Many people use bull bars (also called bumpers) to protect their vehicles from scratches or collisions. It is installed at the front and rear of the vehicle. But let us tell you that its use on the vehicle is illegal and your challan may be deducted. In addition to being illegal, you can be prosecuted. Violation of the rule can be fined from ₹1,000 to ₹5,000. Here’s why bull bars and crash guards are illegal in India:
1. Difficulty in opening the airbags: The crash guard on your vehicle can make it difficult to open the airbags in case of an accident. In fact, in the event of an accident, the first thing the crash guard will hit is the body of the car. In such a situation, it may take some time for the airbag to open, which will be dangerous for the safety of the passengers.
2. Chassis Damage: It is often observed that crash guards are fitted on the chassis of the vehicle. In the event of an accident, the chassis of the vehicle can be damaged due to the installation of a crash guard. However, this will largely depend on the intensity of the collision.
3. Risk to Pedestrians: Studies have shown that when a vehicle collides with a pedestrian, the chance of serious injury is greater when it hits the bull guard of the car and not the car .