Draft requirements for rear seat-belt reminders mandates alerts for unbuckled occupied seats

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NEW DELHI: The highway transport ministry has put draft requirements for rear seatbelt reminders, which might be a compulsory characteristic in all new vehicles within the subsequent six months. As per the proposed automotive customary, the audio seatbelt reminder will alert the motive force and occupants even when any passenger, together with on the rear seat, removes the safety-belt buckle later.
TOI has learnt that the federal government would come out with the notification for the brand new security characteristic in all vehicles throughout this week and the producers will get sufficient time to introduce this characteristic within the new autos. Sources mentioned the adjustments will make Indian vehicles compliant with the European vehicles on this parameter.
In keeping with the proposed modification in Automotive Business Normal (AIS) associated to further security options for autos, there could be a three-level warning system for not sporting seatbelt by any of the occupants. Within the ‘first degree warning’, a visible warning will likely be activated as quickly because the ignition swap is engaged by the motive force and there will likely be visible warning on the console about occupants not sporting seatbelt. An audible warning will also be added as an possibility.
The ‘second degree warning’ will likely be visible and audible as quickly as the motive force begins the automobile, in case any of the occupants will not be sporting the seatbelt.
The third degree of warning (security belt will not be fixed) will come as quickly as any of the occupants unbuckles the seat-belt.
In keeping with automobile security specialists, these options will make the motive force just about accountable to make sure that all of the occupants are sporting seatbelts in a automobile since he’ll get alerts about all passengers.
Quickly after the tragic demise of industrialist Cyrus Mistry, Street Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had introduced the plan to introduce seat-belt reminder for rear passengers. Investigators had discovered that Mistry and one other occupant who died had been on the rear seat and never sporting seat-belts. The forensic probe into the deadly crash has additionally beneficial obligatory introduction of rear seatbelt reminder and three-point seat-belts for security of occupants.
Sources mentioned the notification for the three-point seat belt would even be issued quickly. The ministry in February had printed the draft notification for “three-point seat belts for all front-facing passengers in a automobile, together with the center seat within the rear row”.

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