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Road Accident: Penalty will be imposed soon for not putting safety belt on the back seat of the car, said Gadkari

Challan Amount For Seat Belt : Referring to the recent road accident in which former Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry was killed. Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari has expressed regret in this regard. Along with this, there has been talk of fines.

fine-tuning plan
Minister Gadkari said that his ministry is planning to impose fines on those who travel in a car without wearing a seat belt, regardless of which seat they are seated at the front or the back. Now a heavy fine will be imposed on them soon. Gadkari, who arrived at the IAA Global Summit in New Delhi, answered media queries about Cyrus Mistry.

New rules will be implemented soon
Minister Gadkari, while admitting that road accidents are more common in India, still refused to give the amount of fine to be imposed for violation of the proposed new seat belt rule. However, he said that the new rule cars will be prepared with a provision to make airbags mandatory while making the car.

record breaking case
He said that he was stunned to see the record of 500,000 accidents in the country within a year. Gadkari mentioned that 60 per cent of the road accidents involved people in the age group of 18-34. The minister lamented the huge migration of rural population to urban areas and said that today 65 per cent of the people in villages and forest areas do not contribute more than 12 per cent of GDP.

what are the rules
In accordance with section 138(3) of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (1989), the car in which you are provided with a seatbelt under sub-rule (1) or sub-rule (1-A) of rule 125 or rule 125. In that car, it is necessary for the driver and the person sitting in the front seat to wear a seat belt. Also, it is necessary for the passengers who sit behind in 5 seater cars to wear seat belts. In the same 7 seater car in which the passengers sitting behind are facing towards the front, it is necessary to wear a seat belt while walking in it.

There are so many fines
Wearing seatbelts is mandatory by law and includes fines, but many people still don’t follow it. In 2019, the fine for not wearing seatbelts was increased from Rs 100 to Rs 1,000 in India under the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019.

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