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Two Wheelers on Indian roads to have ABS and CBS as mandatory from April 2018

Snapshot: According to the draft issued by road ministry, from April 2017, all the new two-wheelers above 125cc should be equipped with ABS and CBS from this month while the existing models must comply with the norm from April 2018.

We can’t deny, Indian roads are among one of the most dangerous roads to drive on. And talking about two-wheelers, around 32,524 people lost their lives on Indian roads last year. While 1.27 lakh people got injured during the road accidents. Well, the good news is like we reported earlier last year, Indian Road Transport Ministry is taking solid steps towards the safety on roads.

The Road Transport Ministry has issued a draft that discloses the month from which safety standards such as anti-lock braking system (ABS) and combined braking system (CBS) will be mandatory on all the two wheelers above 125cc on Indian roads. According to the draft, from April 2017, all the new two-wheelers above 125cc should be equipped with ABS and CBS from this month while the existing models must comply with the norm from April 2018.

ABS is the anti-lock braking system technology that can make difference between life and death of a rider on road. At the times we come across several situations when we have to brake suddenly and that might result in fatal accidents.  ABS prevents the wheels from getting lock at the time of sudden or heavy braking. Presently ABS is only offered in premium motorcycles which starts from 1.3 to 1.5 lakhs. Apart from ABS, CBS is another braking safety technology. In the motorcycles equipped with CBS (Combi-braking system) both of the brakes are applied simultaneously regardless of the brake (front or rear) used. 

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