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Updated: July 6, 2011 10:45 IST

Helmets for Delhi women?

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File photo: Two women trying to select a helmet at a shop.
The Hindu File photo: Two women trying to select a helmet at a shop.

Several people in the Capital have come out in support of Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg's views on the necessity of making helmets compulsory for female two-wheeler drivers on the roads.

Mr. Garg had posted a note on the Delhi Traffic Police's Facebook page on Monday saying that while the traffic police support making helmet compulsory for all two-wheeler drivers, the final decision lies with the Delhi Government.

Women die in accidents

“Traffic police data shows that 64 women died in road accidents while travelling on two-wheelers last year. This year also there have been 37 casualties of women while travelling on two wheelers till June 30. We are of the opinion that if these women were wearing helmets many of them could have survived,” said Mr. Garg.

Several people on the social networking platform have supported the Joint Commissioner's view.

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