Recommendations to Curb Overloading of Vehicles in India 2013-01-2766
Overloading is not only a problem for larger goods vehicles, it is equally a problem for smaller vehicles, such as vans, cars and passenger carrying vehicles. Reports indicate that nearly 70% of all traffic on national highways comprise of cargo vehicles while 22% of cargo vehicles are involved in road accidents.
Overloading increases the risk of traffic accidents and causes excessive wear and damage to roads, bridges, pavements etc. This paper specifies in detail the existing Indian Legislation on Overloading, different methods of monitoring, Vehicle Overload Control in other countries and India recommendations to curb Overloading of vehicles.