A new norm came into ruling just a few days ago by the government. The Government made three-point seat belts mandatory for all front-facing passengers in a car. Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways said on Thursday “I have signed a file yesterday to make it mandatory for automakers to provide three-point seat belts for all the front-facing passengers in a car.” 

The Norms Introduced

As of now, only the front seats and the two back seats in a majority of the cars come with three-point seat belts. The government has now made it mandatory, with the premium segment. It is to be provided with three-point seat belts for rear centre seats as well. However, it is unsure as to when the new norm will come into effect.

These actions are taking place intending to reduce road accidents, and fatalities. The government has been implementing such measures for automakers to incorporate in the automotive. A huge number of people die every year due to road accidents. Gadkari believes that it is now the need of the hour to create mass awareness for road safety measures. MoRTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) made it mandatory for automakers to provide six airbags at the least for a vehicle with a capacity of 8 for additional safety.

Government Safety

A system is being put in place for the star rating of vehicles in India based on the protocols and standards. Electronic stability control, mobility, and the blindspot system are some additional safety initiatives implemented. It also includes Advanced emergency braking systems, advanced driver assistance systems, and lane departure warning systems. 

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Although it is commendable that the government is looking to implement safety features, a timeframe must be fixed to ensure the smooth running and time required to execute the same. A star-based safety rating system will also be a feature for vehicles in India. Bharat NCAP or BNVSAP (Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Programme) is what the safety rating system will likely be called.

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways also mentioned that the ministry is working on implementing other safety features as well. India has some of the most unsafe roads, and introducing such measures is always a boon.

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