No audit on LPG cars too risky, chamber says
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsThe Transportation Ministry has issued a notice canceling an obligation to receive a document of gas impermeability for vehicles running on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), leading to warnings this would raise life threats and material risks in traffic.
“Let it be known that the cancellation of the requirement [to obtain …] the impermeability report, which was for increasing the safety in 3.5 million LPG vehicles, will cause perilous consequences regarding security of life and property,” Ali Ekber Çakar, the head of the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers of Turkey, said yesterday in a press release, citing the ministry notice that has turned the absence of the report from a “gross fault” to a “slight fault.”
The new regulation has led to a dramatic decrease in impermeability tests since the beginning of January, he said. Removing the report means removing safety, said Selat Metin, general manager of Gasitaly, a firm active in converting vehicles to LPG. k HDN