‘Buckle up’ as Punjab govt. makes rear seatbelts mandatory from Feb 15
With effect from February 15, Punjab Police Traffic wing will be implementing strict rules which make it mandatory for the passengers of a four-wheeler vehicle to wear seatbelts as well-
It is now mandatory for the passengers sitting in the back seat of the car to wear seat belts as per latest guidelines from Punjab government. The state ADGP Traffic has issued orders to all the SSPs and Police Commissioners. It was stated int the orders that they should make it clear to the in-charges of the traffic education cell, PCR chiefs, in-charges of police stations and posts that they should tell the drivers of the vehicles that whenever they drive the vehicle, they should wear seat belts only and the people sitting in the car should also Sit only with your seat belt on. The order also states that if an officer's gunman also sits on the seat next to the driver, they will also have to wear a seat belt.
With effect from February 15, Punjab Police Traffic wing will be implementing strict rules which make it mandatory for the passengers of a four-wheeler vehicle to wear seatbelts as well. This includes the rear seats of the vehicle as well. Non-compliance could result in a challan of Rs 1000.
Confirming this, Ludhiana's ACP Traffic Charanjeev Lamba said that as per the rules, a challan of Rs 1,000 can be issued for not wearing a seatbelt. He informs that first order of business for the traffic police will make people aware about wearing seat belts. All traffic police employees have been asked to ensure the same. An awareness campaign is set to be arranged in order to achieve this after which challans will be issued to those who do not adhere to the rules.