New Delhi. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has taken a big decision to reduce road accidents due to over speeding. New standards for tires have been set. Now the tires in the vehicles will be fitted according to these standards. The ministry has fixed the timings for new and old vehicles. According to the standards in new vehicles, it has been made mandatory to install tires from 1st October. Notification has been issued in this regard.
In the annual road accidents in the country, 85616 road accidents are due to over speeding. In which about 32873 people die. One of the major reasons for this is overheating of tires due to over speeding or slip on braking. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is making constant efforts to reduce road accidents. In view of this, the ministry has fixed two different standard tire rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling sound of tyres. The date line for the implementation of both has also been fixed.
this is the new rule
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification amending Rule 95 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. It mandates rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling sound emission requirements for tires falling to C1 (passenger car), C2 (light truck) and C3 (truck and bus) under Automotive Industry Standard 142:2019. has given. These tires will meet the weight grip requirements and Stage 2 limits of rolling resistance and rolling sound emissions.
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this would be the advantage
The rolling resistance of tires has an impact on fuel efficiency. At the same time, due to wet grip, it promotes the safety of vehicles from getting affected by the braking system of wet tires. Rolling sound emission refers to the sound produced by the contact between the tire and the road surface when in motion. With this new standard, the vehicle will not slip after applying sudden brakes and there will be less chance of overheating and bursting.
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Bus and Car Operators Confederation of India (CMVR) chairman Gurmeet Singh Taneja said that the road transport ministry’s decision will reduce road accidents. Till now the standards of tires were old. Earlier, the speed of vehicles was also not high and the road was not so smooth. But now the roads are smooth with the speed of the vehicles. In such a situation, there is a possibility of the vehicle slipping due to sudden braking and due to the speed, there is a possibility of the tire getting hot and bursting. The new decision of the ministry will reduce the accidents due to over speeding.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : July 01, 2022, 19:11 IST