Upon returning for my summer holidays, I was amazed to see that nearly all pillion drivers were no longer wearing helmets.
After the helmet-wearing rule was enforced in 2003, casualty figures dropped in Bir Hospital's emergency ward. But now Kathmandu has gone back to the pre-January 2003 situation. It would be interesting to hear what last month's number of casualties were compared to the numbers in June. It is sad to hear people say the helmet is really unnecessary, they certainly don't think of the repercussions following a road accident.