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1984 No. 981

ROAD TRAFFIC

The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Great Britain) Regulations 1984

Made

10th July 1984

Laid before Parliament

30th July 1984

Coming into Operation

21st August 1984

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 47(1), 49, 50(1), 51(1) and 52(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1972(1) now vested in him(2) and of all other enabling powers, and after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with the provisions of section 199(2) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Commencement and citation

1.  These Regulations shall come into operation on 21st August 1984 and may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Great Britain) Regulations 1984.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

the Construction and Use Regulations” means the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1978(3) ;

appropriate information document

(i)

in relation to a vehicle subject to type approval requirements and in respect of which an application for a type approval certificate is made, means a document in the form set out in Part I of Schedule 2;

(ii)

in relation to a vehicle subject to type approval requirements and in respect of which an application for a Minister's approval certificate is made, means a document in the form set out in Part II of Schedule 2; and

(iii)

in relation to a vehicle part subject to type approval requirements means a document in the form set out in Part III of Schedule 2;

dual-purpose vehicle” means a vehicle constructed or adapted for the carriage both of passengers and of goods or burden of any description, being a vehicle of which the unladen weight does not exceed 2040 kilograms, and which satisfies the following conditions as to construction, namely:—

(a)

the vehicle must be permanently fitted with a rigid roof, with or without a sliding panel;

(b)

the area of the vehicle to the rear of the driver's seat must—

(i)

be permanently fitted with at least one row of transverse seats (fixed or folding) for two or more passengers and those seats must be properly sprung or cushioned and provided with upholstered back-rests, attached either to the seats or to a side or the floor of the vehicle; and

(ii)

be lit on each side and at the rear by a window or windows of glass or other transparent material having an area or aggregate area of not less than 1850 square centimetres on each side and not less than 770 square centimetres at the rear; and

(c)

the distance between the rearmost part of the steering wheel and the back-rests of the row of transverse seats satisfying the requirements specified in sub-paragraph (b)(i) above or, if there is more than one such row of seats, the distance between the rearmost part of the steering wheel and the back-rests of the rearmost such row must, when the seats are ready for use, be not less than one-third of the distance between the rearmost part of the steering wheel and the rearmost part of the floor of the vehicle;

ECE Regulation” means a Regulation annexed to the Agreement concerning the adoption of uniform conditions of approval for motor vehicle equipment and parts and reciprocal recognition thereof concluded at Geneva on 2nd March 1958(4) as amended(5) to which the United Kingdom is a party(6) ;

maximum gross weight” means, in relation to a vehicle, the weight which it is designed or adapted not to exceed when in normal use and travelling on a road laden;

motor ambulance” means a motor vehicle which is specially designed and constructed (and not merely adapted) for carrying, as equipment permanently fixed to the vehicle, equipment used for medical, dental or other health purposes and is used primarily for the carriage of persons suffering from illness, injury or disability;

motor caravan” means a motor vehicle which is constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers and their effects and which contains, as permanently installed equipment, the facilities which are reasonably necessary for enabling the vehicle to provide mobile living accommodation for its users;

the prescribed fee”, in relation to any matter provided for in these Regulations, means the fee prescribed for such matter in regulation under section 50(1);

the prescribed type approval requirements”, in relation to a vehicle or a vehicle part subject to type approval requirements, means the type approval requirements prescribed therefor by these Regulations;

the type approval requirements” means the requirements with respect to the design, construction, equipment or marking of vehicles or vehicle parts which—

(a)

relate to the items numbered in column (1) and listed in column (2) of Schedule 1, and

(b)

are contained in instruments or other documents, and consist of the requirements, specified against each such item in column (3) of Schedule 1; and

vehicle subject to type approval requirements” and “vehicle part subject to type approval requirementshave the meanings given to those expressions in Regulation 4.

(2) A reference in these Regulations to a vehicle in category M1 is a reference to a vehicle described as M1 in Council Directive 71/320/EEC of 26th July 1971(7) and in ECE Regulation 13 of 29th May 1969, and a reference in these Regulations to a vehicle in category L5 is a reference to a vehicle described as L5 in ECE Regulation 13 of 29th May 1969.

(3) For the purposes of these Regulations—

(a)a motor vehicle is to be regarded as being manufactured on or after a particular date if it is first assembled on or after that date, even if it includes one or more parts which were manufactured before that date, and

(b)the provisions of Regulation 3(2) of the Construction and Use Regulations shall apply for determining when a motor vehicle is first used.

(4) Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in these Regulations to—

(a)a numbered Regulation or Schedule is a reference to the Regulation of or Schedule to these Regulations bearing that number, and

(b)a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph bearing that number in the Regulation in which that number appears, and

(c)a numbered section is a reference to a section having that number in the Road Traffic Act 1972.

Application

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) these Regulations apply to—

(a)every motor vehicle manufactured on or after 1st October 1977 and first used on or after 1st August 1978 which is constructed solely for the carriage of passengers and their effects or is a dual-purpose vehicle and in either case which—

(i)is adapted to carry not more than eight passengers exclusive of the driver and either has four or more wheels or, if having only three wheels, has a maximum gross weight of more than 1000 kilograms, or

(ii)has three wheels, a maximum gross weight not exceeding 1000 kilograms, and either a design speed exceeding 40 kilometres per hour or an engine with a capacity exceeding 50 cubic centimetres, and is not a motor cycle with a side-car attached, and

(b)parts of any such motor vehicles.

(2) These Regulations do not apply to, or to parts of—

(a)a motor ambulance;

(b)a motor caravan;

(c)a motor vehicle brought temporarily into Great Britain by a person resident abroad;

(d)a vehicle in the service of a visiting force or of a headquarters (as defined in Article 8(6) of the Visiting Forces and International Headquarters (Application of Law) Order 1965);

(e)a motor vehicle which is imported by an individual into Great Britain and in relation to which the following conditions are satisfied—

(i)the vehicle has been purchased outside Great Britain for the personal use of the individual importing it or of his dependants,

(ii)the vehicle has been so used by that individual or his dependants on roads outside Great Britain before it is imported,

(iii)the vehicle is intended solely for such personal use in Great Britain, and

(iv)the individual importing the vehicle intends, at the time when the vehicle is imported, to remain in Great Britain for not less than twelve months from that time;

(f)a motor vehicle which is to be exported from Great Britain and which—

(i)is exempt from car tax by virtue of paragraph 7 of Schedule 7 to the Finance Act 1972(8),

(ii)is a vehicle in relation to which there has been a remission of car tax by virtue of paragraph 8 of that Schedule, or

(iii)has been zero-rated under Regulation 49 or 50 of the Value Added Tax (General) Regulations 1980(9);

