Children Helmet Rule: The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued new road safety guidelines for the pillion rider. According to the new guidelines, children in the age group of 9 months to 4 years will have to follow the new rules while travelling by bike, failing which the motorcyclist may have to pay a fine.
Failure to do so may result in a deducted invoice.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of India has issued new guidelines for road safety for children. According to this, new rules will have to be followed for children travelling on a bike from 9 months to four years. Failure to do so may result in your challan being deducted. The new rules (MoRTH New Rules) will be applicable from 15 February 2023.
MoRTH has made mandatory a safety harness and crash helmet for children below 4 years being carried on a two-wheeler with a restricted speed limit of 40 kmph.
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A safety harness must be installed.
According to the new rules, it will be necessary for children between 9 months to 4 years to wear a safety harness while travelling on a bike. The safety harness should be lightweight, waterproof and equipped with cushions in which the child can be comfortable. Also, it should have a load-bearing capacity of up to 30kg.
Children are required to wear helmets.
According to the new road safety rules, children will also have to wear a helmet of their size while travelling on a two-wheeler. After implementing this rule, companies manufacturing helmets and safety gear will benefit. The maximum speed should not exceed 40 kmph when travelling on a bike with children.
Till then cycle helmet can work.
BIS will issue a different standard for children’s helmets. Till then, shorter helmets or cycle helmets can be used. Let us tell you that the government had brought this draft notification for the first time on 25 October 2021 to amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR), 1989, for Road Safety.