Headgear made mandatory for children above four years

  1. The government has made it mandatory for children above four years to wear protective headgear of prescribed standards while travelling on a motorcycle.
  2. The safety measures for the children travelling on motorcycles have been included in the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019.
  3. The amendment Act has made protective headgear compulsory for every persons above the age of four driving/ riding or being carried in a motorbike. Only Sikhs wearing turban have been exempted.
  4. Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019 amends the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
  5. It seeks to improve road safety through multifold increase in penalties for traffic violations. It also aims to streamline the licensing and road permit process.