Pillion Rider w/o Helmet

In India, it is mandatory for both the driver and the pillion rider of a two-wheeler to wear helmets. Failure to wear a helmet while riding as a pillion rider is a traffic violation that can attract penalties and fines.

Here are some rules related to pillion riders wearing helmets in India:

  1. All pillion riders of two-wheelers must wear helmets that meet the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) standards.
  2. The helmet must be fastened securely, and the chin strap must be properly adjusted.
  3. If a pillion rider is caught without a helmet or with a helmet that does not meet the BIS standards or is not fastened properly, they may be fined.
  4. The exact amount of the fine may vary depending on the state or city, but it can range from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000.
  5. In some cases, the license of the driver may also be suspended.