In this paper, we've designed a Smart Helmet for the safety of bike riders which includes an alcohol sensor to ensure the one who is driving the bike is sober and a rider authentication using face recognition to control theft. The programmed microcontroller 8051 indicates whether the rider is wearing the helmet with the help of two IR sensors, the alcohol sensor MQ-3 which is used to check the alcohol consumption level and the ARM 7 board, which is integrated with the PC using COM port1. A face detection algorithm called Viola-Jones coupled with SVM (support vector machines) for classification is used to track down faces for additional safety and security for the bike rider. If all the parameters are ok, then the biker is all set to use the vehicle. © 2017 IEEE.