The Madras High Court Bench comprising of Hon'ble Mr. Justice S Manikumar and Hon'ble Mr. Justice Subramonium Prasad heard a Public Interest Litigation filed by the petitioner KK Rajendran. The petitioner had sought a direction to the government to implement the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act that ensure the wearing of helmets by two-wheeler and pillion riders. The Madras High Court has expressed its displeasure over the non-implementation of orders relating to the petition by the Tamil Nadu Government.
The Court also asked the State Director, General of Police to submit the details of the number of accidents cases in which the rider and pillion rider weren’t wearing helmets. Further the Court directed the Director of Medical Education to furnish the reports of the accidents involving two-wheeler head injuries. The Madras High Court also referred to an order issued in the year 2007 which said it would implement the wearing of helmets by two wheelers within a year but it had taken nearly 12 years now. Subsequently, the court made it clear that if the details sought from the Director General of Police and Director of Medical Education were not furnished, it would be constrained to issue “appropriate orders” against those who were not implementing the judicial orders.
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