The Karnataka government has decided prohibit pillion riding on two-wheelers with an engine capacity of less than 100cc. The decision came in wake of the safety of pillion riders who are often seen as easy victims of road accidents.
Transport Department issued a notice to this effect on October 16 in compliance of the Karnataka Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. The rules clearly states, "No pillion seat shall be attached to motorcycle with less than 100 cc engine".
The report also says that the ban won't affect two-wheelers that are already in use, but only the new vehicles that are being sold and the upcoming models.