Union Minister said
The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday, that it’s mandatory for travelers to wear a seat belt in a car. If anyone does not follow the rules, a penalty will be charged now.
Earlier, there was a penalty for the driver and the co-passenger for not wearing the seat belt but the new rule would include the rear seat passenger as well.
This strict rule is taken after the car accident of Former Tata sons chairperson, Cyrus Mistry. He was sitting in a rear seat and didn’t wear his seat belt according to the report.
The installation of airbags in cars for all the passengers would be mandatory. They are planning to install an alarm system for the seatbelt to make the passenger’s life safer.
It’s time to change the mindset of the common man regarding road safety. The ministry will take the help of cricketers, Bollywood stars, and the media to create awareness of road safety.
The government will release the penalty details in the coming days said, Union Minister.
On the growth of the road sector, the union minister said, toll revenue will be increased to Rs.1.4 trillion by 2024. The center is focusing to expand the national highway network from 140,000 km to 200,00 km.