With the expansion in road network, motorization and urbanization in the country, the number of road accidents have surged and it is becoming one of the leading causes of deaths across the world. In order to control accidents and Road Traffic injuries within the campus, Yenepoya Univerity implemented Helmet compulsory rule for the students and staff riding two-wheelers.
Mr. Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi, Chancellor, Yenepoya Univeristy, feels that wearing a helmet should come willingly rather than being forced by an authority. He further said that, “controlling the speed of vehicles and following the traffic rules are essential measures for road safety. We cannot keep track on students wearing helmet outside the campus, but by this rule atleast they will understand the importance of wearing a helmet. However, self realisation is more important.”