Carrying A Child On A Bike? Govt Proposes New Safety Rules

New Delhi: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in a draft notification has proposed new safety measures for children travelling on motorcycles.

The draft notification has proposed the following:

* The speed of a motorcycle, carrying a child below four years as pillion, should not exceed 40 kmph.

* The driver must ensure that the child passenger, aged between nine months and four years, must wear a helmet.

* For children below four years, safety harness shall be used for attaching the child to the driver of the motorcycle.

The safety harness is a vest to be worn by the child, which shall be adjustable, with a pair of straps attached to the vest and forming shoulder loops to be worn by the driver, the notification says.

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