The Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989
Section 124. Safety standards of components
Safety devices for drivers, passengers and road users
1[Safety standards of components. 2[(1) The Central Government may, from time to time, specify, by notification in the Official Gazette, the standards or the relevant standards specified by the Bureau of Indian Standards of any part, component or assembly to be used in the manufacture of a vehicle including construction equipment vehicle and the date from which such parts, components or assemblies are to be used in the manufacture of such vehicle and on publication of such notification every manufacturer shall use only such of these parts, components or assemblies in manufacture of the vehicle:]
3[Provided that any notification issued under this sub-rule before the commencement of the Central Motor Vehicles (6th Amendment) Rules,2001, shall not be applicable after such commencement upto and including 4[26th August,2002] in respect of any construction equipment.]
5[(1-A) 6[On and from 1st May,2003], the general requirements of vehicle rear under run protecting device and the technical requirements of vehicle lateral protection side shall be as per IS: 14812-2000 specifications and as per IS: 14682-1999, respectively, as may be amended from time to time:]
7[Provided that the vehicle manufacturers shall ensure the fitment of the rear under run protective device in vehicles of categories N2, N3 and their trailers except special purpose vehicles namely tractors and tippers at their end and lateral under run protective device either at their factory or at their dealer’s end. Vehicle not fitted with such devices shall not be registered under these rules. They shall also ensure to supply necessary kits if the fitment is not done by them in the case of lateral under-run protective device.
Provided further that the rear under run protective device shall also be painted with yellow and white zebra stripes on the entire rear face of the device.]
8[(2) Every manufacturer shall get the prototype of the part, component or subassembly for which standards have been notified, approved from any agency as referred to in rule 126 or the Central Institute of Road Transport, Pune, or in case of compliance with notified Indian Standards from any laboratory duly authorized by the Bureau of Indian Standards. On the basis of such approval, every manufacturer shall also certify compliance with the provisions of this rule in Form 22.]]
9[(3) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, frame a scheme for marking to be affixed on any part or component or assembly to be used in the manufacture of the vehicle and specify the date from which such parts, components or assemblies are to be used in the manufacture of the vehicle.]
1. R. 124 substituted by G.S.R. 338(E), dated 26-3-1993 (w.e.f. 26-3-1993).
2. Sub-R (1) substituted by G.S.R. 116(E), dated 27-2-2002 (w.e.f. 27-8-2002).
3. Inserted by G.S.R. 675(E), dated 17-9-2001 (w.e.f. 17-9-2001).
4. Substituted by G.S.R. 242(E), da ted 28-3-2002, for “31st March,2002” (w.e.f. 28-3-2002).
5. Inserted by G.S.R. 400(E), dated 31-5-2002 (31-5-2002).
6. Substituted by G.S.R. 845(E), dated 27-12-2002, for “On and from 1st January,2003” (w.e.f. 27-12-2002).
7. Provisos inserted by G.S.R. 589(E), dated 16-9-2005 (w.e.f. 16-3-2006).
8. Substituted by G.S.R. 214(E), dated 18-3-1999 (w.e.f. 18-3-1999).
9. Inserted by G.S.R 221(E), dated 28-3-2001 (w.e.f. 28-3-2001).