The Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989
Section 123. Safety devices in motor cycle
Safety devices for drivers, passengers and road users
No motor cycle, 1[which has provision for pillion rider] shall be constructed without provision for a permanent hand grip on the side or behind the driver’s seat and a foot rest and a protective device covering not less than half of the rear wheel so as to prevent the clothes of the person sitting on the pillion from being entangled in the wheel:
2[Provided that on and from 1st January,2003, the pillion hand holds shall be governed by IS: 14495-1998 specifications, as may be amended from time to time.]
1. Inserted by G.S.R. 338(E), dated 26-3-1993 (w.e.f. 26-3-1993).
2. Inserted by G.S.R. 400(E), dated 31-5-2002 (w.e.f. 31-5-2002).