MVD to nab individuals attaching camera to helmet, netizens baffled by rationale

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Transport Commissioner has directed the Motor Vehicle Department(MVD) to crack down on the individuals attaching a camera to the helmet. As per the directive, the driving license of the violators will be suspended for three months and fined Rs 1,000.

Modifications to the helmet are illegal. Even the chin strap and cushion of the helmet should comply with safety standards. More often, the outer part of the helmet is pierced to attach the camera, which compromises the protection of the rider. The helmets are designed in such a way that they could freely glide through the road if the rider falls from the vehicle. But if a camera is attached, it will restrict the free glide.

Apparently, another justification for the move is that many youngsters are performing stunts to capture that in cameras. This trend has resulted in many accidents and rash and negligent driving cases.

However, the recent development has evoked a debate on social media. Many netizens mock the rationale behind the move. Some allege that move is to avert the flak faced by the officials as their highhandedness gets captured in the cameras attached to the helmets and later shared on social media.

In 2021 too, a similar directive was issued regarding the same.

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