Over a Quarter of the Car Accidents in Bulgaria are due to Faulty Vehicles
More than 25 per cent of the car crashes in Bulgaria were due to the technical failure of the vehicles, according to an analysis of the Road Safety Institute, presented during a discussion on bad commercial practices in the market for the sale of used cars.
Massive quantity of cars are imported from Italy with damaged engines that have been hit, and subsequently sold. About 80-90 percent of the cars in Gorubliane and other similar carriages have suffered crashes. Every third car has a manipulated mileage, but "slightly fixed and polished" are available to customers who, for the most part, due to incompetence become an easy target for abuse. Many hidden defects of these cars are not announced and buyers are unaware. Unfortunately, the state has no solution to the problem, there is no regulation says Bogdan Milchev, from the Institute for Road Safety, quoted BTA.
Second-hand cars on the market are in a state that seriously endangers traffic safety, said Dimitar Ganev, former head of EA "Automobile Administration". In his words, the lack of regulation by the state leads to unfair relationship between seller and buyer.
According to a European Commission car market research report, 41 per cent of respondents said they had problems up to one year of purchase, 40 per cent a month later, and 25 per cent complained of dishonest commercial practices, announced the Institute for Road Safety.
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