Earlier, we informed you that the Indian Government to make it mandatory to have rear parking sensors in all new vehicles and now soon, all the cars will come loaded with the overspeeding warning system and Airbags, while the roads will get some cameras installed too, to check rash drivers. In a bid to curb accidents, an official told PTI that an audio alert system will be made mandatory in vehicles to check overspeeding.
It will get active as soon the speed limit crosses a speed of 80kmph, a single beep will alert the driver about it and in case, the speed crosses a margin of another 10kmph, i.e., 90kmph a continuous alert beep will make it aware to the driver as well as the passenger that the speed is exceeding the speed limit.
The official also said that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved it and file has further gone to the legal department for its vetting and once the file is through, the department will notify it within fortnight. Apart from this, the government will also install cameras to keep a check over the overspeeding vehicles with an addition of another crucial step of making airbags in cars.
In a Survey in 2015, the data reveal that 77 percent of the fault is accounted by the driver and a recent report also says “drivers exceeding lawful speed or overspeeding accounted for a share of 62.2 per cent and 61 per cent of accidents caused or people killed due to drivers fault.” This data also showed that regular licences owners were involved in 79 percent of about 5 lakh road accidents in which 1.46 lakh people died.
Earlier, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Mr Nitin Gadkari that to keep a check on errant drivers, highways will get cameras installed to monitor the speed of on going vehicles and the violators will be imposed with strict penalties. The proposed Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016 proposes a heavy penalties for the violators of traffic norms that will include penalties ranging between Rs 1,000 – Rs 4,000 for overspeeding.