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In India, for many youths and adults (both sexes), wearing a helmet hampers their style or image and the hair do . For some, wearing a helmet doesn't sound so important and for a few, their favorite actors looks more macho without a helmet and speeds around in the movies.
The present generation motorbikes just zip in and out and are very powerful. Sadly, the number of 'Aviodable" deaths and accdients are too many. I think the parents and bike users should enforce the practice of wearig helmets.
The next issue is the quality of helmets in India. There are many vendors at traffic junctions and in small shops who sell helmets for Rs 300-400. It doesn't ensure any good protection apart from just ticking the box.
Most good/serious bikers or long distance two wheeler riders use a genuine ISI branded Indian ones or the DOT certified ( department of transport, USA) or a ECE (economic commission for Europe) or Snell certified ones.
Honesty is the best policy.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
The trend is changing. Even the parent of a child allow the child not yet reached to the legal age limit, to drive & this has become a usual scenario. This can also be evident that the parents use the wrong side in order to drop their children to school. Even the teachers follow the same path. If our education goes wrong that i what way should we consider that the upcoming generation is going to be responsible.
Some of the reasons the motorcycle riders not wearing helmets are as follows -
1. Lack of awareness. They grow up watching their parents riding without helmets.
2. Indian movies promote unsafe riding.
3. Poor law enforcement.
4. Some are worried about their peripheral vision getting affected.
5. Some are worried about hair loss
According to a study, share of two wheelers in road mishaps was 36% in the year 2016.
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It is difficult to change their attitude except by severe punishment or fines. For example if police or any other law enforcing agency captures the vehicle of these miscreants and only releases it after 3-4 days when their parents come in person to deposit fine and give undertaking for future then most of these rowdy people will be all right.
Unfortunately, we are not able to enforce tough measures to educate and give lesson to these rule breakers who are unnecessarily not only inviting their death on the roads but some innocents one caught in the mess.
Knowledge is power.