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Riders with full-face helmets can be prosecuted: AG

6 June 2019 12:15 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Attorney General Dappula de Livera has instructed acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Senior DIG C. D. Wickremeratne that motorcycle riders wearing full-face helmets could be arrested and prosecuted under the Emergency Law.


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  • TJP Thursday, 06 June 2019 01:42 PM

    Stupidity at the highest. It's the full face helmet that really gives a good protection for the head of a rider in an accident. Don't compromise millions of motorcycle uses a safety. It's the average person who uses a motorcycle. In fact government should encourage every motorcyclist to use full face helmets!

    Neville Thursday, 06 June 2019 05:42 PM

    What is prohibited is full face helmets, not normal helmets covering the head, but face.

    Realist Thursday, 06 June 2019 05:54 PM

    The full face helmet fellows think they are doing stunts like in movies. A real nuisance on the roads. The ride like idiots and still show their fingers to the decent drivers.

    Dr Bala Thursday, 06 June 2019 05:58 PM

    PS Not applicable for politicians and their henchmen

    Charlie brown Thursday, 06 June 2019 06:08 PM

    A terrorist can hide his face with sunglasses and a breathing mask ,inside an open Face helmet ..and a suicide bomber really won't care what helmet he,s wearing

    Athula Thursday, 06 June 2019 06:22 PM

    The full face helmet is a human right and so is the burqa. The government is hiding its faults by outting the blame on the face veil and helmet. The government is eithervhiding its faults or apeasing racists or doing both at the same time.

    Mohan Thursday, 06 June 2019 06:41 PM

    This is the most stupidest thing I have heard! What else can you expect from rotten banana republic! Even in late eighties they came with ban on full face helmet, then no helmet and then mandatory helmet law. Now again this! Only guy benefited during that time was the “paradise helmet “.

    Warren Raed Thursday, 06 June 2019 06:45 PM

    This is stupidity to the maximum. It’s an average man who uses a motorcycle and can’t afford to be arrested and remanded because he is struggling to make ends meet for his family. This country has gone to dogs.

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