Rajasthan News / This rule will be applicable in Rajasthan, for negligence, a fine of 1000 rupees will have to be paid.

Zoom News : Sep 28, 2022, 07:40 AM
Rajasthan News: There is important news for the car drivers in Rajasthan. Now seat belt has been made mandatory for the person sitting in the back seat also. It will be implemented from Wednesday. The Transport Department has issued an order in this regard on Tuesday. If a passenger is found without a seat belt, he will be challaned. This challan will be the same as that done on the person sitting in the front seat.

Mandatory for those with front facing seats

According to the orders issued by the department, seat belts are mandatory for those who sit in front facing seats. That is, the face or direction of the passenger should be towards the front while sitting. Often in large vehicles, seats are also back facing in many places. This rule will not apply to such passenger. A seat belt is also not required for a passenger sitting in a site facing seat.

On September 1, 2020, by amending the Motor Vehicle Act, the amount of challan was increased from Rs 100 to Rs 1000 for not wearing a seat belt. Applies to both passengers sitting in the front of the car.

Officers also confused about orders

The orders do not specify any position regarding the third person sitting in the back seat. The officials of the Transport Department themselves are confused about this. Transport Department Commissioner Kanhaiya Lal Swamy said that seat belts are mandatory according to the manufacturing of the vehicle. If there are 5 people in a vehicle and 4 seat belts are there, what will happen in such a situation? The matter will have to be looked into in this regard.

Changes after Cyrus Mistry's accident

Cyrus Mistry, a well-known businessman, died in a car accident on 4 September while returning from Gujarat to Mumbai. Mistry was sitting in the back seat of the car at that time. He was not wearing a seat belt. When the car hit a wall on the highway, Mistry and Jehangir Pandole, who was sitting with him, were killed after hitting their head with the seat. After this, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a gazette notification instructing all the states to make it mandatory to install rear seat belts in the car.

About 22 days ago, Cyrus Mistry (54) died on the spot in an accident on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai highway. His friend Jehangir Pandole (49) also lost his life in the accident. Anayata Pandole, a female doctor who was driving the car, and her husband Darius Pandole were injured. Darius was the CEO of JM Financial. The four were pulled out of the car by the locals. Cyrus Mistry and Jahangir were sitting at the back. He died for not wearing a seat belt.

Police said that the car hit a road divider due to speeding and judgmental error at the time of overtaking. Both Mistry and Jahangir, who lost their lives in the accident, were not wearing seat belts. At the same time, after hitting the divider, the front airbags of the car opened, but the rear airbags did not open at the right time. An eyewitness also said that the car was at a very high speed and hit the divider while overtaking another vehicle from the wrong side.