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'Prohibition on non-ISI helmets a welcome move'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has hailed the move of making sale of non-ISI an offence, saying these headwears compromise on safety and add to road fatalities.

"We are now glad that the government has made it mandatory for all helmet manufacturers to obtain Indian standards certification from (BIS)," said.

According to the association, a had stated that the BIS has informed the that the process would be completed in six months.

Looking at the current statistics, over 75-80 per cent of used by two-wheeler riders across do not meet ISI standards, the market is flooded with that compromise on safety despite a fourth of all road deaths involve two-wheeler occupants, Kapur said.

In India, riders underestimate the role of helmet and tend to buy cheap headwear, which does not protect them well and this has worsened the situation and giving rise to the substandard helmet manufacturers, the association said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 19:50 IST