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India: Buy A New Motorcycle? You Must Buy A Helmet

8
July
2010
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  Helmets Safety
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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India 1 helmet 3 riders
Strange, but true. The Supreme Court of India has ruled that any new motorcycle bought in India, the dealer must sell you an approved helmet. In other words, if you're buying a new motorcycle or scooter, and you already have a helmet, them-is-the-breaks, you'll need to fork out extra money to buy yet another helmet.

According to the Supreme Court, if you can afford a new motorcycle, then surely you afford another helmet.

I can understand that many people, particularly in a warm country, elect to ride without a helmet, specially when they know no better, and that the judges force dealers to sell helmets to them.

But it's kind of strange, that you are forced to buy a helmet that the dealer supplies. You've got no choice! You want a Dainese, and the dealer only sells AGVs? Tough! You can't have what you want.

... and how does this cover the pillion(s)?

Strange law...

Via: Bike Advice



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