In Karnataka, pillion seat in two wheelers less than 100cc engine not allowed
Bengaluru : The Karnataka government has decided to not allow pillion seat in two-wheelers with an engine less than 100cc. The two-wheeler manufacturers will have to follow the guidelines if they wish to continue the sale of their vehicles in the state.
A notification to this effect was issued by the Transport Department on October 16 in compliance of the Karnataka Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.
As per new rule, "No pillion seat shall be attached to motorcycle with less than 100 cc engine".
Reason behind removal of pillion seat: The government says that the pillion seat has been removed to prevent pillion riders becoming easy victims of accidents.
As of now, the Transport Department issues ‘type approval certificate’ to manufacturing companies ignoring the Rules 143(3), considering the certificates issued by the authorised vehicle certifying agencies like ARAI and CIRI for 1+1 to the two-wheelers attached pillion rider seat. Now, this can’t be done.
“We have decided not to issue ‘type approval certificates’ to manufacturers that intend to sell two-wheelers with pillion rider in below 100 cc vehicles,” an official said.