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A man of 31 years without a helmet on a bike taxi passenger dies | News Chennai

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Chennai: A 31-year-old man riding passenger seat on an Ola bike taxi without a helmet – the rider only offered him one – was killed when the two-wheeler slammed into a tanker truck behind on Outer Ring Road ( ORR ) near Mangadu Tuesday.
Police said that P Prakash Tambaram, a carpenter, had reserved the bicycle taxi to get to Avadi. K Santhoshkumar, 24, of Tirumullaivoyal recovered Prakash at Tambaram, but did not offer him a helmet, police said.
Nearly Mangadu on ORR, Santhosh Kumar tried to overtake a tanker lost control and crashed. Both men were thrown from the bike and Prakash died on the spot with serious head injuries, police said.
Santhoshkumar escaped with minor injuries while wearing a helmet. Poonamallee Traffic Investigation Police registered a case and convicted Santhoshkumar of reckless and negligent driving.
Both drivers must wear a helmet under section 129 of the 1988 Law on motor vehicles. Yet resistance helmet has always been high.
The rules Ola for bike-taxi service also require the use of helmets ISI certified by both cyclists. The cyclist is supposed to wear a helmet for customers sitting on the passenger seat. “Last week, the driver refused me a helmet and was asked to trust his conduct,” said S Parthiban, who regularly uses the bicycle service applications.
“The police are also failing to check passengers at least on these bikes,” he said.