(g)a motor vehicle which is of a new or improved type, or is fitted with equipment of a new or improved type, and which has been constructed to that type, or fitted with that equipment, for the purposes of tests or trials or for use as a prototype, and—

(i)is not intended for general use on roads, and

(ii)in the case of a vehicle first used on a road on or after 21st August 1984, remains in the ownership and the use of—

(A)the manufacturer of the vehicle if the vehicle is of a new or improved type, or

(B)the manufacturer of the equipment if the vehicle is fitted with equipment of a new or improved type or the manufacturer of the vehicle on which that equipment is used;

(h)a motor vehicle which is of a new or improved type provided that—

(i)a final examination has been carried out in respect of a vehicle to which the vehicle is alleged to conform following a written application made either—

(A)in the manner approved in accordance with Regulation 5, for a type approval certificate for the type, or

(B)in the manner approved in accordance with Regulation 6, for a Minister's approval certificate,

and as a result of the examination the Secretary of State is satisfied that the relevant type approval requirements specified in Schedule 1 are complied with;

(ii)the Secretary of State has been notified of the vehicle identification number in a manner approved by him;

(iii)the vehicle is being used for no purpose other than for, or in connection with, publicity, demonstration or evaluation of that type of vehicle; and

(iv)until, following the examination mentioned in sub-paragraph (i) of this sub-paragraph, there has been issued a type approval certificate or, as the case may be, a Minister's approval certificate, the vehicle—

(A)remains in the ownership of the person who made the application referred to in the said sub-paragraph (i), and

(B)is not offered for sale or supply or sold or supplied by retail;

(i)a motor vehicle to which sections 45 to 51 and 62 have become applicable after a period of use on roads during which, by virtue of section 188(4) (which relates to vehicles in the public service of the Crown), those sections did not apply to that vehicle; or

(j)a motor vehicle constructed or assembled by a person not ordinarily engaged in the trade or business of manufacturing motor vehicles of that description.

Type approval requirements—application

4.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2), (3), (4) and (5) and to the exemptions specified in column (4) of Schedule 1, the type approval requirements are hereby prescribed as requirements which are applicable—

(a)from the date specified in column (5) of Schedule 1, and

(b)in a case where a date is specified in column (6) of Schedule 1, until that date,

to vehicles to which these Regulations apply and to the relevant parts of such vehicles, before such vehicles are used on a road.

(2) If a vehicle or a vehicle part is manufactured on or after a date (other than 1st August 1978) specified in an item in column (5) of Schedule 1, the type approval requirement specified in column (3) in that item shall not apply if the vehicle or, in the case of a vehicle part, the vehicle in which it is incorporated, is first used on a road within six months of that date.

(3) If a vehicle or a vehicle part is manufactured on or after a date specified in an item in column (6) of Schedule 1, the type approval requirement specified in column (3) in that item shall apply if the vehicle or, in the case of a vehicle part, the vehicle in which it is incorporated, is first used on a road within six months of that date.

(4) Where, in relation to an item listed in column (2) of Schedule 1, two or more instruments or other documents are specified in column (3) of Schedule 1 as alternatives, the requirements prescribed by paragraph (1) are the requirements contained in either or any of those instruments or documents, and subject to paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (5) and (6) where two or more items specified in column (1) of Schedule 1 have the same subject matter as is specified in column (2) of Schedule 1 the type approval requirements relate to either or, as the case may be, any of those items.

(5) Where, in relation to an item listed in column (2) of Schedule 1, a requirement contained in an instrument or other document specified in column (3) of Schedule 1 is shown, by an entry in division (c) of that column, as being varied for the purposes of these Regulations, that requirement as so varied is the requirement hereby prescribed.

(6) A vehicle to which, or to a part of which, any requirement mentioned in paragraph (1) is for the time being applicable by virtue of paragraphs (1) to (5) is referred to in these Regulations as “a vehicle subject to type approval requirements”, and a vehicle part to which any such requirement is so applicable is referred to in these Regulations as “a vehicle part subject to type approval requirements”.

(7) Where a requirement is prescribed by these Regulations as a requirement applicable to a vehicle, or to a vehicle part, that requirement shall, for the purposes of these Regulations, be regarded as being applicable to that vehicle or vehicle part by virtue of paragraphs (1) to (5) notwithstanding that the same requirement may have been, or may hereafter be, applied to that vehicle or vehicle part by or under any provision of the European Communities Act 1972 or by or under any other statutory provision.

Application for type approval

5.—(1) An application by a manufacturer of a vehicle or vehicle part, which is subject to type approval requirements, for the approval of that vehicle or vehicle part as a type vehicle or type vehicle part, as the case may be, and for the issue in respect thereof of a type approval certificate shall be—

(i)made in writing to the Secretary of State in a form approved by him;

(ii)accompanied by an appropriate information document duly completed so as to furnish all the information which is required by that document and which is applicable to the vehicle or vehicle part of the type in respect of which the application is made; and

(iii)accompanied by such other documents as are mentioned in the said information document as being required in connection with the application.

(2) As soon as reasonably practicable after the date of the receipt of an application for type approval the Secretary of State shall send to the applicant a notice stating the address at which the examination of the vehicle or vehicle part is to be carried out, the date and time at which such examination is to begin, the prescribed fees which are payable in respect of the application and examination and the time, place and manner for payment of those fees. The Secretary of State shall not be required to commence any examination until the prescribed fees have been paid.

Application for Minister's approval certificate

6.—(1) An application in respect of a vehicle or vehicle part which is subject to type approval requirements for a Minister's approval certificate in respect of that vehicle or vehicle part shall be made in writing to the Secretary of State in a form approved by him and, subject to paragraph (3), shall be accompanied by—

(i)an appropriate information document duly completed so as to furnish all the information which is required by that document and which is applicable to the vehicle or vehicle part in respect of which the application is made; and

(ii)such other documents as are mentioned in the said information document as being required in connection with the application.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), as soon as reasonably practicable after the date of the receipt of an application for a Minister's approval certificate the Secretary of State shall send to the applicant a notice stating the address at which the examination of the vehicle or vehicle part is to be carried out, the date and time at which such examination is to begin and the prescribed fees which are payable in respect of the application and examination and the time, place and manner for payment of such fees. The Secretary of State shall not be required to commence any examination until the prescribed fees have been paid.

(3) In a case where an application for a Minister's approval certificate is an application, in the circumstances mentioned in section 47(11), by a manufacturer or importer for the issue of the certificate without examination of the vehicle or vehicle part the application shall refer to the appropriate information document and shall be accompanied by a remittance for the prescribed fee.

