Amazon reportedly asked to remove seatbelt alarm blockers after Cyrus Mistry crash

Amazon reportedly asked to remove seatbelt alarm blockers after Cyrus Mistry crash: Nitin Gadkari, India’s minister of road transport, has requested that Amazon stop selling seatbelt alarm blocks there. After Indian entrepreneur Cyrus Mistry recently killed in a vehicle accident, there seems to be a greater focus on road safety.

Following this accident, it seems that seatbelt alarm blocks and other similar devices, as well as more general road safety problems, have come under attention. Notably, it appears that India does not consider selling metal clips that serve as seatbelt alarm blocks to be against the law.

In a recent interview, Gadkari reportedly mentioned concerns related to road safety. According to reports, he said that metal clips that are available on Amazon could use to fasten seatbelts and stop the alarm from sounding while the car driven.

Gadkari said that the government had instructed Amazon to stop selling these metal clips on its website.

Anyone can purchase such clips on Amazon for as little as 249 rupees. But, according to accounts, Mistry wasn’t buckled up when his vehicle collided.

According to Gadkari, over 150,000 fatalities in India were allegedly a result of vehicle accidents in 2021. Additionally, according to reports, the government also intends to mandate seatbelts for back seats.