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ABS must for old & unsold two-wheelers from April 1 in Pune


Pune, March 27, 2019 : Two-wheeler dealers will have to confirm installation of anti-lock braking system (ABS) on new model as well as old but unsold models from April 1. Directions in this regard have been issued by the Pune regional transport office (RTO).

ABS is a safety Anti-Skid Braking System used in different kinds of vehicles, including aircraft. It operates by preventing the wheels from locking up during braking, thereby, maintaining tractive contact with the road surface.

“The system is already present in the new models of two-wheelers. However, the dealers also sell old model vehicles, which don’t have the system. From April 1, it will be mandatory for the manufacturers to ensure that these old but unsold vehicles also have the system,” an RTO official said.

Guidelines relating to ABS have been issued by the office of transport commissioner. “There are many people who are interested in buying unsold old edition two-wheelers from dealers. The dealers will have to confirm that these two-wheelers have the system in place. Checks will be conducted to ensure compliance,” the official said.

The RTO (Regional Transport Office) also said no new vehicles will be registered with RTO if they did not have the high-security registration plates (HSRP) from April 1 onwards. 

Prior, the officials had said it would be the only responsibility of the manufacturers of all kinds of vehicles to ensure that the vehicles purchased after April 1 next year came equipped with these plates. “The manufacturer of the vehicles will have to get these plates from authorized vendors,” the official said.

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