Free helmets distributed to Maungtaw motorcyclists

Traffic police contributes helmets to motorcyclists in Maungtaw in Rakhine State.  Photo: Min Min
Traffic police contributes helmets to motorcyclists in Maungtaw in Rakhine State.  Photo: Min Min

Traffic police distributed free-of-charge helmets to motorcyclists in Maungtaw yesterday, during a traffic rule enforcement campaign at a town located near the border with Bangladesh in northern Rakhine State.
“Occasionally, we conduct awareness campaigns for public safety and enforcement of traffic rules,” said a police officer from Maungtaw.
“For the first time, we are distributing helmets to motorcyclists riding without wearing any protective headgear. Wearing helmets is important, as they can protect people, especially from any head injury and thus, save their lives in an accident. Motorcycle riders are prone to accidents,” he added.
‘‘Thanks a lot for giving us helmets free of charge. We, the rural people, need helmets, as motorcycles are the only mode of transportation for us for business or any other purpose. In Maungtaw, police always warn us to wear protective headgear for our own safety,’’ said a villager from Maungtaw Township. Yesterday alone, police gave away 100 helmets in the township, which has 3,000 motorcycle riders.—Min Thit (MNA), Ko Min

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