Headlines 13/01/2021 17:33 CH

New regulations on providing fire safety equipment for road vehicles are now ready to take effect

Thảo Trần

The Ministry of Public Security promulgates the Circular No. 148/2020/TT-BCA amending the Circular No. 57/2015/TT-BCA providing instructions about fire safety equipment mounted on road vehicles, including:

- Motor vehicles with 4 and 9 seats do not need to be equipped with fire extinguishers.

(Circular No. 57 regulates that motor vehicles with 4-9 seats must be equipped with 01 under-4kg dry powder extinguisher or under-5 liter foam fire extinguisher or under-5 liter water additive fire extinguisher or under-4kg CO2 fire extinguisher).

- Motor vehicles with more than 9 seats, passenger trailers or semi-trailers towed by motor vehicles, and tractors, must be equipped with:  

+ Handheld powder fire extinguishers or handheld CO2 fire extinguishers or handheld water fire extinguishers;

+ Handheld flashlight lamps.

Notes: Quantity and weight of fire extinguishers will depend on the number of passenger seats of vehicles detailed in Appendix I to the Circular No. 148.  

Circular No. 148/2020/TT-BCA is entering into force as of February 20, 2021.

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