From April 1, the cars will have an airbag mandatory for the driver and front-seat passenger

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AirBag Mandatory in Cars: Now it has been made mandatory to install an airbag for the driver as well as the adjacent seat on the front seat of passenger cars. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a notification for the mandatory provision of airbags in the first week of March.

The central government is going to change the safety standards in passenger cars from 1 April. The government had made safety standards necessary for motor vehicles only in the last few days. Now the air bag has been made compulsory for the driver as well as the adjacent seat on the front seat of passenger trains. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a notification in the first week of March 2021 for mandatory provision of airbags.

Airbag Mandatory in new cars

After the mandating provisions of airbags by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in the new cars. Car manufacturers companies as Maruti, Mahindra, Tata, Hyundai, Kia, Renault, Honda, MG Motors will have to provide airbags for the driver and front-seat passengers in all their cars.

Lack of safety features in cars is the major reason for the accident

According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, about 80 thousand people are killed in road accidents every year in the country. Which is 13 percent of the road accidents in the world. The main reason of death in road accident is the lack of safety features in cars. Due to which MoRTH has mandated airbags in new cars from 1 April. Now the current model sold in India will have to make necessary changes by 1 August.

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What is airbag

The airbags given in cars are made of nylon cloth. Which is fitted according to the need at different places in the cars and protects you in the event of an accident.

How Airbag Works

Airbags in cars are paired with sensors. As soon as the sensor senses that there may be an accident or an accident is about to happen. Similarly, by filling the air in the airbag, it comes as a cushion between the driver, passenger and the car. Due to which the body of the driver and passenger do not hit the body of the car and they do not get serious injury.

The Ministry had issued a notification saying that this is an important security measure for passengers sitting in the vehicles with the driver’s seat in front. The Supreme Court’s Committee on Road Safety had suggested it. On this, the Ministry had said that airbags would be necessary for the front seat in vehicles built on or after April 1, 2021. At the same time, with reference to older vehicles, it will be mandatory to install airbags with front driver seats in the current models from 31 August 2021.


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