There has been much back and forth in India since 2018, regarding helmet safety norms. We have now come by a new notification from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) that states all helmets must comply with BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) norms by March 1, 2021. 

  • Termed the ‘Protective helmet for two-wheelers (Quality Control) Order, 2020’

  • Government accepting feedback from the public till August 30, 2020

  • No clarity yet on whether the proposed 1,200gm weight limit for helmets has been removed

We should begin with the back story. In 2018, the government notified that it was going to make it compulsory for all helmets to comply with BIS standards and that they must carry the ISI mark. This was a fair call, considering our horrific death rate from two-wheelers accidents and the fact that a majority of the cheap helmets sold in…

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