Scooter, Motorcycle Owners Will Lose Warranty

Removing rear view mirror banned
Image for reference. Credit- Vishal Ahinave

The Madras High Court handed this beneficial ruling on a PIL initiated by Advocate B Ramkumar Adityen

It is usually seen that some two wheeler riders want to take away rear-view / side-view mirrors of their autos quickly after buy. When requested why they take away, most of them say that by eradicating mirrors their automobile appears to be like extra fashionable. They really feel that this provides to automobile aesthetics. They perhaps proper, however this throws warning to the wind by way of security.

However, following the brand new court docket order, scooter and motorbike house owners who take away the rear view / aspect view mirrors must suppose twice because it might end in lack of guarantee. When assessing statistics of two wheeler accidents, it’s seen that a lot of accidents happen as a result of this issue as riders fail to get a transparent view of the approaching visitors from behind them.

Importance Of Rear View Mirrors

These mirrors play an necessary position in permitting the rider to make a calculated judgment when using a automobile on a public highway. Removal of those put each the rider and different highway customers at excessive threat. It was for this objective {that a} PIL was moved by advocate B Ramkumar Adityan. He said that since these mirrors positioned on each side of the deal with, play such a major position in highway security, that the removing of those ought to end in cancellation of two wheeler guarantee.

In the affidavit, the Petition said that the variety of two wheelers within the state had elevated from 32.14 lakh (8.35 lakh bikes, 5.46 lakh scooters and 18.32 lakh mopeds) in 1999 to 2.49 crore (1.57 crore bikes, 36.59 lakh scooters and 54.74 lakh mopeds) in 2020.

Ola Electric Scooter
Ola Electric Scooter. Image for reference.

As per the Madras High Court order, headed by Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy, the guarantee would stand cancelled for any two wheeler minus the rear view / aspect view mirrors which have been eliminated purely for aesthetic causes. The court docket has additionally issued instructions to the Tamil Nadu Transport Commissioner to go orders to all two wheeler dealerships. They ought to warning consumers by way of guarantee which might be declared null and void in the event that they take away the mirrors after buy.

Vehicle producers must also embody a clause to such impact, the Bench said. Along with the cancellation of guarantee, the petitioner additionally sought a course to impose a superb of Rs 500 on those that journey two-wheelers with out rear-view mirrors and Rs 1,500 on repeat offenders.

The order additionally said that it was on ninth November 2017 that the Madurai Bench had handed the same order. Despite this, two wheeler riders had been being allowed to journey their autos after eradicating the aspect / rear view mirrors. Strict compliance to the order must be adhered to which is in accordance with Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

Related News on TN Road Accidents

Activists urge warning as accidents within the state of Tamil Nadu have seen a major rise for the reason that easing of the lockdown. The state highway security counsel has invited stake holders to debate methods to cut back such highway accidents. Taking the primary 5 months of 2021 under consideration, there have been round 7,200 highway accidents on highways within the state with 55 % involving two wheelers. The State Government has recognized 317 accident spots on the highway and directed native authorities to maintain a vigilant eye on rash and negligent driving.


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