The government’s Ministry of Highways and Road Transport (MORTH) has banned bull-bars on cars and SUVs running on roads of India. The ministry has sent out a letter to the transport commissioners of all the states of the country, urging them to act against those vehicles running bull-bars.
Below are the reasons why Bull-bars are banned by Indian Government:
Bull-Bar is illegal:
Motor Vehicle Act, Section 52 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”.So fitting this accessory through the aftermarket is a crime and can lead to serious penalties.
Bull-Bars may interfere with airbags:
During a crash event, the vehicle’s crash sensor(s) provide crucial information to the airbag electronic controller unit (ECU), including collision type, angle and severity of impact. Bull-bars can also interfere with the working of airbag sensors by upsetting the careful calculations that govern their working. This can cause airbags to deploy at the wrong time during a crash, or even not deploy at all. Both scenarios can be very dangerous to occupants of the vehicle. This is a major reason why many automakers and insurance companies don’t approve bull-bars as accessories.
Dangerous for two-wheeler riders, pedestrians, cyclists:
Bull-bars during a crash, hurt pedestrians, cyclists and two wheeler riders, and even cause death in certain cases.
Damages chasis of a car during big accidents:
If your car met with a big accident, bull-bars not only impact the efficacy of airbags and crumple zones,but also cause the severe damage to both vehicle’s chasis.
If you have a car or SUV equipped with a bull-bar/bull-guard, visit the nearby workshop at http://www.mericar.com/amravati/ or call us on 0875-0000-555 to get it remove at the earlist.
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