Car crash test shall be mandatory by last quarter of 2017

Friday 02 January 2015, 15:50 PM by

Post a chain of meetings the road transport ministry has announced on its plans to make mandatory standards that shall require new cars to pass a minimum front and side crash test for all new cars sometime from October 2017, whereas for new cars from the existing models, the deadline has been extended to October 2019.

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Car crash test shall be mandatory by last quarter of 2017

As per the new regulations, the front crash test shall be conducted in speeds of about 56 kmph, whereas side crash test would be conducted at speeds of about 50 kmph. The fresh timelines shall be issued by road transport ministry soon. The standards are reportedly based on international norms that shall make vehicles safer for occupants. Even small cheaper cars shall have these minimum safety features.

The government want to give suffient amount of time to car makers in the country to be well equipped to undertake these tests. By the end of 2015 facilities for carrying out tests by placing dummies in front and rear seats shall also be in place.

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