Changed bike seat rules
In view of the increasing number of road accidents, the government has decided to make some changes in the manufacture of vehicles and the facilities available in them to reduce it. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has changed a number of rules in view of safety. Then some new rules have also been implemented. The ministry’s new guideline has been issued for bike riders. The guideline states that people sitting in the back seat of a bike driver must follow these rules. The new rules are as follows.
Hand hold behind the driver’s seat
Directions for light container installation
Also new guidelines regarding tires
1. Hand hold behind the driver’s seat
Hand hold is required on both sides of the back seat of the bike as per the guideline of the ministry.
The hand hold is for the safety of the person sitting behind. If the bike driver suddenly brakes, he can catch it. Along with this a stand with feet on both sides is required for those sitting in the back. In addition at least half of the left side of the rear tire of the bike should be securely covered. So that the clothes of the person sitting behind do not get into the wheel.
2 Lightweight container installation guidelines
The ministry has issued guidelines for installing lightweight containers in bikes. The length of this container should not exceed 550 mm, width 510 mm and height 500 mm. Only the driver will be allowed if the container is placed in the rear ride position. Meaning no one else sits on the bike. The other person can sit on the bike if placed behind the rear seat.
3. Also new guideline regarding tires
The government has recently issued a new guideline on tires. Under this, a tire pressure monitoring system is recommended for vehicles weighing up to a maximum of 3.5 tons. The sensor in this system provides the driver with the information about the air condition in the tires of the vehicle. The ministry has also considered tire service. Implementing this will eliminate the need for extra tires in the car. The government has been changing the road safety rules from time to time. The last few years have seen an emphasis on tightening road safety regulations.