Application for further type approval certificate

7.—(1) Where, on an application for type approval of a vehicle or vehicle part, the Secretary of State is satisfied that one or more, but not all, of the relevant type approval requirements are complied with, an application by the original applicant or by any person who manufactures any part of, or who finally assembles, that vehicle or vehicle part for the issue under section 47(9)(a) of a further type approval certificate shall be made in a form approved by the Secretary of State and shall be accompanied by such documents and other information as are reasonably required in connection with the application.

(2) The provisions of Regulation 5(2) about notice of examination and payment of fees apply in relation to an application for a further type approval certificate as they apply in relation to the original type approval certificate.

(3) Where a further type approval certificate is issued for a type vehicle or type vehicle part under section 47(9)(a) on the application of a person who manufactures any part of, or who finally assembles, that vehicle or vehicle part, the references in these Regulations to a manufacturer, in relation to that type vehicle or type vehicle part, shall include a reference to that person.

Appeals

8.—(1) Every notification by the Secretary of State of—

(a)a determination not to issue a type approval certificate or a Minister's approval certificate, or

(b)a determination to issue a type approval certificate in respect of one or more, but not all, of the relevant type approval requirements to which the application for type approval relates, or

(c)the cancellation or suspension of a type approval certificate,

shall contain a statement of the right of appeal under section 49, and shall give particulars of the time within which, the manner in which, and the address at which, such an appeal can be lodged.

(2) An appeal under section 49 by a person aggrieved by a determination made on behalf of the Secretary of State with respect to a type approval certificate, a certificate of conformity or a Minister's approval certificate shall be made in the following manner—

(a)the appellant shall, not later than six weeks from the notification of the Secretary of State's determination, give notice in writing to the Secretary of State at the address stated for appeals in that notification, of his intention to appeal against the determination, and

(b)if the grounds of the appeal are not stated in the notice referred to in sub-paragraph (a) above, the appellant shall, not later than six weeks from the giving of that notice, give to the Secretary of State at the address referred to in that sub-paragraph a further notice in writing stating the grounds of his appeal.

Forms of certificates

9.—(1) A type approval certificate shall be in the form set out in Part I or Part II of Schedule 3 or in a form to the like effect.

(2) A Minister's approval certificate shall be in the form set out in Part I or Part II of Schedule 4 or in a form to the like effect.

(3) A certificate of conformity shall be in the form set out in Part I or Part II of Schedule 5 or in a form to the like effect and shall contain such of the particulars specified in the form in Schedule 5 as are relevant to the vehicle or vehicle part in respect of which the certificate is issued.

Duplicate certificates

10.—(1) If a certificate of conformity or Minister's approval certificate is lost or defaced, application for the issue of a duplicate may be made—

(a)in the case of a certificate of conformity, to the manufacturer by whom the original was issued, and

(b)in the case of a Minister's approval certificate, to the Secretary of State.

(2) Where such a certificate has been lost, the application for the issue of a duplicate shall give particulars of the vehicle or vehicle part to which the original related and shall either state the serial number of the original certificate or give such other information with respect to the original certificate as is available and is reasonably required for enabling the records with respect to the original certificate to be searched and particulars of the original certificate traced.

(3) Where such a certificate has been defaced, the application for the issue of a duplicate shall be accompanied by the defaced certificate and, if the serial number of that certificate is no longer legible, by a statement of such other information with respect to the original certificate as is mentioned in paragraph (2).

(4) Every duplicate certificate issued under this Regulation shall be marked “Duplicate”.

(5) Every application under this Regulation for a duplicate certificate shall be accompanied by a remittance for the prescribed fee.

Keeping and inspection of records relating to certificates of conformity

11.—(1) A manufacturer of a vehicle or vehicle part in relation to which a type approval certificate is in force shall keep a record, as specified in paragraph (2), of every certificate of conformity issued by him under section 47(5) in respect of each vehicle or vehicle part manufactured by him which conforms with the type vehicle or type vehicle part in such of the relevant aspects of design, construction, equipment and marking as are mentioned in the type approval certificate.

(2) The record referred to in paragraph (1) shall be a record of—

(a)the serial number of the certificate of conformity,

(b)the serial number of the type approval certificate referred to in the certificate of conformity,

(c)in the case of a certificate of conformity in respect of a vehicle, the manufacturer's identification number assigned to that vehicle and either the date of the manufacture of the vehicle or the date of the issue of the certificate of conformity, and

(d)in the case of a certificate of conformity in respect of a vehicle part to which the manufacturer has assigned an identification number, that number.

(3) A person authorised by the Secretary of State for the purpose may, on giving such manufacturer reasonable notice and after production, if so required, of his authority, require the manufacturer to produce for inspection or otherwise make available the records kept by him under this Regulation, and the authorised person may take copies of such records or otherwise secure the reproduction of the information contained in them.

Authorisations to carry out examinations for type approval

12.—(1) The Secretary of State may authorise such persons as he thinks fit, whether officers of his Department or not, to carry out, in connection with the issue of type approval certificates, examinations of vehicles or vehicle parts which are subject to type approval requirements.

(2) Any authorisation under this Regulation shall be in writing, shall name the person to whom it is issued and shall specify the matters in connection with which he is authorised to carry out examinations as aforesaid.

(3) Any authorisation under this Regulation may be withdrawn at any time by notice by the Secretary of State to the person authorised.

(4) A person authorised under this Regulation shall, if so required by or on behalf of a person whose vehicle or vehicle part is being or is to be examined, produce his authorisation to that person.

(5) Where an authorisation under this Regulation expires or is withdrawn under paragraph (3), the person to whom the authorisation was given shall return it to the Secretary of State.

Notices

13.  Every notice under these Regulations shall be in writing and may be given by post.

Licences not to be issued for vehicles unless appropriate certificates are in force

14.  Where application is made for a licence under the Vehicles (Excise) Act 1971 for a vehicle subject to type approval requirements, the licence shall not be granted unless, on the first application for a licence for that vehicle, there is produced evidence that there is or are one or more certificates in force for the vehicle under section 47 from which it appears that the vehicle complies with all the prescribed type approval requirements which are applicable thereto.

Revocations and transitional provisions

15.—(1) The Regulations specified in Schedule 6 are hereby revoked.

(2) Any alteration or omission in the type approval requirements which were applicable to any vehicle or vehicle part by virtue of the Regulations mentioned in paragraph (1), effected by Schedule 1, shall not apply to vehicles or vehicle parts manufactured before the coming into operation of these Regulations, but the type approval requirements in point shall continue to be applicable in their unaltered form to those vehicles or vehicle parts.

