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The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989

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(Regulation 18)

SCHEDULE 1OBLIGATORY LAMPS, REFLECTORS, REAR MARKINGS AND DEVICES

TABLE I

Motor vehicle having three or more wheels not being a vehicle to which any other Table in this Schedule applies

(1)(2)(3)
Type of lamp, reflector, rear marking or deviceSchedule in which relevant installation and performance requirements are specifiedExceptions
Front position lampSchedule 2: Part INone.
Dim-dip device or running lampSchedule 3: Part I

A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 40 mph;

A vehicle first used before 1st April 1987;

A home forces' vehicle;

A vehicle in respect of which the following conditions are satisfied–

(a)

there is fitted to the vehicle all the lighting and light-signalling devices listed in items 1.5.7 to 1.5.20 of Annex I of Community Directive 76/756/EEC, as amended, which are required to be fitted under that Annex; and

(b)

all those devices are so installed that they comply with the requirements set out in items 3 and 4 of that Annex including, in particular, item 4.2.6 (Alignment of dipped-beam headlamps).

Dipped-beam headlampSchedule 4: Part I

A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 15 mph;

A vehicle first used before 1st April 1986 being an agricultural vehicle or a works truck;

A vehicle first used before 1st January 1931.

Main-beam headlampSchedule 5: Part I

A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 25 mph;

A vehicle first used before 1st April 1986 being an agricultural vehicle or a works truck;

A vehicle first used before 1st January 1931.

Direction indicatorSchedule 7: Part I

An invalid carriage having a maximum speed not exceeding 4 mph and any other vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 15 mph;

An agricultural vehicle having an unladen weight not exceeding 255 kg;

A vehicle first used before 1st April 1986 being an agricultural vehicle, an industrial tractor or a works truck;

A vehicle first used before 1st January 1936.

Hazard warning signal deviceSchedule 8: Part I

A vehicle not required to be fitted with direction indicators;

A vehicle first used before 1st April 1986.

Side marker lampSchedule 9: Part I

A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 25 mph;

A passenger vehicle;

An incomplete vehicle proceeding to a works for completion or to a place where it is to be stored or displayed for sale;

A vehicle the overall length of which does not exceed 6 m;

A vehicle first used before 1st April 1991;

A vehicle in respect of which the following conditions are satisfied–

(a)

there is fitted to the vehicle all the lighting and light-signalling devices listed in items 1.5.7 to 1.5.20 of Annex I of Community Directive 76/756/EEC, as amended, which are required to be fitted under that Annex; and

(b)

all those devices are so installed that they comply with the requirements set out in items 3 and 4 of that Annex including, in particular, item 4.2.6 (Alignment of dipped-beam headlamps).

Rear position lampSchedule 10: Part INone.
Rear fog lampSchedule 11: Part I

A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 25 mph;

A vehicle first used before 1st April 1986 being an agricultural vehicle or a works truck;

A vehicle first used before 1st April 1980;

A vehicle having an overall width which does not exceed 1300 mm.

Stop lampSchedule 12: Part I

A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 25 mph;

A vehicle first used before 1st April 1986 being an agricultural vehicle or a works truck;

A vehicle first used before 1st January 1936.

End-outline marker lampSchedule 13: Part I

A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 25 mph;

A motor vehicle having an overall width not exceeding 2100 mm;

An incomplete vehicle proceeding to a works for completion or to a place where it is to be stored or displayed for sale;

A motor vehicle first used before 1st April 1991.

Rear registration plate lampSchedule 15.

A vehicle not required to be fitted with a rear registration plate;

A works truck.

Side retro reflectorSchedule 17: Part I

A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 25 mph;

A goods vehicle–

(a)

first used on or after 1st April 1986, the overall length of which does not exceed 6 m; or

(b)

first used before 1st April 1986, the overall length of which does not exceed 8 m;

A passenger vehicle;

An incomplete vehicle proceeding to a works for completion or to a place where it is to be stored or displayed for sale;

A vehicle primarily constructed for moving excavated material and being used by virtue of an Order under section 44 of the Act;

A mobile crane or engineering plant.

Rear retro reflectorSchedule 18: Part INone.
Rear markingSchedule 19: Part I

A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 25 mph;

A vehicle first used before 1st August 1982, the unladen weight of which does not exceed 3050 kg;

A vehicle the maximum gross weight of which does not exceed 7500 kg;

A passenger vehicle not being an articulated bus;

A tractive unit for an articulated vehicle;

An incomplete vehicle proceeding to a works for completion or to a place where it is to be stored or displayed for sale;

A vehicle first used before 1st April 1986 being an agricultural vehicle, a works truck or engineering plant;

A vehicle first used before 1st January 1940;

A home forces' vehicle;

A vehicle constructed or adapted for–

(a)

fire fighting or fire salvage;

(b)

servicing or controlling aircraft;

(c)

heating and dispensing tar or other material for the construction or maintenance of roads; or

(d)

transporting two or more vehicles or vehicle bodies or two or more boats.

TABLE II

Solo motor bicycle and motor bicycle combination

(1)(2)(3)
Type of lamp or reflectorSchedule in which relevant installation and performance requirements are specifiedExceptions
Front position lampSchedule 2: Part IA solo motor bicycle fitted with a headlamp.
Dipped-beam headlampSchedule 4: Part IA vehicle first used before 1st January 1931.
Main-beam headlampSchedule 5: Part I

A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 25 mph;

A vehicle first used before 1st January 1972 and having an engine with a capacity of less than 50 cc;

A vehicle first used before 1st January 1931.

