6 Airbags In 8-Passenger Vehicles To Be Made Mandatory; Check Details

0

New Delhi: The Centre will make it compulsory for manufacturers to provide at least six airbags in eight-passenger vehicles.

“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,” Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted on Friday.

“The Ministry had already mandated the implementation of fitment of the driver airbag w.e.f 01st July 2019 and front co-passenger airbag w.e.f 01st January 2022,” he said, in a series of tweets.

“To minimise the impact of frontal and lateral collisions to the occupants seated in both front and rear compartments, it has been decided that 4 additional airbags be mandated in the M1 vehicle category,” Gadkari said.

“..i.e two side/side torso airbags and two side curtain/tube airbags covering all outboard passengers. This is a crucial step to make motor vehicles in India safer than ever.”

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.