Abstract: The World Health Organization states that 1.2 million people lose their lives annually due to road traffic injuries. More than half of the deaths caused affect the two wheelers in the form of head injuries. Most of these deaths are preventable by the compulsory use of helmets. Studies have shown that wearing a helmet can reduce the fatalities by 70%. Global initiatives have been taken to make helmets a high priority for public health. Many awareness drives have been launched, laws have been enforced in the public interests but still we find people violating the rules and driving very casually without wearing helmets and thereby risking their lives. Hence to overcome this problem we came up with a novel project of smart helmet. This system is designed in such a way that the vehicle will not start unless the rider wears a helmet and passes the alcohol test, thereby also solving the problem of drunken driving. The helmet has an additional feature of accident indication and reporting through GPS – GSM technology which sends message to the hospitals and family members at the time of accident. This project is designed for people’s safety and is in the best interest of the society.
Keywords: Helmet, Alcohol detector, Accident reporting, Safety, Gps-Gsm.