Nicholas Ridley

Secretary of State for Transport

10th July 1984

SCHEDULE 1TYPE APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
Item No.Subject matterParticulars of instrument or other document containing requirements and of the nature of the requirementVehicles exempted from requirementDate of applicationDate of cessation of application
(a)(b)(c)
Description, reference number and date of instrumentOfficial Journal reference of Community InstrumentNature of requirement and place in instrument where stated
1Doors, their latches and hingesCouncil Directive 70/387/EEC of 27th July 1970 orL176, 10.8.70, p. 5 (SE 1970 (II), p. 564).Design and construction requirements in Annexes I (excluding paragraph 3) and II.Vehicles which have, for the exit or entry of the occupants, no doors or only sliding doors.1.8.1978
ECE Regulation 11 of 8th January 1969 as corrected on 16th March 1971 and amended on 6th May 1974.Design and construction requirements in paragraphs 5 and 6.1.8.1978
1ADoors, their latches and hingesECE Regulation 11 as revised on 15th March 1981 and corrected on 9th August 1982.Design and construction requirements in paragraphs 5 and 6.Vehicles which have, for the exit or entry of the occupants, no doors.5.1.1982
2Radio-interference suppressionECE Regulation 10 of 17th December 1968 as corrected on 26th January 1970.Design, construction and equipment requirements in paragraphs 6 and 7. Marking requirements in paragraph 4.Vehicles with other than spark ignition engines.1.8.197830.9.1984
2ARadio-interference suppressionCouncil Directive 72/245/EEC of 20th June 1972 orL152, 6.7.72, p. 15 (SE 1972 (II), p. 637).Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 6 and 7. Marking requirements in Annex I, paragraph 4.Vehicles with other than spark ignition engines.1.8.1978
ECE Regulation 10 as revised on 19th March 1978.Design, construction and equipment requirements in paragraphs 6 and 7. Marking requirements in paragraph 4.1.10.1979
3Protective steeringCouncil Directive 74/297/EEC of 4th June 1974 orL165, 20.6.74, p. 16.Design and construction requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 5 and 6.1. Vehicles the steering control of which has been specially constructed for the use of a person suffering from some physical defect or disability.1.8.1978
ECE Regulation 12 as revised on 20th October 1974.Design and construction requirements in paragraphs 5 and 6.2. Vehicles with forward control, that is to say a vehicle in which the centre of the steering wheel is in the forward quarter of the total length of the vehicle (including any bumpers and over-riders).1.8.1978
3AProtective steeringECE Regulation 12 as revised on 14th November 1982.Design and construction requirements in paragraphs 5 and 6.

1. Vehicles the steering control of which has been specially constructed for the use of a person suffering from some physical defect or disability.

2. Vehicles with forward control, that is to say a vehicle in which the centre of the steering wheel is in the forward quarter of the total length of the vehicle (including any bumpers and over-riders).

11.4.1983
4BExhaust emissionsCouncil Directive 70/220/EEC of 20th March 1970 as amended by Council Directive 74/290/EEC of 28th May 1974, Commission Directive 77/102/EEC of 30th November 1976 and Commission Directive 78/665/EEC of 14th July 1978 orL76, 6.4.70, p. 1(SE 1970 (I), p. 171), L159, 15.6.74, p. 61, L32, 3.2.77, p. 32 and L223, 14.8.78, p. 48.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 3 and 4.

1. Vehicles with other than spark ignition engines.

2. Vehicles over 3500 kg maximum gross weight.

3. Vehicles fuelled solely by liquid petroleum gas.

1.10.1979
ECE Regulation 15 as revised on 6th March 1978.Design, construction and equipment requirements in paragraphs 5 and 6 and, in relation to vehicles with automatic transmission, paragraph 11.6.10.1.1979
4CExhaust emissionsCouncil Directive 70/220/EEC of 20th March 1970 as amended by Council Directive 74/290/EEC of 28th May 1974, Commission Directive 77/102/EEC of 30th November 1976, Commission Directive 78/665/EEC of 14th July 1978 and Council Directive 83/351/EEC of 16th June 1983 orL76, 6.4.70, p. 1 (SE 1970 (I), p. 171), L159, 15.6.74, p. 61, L32, 3.2.77, p. 32, L223, 14.8.78, p. 48 and L197, 20.7.83, p. 1.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 5 and 6 and, in relation to vehicles designed to carry more than 6 persons, paragraph 8.1.

1. Vehicles with other than spark ignition engines.

2. Vehicles over 3500 kg maximum gross weight.

3. Vehicles with two-stroke engines.

4. Vehicles fuelled solely by liquid petroleum gas.

21.8.1984
ECE Regulation 15 as revised on 20th October 1981 and corrected on 9th June 1982.Design, construction and equipment requirements in paragraphs 5 and 6 and, in relation to vehicles designed to carry more than 6 persons, paragraph 12.9.11.4.1983
5Exhaust emissionsCouncil Directive 72/306/EEC of 2nd August 1972 orL190, 20.8.72, p. 1 (SE 1972 (III), p. 889).Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraph 5. Marking requirements in Annex I, paragraph 4.Vehicles with other than compression ignition engines.1.8.1978
ECE Regulation 24 of 23rd August 1971 as corrected on 1st December 1972, amended on 11th September 1973 and corrected on 1st July 1975.Design, construction and equipment requirements in paragraph 5. Marking requirements in paragraph 4.4.2.1.8.1978
5AExhaust emissionsECE Regulation 24 as revised on 11th February 1980.Design, construction and equipment requirements in paragraph 5. Marking requirements in paragraph 4.4.3.Vehicles with other than compression ignition engines.14.12.1981
6Lamps—headlamps and filament lamps1. ECE Regulation 1 as revised on 26th October 1964 and corrected on 8th June 1965 andDesign and construction requirements in paragraphs 5, 6 and 10. Marking requirements in paragraphs 3 and 4b.1.8.1978

NOTE

The references opposite in column (3)(a) to ECE Regulation 2 as corrected and amended, ECE Regulation 8 as corrected, ECE Regulation 20 and Council Directive 76/761/EEC, extend to the provisions in those Regulations, and that Directive, relating to headlamps together with either—

