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The Mysuru City Police have begun a drive against motorists wearing non-Indian Standard Institute (ISI) mark helmets in the city.
As per Star Of Mysore, the drive was initiated against riders wearing non-ISI as well as half-face or open-face helmets and have been fined accordingly. Police personnel were seen stopping two-wheeler riders and checking, both the rider and the pillion, seizing any non-ISI marked helmets as these do not comply with safety standards.
The police personnel were seen writing the vehicle and rider's phone number on the helmet and advised them to buy and use ISI mark helmets only.
Now, the Bengaluru City Police have issued an update towards the seizure and ban of non-ISI helmets stating that wearing a protective headgear should conform to the standards of Bureau of Indian Standards.
They went ahead and even explained what protective headgear means, above is the Facebook post by BCP and this is what they had to say.
What Is An ISI Mark & How Is It Helpful In An Helmet?
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) - a government organisation that establishes the minimum acceptable standard for all industrial goods sold in India. The BIS gives the ISI certification mark to products sold in India stating that they comply with the required safety standards.
Helmets with ISI mark comply with the safety standards and offers protection by its shape, material and the construction. They provide the best safety and durability when compared to a cheaper or a non-ISI mark helmets.
Helmets tested by the BIS are put through rigorous analyses, and then only when it complies with all the required standards, the organisation issues an ISI mark to the product. Multiple helmet manufacturers sell ISI mark helmets. It is recommended that you buy an ISI mark helmet to avoid any injuries or even death in case of an accident.
Safety comes first! An ISI mark helmet offers better protection than those without the same. There are several aftermarket helmets, which are cheaper and comfortable to wear; however, these are of poor quality and construction; this can lead to potential risks of severe injuries or even death in case of an accident.