• The government decided to ban older trucks and buses

  • The Ministry has prepared amendments to the law "On road safety", which include limiting the operating life of the car. According to "Kommersant", first of all we are talking about establishing a maximum age for commercial vehicles, which will be 15 years.

    Amendments could enter into force from July 2015. Now the document is at the stage of collecting experts ' suggestions. Ban likely to be introduced gradually, as more than half of the Russian fleet of trucks and buses older than 15-20 years.

    The Ministry of industry and trade, the necessity of the ban argued that the old trucks and buses are now the main threat to road safety. Manufacturers, in turn, believe that the new norm will be most effective to work in conjunction with state programs car recycling.

    According to GAZ group and "AUTOSTAT", almost half of the buses in Russia over 15 years. 57 percent of trucks older than 20 years, and from light commercial vehicles (LCV) 34 percent exceeds 10 years.

    The idea to ban older trucks, buses, LCVs is planned in 2013. Now she returned to including in order to keep shrinking in volume of the Russian market. For eight months of the trucks sales in the country fell by 17.5 percent.


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