The Indian market is very price sensitive adhering to the sales of cheap and knock-off helmets. The Indian Government has decided to ban the sales of Non – ISI Mark Helmets in the nation by the end of this year.
Riders from across the planet stress on wearing appropriate gear for one’s safety. Time and again the Indian government to promotes the use of proper helmets while riding. The fine for not wearing a helmet in Delhi was recently revised by 10 folds and now amounts to INR 1,000. In order to simply escape the fine, people often opt for cheap helmets believing they’ll offer the same protection. Another case of knock-offs of popular helmets by manufacturers like ARAI can be bought off of the internet or markets like Karol Bagh. While the latter definitely looks cool, it does not provide the same level of security.
In a move to curb down the sales of such improper helmets, the Indian government is planning to ban the sales of Non – ISI Mark Helmets in India by the end of this year.
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According to the regulations decided by the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) a helmet is approved to comply with ISI norms if they meet the following requirements.
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The BIS tests the helmets on a total of 4 conditions. Each test decides a score for the helmet and the total score decides whether or not a helmet is worthy of the ISI Mark. The tests conducted include solvent + ambient temperature and Hygrometry conditioning, heat conditioning, low-temperature conditioning and ultra-violet radiation and moisture conditioning. Apart from these, several tests like Impact test, rigidity test, audibility test and dynamic test of retention system are done as well.
The Supreme Court ruled in favour of banning the sales of Non – ISI Mark Helmets in India. The ban will come into effect starting the end of this year itself. The regulatory authority BIS informed the Supreme Court that the ban on Non – ISI Mark Helmets can be implemented comprehensively within six months itself. Appreciating the move, the ISIHMA (ISI Helmet Association) stated that the sales of Non – ISI Mark Helmets will be offensive by the end of 2018.
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