Safety Harness, Crash Helmet Mandatory For Children Below 4 Years On A Two-Wheeler, Says MoRTH
By Carandbike Team
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16-Feb-22 08:33 PM IST
- MoRTH notified new safety guidelines for two-wheelers with kids onboard.
- Would require a crash helmet for kids between nine months and four years.
- And a safety harness that will attach the child to the rider.
The notification reads, “The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, vide notification dated 15th February 2022 has amended Rule 138 of CMVR, 1989 and has prescribed norms related to safety measures for children below four years of age, riding or being carried on a motorcycle This has been notified under Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act, which mandates that the Central Government may, by rules, provide for measures for the safety of children below four years of age, riding or being carried on a motorcycle. Further, it specifies the use of a safety harness and crash helmet. It also restricts the speed of such motorcycles to 40 kmph. These rules will come into force after one year from the date of publication of the Central Motor Vehicles (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022.”
Riders will have to restrict the speed of the two-wheeler to 40 kmph when there's a child as a pillion.
MoRTH has made mandatory a safety harness and crash helmet for children below 4 years being carried on a two-wheeler with a restricted speed limit of 40 kmph.— MORTHINDIA (@MORTHIndia) February 16, 2022
These rules will come into force from 15 February 2023. pic.twitter.com/Nwmjz1wpgA
In October last year, MoRTH had issued a draft notification proposing to improve the safety quotient with aims to limit the speed to not more than 40 kmph for two-wheelers with a child up to four years. The ministry also proposed that children between nine months and four years of age riding pillion a two-wheeler will need to wear a crash helmet.
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