Centre notifies new road safety draft rules for children below 4 years

On October 21, 2021, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has notified draft rules for safety of children below 4 years.

The Draft Rules recommends the following:

  • For children below four years, safety harness shall be used for attaching the child to the driver of the motorcycle.
  • Driver shall ensure that the child pillion passenger aged between 09 months and 4 years must wear his/her own crash helmet which fits his/her head or wear bicycle helmet complying with [ASTM 1447]/ [European (CEN)BS EN 1080/BS EN 1078]  till such time that the specifications are prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act 2016.
  • Speed of the motorcycle with the child upto age 4 years being carried as a pillion, shall not be more than 40 kmph.

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