Every year more than 1.5 lakh people lose their lives in road accidents in the country. Most of these accidents are caused by speeding vehicles. In the year 2020 alone, more than 91 thousand people died in accidents due to speeding. Apart from this, 15,146 people lost their lives for not wearing seat belts.
Efforts are on from the Ministry of Road and Transport due to the death in the road accident that is happening continuously. Under this effort, an order has been issued to make airbags mandatory in all vehicles. Now the government wants that eight-seat vehicles should have at least 6 airbags.
In view of these accidents, the central government is considering making it mandatory for auto companies to have at least six airbags in eight-seat vehicles from October. Giving this information, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that this step is being taken for the safety of the passengers in the vehicles.
motor vehicle rule amendment big step
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had said in a statement that it has been decided to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 for the safety of vehicle passengers, so as to enhance the safety of vehicles. On the question of making at least six airbags mandatory for eight-seat vehicles, Gadkari said, there is an effort.
alarm system mandatory
Discussions about safety have intensified after the death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry in a road accident. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that he plans to have car manufacturers put in an alarm system if they do not wear the rear seat belt like the front.
The alarm system will continue to sound until the rear passenger wears the seat belt. At present, such an alarm system has been prepared in India regarding the front seat belt. (with language input)
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