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IRU Position on fire mitigation in vehicles - 2011

The IRU supports any initiative that can help diminish fire, or effectively reduce road accidents by targeting their main cause. The IRU and its Members are in favour of at source installation of fire detection systems and smoke detection systems in engine compartments and interior compartments respectively. Periodical vehicle inspections can mitigate fire risks and mechanical problems and would promote an improved level of safety and compliance in the road transport sector, while the correct maintenance of all mechanical components of coaches and buses can considerably diminish any risk of fire. The pre/post trip inspection list provided by the IRU checklist against fire can prevent coach and bus fires. The checklist should be carefully communicated to all drivers and disseminated to all concerned bodies of the passenger transport sector.

Published on: 26/10/2011 - 16:16
Author: IRU
Type of document: Policy documents
Category: Decarbonisation, Knowledge, Road safety
Region: Global
Size: 2 pages