Statutory Instruments

1991 No. 2681


The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1991


27th November 1991

Laid before Parliament

9th December 1991

Coming into force

30th December 1991

The Secretary of State for Transport, being a Minister designated((1)) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972((2)) in relation to the regulation of the type, description, construction or equipment of vehicles, and of components of vehicles, and in particular any vehicle type approval scheme, in exercise of the powers conferred by that section and of all other enabling powers, hereby makes the following Regulations:–

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1991 and shall come into force on 30th December 1991.

2.  The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) Regulations 1980((3)) shall be further amended as follows.

3.  In Part I of Schedule 2–

(a)in column 2 in item 2 there is added–


70/220/EEC as amended by 26 June 1991O.J. L242, 30.8.91, p.1
89/491/EEC and

(b)in column 2 in item 9 there is added–


71/320/EEC as amended by5 July 1991O.J. L233, 22.8.91, p.21
88/194/EEC and
91/422/EEC, and

(c)after item 41 there is added the following new item–

4291/226/EEC27 March 1991O.J.L103, 23.4.91, p.5Spray – suppression systems.

Signed by authority of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Christopher Chope

Secretary of State for Transport

Department of Transport

27th November 1991

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

1.  These Regulations further amend the Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) Regulations 1980.

2.  The type approval requirements relating to emission standards are, as an alternative to the existing requirements, the requirements of Council Directive 70/220/EEC as amended by Council Directives 74/290/EEC, 83/351/EEC, 88/76/EEC, 88/436/EEC, 89/458/EEC and 91/441/EEC and Commission Directives 77/102/EEC, 78/665/EEC and 89/491/EEC.

3.  The type approval requirements relating to braking devices are, as an alternative to the existing requirements, the requirements of Council Directive 71/320/EEC as amended by Commission Directives 74/132/EEC, 75/524/EEC, 79/489/EEC, 85/647/EEC, 88/194/EEC and 91/422/EEC.

4.  The types approval requirements relating to spray-suppression systems are the requirements of Council Directive 91/226/EEC.

5.  Copies of the Council and Commission Directives referred to in these Regulations and this note may be obtained from Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. Details of the Directives are set out in the Table below.


Principal InstrumentRelevant Amending Instruments
1. Council Directive (EEC) No. 70/220 of 20 March 1970Council Directive (EEC) No. 74/290 of 28 May 1974 (O.J. No. L159, 15.6.74, p.61).
(O.J. No. L76, 6.4.70 p.1).Commission Directive (EEC) No. 77/102 of 30 November 1976 (O.J. No. L32, 3.2.77, p.32).
Commission Directive (EEC) No. 78/665 of 14 July 1978 (O.J. No. 223, 14.8.78, p.48).
Council Directive (EEC) No. 83/351 of 16 June 1983 (O.J. No. L197, 20.7.83, p.1).
Council Directive (EEC) No. 88/76 of 3 December 1987 (O.J. No. L36, 9.2.88, p.1).
Council Directive (EEC) No. 88/436 of 16 June 1988 (O.J. No. L214, 6.8.88, p.1).
Council Directive (EEC) No. 89/458 of 18 July 1989 (O.J. No. L226, 3.8.89, p.1).
Commission Directive (EEC) No. 89/491 of 17 July 1989 (O.J. No. L238, 15.8.89, p.43).
Council Directive (EEC) No. 91/441 of 26 June 1991 (O.J. No. L242, 30.8.91, p.1).
2. Council Directive (EEC) No. 71/320 of 26th July 1971 (O.J. No. L202, 6.9.71, p.37).Commission Directive (EEC) No. 74/132 of 11thFebruary 1974 (O.J. L74, 19.3.74, p.7).
Commission Directive (EEC) No. 75/524 of 25th July 1975 (O.J. L236, 8.9.75, p.3).
Commission Directive (EEC) No. 79/489 of 18th April 1979 (O.J. L128, 26.5.79, p.12).
Commission Directive (EEC) No. 85/647 of 23rd December 1985 (O.J. L380, 31.12.85, p.1).
Commission Directive (EEC) No. 88/194 of 24th March 1988 (O.J. L92, 9.4.88, p.47).
Commission Directive (EEC) No. 91/422 of 15th July 1991 (O.J. L233, 22.8.91, p.21).
3. Council Directive (EEC) No. 91/226 of 27th March 1991 (O.J. L103, 23.4.91, p.5).

S.I. 1972/1811.


S.I. 1980/1182; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1986/1501, 1988/1103 and 1669 and 1989/1578 and 2262.