ECE Regulation 2 as revised on 26th October 1964 and corrected on 8th June 1965 orDesign and construction requirements in paragraphs 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Marking requirements in paragraph 3.1.8.1978
ECE Regulation 2 as revised on 26th October 1964, corrected on 8th June 1965 and amended on 26th September 1978 orDesign and construction requirements in paragraphs 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Marking requirements in paragraph 3.1.10.1979
(a) the provisions in those Regulations, and that Directive relating to filament lamps, or2. ECE Regulation 5 of 22nd May 1967 as corrected on 30th September 1968 orDesign and construction requirements in paragraphs 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Marking requirements in paragraphs 4, 5.3.2 and 5.4.1.8.1978
(b) the provisions in ECE Regulation 37 of 1st November 1977 relating to filament lamps.2A. ECE Regulation 5 as revised on 29th August 1982 orDesign and construction requirements in paragraphs 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Marking requirements in paragraphs 4, 5.3.2 and 5.4.21.8.1984
3. ECE Regulation 8 as revised on 6th May 1974 and corrected on 2nd May 1977 and 21st June 1978 orDesign and construction requirements in paragraphs 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14. Marking requirements in paragraphs 3, 4.4.2 and 4.5.1.8.1978
4. ECE Regulation 20 of 1st March 1971 orDesign and construction requirements in paragraphs 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14. Marking requirements in paragraphs 3, 4.3.2 and 4.4.1.8.1978
5. ECE Regulation 31 of 2nd June 1975 orDesign and construction requirements in paragraphs 6, 7, 8 and 9. Marking requirements in paragraphs 4, 5.3.2 and 5.4.1.8.1978
6. British Standard Specification No. AU 40, part 4a of 1966 orDesign and construction requirements in clauses 4 to 11 inclusive. Marking requirements in clause 3.1.8.1978
7. Council Directive 76/761/EEC of 27th July 1976.L262, 27.9.76, p. 96.Design and construction requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 1, 5, 6 and 10, Annex III, paragraphs 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 and Annex V. Marking requirements in Annex VI, paragraphs 2, 4.3 and 4.4.1.8.1978
6ALamps—headlamps and filament lampsECE Regulation 20 as revised on 15th August 1976.Design and construction requirements in paragraphs 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14. Marking requirements in paragraphs 3, 4.3.2 and 4.4.1.8.1978

NOTE

The reference opposite in column (3)(a) to ECE Regulation 20 extends to the provisions in that Regulation relating to headlamps together with either—

(a) the provisions in that Regulation relating to filament lamps, or

(b) the provisions in ECE Regulation 37 of 1st November 1977 relating to filament lamps.

7Lamps—side, rear, stopECE Regulation 7 of 22nd May 1967 as corrected on 9th February 1971 orDesign and construction requirements in paragraphs 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11. Marking requirements in paragraphs 3 and 4.4.2.Vehicles manufactured in Italy with rear lamps bearing the marks “IGM” and “LP”, but this exemption applies only to rear lamps which are not stop lamps.1.8.1978
Council Directive 76/758/EEC of 27th July 1976.L262, 27.9.76, p. 54.Design and construction requirements in Annex 0, paragraphs 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8, Annexes I, IV and V. Marking requirements in Annex III, paragraphs 2 and 4.3.1 to 4.3.5.1.8.1978
8Rear reflectorsECE Regulation 3 of 23rd September 1964 orDesign and construction requirements in paragraphs 6 and 7. Marking requirements in paragraphs 4.1, 4.4 and 5.5.1.3.Vehicles manufactured in Italy with rear reflectors bearing the marks “IGM” and “C.1” or “C.2”.1.8.1978
British Standard Specification No. AU40, Part 2 (reflex reflectors for vehicles including cycles) of 1965 orDesign and construction requirements in clauses 5 and 6. Marking requirements in clause 4.1.8.1978
Council Directive 76/757/EEC of 27th July 1976.L262, 27.9.76, p. 32.Design and construction requirements in Annex 0, paragraphs 2, 6 and 7, Annexes I, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI and XII. Marking requirements in Annex III, paragraphs 2 and 4.3.1.8.1978
8ARear reflectorsECE Regulation 3 as revised on 20th March 1982.Design and construction requirements in paragraphs 9 and 10. Marking requirements in paragraphs 4.1, 4.3, 4.4 and 5.5.1.3.11.4.1983
9Direction indicatorsECE Regulation 6 of 22nd May 1967 orDesign and construction requirements in paragraphs 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11. Marking requirements in paragraphs 3.1, 3.2 and 4.3.2.1.8.1978
Council Directive 76/759/EEC of 27th July 1976.L262, 27.9.76, p. 71.Design and construction requirements in Annex 0, paragraphs 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8, Annexes I, IV and V. Marking requirements in Annex III, paragraphs 2 and 5.5.1.3.1.8.1978
10Rear-view mirrorsCouncil Directive 71/127/EEC of 1st March 1971.L68, 22.3.71, p. 1 (SE 1971 (I), p. 136).Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 3.1.8.1978
10ARear-view mirrorsCouncil Directive 71/127/EEC of 1st March 1971 as amended by Commission Directive 79/795/EEC of 20th July 1979.L68, 22.3.71, p. 1 (SE 1971 (I), p. 136) and L239, 22.9.79, p. 1.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 3.1.6.1980
11Anti-theft devicesCouncil Directive 74/61/EEC of 17th December 1973 orL38, 11.2.74, p. 22.Design and construction requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 1, 2.3, 5 and 6.Vehicles specially constructed (and not merely adapted) for the use of a person suffering from some physical defect or disability.1.8.1978
ECE Regulation 18 of 14th September 1970.Design and construction requirements in paragraphs 2.3, 2.4, 5 and 6.1.8.1978
11AAnti-theft devicesECE Regulation 18 as revised on 24th November 1980.Design and construction requirements in paragraphs 2.3, 2.4, 5 and 6.Vehicles specially constructed (and not merely adapted) for the use of a person suffering from some physical defect or disability.5.1.1982
12A

(ia) Seat belts designed for use by an adult person—

(a) which are anchored at no less than 3 points and which are for use for the seats specified in Regulation 17(5)(b) of the Construction and Use Regulations, or

Council Directive 77/541/EEC of 28th June 1977 orL220, 29.8.77, p. 95.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 2.3.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7.2, 2.7.3, 2.7.4, 2.7.5, 2.7.6, 2.7.7, 2.7.8, 2.7.9 and 2.7.10. Marking requirements in Annex I, paragraph 2.2 and Annex III, paragraphs 1.1.3.1, 1.1.3.2 and 1.2.Vehicles which have been specially designed and constructed, or specially adapted, for the use of a person suffering from some physical defect or disability in a case where a disabled person's seat belt (as defined in Regulation 17(12) of the Construction and Use Regulations) for an adult person is provided for use—1.10.1980
(b) for other seat belts, if fitted, for other forward-facing seats (not being disabled persons' seat belts as defined in Regulation 17(12) of the said Regulations)Council Directive 77/541/EEC of 28th June 1977 as amended by Council Directive 81/576/EEC of 20th July 1981 and Commission Directive 82/319/EEC of 2nd April 1982 orL220, 29.8.77, p. 95, L209, 29.7.81, p. 32 and L139, 19.5.82, p. 17.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 2.3.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7.2, 2.7.3, 2.7.4, 2.7.5, 2.7.6, 2.7.7, 2.7.8, 2.7.9 and 2.7.10. Marking requirements in Annex I, paragraph 2.2 and Annex III, paragraphs 1.1.3.1, 1.1.3.2 and 1.2.

