Government lifts ban on full-face helmets

Government lifts ban on full-face helmets

March 9, 2015   05:09 pm

Minister John Amaratunga said that the ban on full-face helmets that was to be implemented from 21 March has been temporary removed.

The police last Monday (2) announced that wearing full-face helmets by motorcyclists will be banned from 21 March.

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

Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that the regulation should be implemented as they witnessed many incident where thieves were taking advantage of these helmets to carry out robberies.

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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