Agreed, that most helmets are not designed for women, but what about safety? Isn't that supposed to be the primary concern.
Apparently there is more to helmet-for-safety than what meets the head!
A few years back (in 2005), the helmet rule was tried in Pune and other than the cost-factor there were other reasons to oppose it --- loss of hearing and move to help a relative who manufactures helmets.
"I will not wear the helmet from Monday. I will also not pay the fine to the traffic police. I will get myself arrested," said Vijay Kale, BJP city chief then. Corporators cut-across party lines to threaten a mass agitation and threatened a "helmet-todo" andolan.
Given the hazardous driving conditions on urban roads, designing low-cost, reliable, gender-conscious and comfortable helmets is the need of the hour and sounds like a good business idea as well!
Is wearing a helmet mandatory in any city/state? and is it enforced?