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Banned for face cover helmet

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Published: 06:48 GMT, Mar 27, 2015 |
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According to the police, 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).

Police spokesman said that wearing full-face helmets by motorcyclists will be banned from April 2 and Earlier police announced the implementation of the ban but was later removed by Minister of Public Order.

Police had announced on 2nd of march that wearing full-face helmets by motorcyclists will be banned from 21 March.

However on March 9 Minister John Amaratunga had stated that said that the ban on full-face helmets that was to be implemented from 21 March has been temporary removed.

Earlier too, police banned the use of full-face helmets only to later on temporary suspended the regulation due to several issues.

Then Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana had said that the regulation should be implemented as they witnessed many incidents where thieves were taking advantage of these helmets to carry out robberies.