If Ranchi police follow the decision taken by Kolkata Police to re-impose the "no helmet, no petrol',the capital city of Jharkhand may look disciplined.
"We think it is a superb method to make helmet wearing compulsory among bikers",said a senior Traffic police officer in Ranchi.
In any case, Kolkata police has decided to re-impose the "no helmet no petrol" rule forbidding petrol pumps from selling fuel to motorcyclists without helmets.
The "no helmet no petrol" rule would start from December 8 and will continue for 60 days, the Kolkata officer is quoted having said.
"It has been observed that several instances of two wheeler riders riding without helmet as well as carrying pillion riders without helmet have been reported and occurrences of such infringement of rules have increased manifold", Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma said in the order issued on Friday.
It said that "In spite of several prosecutions in such cases being drawn up by the law enforcement agency, the apprehension and possibility of untoward incidents/ accidents arising out of riding two wheelers without a helmet always remains. In order to ensure better road discipline and deter such violators of traffic laws, stringent actions need to be taken in accordance with law".