Police to re-enforce helmet laws

Police to re-enforce helmet laws

March 2, 2015   01:22 pm

Wearing full-face helmets by motorcyclists will be banned from 21 March, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said.

Earlier, the police banned the use of full-face helmets and later temporary suspended the regulation due to several issues. 

SSP Rohana added the law will be implemented as they witnessed many incident where thieves were taking advantage of these helmets to carry out robberies in the recent past. “Several reports have been received of criminals wearing tinted helmets to hide their identification when fleeing the scene of the crime,” he said.  

According to the police, laws pertaining to motorcycle helmets are included in the special gazette notification No. 644/26 (January 11, 1991) while these regulations have been prepared by the relevant ministry under the clause 158 (2) and 237 of the Motor Traffic (Amendment) Act (No. 21 of 1981).

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