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Assam Bans Small Car Which Fail Crash Test, 140 Models Affected

Discussion in 'Safety First!' started by rahulvfx, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. rahulvfx

    rahulvfx Amatore

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  2. prabhjot

    prabhjot Esperto

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    @rahulvfx

    Excellent. Thanks for this important news-link!

    However....let us now observe how the necessary changes in government regulations, laws and in the marketplace, it culture, and in firms' behaviour does NOT alter one bit, as this movement (a mere first step) is sabotaged, even as pretences and fake-appearances and 'look busy' on the safety-and-regulatory-front are maintained by the Union transport minister (and the PMO) downwards.

    Why? No one really gives a shit, least of all those who piously declare they buy cars because it is 'safe' to travel in them. Meanwhile, the autocompany lobby, allied as it is with several other lobbies (transporters, neta-s, political parties, traffic police, private (shared) cab mafia, car dealers and (work)shops.....will rule, while the biggest lobby of all: the Great Indian Middle Class car buying Public, bats barely an eyelid.

    Sigh.
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  3. MakeTheMove

    MakeTheMove Regolare

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    Thanks for sharing this news here. Actually news should be
    Assam Bans Small Car Which Fail Crash Test, 140 Models Affected.

    As reported on link here http://www.business-standard.com/ar...-test-140-models-affected-115082000554_1.html this seems to be appropriate title for the thread.

    "Automobile world in Assam came to a stop as High Court banned the launch and sale of small cars that do not meet the safety norms. This was done in response to a petition that sought to make vehicles on the road safer. Assam is the largest automobile market in North-East India and will be greatly affected by this decision. Big players like Maruti,Hyundai and Honda will be the ones suffering most, as the registration of their popular models like Swift, Alto, i10, EON and Jazz has been stopped by the order of Gauhati High Court. This does not affect the SUVs and MPVs which are strong enough to absorb the front impact.

    The petitioners emphasized that crash test like the Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) should apply to cars sold in Assam too because the state is a mountainous region and is more prone to accidents and hence, requires a higher safety standard which should be applied to the vehicles in the region. Agreeing with the argument, the High Court on June 26 banned about 140 models by all manufacturers which did not meet the crash-test norms. The next hearing in the case is coming up on August 27.

    Automakers in India are supposed to meet frontal crash test norms. Last year NCAP conducted the frontal offset crash test which studies the impact on a smaller area of the front portion of a vehicle and is tougher than the frontal crash test. Many cars in our country like Maruti Alto, Hyundai i10, Ford Figo and Datsun Go failed these tests which are a standard in developed markets. India is yet to see such a strict policy on vehicular safety.

    The court in the interim order said "The Centre is directed not to permit the auto manufacturers to release and sell the small four-wheelers with a mass up to 1,500 kg and quadricycles without putting them to crash test and emission test. As a response, transport authorities in Assam have asked dealers not to sell any vehicle which does not meet the crash-test norms. This has resulted in a ban on new vehicle registration in Assam.


    Car companies are disquiet by this order and are making their case one by one through the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). Names like Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki, Toyota and Honda have all agreed to having been facing problems after the court order.

    Manufacturers claim that their products meet the Indian norms of frontal crash test, also known as the steering impact test. And that the more harsh frontal offset crash tests should only apply from 2017 when they can be successfully conducted in India. They also claim that there is no case for stopping sale and registration of cars as they meet all the mandated frontal crash test norms. There is ambiguity on global crash norms that are currently not applicable in India.

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    @Mods, please change the thread title appropriately.
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  4. Turbothinghy

    Turbothinghy Superiore

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    This news link can break a person's heart who would have invested around 9-10 lacs on the much hyped Honda Jazz.
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  5. Ganges

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    All crash test videos has an Airbag and in india most of the variants are based upon with airbag options.Is this move is to mandate airbag for all the variants ? if that's the case all the non airbag variants should be banned.Agreed upto the crash test, atleast consider the inside cabin too,without airbag and bang on steering wheel person can die.Lot of things should have been considered before taking this action.Still hating the ban of window glass films on cars.
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    Turbothinghy Superiore

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    But cars like Datsun Go, even with airbags would fail the crash test, thanks to the horribly solid built :p
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  7. Ganges

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    thats the way we should call "Crash Test" , all non airbag variants should be banned.The rules should be stringent when it comes to Safety.
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  8. maverickdev

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    Indian norms = no norms = कुछ भी चलेगा
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  9. punto11

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    one of my friends is in the process of buying a punto evo dynamic in guwahati. He visited the dealer today and according to them fiat and volkswagen are not affected by the ban.
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  10. kk27

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    Hey guys lets spread this news like Fire.

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