Mysore, July 20 (KK&KMC)- The Traffic Police have intensified their drive against helmetless riders in the wake of the increasing incidents of deaths of bike riders in road accidents.

DCP (Crime and Traffic) P. Rajendra Prasad told Star of Mysore yesterday that the drive was to make two-wheeler riders more aware of the need to protect themselves against fatality.

"This year alone, 19 deaths have been caused in road accidents involving two-wheeler riders who did not wear helmets," DCP said.

"Most of the bike riders are found to be deliberately flouting the rule while riding in the city, despite the occasional checks conducted by Police at various points at frequent intervals," said Rajendra Prasad. "A fine of Rs. 100 is being imposed on those found guilty of not wearing helmet and in case the offence is repeated, the offender’s driving license will be forfeited and case booked in the court," he said.

The drive will not be restricted to the city alone but also extended to the residential layouts and along the highways.

The drive has been intensified since the past three days, booking 1017 cases in the duration and collecting Rs. 1,01,400 as fine from the offenders.

RTO officials too have joined the Police in enforcing the helmet rule, with four teams at different spots in city to catch the careless two-wheeler riders.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore