Karanataka govt bans pillion riders on new two wheeler having capacity less than 100CC. The step has been taken to ensure the safety of pillion riders who often becomes victims of the accidents as per the report of Bangalore Mirror. The circular regarding the rule will be out within a week’s time.
Main Points of Karanataka govt ban on pillion :
Existing two-wheelers are exempted from this New rule and will be applied on new purchases. Vehicle manufactures can’t put a pillion on the vehicle after the rule is implemented. The new vehicles should be manufactured with only seat for rider.
It will also be against the rules if buyer makes any alterations to the newly purchased vehicle to put a pillion on the vehicle.
The section 143 (3) of the Karnataka Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 reads, “No pillion seat shall be attached to a motorcycle with less than 100cc engine.”
There has been a significant increase in two-wheeler riders dying due to potholes on Bengaluru roads in recent times, so the Karnataka govt decided to apply the new rule.