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Old 25th March 2018, 12:58   #136
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Question Re: Government to take strict action against bull bars & crash guards

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The Government of India's Ministry for Road Transport and Highways has issued a fresh notification deeming bull bars & crash guards as unauthorised fitments which are in contravention of Section 52 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and thus attract penalties under Sections 190 & 191 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

Thus, the Ministry has instructed all States and Union Territories to take strict action against any/all vehicles fitted with crash guards and bull bars.

Great News! As Team BHP members, how do we take this ahead?
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Old 13th April 2018, 01:47   #137
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This is such a relief, at least in theory. I see that people on social media and the 'average Indian' consumers already have a surprisingly repulsive reaction to this news since most of them believe that bull bars enhance the safety of a car.

Regardless, this law notification has not made a significant difference in the number of cars sporting these bars, the most offending vehicles being SUVs, the taxis and the Swift Dzires. At least in the city of Dehradun, UK. Unless law enforcement takes its path, this much-needed law is powerless.

Also, I see some cars with bull bars installed JUST at the rear. Is this allowed? (Although if it is, it shouldn't be)
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Old 18th April 2018, 15:06   #138
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Apr 18, 2018 - Bullbars removed from Chennai HC judges' cars


Judges of the Madras High Court have set an example by removing the crash guards on the front and rear sides of the cars provided to them by the court for their official use. The “unauthorised” fitments have been removed following a directive issued by Chief Justice Indira Banerjee to the High Court Registry.

A communique sent by the Registry to individual judges read: “It is respectfully submitted that in view of the letter from the Director, Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, dated December 7, 2017, the honourable Chief Justice has directed the Registry to remove the crash guards... since these obstruct the functioning of the airbag sensors.”

The Ministry’s letter addressed to the Transport Secretaries as well as Commissioners of all State Governments and Union Territories stated that unauthorised fitment of crash guard/bull bar on motor vehicles posed serious safety concerns to the pedestrians as well as occupants of the vehicle. “It is brought to your notice that the fitment of crash guards/bull bar is in contravention of Section 52 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and attracts penalty under Section 190 and Section 191 of the Act. It is, therefore, requested that States may take strict action against the unauthorised fitment of crash guard/bull bar on motor vehicles,” it added.

A court officer pointed out that a vehicle belonging to the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority (TNSLSA) and used by one of the High Court judges alone continued to have the crash guard on it.

“That shall also be removed soon because the Chief Justice is the patron-in-chief of TNSLSA, and therefore, her direction would be equally applicable to the vehicles owned by the authority,” he added.
What it probably means for Team-BHP members in Chennai:

The Chennai police is probably bound to start cracking down on the general public's cars as well very soon! Truth be told, I haven't seen any action taken on them so far.
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