A Reality Check for Safer Cars on Indian Roads 2017
India has one of the world’s largest road networks but sadly we are also home to some of the world’s most unsafe cares. The latest NCAP crash test results suggest cars like Renault Duster, and Chevrolet Enjoy have received zero ratings as far as Adult Occupation Protection category is concerned. What’s more alarming is that Indian consumers are not informed about the different car safety features. It is time that consumers in India are sensitized on the necessary car safety features. One goes for fancy music systems, remote controlled locks or automatic gear – but there is only a minor percentage who seeks report for safer cars!
Rules you Must Know
RULE 125 (1A) of Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 (CMVR) makes it mandatory for four wheelers (cars) to have seat belt.Through insertion of a new Section 194B in Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill (MVAB), imposes penalty of INR 1000 for driving without safety belt or carrying passengers (both front & rear) not wearing seat belts.