Traffic cops get ‘AC Helmet’ to beat scorching heat in western India

Traffic cops get ‘AC Helmet’ to beat scorching heat in western India
 Indian Institute of Management (IIM) students invented Ac Helmet for traffic cops to beat the extreme heat in western India’s Gujarat.
The cops were seen wearing it on the road in Vadodara on April 17.
Visuals showed the cops wearing an AC helmet while carrying out duties at traffic signals in Vadodara. As the summer season arrives in India, scorching heat waves become a concern for many, particularly those who spend their days outdoors. Recognizing this challenge, students from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Vadodara, Gujarat, have devised an innovative solution: air-conditioned helmets designed to offer respite from high temperatures.
These helmets have been provided to personnel deployed on daytime duty on roads. They are battery-operated helmets designed to regulate body temperature. A total of 450 personnel have been equipped with these helmets.”

The video shows a traffic police officer in Vadodara standing next to a signboard reading ‘No Seat Belt, No Trip’.  The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts severe and dry summer conditions across most regions of the country from April to June. There is a high likelihood of heatwave episodes lasting between 10 to 20 days during this period.

Heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heatstroke can present significant health dangers, particularly in hot and humid environments. AC helmets offer a solution by helping to keep the wearer cool, thereby reducing the risk of heat-related ailments. Additionally, they contribute to promoting safety gear for motorcyclists. Wearing a helmet is crucial when riding a two-wheeler, as it is designed to safeguard against severe injuries in the event of accidents. Failure to wear a helmet while on the road is a punishable offense.
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