Non-ISI Helmet Banned In India From June 1, 2021: Here Are All Details

The Government of India has announced a nationwide ban on non-ISI helmets. The ban will come into effect from the 1st of June, 2021. Back in 2018, a similar ban was introduced for the first time in India.

Non-ISI Helmet Banned In India From June 1, 2021: Here Are All Details

The ban greatly affected the sale of non-ISI helmets including international brands which didn't have the ISI mark. So, this meant that even the International brands had to adhere to the ISI standards.

Non-ISI Helmet Banned In India From June 1, 2021: Here Are All Details

However, very soon the rules were revised to allow the sales of international helmets, as long as the brand's helmets met with the BIS norms. The BIS norms came into the picture when the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a notification in November 2020.

Non-ISI Helmet Banned In India From June 1, 2021: Here Are All Details

The new statement put the 2-wheeler helmets under the BIS standards, and the following notification banned the sale of helmets that didn't meet the BIS standards.

Non-ISI Helmet Banned In India From June 1, 2021: Here Are All Details

The norm not only attracts hefty fines to the user of non-BIS helmets, but the new rules will punish both the sale and manufacturing of such helmets. The punishment will include imprisonment up to 1 year or attract fines of up to Rs. 5 lakhs.

Non-ISI Helmet Banned In India From June 1, 2021: Here Are All Details

Thoughts on new helmet rules and regulations

As we have seen in the past, few state governments have struggled to successfully implement these type of rules uniformly throughout their state, and only very few states carry out routine checks uniformly to implement these rules.

Non-ISI Helmet Banned In India From June 1, 2021: Here Are All Details

Even though this type of rules will promote the sale and usage of safer helmets in the country, it is yet to be seen how aggressively the government will implement these rules.

Most Read Articles

English
Read more on: #auto news
Article Published On: Thursday, June 3, 2021, 17:48 [IST]
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X