RTO may make speed governors must for dumper trucks
The Regional Transport Office (RTO) Dehradun is mulling to install Speed Limiting Devices (SLD) in all registered dumper trucks to curb road accidents in the city. The speed governors would limit the speed of the heavy vehicles to 40kmph.
In October, the city witnessed a series of fatal accidents that involved speeding dumper trucks.
Talking to TOI, Arvind Pandey, assistant regional transport officer (ARTO) Enforcement said, “We have received frequent complaints by concerned residents that dumpers are speeding and driving recklessly. The installation of speed governors was proposed during the district road safety committee meeting held last week.”
In October, five people were crushed to death in a week in separate accidents involving rashly driven dumpers. On October 17, a couple died after a dumper hit their two-wheeler on the Shimla by-pass route. A couple died in Gorakhpur area after being hit by a dumper on October 14. A woman died while her husband was injured after their vehicle was hit by a dumper.