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Council Directive of 24 June 1980 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the operating space, access to the driving position and the doors and windows of wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors (80/720/EEC) (repealed)

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III.Doors, windows and emergency exitsU.K.+E.U.

III.1.The devices operating the doors and windows must be designed and installed in such a way that they neither constitute a danger to the driver nor impede him while driving.U.K.+E.U.

III.2.The opening angle of the door must permit entry and exit without danger.U.K.+E.U.

III.3.Ventilation windows [F1if any]must be easily adjustable.U.K.+E.U.

F2III.4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

III.5.Two-door cabs must have one extra exit constituting an emergency exit.U.K.+E.U.

Single-door cabs must have two extra exits constituting emergency exits.

Each of the three exits must be on a different cab wall (the term ‘wall’ may include the roof). Windscreens and side, rear and roof windows may be regarded as emergency exits if provision is made to open them [F1or to move them]quickly from inside the cab.

The surrounds of emergency exits must present no danger on exit.

Emergency exits must have the minimum dimensions required to circumscribe an ellipse with a minor axis of 440 mm and a major axis of 640 mm.

[F3Any window of sufficient size may be designated as an emergency exit if they are made of breakable glass and can be broken with a tool provided in the cab for that purpose. Glass referred to in Appendices 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Annex III B to Council Directive 89/173/EEC (1) is not considered to be breakable glass for the purpose of this Directive.]

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