Sep 20: Now, Government wants to make rear parking sensors mandatory for all vehicles including passenger cars. Rear-view mirrors, as a device, are inadequate, since it leaves a lot of blind spot in the rear, including children or smaller and shorter objects behind the car.

This has proved to be inadequate to help reverse the car. Mirrors were used, when cameras or sensors weren’t widely used. Now with the growth of technology, it feels reasonable to upgrade to make use of the technology to ensure safety.

Although mirrors will still remain, rear parking sensors are soon to be made mandatory for all cars and vehicles by the government. The announcement has already been made by the government to use rear parking sensors or cameras as mandatory equipment.

“Although most cars come equipped with rear view mirrors which are adequate for detecting vehicles behind a car, but they are inadequate on for detecting small children or objects close to the ground, which fall in the car's blind spot. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) will soon issue a notification to make rear view sensors mandatory in all vehicles,” said Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

The Joint Secretary also spoke about the Indian government making the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and CBS (Combined Braking System) mandatory for all two-wheelers in India before April 2019.

In addition, there will also be a speed warning technology that will sound at a beep at 80 km/h and continuous beep exceeding 90 kmph to reduce the number of accidents happening on highways. While Indian car buyers skip safety equipment to cut costs, Damle also made it clear that airbags would be made mandatory as well.

Both automated inspection and fitness certification and automated driving licence will also be brought in, with the former coming in early on October 1, 2018. Damle also stated that Good Samaritans helping accident victims will act as a statement and if required, the statement will be taken in a single examination.

The enforcing official will also have to reach the Good Samaritan in his or her house to take the statement without his or her having to come to the police station. These clauses will be included in the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, said the Joint Secretary.