Goa police department will initiate disciplinary proceedings against its police personnel, if found riding or pillion without a helmet.
Police personnel (when in uniform) are often seen wearing helmet while riding but not when ridding pillion (in uniform). Now (when in uniform) it will be mandatory for police personnel (rider plus pillion) to wear a helmet. An order in this regard is being issued by the police department.
“I want every police personnel to wear a helmet while riding or pillion, irrespective whether they are in uniform or not”, said Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Muktesh Chander.
“However if we come across police personnel in uniform not wearing helmet (riding or pillion) then apart from challan, disciplinary action will be initiated against them”, said Chander.
According to Chander wearing a helmet is must and everyone should follow the rule for their own safety. “If police personnel, irrespective whether they are on duty or off duty, strictly follow the helmet rule then it will set an example for the society”, said Chander.
According to statistics, of the 311 deaths in road accidents last year, 26 persons had died due to head injuries on account of not wearing helmet.
Even some police personnel have also died due to head injuries and were not wearing helmets. According to police wearing of helmet is utmost necessary to protect oneself from sustaining head injury in case of an accident.