What Is A Bull Bar Good For?

Do bull bars help in an accident?

A review of studies on the safety effect of bull bars published in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention concluded that they “significantly alter the collision dynamics of vehicles, resulting in an increased risk of pedestrian injury and mortality in crashes.”.

Why are bull bars illegal?

As per the Motor Vehicles Act, rule 52, “No owner of a motor vehicle shall so alter the vehicle that the particulars contained in the certificate of registration are at variance with those originally specified by the manufacturer. … So, technically, bull bars mounted on a vehicle are not legal in the first place.

Is rear bumper guard illegal?

However, they have smartly changed the names as off-road bumper, bumper guards, etc. Under Section 52 of the Motor Vehicle Act, bull bars are deemed illegal. Using similar crash guards will attract penalties under Section 190 and Section 191 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

What is purpose of bull bar?

Bull Bars can effectively shield your front end with heavy-duty steel and serve to keep the vehicle operable after a collision. The design of the accessory gives your vehicle a stylish look, but offers real protection dating back to its original purpose.

Do you really need a bull bar?

A bullbar protects the front of the car so if you do collide with an animal then you’ve got a fair chance of driving on. I’ve hit roos at 100km/h but only on cars with bars and aside from the odd broken driving light the car was fine. Ideally, you don’t want to hit anything, but if you do then it’s a bullbar you need.

What is the difference between a bull bar and a nudge bar?

Bull bars and nudge bars have different designs. While a bull bar reaches around the full extent of your vehicles front, a nudge bar only presents a barrier across the front-most area. According to many people, a bull bar appears visually tougher, whereas a nudge bar is a less intrusive accessory.

Vehicles fitted with bars before this date are not affected. The directive insists on a minimum level of protection for pedestrians and that the bars are type-approved for the cars theyre intended to fit. Steel bull bars dont meet these standards and are therefore effectively illegal.

Do bull bars affect mpg?

It certainly won’t increase MPG. But like Macleod said, anything that adds weight and wind resistance will increase MPG.

How much does it cost to install a bull bar?

It usually costs anywhere from $1000-2500 installed. You can also find cheap bullbars on gumtree (usually OEM bars). Installation costs about $300-400.

Bull bars (including; nudge bars, frontal protection, front bars and A-Bars) are legal as long as they are EU compliant. Bull bars fitted to vehicles must not be rigid – as this type of fitment was banned by the EU in 2007.

Why do police cars have bull bars?

Police usage A push bumper or nudge bar is fitted to the chassis of the car and located to augment the front bumper, to allow the car to be used as a battering ram for simple structures or fences, or to push disabled vehicles off the road.

Do bull bars affect insurance?

This means that this A-Bar is fully legal and does not impact on insurance and is approved for the MOT.

Do bull bars cause more damage?

This literature review shows that bull bars do indeed increase the severity of injuries to vulnerable road users in the event of a collision and highlights the need for current traffic safety policies to reflect the safety concerns surrounding the use of bull bars.

Are bull bars illegal?

It is not illegal for vehicles to be fitted with bull bars, but the Department for Transport doesn’t recommend it unless it has been shown that they don’t pose an additional risk of injury to other road users.

Do bull bars affect airbags?

Airbags are deployed with acceleration/deceleration sensors. If the cars slows too fast (like 40-0 in 4 feet, significant g forces) they trigger the bags. After market bumpers and bull bars shouldn’t affect the airbag sensors one bit!