Only 30 per cent of the car models in India will have a three point seat belt for the centre seat at the rear, the rest don’t have
Passenger vehicle makers may ask for more time to install the seat belt reminder alarm feature for rear passenger occupants as it will require "structural changes" to be made to the car.
The reason why the feature cannot be immediately implemented is that the three-point point seat belts are required to be anchored to a structural support, explained an official at a car company. These are usually the pillars of the vehicle chassis. The middle seat at the rear will probably require an anchor on the structure, which in turn would necessitate structural changes and hence testing.
“The seat belt
First Published: Sep 23 2022 | 12:11 AM IST