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CGSI to hold workshop on cars, roads and consumer safety

India is world’s sixth largest car market and 2.03 million passenger cars were sold in the country as per last year’s data. Recently, several car crashes and deaths have occurred due to rough driving and in order to prevent that Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI) has organized a workshop on cars, roads and consumer safety on 31st July 2016 between 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the Rotary Service Centre, Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz (W).

When the world is gearing up for fully automated self-driven cars, most of the cars sold in India lack basic safety features like air bags, antilock braking systems (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC) etc. Due to absence of strict safety regulations and testing procedures like Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP), car manufactures design their cars in India without essential car safety features in the name of cost cutting. Recently when some of popular cars in India were tested on NCAP standards and out of five four failed badly.

On this occasion, Dr. M S Kamath, Hon. Secretary, CGSI stated, “India has been witnessing very high rate of road accidents resulting in the largest number of road deaths and injuries in the world. Approximately, 1,374 crashes and 400 deaths take place every day on Indian roads. One of the major reason behind high causalities in road accidents is the lack of safety features in Indian cars which have been criticized as being insufficient and ineffective compared to developed countries. This workshop will educate the consumers and help them become more cautious”.

This workshop is a part of global campaign by Consumer International to demand for safer cars for consumers. The consumer demand for safer cars will push for better safety regulation and standards in India at par with global safety standards.

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