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Centre Amends Motor Vehicle Rules to Incorporate More Safety Measures

by Shreya
State Government and The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway amends motor vehicle rules

The Ministry of Road Transports and Highways has notified Central Motor Vehicles (Seventh Amendment) Rules, 2020 amending a few provisions of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, including Rule 100 and 125.

The Draft Motor Vehicle Rules also provide further requirements to be met by a motorcycle fitted with a light weight container. The motorcycle manufactured on and from the 1st January, 2022 shall comply with the stand requirements specified in AIS 146:2018, as amended from time to time, till the corresponding BIS specifications are notified under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016, the Rules provides.

The following changes to the Motor Vehicle Rules were made and published in the Official Gazette:

Safety Glasses

  1. The windscreen and window glass of every motor vehicle including agriculture tractor fitted with cabin, construction equipment vehicle fitted with cabin and combine harvester shall be made of safety glass or safety glazing material. In L5 category vehicles (three wheelers) and vehicles with hood and side coves, the window glass may be made of acrylic or plastic transparent sheet.
  2. Safety glass or safety glazing means the materials confirming to IS 2553 (Part 2) (Revision 1): 2019; Windscreen and window glass of motor vehicle, the inner surface of which is at an angle more than thirty degrees to longitudinal axis of the vehicles, shall be deemed to face to the front
  3. The safety glass or safety glazing of the windscreen and rear window of every motor vehicle shall be so manufactured to provide not less than seventy percent visual transmission of light and it shall conform to Indian Standards IS 2553 (Part 2) (Revision 1): 2019 as amended from time to time.
  4. The safety glass or safety glazing used for side windows of every motor vehicle shall be so manufactured to provide not less than fifty percent visual transmission of light and it shall conform to Indian Standards IS 2553 (Part 2) (Revision 1): 2019 as amended from time to time.
  5. The owner of every motor vehicle shall maintain the visual transmission of light through safety glass or safety glazing as specified in sub- rule (2) and sub-rule (3).

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Safety devices in motor cycle

  1. The manufacturer of every motor cycle which has a provision for a pillion rider shall ensure the following safety devices during its manufacture:
  2. Provision for pillion hand holds on the side of the motor cycle or behind the driver seat and it shall comply with the requirement specified in IS: 14495-1998, as may be amended from time to time;
  3. foot rests for the pillion rider on both sides of the motor cycle;
  4. protective device covering not less than half portion of the rear left wheel of the motorcycle so as to prevent the clothes of the person sitting on the pillion entangled in the rear wheel.
  5. The footrests of every motorcycle manufactured on and from the 1st January, 2022 shall comply with the requirements specified in AIS 148:2018, as amended from time to time, till the corresponding BIS specifications are notified under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016

Read notification to amended motor vehicle rules here:

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