New Delhi: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that seat belts will be mandatory for rear-seat passengers in vehicles.
Manufacturers are advised to adjust the rear seat belt so that it fits snugly in the middle seat.
Gadkari also said that the number of airbags in vehicles will be changed. 6 airbags will be mandatory in vehicles carrying up to 8 passengers. Vehicle safety features will also be given a star rating. An electronic stability control system will be installed to prevent the vehicle from losing control.
An advanced emergency braking system will be mandatory in the future.
An advanced emergency braking system will be mandatory in the future to warn against collisions if there is another vehicle or pedestrian in front and to apply the brakes automatically. Attempts will also be made to install a warning system to prevent the driver from falling asleep and a system to warn the driver of the vehicle so that it is not visible to the driver.
It is also proposed to bring a sound system to the engines of electric vehicles.