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Amazon, Flipkart cease promoting seat belt alarm blockers in India | Autocar India

Written by Sunny Kumar

The dummy seat belt buckles assist passengers bypass the seat belt warning in vehicles.

On-line retailers like Amazon, Flipkart and Boodmo have taken merchandise like seat belt alarm blockers off their shelf. These merchandise had been on sale as late as final night. 

  • The federal government requested Amazon to delist seatbelt alarm blockers
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The dummy seatbelt buckles, that are basically clips, will be inserted in seat belt slots, serving to bypass the alarm that reminds the passenger to buckle up when the automotive is being pushed.

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had requested Amazon to cease the sale of such merchandise citing security subject, in keeping with a report in Reuters. Gadkari mentioned there might be extra deliberate security measures in Indian autos quickly, together with a rear seat belt reminder alarm.  

The motion comes days after the current highway accident involving former Tata Sons and Tata Motors chairman Cyrus Mistry who, in keeping with experiences, was not carrying a seat belt whereas seated on the rear.  

In the identical interview, Gadkari added that automobile accidents killed about 1,50,000 individuals in India in 2021. The World Financial institution final yr mentioned that India accounts for 11 % of all of the highway crash deaths on the earth, and had one loss of life on its roads each 4 minutes.

Earlier this week, Gadkari had mentioned that the Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways is making a seat belt warning alarm system necessary for rear seat passengers. A notification may also be issued quickly detailing a penalty construction for rear seat occupants who’re discovered not carrying seat belts, the minister had mentioned. 


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