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Seat belt rule postponed in Mumbai to November 11, 2022 | Autocar India

Written by Sunny Kumar

Upon implementation, the Mumbai Police will concern e-challans to automotive passengers not carrying seat belts, even to these within the rear.

The Mumbai Police has postponed the obligatory rear seat belt rule by 10 days; it was set to take impact from November 1. The rule’s implementation will see the town police will crack down on passengers not carrying seat belts inside automobiles, even these seated within the rear.

  • Seat belt rule postponed to November 11
  • Police will unfold consciousness on seat belt utilization till then
  • All passengers must obligatory put on seatbelts

Mumbai Police seat belt rule: why has it been postponed?

The postponement of the rear seat belt rule to November 11 was introduced by the Deputy Commissioner (Visitors) of Mumbai Police, Raj Tilak Roushan. This was finished to present sufficient time to sensitise commuters concerning the rule earlier than its strict implementation. Throughout this time, the Mumbai Visitors Police will elevate consciousness concerning the rule by social media and radio stations. As soon as applied, violations of the seat belt guidelines can be punished by e-challans, in keeping with the Motor Automobiles Act, which makes not carrying a seat belt punishable by fantastic. In Mumbai, seat belts are at present mandatorily just for the motive force and entrance seat passenger.

The Union Minister for Street Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, laid out a draft notification earlier in September detailing the penalty for not carrying rear seat belts in passenger autos. Gadkari launched his assertion a couple of days after former Tata Motors and Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry was tragically killed in a street accident.

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