Govt. to introduce a high quality helmet?
2019-02-11 at 16:19
Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga says the importation of helmets of poor quality will be halted in future.
Speaking to media in Gampaha Minister Ranatunga said the number of motorbike accidents have increased as a result of the recklessness of riders and in turn results in critical injuries due to substandard helmets.
Minister Ranatunga accordingly noted the Ministry will introduce helmets of acceptable quality manufactured according to technically sound standards to the market in the near future.
The Transport Minister noted when helmets are imported, importers do not follow standard procedures.
Minister Ranatunga stressed therefore the Ministry will only allow the importation of helmets manufactured to meet due standards and quality in future.
The Minister claimed the number of deaths as a result of motorbike accidents has increased since the ban on full face helmets was imposed.