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Indian Government plans to ban sale of non-ISI helmets

Staff Writer | March 14, 2018
In a bid to promote road safety, Indian policymakers have moved to place a ban on non-ISI helmets throughout the country by the end of this year.
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Unsurprisingly, this move was backed by the ISI Helmet Manufacturers Association (ISIHMA) at an event organised by the Road Transport Office in the presence of Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Dharmendra Pradhan.

Commenting on this new development, Rajeev Kapur, President, ISI Helmet Manufacturers Association, said, “We are proud of our policy makers as this was much needed.

“Looking at the current statistics over 75 to 80 per cent of helmets used by two-wheeler riders across India do not meet ISI standards. The market is flooded with sub-standard products that compromise on safety despite a fourth of all road deaths involving two-wheeler occupants.”

According to the association, it takes around Rs 300 - Rs 400 to produce a single helmet as per ISI safety specifications. Helmets being sold below this price mark are very likely to fail in the event of a serious mishap.