Saturday, January 25

Uniform standard for brake usage starting July 1

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SHAH ALAM: The Road Safety Department (RSD) will enforce a uniform standard for brake usage for all types of vehicles in the country, starting on July 1.RSD director-general Datuk Suret Singh said the uniform standard for brake usage was vital as several cases reported earlier, where the brakes of the vehicles had been changed, had faced problems which posed a danger to other road users.

“Usually, the brakes of a new car are fine, but after a few years, they need to be changed.

“Problems occur because there are too many types of brakes sold in the market, some of which are of unknown quality,” he told reporters after attending the RSD-Goodyear Distributors Pledge Signing ceremony, here yesterday.

Hence, he said the standards for brakes in the country would be streamlined for all vehicles including motorcycle, cars, vans and lorries.

Suret said the uniform standard was also vital after a recent research found that some vendors sold the vehicle component at a price as low as RM2.

“Just imagine, with a brake which cost that low, what is the guarantee on safety?” he said.

Suret said through the uniform standard, the authority could also monitor the sales of brakes to ensure that they came with guarantee and safety elements to prevent accidents and fraud. — Bernama