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Consumer VOICE organising a Car Safety workshop

Consumer VOICE,in collaboration with its state partner Citizen Awareness Grouporganized a  workshop on Car Safety at Press Club in Chandigarh on June, 21, 2017.

The main objective of the programme is to spread a message that safer cars are needed on Indian roads to save the precious lives. Car safety issues were deliberated during the workshop to make consumers aware of different car safety aspects including basic standards and requirements.

Commenting on the subject, Shri Hemant Upadhyay, advisor IT, VOICE said, “India is World’s sixth largest Car Market and 2.03 million passenger cars are sold in India as per last year’s data. India has been witnessing a spurt in road accidents resulting in the largest number of road deaths and injuries.  One of the major reasons behind high causalities in road accidents in the lack of safety features in Indian cars, specially the basic models which sell the most”.

Emphasizing on the need of safety features in the car the representative from Traffic Police, Chandigarh Shri Rajinder Singh, Head Constable, gave various tips on road safety. Besides local car dealers includedGunam Singh General Manager Maruti, Chandigarh Sandeep Deewan and Munish Bansal talked about what should customers looks in car which can save their precious lives in case of any untoward incident.

Shri SurinderVerma,Chairman , Citizen Awareness Group, said, “While buying a car consumers should give preference to safety features not, just its looks, price and other luxuries. Moreover, no real urgency is shown by car manufacturers to incorporate safety features.The event also highlighted the  proposed government regulations to make some of these features mandatory for new cars from 1st October 2017 and for all cars by 1st October 2018”.The workshop marked the presence of people from civil societies, students, lawyers, media etc.

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