MVD to make hospital service mandatory for people riding without helmets
Thiruvananthapuram: The Motor Vehicle Department is considering the proposal to make hospital service mandatory for people who are booked for riding without a helmet.
Giving an explanation on the rumours regarding this, MVD has informed that though the central motor vehicle rules proposed the plan, the states are not directed to implement it.
So far, Kerala did not make hospital service mandatory for bike riders caught without a helmet. But, the rule will come into force in the state once the centre issues orders, asserted MVD.
According to MVD, the centre will issue an official order regarding this soon.
Meanwhile, MVD has alerted that vehicle inspections will be carried out widely across the state. Checking will be conducted in rural areas also.
“The department has found that a large number of people are riding vehicles without a driving licence in rural areas. Strict action will be taken against those who drive without a valid licence,” alerted MVD officials.
No compromise will be made on violation of rules regarding licence and helmet. Checking will be carried out widely as part of the ‘Safe Kerala’ project.
MVD will carry out inspections with most modern equipment including cameras at every place including remote areas. The department is planning to intensify inspections after establishing new control rooms in each district from January.