Two wheeler dealers on strike against helmet


Jaipur, April 23: Two wheeler automobile dealers in Rajasthan have gone on strike from today in protest against the government’s declaration that dealers would have to provide two free helmets to each customer on purchase of a two wheeler.
Authorised Motor Vehicle Dealers Association has decided to protest against this move initiated by the transportation department on March 29.
At least 4,000 two wheelers, motor bikes are sold everyday in Rajasthan, leading to at least Rs 20 crore revenue everyday.
The strike is likely to affect both the sellers and buyers equally.
The helmets to be given to the customer has been made mandatory as several accidents in which the rider was not wearing a helmet, have been fatal.Road accidents remained one of the biggest killers in Rajasthan as the state registered rise of 4.5% in 2015 as compared to previous year.

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