The Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways have declared the fitting of a bull Guard upon any vehicle in the country to be illegal under Section 52 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Ministry has thus asked the states to implement the act and fine those who disobey it as the state finds appropriate. Sourced by Motorrep.
The act is issued in order to safeguard and protect the pedestrians as well as occupants of the car in case of an accident.
The Bull Guards sometimes uplift the look of the car but the main reason many people opt for it is the security it provides. But, in fact, it was found that instead of protecting the car against accidents or dents, they compromised on the security features of the car. The installation of a Bull Guards can delay, or in some case even obstruct, the sensors connected to airbags. In such a case, the airbags will not open at the right time which may result in fatalities.
The safety of pedestrians is also hugely compromised by Bull Guards. While cars are designed with pedestrian safety in minds, the addition of Bull Guards offsets the implemented safety protocols.
The return of Bull Guards may not be possible is confirmed by The Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways , at least not until some safety protocols are developed and followed.