Transport Ministry will require cars to have lights on in dayThe Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said yesterday that all cars manufactured in Korea starting in July next year will be equipped with a daytime running lamp (DRL) in a bid to reduce car accidents in daylight hours.
The ministry said that it has revised car safety regulations and made DRL mandatory after research showed that it can reduce 19 percent of car accidents.
It also tightened regulations for a supplementary braking system, such as retarder brakes, in large buses in order to prevent accidents while traveling downhill.
In addition, the ministry also set standards for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. It will allow only 1 percent hydrogen concentration in the cabin area and if hydrogen exceeds the 3 percent limit, a fuel valve must be closed.
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