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Old 30th June 2014, 15:57   #76
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It's a welcome move by the authorities, however, they should also consider phasing-out commercial vehicles more than 10 yrs old and make yearly health checks for commercial vehicles absolutely stringent to ensure only road-worthy vehicles actually ply on the roads. Seems to be a far-fetched idea however I feel it is important!!
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A welcome move.One important thing that I have observed in commercial vehicles is the use of Bald tires or tires with worn threads. These are observed mostly in city water tankers, short distance buses, pick-ups, dumpers and LCV's. Something should be done by the authorities driving with such tires poses a risk to the driver/occupants as well as other road users.
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In a bid to reduce the number of accidents on our roads caused due to over-speeding trucks and buses, the Government of India is planning to make it mandatory for new commercial vehicles to be fitted with speed limiting devices. The limiter will restrict the vehicles' speed to less than 80 kph.

The speed governors will have to be fitted on the vehicles manufactured on or after October 1, 2014 either in the manufacturing stage or dealership stage. This provision is not likely to be applicable to two-wheelers, three-wheelers, quadricycles, four-wheelers with a passenger seating capacity of less than eight, fire tenders, ambulances and police vehicles.

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A welcome move indeed.

However, the safety features is a non negotiable rule and ABS/EBD with at least 02 air bags should also be made mandatory for Passenger vehicles as well.
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IMO, they should enforce the speed limit into the ECU. Any external device will almost certainly lead to tampering and rendering it useless
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Looking at this, it appears pickup trucks are exempt(seating capacity less than 8).
So are commercial vehicles like Sumo Taxi etc.,
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A welcome move, but hope the manufactures install equipment which are tramper proof.

Also really like the addition of ABS from 2015, Now only if there is a way to teach all in India Lane Discipline our highways will be a safer place, so will city driving.
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Some time ago I had heard that the buses and trucks were fitted with speed limiters. But even after that people saw buses and trucks both speeding much above their speed limits. Later, read in new papers that these speed governors could be easily by-passed and that is being done. And to some extent, the bus/truck owner-cop tie helps the equation to their advantage.

If the normal people are taking the burden of these over speeding vehicles, how come they go unnoticed by the cops who are witnessing them, the same way we do, every single day. When there is such a breakdown in the system enforcing a rule effectively is next to impossible. Like Sagarpadaki mentioned above these things should be mapped into the ECU or some way which cannot be easily by-passed.

ABS on the other hand is a very welcome move. No one needs to by-pass anything and ABS would do its job when it is required to. That's a good thing.
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This is really a very welcome move. Thanks heavens, now we will have those monstrous volvos and merc buses running at sane speeds on highways.
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IMO, they should enforce the speed limit into the ECU. Any external device will almost certainly lead to tampering and rendering it useless
All electronic engines will have speed limitation through their ECU only. That's the most cost effective solution. Even now all school buses are speed limited and is done through ECU for electronic engines. Only for mechanical engines there will be additional speed limiting device connection FIP at one end and accelerator at other end.
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All trucks and buses manufactured from April 1, 2015 will be equipped with ABS.

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I hope that once ABS is part of original setup, it stays and functions throughout the useful life of commercial vehicles and not that some roadside jugad is made to bypass and make the brakes function without it once it goes kaput to save couple of thousand rupees by the fleet owners.

A welcome move by the authorities.

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On a little serious note, is that really being implemented ??
Yes. See here:
Mandatory ABS for Commercial Vehicles in India from midnight
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The bus body code has come into effect in India from April 1, 2015.

Issued by the office of Ministry of Road and Transport Highways , the Bus Body Code enlists guidelines to manufacturers of bus bodies. The new direction will ensure that buses will maintain a standard with respect to the design, passenger legroom, materials used for construction. The Bus Body code also mandates the incorporation of ABS.

Bus Body Code comes into effect Volvo fully compliant and ready!

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Volvo has announced that it welcomes the new rules that could help reduce the growing number of fatalities on our roads. The company adds that its buses already conform to the Bus Body Code and its buses come with ABS.
http://overdrive.in/news/volvo-says-...code-in-india/
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