Report – India to make Child Restraint System in cars mandatory from Oct 1

Anjan

Anjan Ravi, I'm a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

According to a report on Economic Times, all passenger motor vehicles sold in India on and after October 1, 2014 will be equipped with a provision for the installation of Child Restraint System (CRS). The manufacturer/importer/dealer of the motor vehicle must also provide the guidelines for recommended use and fitment fitment to the buyer.

Child Restraint System
Seen here is a 5-point harness CRS.

A CRS is much like a racing harness found in performance oriented cars. Usually a 5-point harness, the CRS straps over the shoulders and lap of a child to provide greater restraint in the event of a collision.

The CRS harness comes with a child seat, which in turn attaches to car’s seat using ISOFIX mounting points (or to latch located on the seat back). The ISOFIX mounting points are located almost always on the rear seats, as its essential for child seats to not have an airbag in front of them.

VW ISOFIX point
An ISOFIX mounting point is located in the rear seat of a car as its essential for child seats to not face an airbag directly.

According to the report on the newspaper, India will make it mandatory for manufacturers to provide at least 1 ISOFIX mounting point (or a seat harness attachment latch) in a car.

[Image from CarSeatBlog.com]

[Source – Economic Times]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

VW Polo News & Updates

VW Polo dual tone rear view

Sporty dual-tone VW Polo with body stripes spotted on test

2017 VW Polo R-Line at IAA 2017

New VW Polo UK prices announced, bookings open

Brazilian-spec 2017 VW Polo front three quarters

Locally-made 2017 VW Polo launched in Brazil, pre-orders open

VW Polo 7 inch touchscreen

VW Polo updated with new 7-inch touchscreen

2017 VW Polo R-Line at IAA 2017

New VW Polo to launch in early 2018 in South Africa

2018 VW Polo GTI front three quarters at the IAA 2017

2018 VW Polo GTI showcased at IAA 2017 – Live