Car makers to provide ‘rear seat belt alarm’ from Apr 2025, govt issues proposed notification | India News


New Delhi: All cars manufactured from April 1, 2025 will have to provide “rear seat belt alarm”. draft notification Issued by Ministry of Road Transport, This comes months after a similar proposal mandatory rules Was finished with mandatory six airbags and 3-point seatbelts.
TOI on November 7 last year first reported how the main notification would be issued vehicle safety had lapsed.
The draft notification is important to implement this safety featureDesigned to encourage rear seat passengers to wear seat belts public domain Seeking feedback. “The notification is only for rear seatbelt alarm and does not contain any other new provisions,” an official said.
Earlier the ministry had issued a draft notification for this rear seat belt alarm Along with two other mandatory safety features – three-point rear seat belts and six airbags – following the death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry. Investigators found that he was not wearing a seat belt when his car crashed. Since the proposal for mandatory fitment of six airbags could not be passed, the entire notification was lapsed.
Currently, in-built seatbelt reminder is mandatory for the driver and front seat passenger. despite motor vehicles act While specifying that a fine of Rs 1,000 will be imposed on passengers not wearing seat belts on the rear seat, most people are either unaware of it or ignore it. There are also rare instances when traffic police personnel have penalized rear seat passengers who do not follow this rule.

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