Chandigarh makes helmets mandatory for women
Wearing helmet has been made mandatory for women riding two-wheelers in the Chandigarh city. Chandigarh administration has issued notification which comes into force with immediate effect.
The decision has been taken considering the aspect of safety of women. In recent years, there has been a rise in number of women on two-wheelers losing their lives. In 2017, a total of 18 women were killed in separate road accidents, while a total of 68 sustained injuries. As per the official figures, around 43 % people killed in road accidents were two-wheeler riders. In 2016, 20 women were killed in different road accidents while a total of 79 suffered injuries.