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Cops no worry for lawbreaking bikers

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM
A motorcyclist and his pillion rider without helmets.
This rider takes a big chance not wearing a helmet.
His hairstyle is no excuse for not wearing a helmet.
A motorcycle rider breaks the law by not wearing a helmet while traveling through the Corporate Area.
A motorcyclist and his pillion rider break the law by not wearing their helmets.
A female pillion rider without helmet.
A biker without a helmet.
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As each day goes by, they continue to break the law with no fear of death in an accident or prosecution by the authorities.

The high number of motorcyclists and their pillion riders who flout the law could be considered a national embarrassment that exposes the toothlessness of the police at the most basic level.

 

The Road Traffic Act

 

Section 43 D (1) Every person shall, at all times while driving, or riding on a motorcycle, wear a protective helmet of the prescribed shape, quality, construction or standard.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction before a resident magistrate:

(a) in the case of a first offence, to a fine not exceeding $2,000;

(b) in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding $5,000.