(a) in the case of a vehicle which does not have a specified passenger's seat (as defined in Regulation 17(12) of the said Regulations) for the driver's seat, and

(b) in the case of a vehicle which has a specified passenger's seat (as so defined) for—

11.4.1983
ECE Regulation 16 as revised on 9th December 1979 and corrected on 25th June 1981.Design, construction and equipment requirements in paragraphs 6.1.2, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8 and 7.9. Marking requirements in paragraphs 4, 5.4.2.1 and 5.4.2.2.

(i) both the driver's seat and the specified passenger's seat, or

(ii) the driver's seat where a seat belt which complies with the requirements specified in column (3) of this Schedule is provided for the specified passenger's seat, or

(iii) the specified passenger's seat where a seat belt which complies with the requirements specified in column (3) of this Schedule is provided for the driver's seat.

1.10.1980
NOTE: this exemption applies only in respect of (ia) seat belts and (iii) installation of seat belts and does not apply in respect of (ii) seat belt anchorages.
(ii) Seat belt anchor-ages for the seats specified in Regulation 17 (4)(a) of the Construction and Use RegulationsCouncil Directive 76/115/EEC of 18th December 1975 orL24, 30.1.76, p. 6.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 4 and 5 and Annex III.1.10.1979
Council Directive 76/115/EEC of 18th December 1975 as amended by Council Directive 81/575/EEC of 20th July 1981 and Commission Directive 82/318/EEC of 2nd April 1982 orL24, 30.1.76, p. 6, L209, 29.7.81, p. 30 and L139, 19.5.82, p. 9.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 4 and 5 and Annex III.11.4.1983
ECE Regulation 14 as revised on 28th April 1976 and corrected on 4th August 1977, 19th July 1978 and in September 1979.Design, construction and equipment requirements in paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 and Annex 3.1.10.1979
(iii) Installation of seat belts (not being disabled persons' seat belts as defined in Regulation 17(12) of the Construction and Use Regulations)Council Directive 77/541/EEC of 28th June 1977 orL220, 29.8.77, p. 95.Installation requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 2.9, 3.2.2 and 3.3.1.10.1979
Council Directive 77/541/EEC of 28th June 1977 as amended by Council Directive 81/576/EEC of 20th July 1981 and Commission Directive 82/319/EEC of 2nd April 1982.L220, 29.8.77, p. 95, L209, 29.7.81, p. 32 and L139, 19.5.82, p. 17.Installation requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 2.9, 3.2.2 and 3.3.11.4.1983
13ABrakesCouncil Directive 71/320/EEC of 26th July 1971 as amended by Commission Directive 74/132/EEC of 11th February 1974 and Commission Directive 75/524/EEC of 25th July 1975.L202, 6.9.71, p. 37 (SE 1971 (III), p. 746), L74, 19.3.74, p. 7 and L236, 8.9.75, p. 3.Design, construction and equipment requirements prescribed for category M1 vehicles in Annexes I, II and VII.1.10.197830.9.1984
13BBrakesCouncil Directive 71/320/EEC of 26th July 1971 as amended by Commission Directive 74/132/EEC of 11th February 1974, Commission Directive 75/524/EEC of 25th July 1975 and Commission Directive 79/489/EEC of 18th April 1979 and corrected on 26th July 1979.L202, 6.9.71, p. 37 (SE 1971 (III), p. 746), L74, 19.3.74, p. 7, L236, 8.9.75, p. 3, L128, 26.5.79, p. 12 and L188, 26.7.79, p. 54.,Design, construction and equipment requirements prescribed for category M1 vehicles in Annexes I, II and VII.1.10.1979
13CBrakesECE Regulation 13 as revised on 4th January 1979 orDesign, construction and equipment requirements prescribed for category M1 vehicles in paragraphs 2, 5.1, 5.2.2.1, 5.3.2 and 6 and Annexes 4, 7, 10, 11 and 13.1.10.197930.9.1984
ECE Regulation 13 as revised on 4th January 1979 and amended on 11th August 1981.Design, construction and equipment requirements prescribed for category M1 vehicles in paragraphs 2, 5.1, 5.2.2.1, 5.3.2 and 6 and Annexes 4, 7, 10, 11 and 13.5.1.1982
13DBrakesECE Regulation 13 as revised on 4th January 1979 orDesign, construction and equipment requirements prescribed for category L5 vehicles in paragraphs 2, 5.1, 5.2.1.5, 5.3.1.3, 5.3.1.4, 5.3.1.5 and 6 and Annex 4.1.6.198030.9.1984
ECE Regulation 13 as revised on 4th January 1979 and amended on 11th August 1981.Design, construction and equipment requirements prescribed for category L5 vehicles in paragraphs 2, 5.1, 5.2.1.5, 5.3.1.3, 5.3.1.4, 5.3.1.5 and 6 and Annex 4.5.1.1982
14BNoise and silencersCouncil Directive 70/157/EEC of 6th February 1970 as amended by Commission Directive 73/350/EEC of 7th November 1973 and Council Directive 77/212/EEC of 8th March 1977.L42, 23.2.70, p. 16 (SE 1970 (I), p. 111), L321, 22.11.73, p. 33 and L66, 12.3.77, p. 33.Design, construction and equipment requirements in the Annex, paragraphs I.1.1, I.2, I.3, I.4, II.1, II.4 and II.6. Marking requirements in paragraph II.3.10.1.1979
14CNoise and silencersCouncil Directive 70/157/EEC of 6th February 1970 as amended by Commission Directive 73/350/EEC of 7th November 1973, Council Directive 77/212/EEC of 8th March 1977 and Commission Directive 81/334/EEC of 13th April 1981.L42, 23.2.70, p. 16 (SE 1970 (I), p. III), L321, 22.11.73, p. 33, L66, 12.3.77, p. 33 and L131, 18.5.81, p. 6.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraph 5 (excluding sub-paragraphs 5.2.2.1.2 to 5.2.2.1.7 and sub-paragraph 5.2.2.4.3.3.1.2). Marking requirements in Annex I, paragraph 3.11.4.1983
15Glass in windscreens and other windows on the outsideBritish Standard Specification No. 857 (safety glass for land transport) of 1967 as amended in 1973 orDesign and construction requirements in clauses 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8. Marking requirements in clauses 2.3 and 3.3.1. Vehicles of which the glass in the windscreens and other windows on the outside was manufactured in France and which is marked with the letters “TP GS” or “TP GS E” followed by a number being the number of a type approval certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of the law of the French Republic.1.8.197830.9.1984
British Standard Specification No. 5282 (specification for road vehicle safety glass) of 1975 as amended in 1976 and in 1977.Design and construction requirements in clauses 4 and 5. Marking requirements in clause 8.2. Vehicles constructed to be used for police purposes where the windscreens and all other windows are constructed of safety glazing or safety glass.1.8.197830.9.1984
15AGlass in windscreens and other windows on the outsideBritish Standard Specification No. 857 (safety glass for land transport) of 1967 as amended in 1973, 1980— No. 2 amendment—and 1981.Design and construction requirements in clauses 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8. Marking requirements in clauses 2.3 and 3.3.

