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Directive 2006/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive 2006/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures

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ANNEX IVINDICATIVE VEHICLE CLASS DETERMINATION

The vehicle classes are defined by the table below.

Vehicles are classed in subcategories 0, I, II and III according to the damage they cause to the road surface, in ascending order (Class III is thus the category causing most damage to road infrastructure). The damage increases exponentially with the increase in axle weight.

All motor vehicles and vehicle combinations of a maximum permissible laden weight below 7,5 tonnes belong to damage class 0.

Motor vehiclesU.K.+E.U.

a

Suspension recognised as equivalent according to the definition in Annex II to Council Directive 96/53/EC of 25 July 1996 laying down for certain road vehicles circulating within the Community the maximum authorised dimensions in national and international traffic and the maximum authorised weights in international traffic (OJ L 235, 17.9.1996, p. 59). Directive as last amended by Directive 2002/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 67, 9.3.2002, p. 47).

Driving axles with air suspension or recognised equivalentaOther driving axle suspension systemsDamage class
Number of axles and maximum permissible gross laden weight (in tonnes)Number of axles and maximum permissible gross laden weight (in tonnes)
Not less thanLess thanNot less thanLess than
Two axles

7,5

12

13

14

15

12

13

14

15

18

7,5

12

13

14

15

12

13

14

15

18

I
Three axles

15

17

19

21

23

25

17

19

21

23

25

26

15

17

19

21

17

19

21

23

23

25

25

26

II
Four axles

23

25

27

25

27

29

23

25

25

27

I

27

29

31

29

31

32

II

29

31

31

32

Vehicle combinations (articulated vehicles and road trains)U.K.+E.U.

Driving axles with air suspension or recognised as equivalentOther driving axle suspension systemsDamage class
Number of axles and maximum permissible gross laden weight (in tonnes)Number of axles and maximum permissible gross laden weight (in tonnes)
Not less thanLess thanNot less thanLess than
2 + 1 axles

7,5

12

14

16

18

20

22

23

25

12

14

16

18

20

22

23

25

28

7,5

12

14

16

18

20

22

23

25

12

14

16

18

20

22

23

25

28

I
2 + 2 axles

23

25

26

28

25

26

28

29

23

25

26

28

25

26

28

29

29312931II
31333133

33

36

36

38

3336III
2 + 3 axlesII

36

38

38

40

3638
3840III
3 + 2 axlesII

36

38

38

40

3638

38

40

40

44

III
4044
3 + 3 axles

36

38

38

40

3638I
3840II
40444044

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