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The Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations 2017

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

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The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 (“the 1989 Regulations”) make provision about the fitting and maintenance of lighting equipment for motor vehicles and trailers used on roads. These Regulations amend the 1989 Regulations to give effect to the requirements of Article 6 of Directive 2014/45/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers, and come into force on 20th May 2018.

These Regulations amend the 1989 Regulations to provide for the testing of: headlamp cleaning devices, daytime running lamps, reversing lamps and front fog lamps.

A full impact assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of business, the voluntary sector and the public sector is available from the Department for Transport, Great Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 4DR. A copy may be obtained from the Department for Transport website (www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport). An Explanatory Memorandum and a Transposition Note are published alongside the instrument on www.legislation.gov.uk. The Directive referred to above is published at http://eur-lex.europa.eu.

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