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Old 1st January 2019, 16:52   #61
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You need to see what they do in Australia.

Attaching an image of the commonly used Bullbar on Holdens and Ford Utes in rural Australia.

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Feeling happy after averting a person from installing a bull bar to his brand new MS Dzire. Was in a car accessories shop for a noodle mat and found this DZire owner adding seat covers and AHU. Explained him on the disadvantages of having a bull bar both ends and how easy it is to get his bumper painted.
Added some masala that, he is transforming his car to look like a OLA cab by adding those.
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Old 22nd January 2021, 10:36   #63
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Originally Posted by sparky@home View Post

The government has also highlighted that dealers who sell/import cars fitted with bullbars will also be penalized if such vehicles are found to be running on Indian roads with these illegal accessories. Dealers who sell cars fitted with bullbars will also be penalized with a fine of Rs. 5,000.

The Section 190 of the Indian Motor Vehicle Act deals with owners using bullbars on cars and SUVs.

Both these sections need to be read with the Section 52 of the Motor Vehicle Act, which states that,
No owner of a motor vehicle shall so alter the vehicle that the particulars contained in the certificate of registration are at variance with those originally specified by the manufacturer.
As bull-bars are not fitted at the factory by car makers, and are not homologated, they are considered to be an illegal modification unless explicitly endorsed by the RTO on the registration certificate (RC) of the modified vehicle. Notably, bull-bars have always been illegal going by the wording of the Section 52 of the Motor Vehicle Act, which has been in place for many decades now.
So wouldn't sections 190 and 52 apply for government officials and cops? Are they above the 'legal' system? I don't see any clause in the sections that permit government and cop cars from using these illegal and third party bull bars.

In the U.S, Australia and some parts of U.K, cops use bull bars on their cars to protect the cars and themselves from wild animals on highways, rural roads and also to perform PIT maneuver (pursuit intervention technique) and TVI (tactical vehicle intervention) during high speed pursuits. I don't understand why cops in India installed these on their cars when they neither involve in high speed pursuits nor they would take these city police vehicles to rural districts, these vehicles are also very sedately driven

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