Parisar’s study on helmet compliance in Pimpri Chinchwad area underlines an immediate need for strict enforcement of the helmet rule.

A survey carried out by Parisar in February 2019 in Pimpri Chinchwad area which covered total 3950 (3195 single riders and 755 double riders) showed the usage of helmets at 38%, a shocking indicator of how callously road safety is adhered to.

Helmet compliance survey in PCMC

Single rider helmet compliance was at 49% and in cases where the rider was carrying a passenger, it was 30%. It was a shocking revelation that the pillion rider compliance was an abysmal 2.12%.

PCMC Police claims that they have been nabbing helmetless riders and that they are being fined strictly, the numbers tell a different story. Data received under an RTI filed by Parisar reveals that a mere 4,130 helmetless riders have been fined from October 2018 to March 2019 by the PCMC Police whereas the Pune Police has fined 4,89,149 riders from 1st January to 15th March 2019. This comes to 22 riders per day for PCMC compared to 6,610 per day for Pune.

Parisar issued a press note highlighting this which can be found here.