of the people. Basic rules while driving or riding in a motor vehicle is wearing seatbelts and helmets. The purpose of wearing helmets and seatbelts is to protect the motorist’s life only. But, there are people who are found riding or driving motor vehicles without any safety precautions.
According to a report by the traffic police department of India, many lives lost due to the road accidents are because the motorists were not wearing seatbelts or helmets. There were many cases where if the people would have worn helmets or seatbelts there was a chance to save them.
SECTION 129 OF THE MOTOR VEHICLES ACT-
- Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act states all the rules and regulations regarding wearing helmets and seatbelts by the motorists and the passengers.
- Under this section, it is mentioned that the thickness of the helmets should have a thickness of 20-25 mm.
- The quality of the foam of the helmet should also be of superior quality.
- If a motorist or the pillion driver is found not wearing a helmet or a seatbelt, they will be challaned and fined Rs. 1,000.
- The license of the driver will also be disqualified.
- And the driver and the pillion driver may be asked to do community service for 3 months.
- Before the amendment of the Motor Vehicles Act, the punishment of not wearing helmet or seatbelt was Rs. 100.
NOT WEARING HELMETS IN CHENNAI-
- The Chennai traffic police department has reported a hike in the number of violators not wearing helmets and seatbelts.
- Due to this, the Chennai traffic police department has become strict while checking the motorists for helmets and seatbelts.
- After the increased fine amount, the people are more careful about the traffic rules in fear of paying a high amount of fine.
- The violators in Chennai can either pay their fines or offline.
PAY FINES ONLINE IN CHENNAI-
- To pay their fines online, the violators will need to go to the official website of the Chennai traffic police department https://eservices.tnpolice.gov.in/CCTNSNICSDC/Index?0
- Then go to the ‘E-payment of traffic challan’ option.
- Enter all the details asked on the screen.
- Select the payment option.
- After the completion of the payment, the violator will receive a confirmation message on their mobile number.