No helmet, No fuel: Sivasagar district of Assam announces new policy

On September 9, a letter came from Deputy Commissioner of Sivasagar, Megh Nidhi Dahal. where it was written that in order to save the life of two wheeler riders, all the owners of oil depots of Sivasagar district were strictly asked to not provide fuel to riders with no helmets. The oil depots which will ignore this policy, strict action will be taken by the government against them. As per the reports, the policy will come into action with immediate effect.

Sense of freedom on the open road

Motorcycles often give riders a feeling of freedom on the open road. But sometimes they are unaware of the serious dangers involved in riding without wearing a helmet.

A motorcycle can’t provide the structural safety that a car can provide to keep the driver safe during the time of an accident.

Extra precautions necessary for two wheelers

Sivasagar

Extra precautions are needed for Motorcyclists to protect their body. And the most important part of the body that is needed to be taken care of is the head.

The head and brain are the two parts that are most vulnerable to injury in a motorcycle accident. Drivers wearing helmets have a lot more chances of survival than the non-helmet wearers.

1,699 lives were saved because of helmet in 2012

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration In 2012, declared that 1,699 lives were saved because they were wearing helmets during their accident. As per the reports from 2008 to 2010, 14,283 motorcyclist fatalities were recorded in the United States, and 6,057 which is 42% of those who died who were found without helmets.

The importance of wearing helmets

The Sivasagar government took a good step by keeping in mind the importance of Wearing helmets by the two wheelers who often forget to follow the rules and regulations on the road and die in accidents.

It is important for them to understand the risks of riding without wearing helmets. Riders who do not wear it are at high risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury in an accident. Even when traveling at low speeds, without protection, the head is always vulnerable to a traumatic impact in an accident because it is a very fragile part of the human body. 

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