1. Vehicles of which the glass in the windscreens and other windows on the outside was manufactured in France and which is marked with the letters “TP GS” or “TP GS E” followed by a number being the number of a type approval certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of the law of the French Republic.

2. Vehicles constructed to be used for police purposes where the windscreens and all other windows are constructed of safety glazing or safety glass.

3.6.1981
15BGlass in windscreens and other windows on the outsideBritish Standard Specification No. AU 178 (road vehicle safety glass) of 1980 orDesign and construction requirements in clauses 5 and 6. Marking requirements in clause 10.1. Vehicles of which the glass in the windscreens and other windows on the outside was manufactured in France and which is marked with the letters “TP GS” or “TP GS E” followed by a number being the number of a type approval certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of the law of the French Republic.3.6.1981
ECE Regulation 43 of 15th September 1980 as amended on 14th November 1982.

Design and construction requirements in paragraphs 6 and 7. Marking requirements in paragraph 4.

2. Vehicles constructed to be used for police purposes where the windscreens and all other windows are constructed of safety glazing or safety glass.

3.6.1981
16Seats and anchoragesCouncil Directive 74/408/EEC of 22nd July 1974 orL221, 12.8.74, p. 1.Design and construction requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 5, 6 and 7.1.8.1978
Council Directive 74/408/EEC of 22nd July 1974 as amended by Council Directive 81/577/EEC of 20th July 1981 orL221, 12.8.74, p. 1 and L209, 29.7.81, p. 34.Design and construction requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 5, 6 and 7.11.4.1983
ECE Regulation 17 as revised on 11th September 1973 orDesign and construction requirements in paragraphs 5, 6 and 7.1.8.1978
ECE Regulation 17 as revised on 11th September 1973 and amended on 9th March 1981.Design and construction requirements in paragraphs 5, 6 and 7.5.1.1982
17Tyres with a speed rating not exceeding 200 km/h in the case of diagonal (bias-ply) tyres or not exceeding 210 km/h in the case of radial-ply tyresECE Regulation 30 of 1st April 1975.Design and construction requirements in paragraph 6. Marking requirements in paragraph 3 (but excluding the requirement in paragraph 3.4 about the approval mark).

1. Vehicles not fitted with the tyres mentioned in column (2).

2. Vehicles fitted with tyres which bear on their side walls, after the figures denoting the tyre size, the code letter `C'.

1.8.1978
17ATyres with a speed rating not exceeding 200 km/h in the case of diagonal (bias-ply) tyres or not exceeding 210 km/h in the case of radial-ply tyresECE Regulation 30 of 1st April 1975 as amended on 25th September 1977 orDesign and construction requirements in paragraph 6. Marking requirements in paragraph 3 (but excluding the requirement in paragraph 3.4 about the approval mark).

1. Vehicles not fitted with the tyres mentioned in column (2).

2. Vehicles fitted with tyres which bear on their side walls, after the figures denoting the tyre size, the code letter `C'.

10.1.1979
ECE Regulation 30 of 1st April 1975 as amended on 25th September 1977, corrected on 21st June 1978 and amended on 15th March 1981.Design and construction requirements in paragraph 6. Marking requirements in paragraph 3 (but excluding the requirement in paragraph 3.4 about the approval mark).5.1.1982
18Interior fittingsCouncil Directive 74/60/EEC of 17th December 1973 as corrected on 6th August 1974 and 25th February 1977 orL38, 11.2.74, p. 2, L215, 6.8.74, p. 20 and L53, 25.2.77, p. 30.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraph 5.Vehicles for which, or for a model of which there is in force on 1st October 1978 a type approval certificate or a Minister's approval certificate, if manufactured before 1st October 1985.1.10.1978
ECE Regulation 21 of 2nd June 1971 as corrected in 1972.Design, construction and equipment requirements in paragraph 5.1.10.1978
18AInterior fittingsCouncil Directive 74/60/EEC of 17th December 1973 as corrected on 6th August 1974 and 25th February 1977 and amended by Commission Directive 78/632/EEC of 19th May 1978 orL38, 11.2.74, p. 2, L215, 6.8.74, p. 20, L53, 25.2.77, p. 30 and L206, 29.7.78, p. 26.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraph 5.Vehicles for which, or for a model of which there is in force on 1st October 1978 a type approval certificate or a Minister's approval certificate, if manufactured before 1st October 1985.1.10.1979
ECE Regulation 21 as revised on 8th October 1980.Design, construction and equipment requirements in paragraph 5.5.1.1982
19External projectionsCouncil Directive 74/483/EEC of 17th September 1974 orL266, 2.10.74, p. 4.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 1, 5 and 6.Vehicles for which, or for a model of which there is in force on 1st October 1978 a type approval certificate or a Minister's approval certificate, if manufactured before 1st October 1985.1.10.1978
ECE Regulation 26 of 28th April 1972 as amended on 11th September 1973.Design, construction and equipment requirements in paragraphs 5 and 6.1.10.1978
19AExternal projectionsCouncil Directive 74/483/EEC of 17th September 1974 as amended by Commission Directive 79/488/EEC of 18th April 1979.L266, 2.10.74, p. 4 and L128, 26.5.79, p. 1.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 1, 5 and 6.1 to 6.17.Vehicles for which, or for a model of which there is in force on 1st October 1978 a type approval certificate or a Minister's approval certificate, if manufactured before 1st October 1985.1.10.1979
20SpeedometersCouncil Directive 75/443/EEC of 26th June 1975 orL196, 26.7.75, p. 1.Design, construction and equipment requirements in Annex II, paragraphs 1 and 4.1.10.1978
ECE Regulation 39 of 20th November 1978.Design, construction and equipment requirements in paragraph 5.1.10.1979
21Rear fog lampsCouncil Directive 77/538/EEC of 28th June 1977 as corrected on 10th October 1978 orL220, 29.8.77, p. 60.Design and construction requirements in Annex 0, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Marking requirements in Annex II, paragraph 2.1.10.1979
ECE Regulation 38 of 1st August 1978.Design and construction requirements in paragraphs 1, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Marking requirements in paragraph 3.1.10.1979
22Wiper and washer systemsCouncil Directive 78/318/EEC of 21st December 1977.L81, 28.3.78, p. 49.Design and construction requirements in Annex I, paragraph 5 and Annex IV, paragraph 2.Vehicles for which, or for a model of which there is in force on 1st October 1985 a type approval certificate or a Minister's approval certificate.1.10.1985
23Defrosting and demisting systemsCouncil Directive 78/317/EEC of 21st December 1977 as corrected on 9th July 1978.L81, 28.3.78, p. 27 and L194, 19.7.78, p. 29.Design and construction requirements in Annex I, paragraph 5 and Annex IV, paragraph 2.Vehicles for which, or for a model of which there is in force on 1st October 1985 a type approval certificate or a Minister's approval certificate.1.10.1985
24Installation of lighting and signalling equipmentRegulation 16 of the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1984 in sofar as it relates to items 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 9 and 21 above.Design and construction requirements specified in Schedules 2, 4, 7, 10, 11, 12 and 17.1.10.1985
24AInstallation of lighting and signalling equipmentCouncil Directive 76/756/EEC of 27th July 1976 as amended by Commission Directive 80/233/EEC of 21st November 1979 and Commission Directive 82/244/EEC of 17th March 1982.L262, 27.9.76, p. 1, L51, 25.2.80, p. 8 and L109, 22.4.83, p. 31.Design and construction requirements in Annex I, paragraphs 3, 4.1, 4.2 (excepting 4.2.6), 4.5, 4.7, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.14 and Appendix 4.1.10.1985

