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India proposes 6 mandatory airbags in all new passenger cars in bid to reduce fatalities

India, which has among the world’s deadliest roads, on Saturday proposed mandating at least six airbags in all passenger cars manufactured from October 1.The government wants carmakers to provide two side airbags and two curtain airbags, to protect those seated in the rear seats, in addition to the already required two airbags for all vehicles.The side airbags are to “help mitigate primarily torso injury” during a side crash, while the curtain airbags would “deploy in a side impact crash or… ...

India, which has among the world’s deadliest roads, on Saturday proposed mandating at least six airbags in all passenger cars manufactured from October 1.The government wants carmakers to provide two side airbags and two curtain airbags, to protect those seated in the rear seats, in addition to the already required two airbags for all vehicles.The side airbags are to “help mitigate primarily torso injury” during a side crash, while the curtain airbags would “deploy in a side impact crash or…

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