Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road, Transport and Highway officially announced during 58th SIAM annual meeting that speed governors on CVs will be scrapped

In May 2017, the government announced that all commercial vehicles must be fitted with speed governors, but the CV sector didn’t welcome the move of ministry. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road, Transport and Highway (MoRTH) officially announced during 58th SIAM annual meeting last week that speed governors on CVs will be scrapped.

But the minister didn’t announce the time frame in which the new rule will come in to effect as government need to make changes for Central Motor Vehicle Rules, until then the current rules will continue as top speed of bus and taxi will be 80 kph, 60 kph for trucks, while school bus and three wheelers maximum speed is 40 kph.

Even though the speed governors system was very good as it restricts the speed of commercial vehicles in roads and thus reducing the number of accidents. The new rule might not be good for common people as the majority of incidents in highways are caused by speeding trucks.

The central government has already made it mandatory for all passenger cars to come with dual airbags at the front along with ABS and reverse parking sensors as mandatory from next year onwards along with speed warning in which a single beep at 80 kph and continues beep once speed cross 120 kph.

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This system is connected with parking sensors and people won’t be able to turn it off as drivers will be forced to decrease speed. Apart from this, new vehicles will also come with seat belt reminder which is again a great initiative as it is one of the basic safety systems to save the life in an accident.

The minister also announced that government is planning to introduce radar-based driver system in India from 2022 as it includes electronic stability control, auto emergency braking system, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control and anti-lock brakes along with blind spot monitoring system is also under consideration.