Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has given an important message to the consumers. Car travel is now going to be even safer. Now it is mandatory to provide 6 airbags with 8 seater cars. This rule regarding road safety will come into effect from October 1, 2022. The new rules allow car companies to increase the price of cars. Strict adherence to safety standards has become important in India. It will also protect vehicles and pedestrians with 6 airbags in larger cars . The proposal to make 6 airbags mandatory in 8-seater vehicles has been approved recently. The government has already made it mandatory for all passenger vehicles to have at least two airbags.
The requirement of airbags for the driver was implemented from July 2019, while it has become mandatory for the passenger sitting in the front seat from January 1, 2022. Four more airbags have been made mandatory in vehicles to keep passengers safe to reduce the impact of head-on collisions and side-by-side collisions.
Having two airbags and two tube airbags around the back seat will make travel safer for all passengers. Gadkari said that this is a step towards making car travel safe in India. According to government data, a total of 1.16 lakh road accidents took place on the highway in 2020. In which 47,984 people have died.
Will car prices increase?
Airbags can increase the price of the car by up to Rs 4,000. Car manufacturers can install more airbags in the car itself. But the car is ready now, if you want to replace it again, the price of the car is expected to increase by Rs 50,000.