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The Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 amended to incorporate more safety measures [READ NOTIFICATION]

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jul 2020 9:48pm

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Central Motor Vehicles (Seventh Amendment) Rules, 2020 amends few provisions of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 which includes Rule 100 and Rule 125. This was notified by the Ministry of Road Transports and Highways.

The changes made through the Rules as published on Monday (20th July) in the Official Gazette are mentioned below:

Safety Glasses

  • Every motor vehicle including agriculture tractor fitted with cabin, construction equipment vehicle fitted with cabin, and combine harvester’s windscreen and window glass should be made of safety glass or safety glazing material. The window glass may be made of an acrylic or plastic transparent sheet in the vehicles that are under L5 category vehicles (three-wheelers) and also the vehicles with side coves and hoods.
  • The materials conforming with IS 2553 (Part 2) (Revision 1):2019 are called safety glass or safety glazing. Windscreen and window glass of the motor vehicle, the inner surface of which is at an angle more than 30° to the longitudinal axis of the vehicles, shall be deemed to be facing towards the front.
  • The manufacturing of the safety glass or safety glazing of the windscreen and rear window of every motor vehicle should be done in a way that it provides not less than 70% visual transmission of light and should be conforming with Indian Standards IS 2553 (Part 2) (Revision 1): 2019 as amended from time to time.
  • The manufacturing of safety glass or safety glazing used for side windows of every motor vehicle shall be so done as it may provide not less than… Continue Reading...

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