Owners of vehicles that do not have seat belts for all passengers are required to get them installed by October 31, 2022.
The Mumbai Police have announced that seat belts will be mandatory for all occupants of the vehicle from November 1, 2022.
As per the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, whoever drives a vehicle without a seat belt and carries passengers not wearing seat belts shall be punishable. Owners of vehicles that do not have seat belts for all passengers are required to get them installed by October 31, 2022.
The announcement comes weeks following the death of ex-Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry. Initial reports suggested that Mistry was not wearing the seat belt and suffered a fatal injury during the accident.
Meanwhile, the government has deferred the proposal to make 6 airbags mandatory for cars for one year. The new regulations will now come into effect from October 1, 2023.
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