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Highway Transport Ministry points draft notification for necessary rear seat belt reminders | Autocar India

Written by Sunny Kumar

Apparently, the notification for necessary rear seat belt warning makes no provision for facet going through seats.

The Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a draft notification on mandating the utilization of rear seat belt reminders in all passenger automobiles. The final date for public feedback on the draft guidelines is October 5, in line with the notification.

  • No provision for facet going through rear passengers
  • Notification doesn’t give particulars on penalties

Highway security in India has just lately regained focus in India, particularly following the tragic dying of Cyrus Mistry in a automobile crash. Union Minister of Highway Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari had introduced that his ministry will likely be making a seat belt warning alarm system necessary for rear-seat passengers. 

It’s one thing we, at Autocar India, too have been declaring for some time now {that a} easy rear seat belt reminder would go a good distance in the direction of instilling the behavior. 

What does the draft notification say?

Based on the draft, amendments to the Automotive Business requirements (AIS156) embody making seat belt reminders necessary for all ‘entrance going through rear seats’ as a part of the usual security gear in M and N class of automobiles. Whereas Gadkari had earlier stated that there will likely be a further penalty imposed on not carrying a seat belt, this has not been included within the draft notification.

Earlier this 12 months, the ministry had issued a draft notification to mandate six airbags in all passenger automobiles with a seating capability of as much as eight occupants, beginning October 1, 2022.

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