By Express News ServiceTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the Kerala Police and the Motor Vehicles Department having intensified vehicle checking and ensuring that pillion riders wear helmets, the order has evoked a mixed response from the people in the city.The High Court had recently asked the state government to make it mandatory for the pillion riders to wear helmets.
Although violations were reported, pillion riders were just warned.
Any pillion rider who violates the rule would be fined at `500 under the Act.
“Pillion riders are affected the most during accidents.
Riders are protected by helmets but the pillion riders have nothing to safeguard them.” He also added that the sale of cheap low-quality helmets is on the rise which do not act as effective shields.