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Seat belt made mandatory for driver, passengers from November 1

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- October 14th 2022 06:40 PM -- Updated: October 14th 2022 06:45 PM
Seat belt made mandatory for driver, passengers from November 1

Seat belt made mandatory for driver, passengers from November 1


Mumbai, October 14: The Mumbai Police on Friday made seat belts mandatory for motor vehicle drivers and commuters from November 1.

A statement from the Joint Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, reads, "As per the motor vehicles (Amendment), act, 2019, under 149 (b) (1) whoever drives a motor vehicle without a seat belt and carries passengers not wearing seat belts shall be punishable". As per the press note, a time period till November 1, has been given to install a seat belt facility for all commuters.

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"All motor vehicle drivers and all commuters in the vehicle, whoever travels on the roads of Mumbai City, will be mandatory for all commuters and drivers to wear seat belts while travelling from November 1, 2022. Otherwise, action will be taken under section 149 (b) (1) of the motor vehicles (Amendment), act, 2019", reads the statement.

Notably, the tragic death of Cyrus Mistry, former chairman of Tata Sons, has probably forced the authorities to think over the importance of wearing seat belts. Mistry was seated in the rear seat and was not wearing seat belt. He had died on the spot.

Seat belt made mandatory for driver, passengers from November 1 Notably, the tragic death of Cyrus Mistry, former chairman of Tata Sons, has probably forced the authorities to think over the importance of wearing seat belts.

Probably, taking lessons from the same, the  Mumbai traffic police have said after November 1, penalty would be imposed on those whose vehicles do not have seat belts in the front as well as rear seats.

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-PTC News with ANI inputs

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