Import restrictions on right-hand drive vehicles to be developed

Politics
en_khaliun@montsame.mn
2017-01-12 11:01:40

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ During the cabinet meeting on January 11, Minister of Road and Transport Development D.Ganbat introduced a decision about import restrictions on right-hand drive vehicles used more than 6 years.

As Mongolia has a standard of right-hand traffic, all regulations related to Mongolia’s traffic are designed for vehicles with steering wheel on the left. It means that all laws, rules, standards and road traffic safety regulators will be in correspondence to the left-hand side cars. However, imports of vehicles with right-side drive to Mongolia have increased in the past decade.

According to studies, nearly 48 percent of all vehicles in Mongolia and nearly 55 percent of all cars in Ulaanbaatar have steering wheels on the right side.

In 2015, some 41,064 traffic-related accidents occurred, 64.4 percent of which were involved by vehicles with steering wheels on the right side.

Obligations were given to D.Ganbat, Minister of Road and Transport Development to develop a concrete proposal related to import restrictions on right-hand drive vehicles that are used more than 6 years.