It has been proposed to make rear seat belt alarms mandatory for car manufacturers by India’s road transport ministry.
As announced in the notification, the public has until October 5 to comment on draft rules.
In the wake of Cyrus Mistry’s death in a car accident, India is considering enforcing rear seatbelt use.
Local media reported that he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt in the rear seat.
Last year, the World Bank reported that one person dies in a road accident every four minutes in India.
Despite being mandatory for all occupants in a car in India, the world’s fourth-largest auto market, to wear seat belts, passengers at the back seldom do, and enforcement is lax.