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Old 6th March 2018, 15:16   #76
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Default Re: Open Face vs. Full Face Helmets : How Safe are they?

Hello everyone,

So this happened on March 1st. I was on the way to my cousin's place from work and was stuck in traffic on Link Road in Goregaon due to ongoing Metro construction. Suddenly, l feel a thud on my full face helmet and look around to realise a gentleman on a scooter behind me, wearing an open face helmet is bleeding from his cheek. What happened was that a stone, from I don't know where, had hit my head, deflected off my helmet and landed on said gentleman's cheek. Had he been wearing a full face helmet he would have avoided the impact, just like I did.

I humbly request all Bhp-ians to not only wear helmets, but also to wear proper full face helmets even if you ride 'just a scooter' or 'only a short distance' or any other scenario where an open face helmet may be 'useful'.

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Old 12th March 2018, 12:00   #77
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Default Re: Open Face vs. Full Face Helmets : How Safe are they?

Received this newspaper cutting at one of my riding WhatsApp groups. It seems, after Bengaluru, Hyderabad is also geared up to ban half-faced helmets.

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Old 18th January 2020, 18:00   #78
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Default Helmets for pillion riders mandatory in Odisha: Minister

Notably, the state Government had on November 28 extended deadline for enforcement of new traffic rules under the amended Motor Vehicles Act by three months in view of huge rush at Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) across the state for driving licenses.

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera on Saturday said that wearing helmets will be mandatory for pillion riders in the state.

"After the completion of three-month relaxation period, traffic rules under the amended Motor Vehicles Act will be strictly enforced from March 1. Helmets for pillion riders and seat belts for occupants in four-wheelers will be mandatory," Behera told media persons here.

He said checking against traffic violation will be intensified after completion of the relaxation period.

Notably, the state Government had on November 28 extended deadline for enforcement of new traffic rules under the amended Motor Vehicles Act by three months in view of huge rush at Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) across the state for driving licenses.
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