Stay order on full-face helmets extended

Stay order on full-face helmets extended

July 13, 2015   11:24 am

The Court of Appeal on Monday (13) further extended the stay order issued against the circular imposing a ban on full-face helmets.


The stay order was extended until September 02, when the petition filed against the circular, was taken up for hearing.


A recent surge in crimes such as bank robberies and shootings committed by individuals wearing full-face helmets had led to the police department introducing the ban, which has been widely criticized by motorcyclists and politicians alike.


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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