Kochi: The Kerala high court on Tuesday (November 19) made helmets mandatory for two-wheeler riders and pillion riders. Helmet is also mandatory for everyone over the age of four. The pillion riders of two-wheelers will not be allowed to enjoy a ride and risk their lives without helmets from December.

The Kerala government said it was preparing a new circular in accordance with the central law and would issue a notification regarding the same soon. The high court said the notification should be made public in the media and movie theaters.

The bench, headed by Chief Justice of Kerala high court, observed that the new amendment to the Central Motor Vehicle Act, which is mandatory for all motorists over the age of four, is mandatory on August 9. Kerala high court was hearing a plea from TU Raveendran who hails from Palluruthy, Kochi and advocate Joseph Roney Jose.