Helmets mandatory for motorcycle pillion riders


With the rise in the number of pillion rider fatality/grievous injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents in East Khasi Hills District, the Shillong Traffic Police (STP) has asked both Two-Wheeler Riders and Pillion riders to wear helmets while riding for their own safety.

This is done as a measure for road safety as the traffic police set November 30 as the deadline and after 30th November 2020, any violation will be booked. 

Siddharth Ambedkar, IPS, Superintendent of Police (Traffic), East Khasi Hills, Shillong said, “Shillong Traffic Police (STP) will conduct awareness drive on the wear of Helmets for both riders and pillion riders till 30th November 2020.”

“Any violation detected after 30th November 2020 of the above direction will be booked under Section 194 D of Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019,” he added.