Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted on microblogging site Twitter on Friday. In this, information has been given to make minimum six airbags mandatory for motor vehicles.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (File)
Questions are often raised regarding the safety of the car sold in India that in comparison to the European car, the rules of safety are kept in our cars. But now this will not be seen. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted on microblogging site Twitter on Friday. In this tweet, he said that he has approved the draft GSR notification to make minimum six airbags mandatory for motor vehicles carrying eight people.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Gadkari said that this will ultimately ensure the safety of passengers in all segments, irrespective of the price/variant of the vehicle. The ministry has already made it mandatory to implement the fitment of driver airbags from 1st July 2019 and front co-passenger airbags from 1st January this year. The ministry has already made it mandatory to implement the fitment of driver airbags from 1st July 2019 and front co-passenger airbags from 1st January this year.
This decision has been taken for the M1 vehicle category, as it is mandatory to provide four additional airbags for front and rear row passengers to reduce the impact of front and rear collisions.
In order to enhance the safety of the occupants in motor vehicles carrying upto 8 passengers, I have now approved a Draft GSR Notification to make a minimum of 6 Airbags compulsory. #RoadSafety #SadakSurakshaJeevanRaksha
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) January 14, 2022
Where will the airbags be
This will include two side/side torso airbags and two side curtain/tube airbags. These airbags will provide a protection to all the passengers of the car which will provide them security. He said that this is an important step to make motor vehicles in India safer than ever before.
death in road accidents
India is one of the countries that registers an alarmingly large number of road accidents every year. A large number of deaths and serious injuries occur in these road accidents. Whereas traffic violations are attributed as the major reasons behind the accidents. However, inadequate safety measures, especially in small entry-level vehicles, see very few safety features, which at times prove to be dangerous for many.
This motorcycle will take you from Delhi to Ladakh in a full tank
Kia Carens will compete with these cars, take a look before booking