News take strict action against bull bars & crash guards!

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The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a circular to the state authorities to take action against vehicles with bull bars and crash guards.

The circular highlights the fact that under Section 52 of the Motor Vehicle Act, bull bars are deemed illegal and using similar crash guards on vehicles attract penalties under Section 190 and Section 191 of the Motor Vehicle Act. The ministry has advised state authorities to take strict action against unauthorized fitment of bull bars and crash guards on vehicles.

While bull bars can protect a vehicle's front bumper from scratches, the damage from high impact collisions can be extensive. Furthermore, bull bars can prevent airbags from deploying leading to injuries to occupants. More importantly, bull bars can cause serious injuries to pedestrians and other road users.

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