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ISI Helmet verification called off

Post by hemal_409565 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:09 pm

Most of you have heard of the new initiative by Bengaluru police about Helmet verification. Their plan was to check if the helmet verify if helmets are carrying the ISI sticker. Well, so far so good. What irked many was the police were readily fining those who were wearing imported helmets as well! Imported helmets comply to even stricter standards than ones laid out by ISI, however do not carry the sticker.

I wrote about this article in 2016, pointing put the same scenario: https://indianomics.co.in/2016/04/09/is ... ost-sheen/

This of course brings to the table a question that is been a debate among all bikers. Not just those who ride long tours, even ones who go to the grocery shop. I have quarelled with one of my friends for not wearing his helmet and lost his friendship. I have seen live accident of a man not wearing his helmet and bearing a life-taking head injury (recorded, online on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBNmQyYdFvo).

An update came out today from Bengaluru Police that their drive has been called off because Bureau of Indian Standards have clarified that there is no way to physically verify helmet quality even with ISI mark by a traffic constable. This was abundantly clear a long ago. And I am sad that this needs to be reminded to the bureaucrats again and again, that ISI mark's implemention shabby.

What is another best way to ensure people wearing helmets then?

What I propose may sound blasphemous, however, something needs to be done! They should rather make it a rule that in case of an accident with a rider without wearing a helmet or poor quality helmet, impact on head isn't covered by Insurance. May be that would help some of the folks who are worried about the money spent.

What are your thoughts?
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Re: ISI Helmet verification called off

Post by yayawar » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:20 pm

I think this is a good Idea! :idea:

This probably would be easiest to implement too as Insurers are always looking for one or the other reasons not to fulfill the claims. (pun intended) :lol:

Jokes apart, probably this can be suggested to Insurance companies and they'll fight for a regulation to be put in place.



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Re: ISI Helmet verification called off

Post by hemal_409565 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:24 pm

Exactly! Insurance companies can take up this cause - and mask it as a safety drive or corporate social responsibility or something!


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Re: ISI Helmet verification called off

Post by theangrysaint » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:48 pm


hemal_409565 wrote:
What I propose may sound blasphemous, however, something needs to be done! They should rather make it a rule that in case of an accident with a rider without wearing a helmet or poor quality helmet, impact on head isn't covered by Insurance. May be that would help some of the folks who are worried about the money spent.

What are your thoughts?
Insurance claims would be the last thing to worry about if one were to bump their head whilst riding helmet-less or with a substandard one ;)

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Re: ISI Helmet verification called off

Post by hemal_409565 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:56 pm

theangrysaint wrote:
hemal_409565 wrote:
What I propose may sound blasphemous, however, something needs to be done! They should rather make it a rule that in case of an accident with a rider without wearing a helmet or poor quality helmet, impact on head isn't covered by Insurance. May be that would help some of the folks who are worried about the money spent.

What are your thoughts?
Insurance claims would be the last thing to worry about if one were to bump their head whilst riding helmet-less or with a substandard one ;)

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The point is to push them to get thinking. Heck, people would hardly have purchased medical insurance at first place! But some things still needs to be done.

People buying helmet for the sake of it, wearing it only where they see police. Imagine if two bikes collide, and the one with out helmet losses life because of not wearing one, should you be held accountable?


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Re: ISI Helmet verification called off

Post by vishnu17 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:59 am

hemal_409565 wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:09 pm

What is another best way to ensure people wearing helmets then?

What I propose may sound blasphemous, however, something needs to be done! They should rather make it a rule that in case of an accident with a rider without wearing a helmet or poor quality helmet, impact on head isn't covered by Insurance. May be that would help some of the folks who are worried about the money spent.

What are your thoughts?
Not a bad idea, but still, say this comes in to effect I think people will continue to ride without helmets because insurance threat might work on adults or grown-ups perhaps and still not all of them, but definitely not on college students and other young fellows, regular offenders etc they will continue riding without helmet,.. A better way in my opinion would be something along the lines of what UAE practices, any kind of traffic violation comes with a penalty or negative/black points on their Driving License, so for example not wearing a seatbelt is slapped with 4 black points and fine, and if the threshold reaches 24 black points their license is revoked for an year plus a hefty fine has to be paid..when it comes to losing the license itself there is a good chance that people will start wearing helmets.

We do have a system in place where offenders are sent an e-challan for violating traffic rules with the help of CCTV grabs - https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-n ... IogEI.html, however, its still not in full effect as they apparently have a shortage of manpower at the traffic police control room to monitor the videos.. :lol:



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Re: ISI Helmet verification called off

Post by royalenfielder » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:12 pm

There have been some helmet rules but they have not been implemented like not giving fuel to bikers who don't have a helmet. Gas pumps don't want to lose customers so they oblige none the less.

Not giving insurance claims if not found wearing a helmet is a good suggestion if you ask me. But what about someone wearing a half face helmet, or a non standard one? It comes back to the regulation of only wearing ones which have an ISI mark. ISI provides standardization which a foreign make won't in India even though it is far more superior. What if someone meets with an accident wearing a cheap 200 buck helmet which has not safety, not even a strap on? So there is some logic in making ISI helmets mandatory - if insurance payout were to come to play.

But independent of the idea you suggested, I think ISI rule is a bit stupid.



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