The change in Brazilian traffic legislation specifies the presence of new mandatory items in cars from 2024 onwards, and therefore they are new vehicles that will be sold in the country from January 1 of this year.
The obligation must already be in force, according to the decision of Contra (National Traffic Council). However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government postponed these changes for a few years.
What are the new mandatory safety features in cars in 2024?
Although the Contran resolution was originally scheduled to begin in 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic created several challenges that made the deadline untenable. In response to these difficulties, Anfavea (National Automobile Manufacturers Association) asked Contran to extend the deadline to meet these requirements, which was then extended to January 1, 2024.
Therefore, the standard that finally entered into force indicates that new cars must have the following safety elements:
- Stability control
- daytime running lights;
- A warning on the dashboard to fasten your seat belt;
- Side impact test;
- Indication of sudden braking. that it
- Stock repeaters on rearview mirrors or fenders.
What are the requirements?
In short, in 2024, all cars must present these mandatory elements to be sold in Brazil. As for daytime running lights (DLR), for example, they do not necessarily need to be LED. Therefore, conventional lamps are sufficient to meet this requirement.
Furthermore, it should be noted that although the changes apply to new cars from this year onwards, the rules are different for trucks, buses and lorries. For these types of vehicles, mandatory stability control will only come into force on January 1, 2025.
Finally, the automotive sector will need to adapt to changes related to new mandatory elements in cars, in order to provide greater safety for drivers and passengers who use these vehicles. This also shows the importance of using technology in this regard.
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