Direction indicatorSchedule 7: Part I

A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 25 mph;

A vehicle first used before 1st April 1986;

A vehicle which is constructed or adapted primarily for use off roads (whether by reason of its tyres, suspension, ground clearance or otherwise) and which can carry only one person or which, in the case of a motor bicycle combination, can carry only the rider and one passenger in the sidecar.

Rear position lampSchedule 10: Part INone.
Stop lampSchedule 12: Part I

A vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 25 mph;

A vehicle first used before 1st April 1986 and having an engine with a capacity of less than 50 cc;

A vehicle first used before 1st January 1936.

Rear registration plate lampSchedule 15A vehicle not required to be fitted with a rear registration plate.
Rear retro reflectorSchedule 18: Part INone.

TABLE III

Pedal cycle

(1)(2)(3)
Type of lamp or reflectorSchedule in which relevant installation and performance requirements are specifiedExceptions
Front position lampSchedule 2: Part INone.
Rear position lampSchedule 10: Part INone.
Rear retro reflectorSchedule 18: Part INone.
Pedal retro reflectorSchedule 20: Part IA pedal cycle manufactured before 1st October 1985.

TABLE IV

Pedestrian-controlled vehicle, horse-drawn vehicle and track-laying vehicle

(1)(2)(3)
Type of lamp or reflectorSchedule in which relevant installation and performance requirements are specifiedExceptions
Front position lampSchedule 2: Part INone.
Rear position lampSchedule 10: Part INone.
Rear retro reflectorSchedule 18: Part INone.

TABLE V

Vehicle drawn or propelled by hand

(1)(2)(3)
Type of lamp or reflectorSchedule in which relevant installation and performance requirements are specifiedExceptions
Front position lampSchedule 2: Part INone.
Rear position lampSchedule 10: Part IA vehicle fitted with a rear retro reflector.
Rear retro reflectorSchedule 18: Part IA vehicle fitted with a rear position lamp.

TABLE VI

Trailer drawn by a motor vehicle

(1)(2)(3)
Type of lamp, reflector or rear markingSchedule in which relevant installation and performance requirements are specifiedExceptions
Front position lampSchedule 2: Part I

A trailer with an overall width not exceeding 1600 mm;

A trailer manufactured before 1st October 1985 the overall length of which, excluding any drawbar and any fitting for its attachment, does not exceed 2300 mm;

A trailer constructed or adapted for the carriage and launching of a boat.

Direction indicatorSchedule 7: Part I

A trailer manufactured before 1st September 1965;

An agricultural vehicle or a works trailer in either case manufactured before 1st October 1990.

Side marker lampSchedule 9: Part I

A trailer the overall length of which, excluding any drawbar and any fitting for its attachment, does not exceed–

(a)

6 m,

(b)

9.15 m in the case of a trailer manufactured before 1st October 1990;

An incomplete trailer proceeding to a works for completion or to a place where it is to be stored or displayed for sale;

An agricultural vehicle or a works trailer;

A caravan;

A trailer constructed or adapted for the carriage and launching of a boat;

A trailer in respect of which the following conditions are satisfied–

(a)

there is fitted to the trailer all the lighting and light-signalling devices listed in items 1.5.7 to 1.5.20 of Annex I of Community Directive 76/756/EEC, as amended, which are required to be fitted under that Annex; and

(b)

all those devices are so installed and maintained that they comply with the requirements set out in items 3 and 4 of that Annex.

Rear position lampSchedule 10: Part INone.
Rear fog lampSchedule 11: Part I

A trailer manufactured before 1st April 1980;

A trailer the overall width of which does not exceed 1300 mm;

An agricultural vehicle or a works trailer.

Stop lampSchedule 12: Part IAn agricultural vehicle or a works trailer.
End-outline marker lampSchedule 13: Part I

A trailer having an overall width not exceeding 2100 mm;

An incomplete trailer proceeding to a works for completion or to a place where it is to be stored or displayed for sale;

An agricultural vehicle or a works trailer;

A trailer manufactured before 1st October 1990.

Rear registration plate lampSchedule 15A trailer not required to be fitted with a rear registration plate.
Side retro reflectorSchedule 17: Part I

A trailer the overall length of which, excluding any drawbar, does not exceed 5 m;

An incomplete trailer proceeding to a works for completion or to a place where it is to be stored or displayed for sale;

Engineering plant;

A trailer primarily constructed for moving excavated material and which is being used by virtue of an Order under section 44 of the Act.

Front retro reflectorSchedule 21: Part I

A trailer manufactured before 1st October 1990;

An agricultural vehicle or a works trailer.

Rear retro reflectorSchedule 18: Part INone.
Rear markingSchedule 19: Part I

A trailer manufactured before 1st August 1982 the unladen weight of which does not exceed 1020 kg;

A trailer the maximum gross weight of which does not exceed 3500 kg;

An incomplete trailer proceeding to a works for completion or to a place where it is to be stored or displayed for sale;

An agricultural vehicle, a works trailer or engineering plant;

A trailer drawn by a bus;

A home forces' vehicle;

A trailer constructed or adapted for–

(a)

fire fighting or fire salvage;

(b)

servicing or controlling aircraft;

(c)

heating and dispensing tar or other material for the construction or maintenance of roads;

(d)

carrying asphalt or macadam, in each case being mixing or drying plant; or

(e)

transporting two or more vehicles or vehicle bodies or two or more boats.

TABLE VII

Trailer drawn by a pedal cycle

(1)(2)(3)
Type of lamp, reflector or rear markingSchedule in which relevant installation and performance requirements are specifiedExceptions
Rear position lampSchedule 10: Part INone.
Rear retro reflectorSchedule 18: Part INone.

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