Mandatory: Airbag, speed alert, parking sensor in cars from 2019; Audio alert if you cross 80 Kmph speed

All cars manufactured after July 1, 2019, will have to be equipped with airbags, seat-belt reminders, alert systems for speeds beyond 80kmph, reverse parking alerts, as well as manual override over the central locking system for emergencies .

Plus, not just this. All new cars will be fitted with audio alerts when the speed crosses 80 kmph.
“The new cars will be fitted with a system that issues audio alerts when the speed crosses 80kmph. The alert will be sharper when the vehicle crosses 100kmph, and non-stop when it’s over 120 kmph,” said a transport ministry official (via).

Road Accidents in India

India witnessed 17 deaths and 55 road accidents every hour in 2016, one of the highest in the world, according to Union road transport and highways ministry.

  • 16 children die on Indian roads daily.
  • 5 lives end on Delhiā€™s roads everyday.
  • There is 1 death every 4 minutes due to a road accident in India.

Many of them could be avoided just by wearing helmets and seat belts.

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