Bhubanswar: Now pillion riders will also have to wear helmets while travelling. Bringing stricter traffic norms, the State Government has decided to make helmet mandatory for a pillion rider from March 1 on completion of the three-month relaxation period.
This was informed by the Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera said helmet which was compulsory for motorcycle riders would now be mandatory for pillion riders too. Strong action would be taken against defaulters of this rule.
Besides, checking drives against traffic violation would be intensified after completion of the three-month relaxation period, he added.
This apart, seat belt for persons travelling in a four-wheeler except the driver would be made compulsory.