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Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by pabhishek, May 21, 2014.

  1. pabhishek

    pabhishek Esperto

    Linea T-Jet
    The government has drawn up a set of safety norms for new cars in the country, including mandatory offset frontal crash and side-impact tests, in a move that will make vehicles safer but slightly more expensive.

    High points:

    - This new norm is being christened as Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program.

    - The development comes months after several popular small cars in the country failed in a global crash safety test. More people die in road accidents in India than anywhere else and the country accounts for about 10% all-road accident deaths in the world.

    - The government plans to introduce mandatory crash tests for new cars in a few years for new models.

    - The government is expected to notify the crash test norms within a couple of months. It would be implemented in phases according to plans being worked out by National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP).

    - All the cars currently sold may not meet the norms even after major changes are carried out. Especially the older ones may have to be phased out by manufacturers as the cost to adapt to new norms would be prohibitive and unviable

    Read more here - Cars set to get safer, will get more expensive - The Economic Times
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  2. pv_krish

    pv_krish Regolare

    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Saw this news this morning. At last the government at least has some concerns for our lives.

    Also, these should not be burning the buyers pocket. The duties can be reduced a bit to accommodate these changes.
  3. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Thanks for posting the news pabhishek, that's a very welcome move. :cool
    Lets hope the policies are well implemented and water-tight in the way they are drafted. Surely this is a great news esp. for people who understand and regard safety as the no. one priority. ::T
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  4. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    No compromise in Cars' safety norms says Union Transport Minister

    The government, which is working on legislation to make safety standards more stringent for vehicles, has indicated that it won't relent to auto makers' demand for leeway on implementation of the proposed measures. "All vehicles models, whether economy or luxury, have to follow and comply with safety requirements," road transport minister Nitin Gadkari told reporters at his residence
    on Tuesday. He said the proposed road safety Bill will be discussed in Cabinet by February.

    The government also plans to implement crash safety programme, Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program, by 2016-17 when testing facilities for automobiles will become operational. Cars would have star ratings based on their safety performance.

    Source - http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...s-says-nitin-gadkari/articleshow/45696563.cms

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