Stay order on full face helmet ban extended

Full face helmet motorbike rider

The Court of Appeal today extended the interim order staying the police circular to ban the use of full face helmets until July 2.

A petition argued that if a ban implemented on full-face helmets, it would greatly inconvenience motorcyclists in the country and therefore sought an interim order suspending it.

Laws pertaining to motorcycle helmets are included in the special gazette notification No. 644/26 (January 11, 1991) while these regulations have been prepared by the relevant ministry under the clause 158 (2) and 237 of the Motor Traffic (Amendment) Act (No. 21 of 1981).