Minimum six airbags vehicle carries eight passenger Nitin Gadkari
Minimum six airbags vehicle carries eight passenger Nitin Gadkari. On January 14, The Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Nitin Gadkari said that it is mandatory for an automobile manufacturer to provide six airbags in vehicles that can carry up to eight passengers. Gadkari said that the ministry had mandated the implementation of the fitment of the driver airbag with effect from July 1, 2019, and the front co-passenger airbag with effect from January 1, 2022.
To enhance occupants’ safety
Nitin Gadkari said that he has taken this decision to enhance the safety of the occupants in motor vehicles. He told that he approved a General Statutory Rules (GSR) draft to make a minimum of six airbags compulsory. To minimize the impact of frontal and lateral collisions on the occupants seated in both front and rear compartments, it has been decided that four additional airbags be compulsory in the M1 vehicle category.
[…] Driver and front passenger airbags are already compulsory in all cars. The ministry ordered all the automakers the installation of four-passenger airbags and two side airbags in vehicles from October 1. In the month of January, the ministry published a draft proposal for the installation of six airbags. On January 14, Nitin Gadkari said that it is mandatory for an automobile manufacturer to provide six airbags in vehicles that can carry up to eight passengers. read more […]