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Draft rules for safety provisions for carrying child on motorcycle

26/10/2021 at 1:47 PM

New Delhi, Oct 26: Section 129 of the Motor vehicles Act stands amended by the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, dated 09.08.2019.

The second proviso in the section is – “Provided Further that the Central Government may by rules provide for the measures for the safety of children below four years of age riding or being carried on a motorcycle”.

Ministry has made draft rules vide GSR 758(E) dated 21 Oct 2021, recommending –

  1. For children below four years, Safety harness shall be used for attaching the child to the driver of the motorcycle.
  2. 2.     The driver shall ensure that the child pillion passenger aged between 09 months and 4 years must wear his/her own crash helmet which fits his/her head or wear bicycle helmet complying with [ASTM 1447]/ [European (CEN)BS EN 1080/BS EN 1078]  till such time that the specifications are prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act 2016.
  3. The speed of the motorcycle with the child upto age 4 years being carried as a pillion, shall not be more than 40 kmph.

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