Don’t chase down two wheeler riders violating helmet rule, HC tells police


The court asked police to use modern technology including cameras to nab helmet rule violators.

Kochi: Kerala High Court has directed police not to chase down two wheeler riders violating helmet rule.

The HC directed police not to stand on the middle of the road to force two wheeler riders into a stop and not to chase down the violators. The court asked police to use modern technology including cameras to nab helmet rule violators.

The HC gave the direction while considering a bail petition filed by a native of Randathani in Malappuram district who was involved in an accident.

The petitioner riding a two wheeler was involved in an accident after the police signalled him to stop on the national highway at Randathani. The petitioner refused to stop and his bike hit a police officer before ramming into a car.

The HC clarified that the DGP’s order in 2012, directing policemen to refrain from vehicle checking that could lead to accidents, must be followed.

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