Karnataka High Court
Two-wheeler riders without ISI helmets not to get insurance amount in case of accident
Bengaluru: In a significant development, the High Court has ruled that two-wheeler riders who lose lives in accidents or suffer disability, if found to have used helmets without ISI marks, will not be eligible for insurance amount.
The single judge bench of the High Court comprising Justice L Narayana Swamy gave the above ruling after hearing the appeal filed by Oriental Insurance Company challenging the lower court order directing to pay compensation of Rs 2.5 lakhs to motor cyclists who were critically injured in a collision between a bus and their bike.
"Two-wheeler riders including scooterists and bike riders should mandatorily wear helmets while travelling in any part of the state As per the Motor Vehicles Act Section 230, they will have to wear helmets that are protective. In case they are injured in an accident while not wearing an ISI mark helmet then they will not only be ineligible for insurance amount, but will also have to face legal action, the High Court said in its judgement.