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Traffic law: see the new mandatory items in cars from 2024

Traffic law: see the new mandatory items in cars from 2024

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Due to changes in traffic legislation. Certain safety equipment has become mandatory in new cars sold in Brazil as of January 1, 2024.

According to the Contra decision (National Traffic Council), this obligation should have been in place since 2021, but the federal government moved the deadlines by about three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

paying off:

– Equipment such as stability control, daytime running lights, seat belt alert on the dashboard and side impact testing are now mandatory for the sale of new vehicles in Brazil as of January 1, 2024.

– Contran's decision was approved for the start of 2021, but Anfavea (National Automobile Manufacturers Association) said the difficulties faced by the Covid-19 pandemic would make the deadline unworkable.

– Thus, Contran’s new deadline was extended to January 1, 2024.

– Therefore, all new cars from now on must leave the factory equipped with daytime running lights (DRLs, which do not need to be LEDs and can be conventional lights), stability control (ESC), seat belt alert, and crash testing. Lateral.

– Indicating sudden braking and arrow repeaters on mirrors or fenders also become mandatory.

– For trucks, buses and lorries, the mandatory stability control system will only come into force on January 1, 2025.


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