OPINION

Make it compulsory



The editorial "Helmets keep heads safe" (Dec. 23) is a timely reminder of the usefulness of wearing helmets. I met with a serious accident while riding a motorcycle in 1999 and suffered because I did not wear a helmet. I was hit by another motorcyclist who died on the spot. I was lucky to survive the accident. The left side of my face was damaged, and I had to undergo plastic surgery six times. I never venture out without a helmet now. Many of my friends give silly reasons for not wearing a helmet. As the editorial says, it is time our government made the wearing of helmets mandatory.

R. Sridhar,
Chennai



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