SCHEDULE 2

PART I

(Form of information document for a vehicle)

PART II

(Form of information document for a vehicle)

PART III

(Form of information document for a vehicle part)

SCHEDULE 3

PART I

(Form of type approval certificate for a vehicle)

PART II

(Form of type approval certificate for a vehicle part)

SCHEDULE 4

PART I

(Form of Minister's approval certificate for a vehicle)

PART II

(Form of Minister's approval certificate for a vehicle part)

SCHEDULE 5

PART I

(Form of certificate of conformity for a vehicle)

PART II

(Form of certificate of conformity for a vehicle part)

SCHEDULE 6Regulations revoked by Regulation 15

TitleYear and Number
The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Great Britain) Regulations 1979.S.I. 1979/1092
The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Great Britain) (Amendment) Regulations 1980.S.I. 1980/879
The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Great Britain) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1980.S.I. 1980/1165
The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Great Britain) (Amendment) Regulations 1981.S.I. 1981/696
The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Great Britain) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1981.S.I. 1981/1619
The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Great Britain) (Amendment) Regulations 1982.S.I. 1982/8
The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Great Britain) (Amendment) Regulations 1983.S.I. 1983/328

EXPLANATORY NOTE

1.

These Regulations consolidate, with amendments, the provisions of the Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Great Britain) Regulations 1979 and the amending Regulations specified in Schedule 6 and revoked by Regulation 15(1).

2.

These Regulations make provision for a scheme of type approval of motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts, in relation to certain classes of motor vehicle, in Great Britain on a national basis.

3.

The classes of motor vehicle to which the scheme applies are defined in Regulation 3. Regulation 4 and Schedule 1 specify the type approval requirements. Regulations 5, 6 and 7 make provision for applications for type approval certificates and Minister's approval certificates. The forms of these certificates, the forms to accompany the applications and the forms of certificates of conformity to be issued by manufacturers are provided for in Regulation 9 and Schedules 2 to 5. Regulation 8 provides for appeals, Regulations 10 and 11 provide for the issue of duplicate certificates and for the keeping of records and Regulation 12 empowers the Secretary of State to authorise persons to examine vehicles and vehicle parts which are subject to type approval requirements. Regulation 13 provides that notices shall be in writing and may be given by post.

4.

When the first application for a licence under the Vehicles (Excise) Act 1971 is made for a motor vehicle which is subject to type approval requirements, Regulation 14 requires that evidence that the vehicle complies with those requirements must be produced before the licence can be granted.

5.

Regulation 15(2) contains transitional provisions.

6.

The Regulations amend the type approval requirements prescribed by the Regulations of 1979 so as to:—

(1)

amend the existing exemption for prototype vehicles and provide an exemption for pre-release vehicles (Regulation 3(2)(g) and (h);

(2)

provide for the cessation of the application of the type approval requirement specified in item 2 of Schedule 1 relating to radio-interference suppression with the result that after 30th September 1984 only the requirement in item 2A will be prescribed;

(3)

provide (by adding to item 4C in Schedule 1) a new alternative prescribed requirement relating to exhaust emissions as a result of Council Directive 83/351/EEC of 16th June 1983;

(4)

provide exemptions for vehicles fuelled solely by liquid petroleum gas in relation to the prescribed requirements specified in items 4B and 4C relating to exhaust emissions;

(5)

provide (by adding to item 6 in Schedule 1) a new alternative prescribed requirement relating to headlamps in consequence of the adoption by the United Kingdom of ECE Regulation 5 as revised on 29th August 1982;

(6)

provide for the cessation of the application of certain of the prescribed requirements specified in items 13A, 13C and 13D in Schedule 1 relating to brakes with the result that after 30th September 1984 the requirements prescribed will be those prescribed in consequence of Council Directive 71/320/EEC as amended by Commission Directive 79/489/EEC or ECE Regulation 13 as revised on 4th January 1979 and amended on 11th August 1981;

(7)

provide (by adding new items 22, 23, 24 and 24A in Schedule 1) prescribed requirements for wiper and washer systems, defrosting and demisting systems and the installation of lighting and signalling equipment;

(8)

provide for a new information document for use in conjunction with applications for type approval certificates; and

(9)

make minor and consequential amendments.

7.

Copies of the ECE Regulations and EEC Directives referred to in these Regulations may be obtained from Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Enquiries about the availability of the British Standards referred to herein should be made to the British Standards Institution at Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, MK14 6LE (telephone number Milton Keynes (STD 0908) 320066).

(1)

,as amended and extended by section 10 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Road Traffic Act 1974 (c. 50).

(2)

S.I. 1979/571, 1981/238.

(3)

,as amended by S.I. 1978/1233, 1235, 1263, 1317, 1979/138, 843, 1062, 1980/139, 140, 287, 610, 880, 1166, 1789, 1981/261, 697, 915, 1189, 1580, 1663, 1688, 1982/1057, 1132, 1223, 1272, 1422, 1480, 1576, 1983/112, 471, 932, 1984/195, 331, 386, 679.

(4)

Cmnd 2535.

(5)

Cmnd 3562.

(6)

By an instrument of accession dated 14th January 1963 deposited with the Secretary General of the United Nations on 15th January 1963.

(7)

p. 37 (SE 1971 (III), p. 746).

(8)

paragraph 7 was amended by the Finance (No. 2) Act 1975 (c. 45), section 23(1) and the Finance Act 1981 (c. 35), section 17(4) and paragraph 8 was amended by the said Act of 1975, section 23(2).

(9)

,to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.

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