The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued new safety rules for two wheelers. Under this, you have to follow some safety rules while transporting children up to four years old on a motorcycle.
According to the new road safety rules, if you take children from 9 months to 4 years on a motorcycle, then it will be mandatory to install a safety harness on the bike. Along with this, children will also have to wear a helmet of their size.
As per the new guidelines, bike riders will have to ensure that they do not exceed the speed limit of 40 km/h while carrying children in the age group of 9 months to 4 years. According to the notification issued by the Ministry of Road Transport, it will also be mandatory to install a safety harness on the bike.
How will the safety harness be
According to the notification of the Ministry of Road Transport, this safety harness should be light in weight, waterproof and cushioned. Along with this, it should be capable of carrying a load of up to 30 kg.
According to the new rules of road safety, children will now have to wear a helmet of their size on the bike. The ministry said that BIS will issue a separate standard for children’s helmets. Till then smaller helmets or cycle helmets can be used for children.
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. After the objections and suggestions received from the public regarding this draft, the rules were considered by the Central Government.