The Motor Vehicles (Approval) Regulations 2001

Regulation 5(1)(b)

SCHEDULE 4APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RELEVANT VEHICLES EXCEPT SCHEDULE 2 VEHICLES

(The expressions in bold type are defined in column 4)

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ItemSubject matterDesign, construction and equipment requirementsDefinitions and supplementary provisionsExemptions and modifications
(a)

Date of manufacture of the vehicle

(b)

Community Instrument

(c)

ECE Regulation

3Protective steering1st July 1991Directive 74/297/EEC, annex 1, paragraphs 5 and 6ECE Regulation 12.01, paragraphs 5 and 6

This item shall not apply to—

(a)

vehicles, the steering control of which has been specially constructed for the use of a person suffering from some physical defect or disability;

(b)

ambulances, motor caravans and hearses (in each case) having a maximum gross weight of more than 2,500 kg if the vehicle has been derived from a goods vehicle which either had a maximum gross weight of not less than 1,500 kg or was manufactured before 1st October 1997; and

(c)

armoured vehicles.

1st October 1996Directive 74/297/EEC as last amended by Directive 91/662/EEC, annex 1, paragraphs 5 and 6ECE Regulation 12.03, paragraphs 5 and 6
4Exhaust emissions1st January 1993

Directive 70/220/EEC as last amended by:

Directive 91/441/EEC, annex 1, paragraphs 5, 7 and 8 (applies only to passenger cars)

ECE Regulation 83.01, paragraphs 5, 8 amd 13

For the purposes of this item—

  • “passenger car” means a motor vehicle which

    (a)

    is constructed or adapted to carry passengers and is not a goods vehicle;

    (b)

    * has no more than 6 seats including the driver’s seat; and

    (c)

    has a maximum gross weight not exceeding 2,500 kg.

    *Note: paragraph (b) does not apply to vehicles manufactured after 1st January 2001.

1st October 1994Directive 93/59/EEC, annex 1, paragraphs 5, 7 and 8 (applies only to vehicles other than passenger cars)ECE Regulation 83.01, paragraphs 5, 8 and 13
1st January 1997Directive 94/12/EC, annex 1, paragraph 5 (applies only to passenger cars)ECE Regulation 83.02, paragraph 5“Reference mass” has the same meaning as in Directive 70/220/EEC as last amended by Directive 96/69/EC.
1st October 1997 (applies from this date to Class I vehicles)Directive 96/69/EC, annex 1, paragraph 5ECE Regulation 83.03, paragraph 5“Class I vehicle” means a goods vehicle (category N1) which has a reference mass not exceeding 1,250 kg (1,305 kg from 1st January 2001).
1st October 1998 (applies from this date to vehicles of category M1 other than passenger cars, Class II and Class III vehicles)“Class II vehicle” means a goods vehicle (category N1) which has a reference mass exceeding 1,250 kg (1,305 kg from 2001) but not exceeding 1,700 kg (1,760 kg from 2001).
1st October 1999Directive 98/77/EC, annex 1, paragraph 5 (applies to vehicles fuelled by liquid petroleum gas or compressed natural gas)ECE Regulation 83.04, paragraph 5“Class III vehicle” means a goods vehicle (category N1) which has a reference mass exceeding 1,700 kg (1,760 kg from 2001).
1st January 2001 (applies from this date to passenger cars and Class I vehicles)Directive 98/69/EC, annex 1, paragraph 5 (Phase I limits)Does not apply until 1st January 2002 providing the vehicle is registered before that date.
1st January 2002 (applies from this date to vehicles of category M1 other than passenger cars, Class II and Class III vehicles)“Diesel passenger vehicle” means a vehicle of category M1 the maximum mass of which exceeds 2,000 kg, fitted with a compression ignition engine, and which is:Does not apply until 1st January 2003 providing the vehicle is registered before that date.
1st January 2003 (until this date, a diesel passenger vehicle is treated as a vehicle of category N1)

(a)construct-ed or adapted to carry more than 6 occupants including the driver, or

(b)an off-road vehicle as defined in Annex II to the 1970 Directive.

1st January 2006 (applies from this date to passenger cars and Class I vehicles) 1st January 2007 (applies from this date to vehicles of category M1 other than passenger cars, Class II and Class III vehicles)

Directive 98/69/EC annex 1, paragraph 5 (Phase 2 limits)

8Anti-theft devices1st October 1998Directive 74/61/EEC as last amended by Directive 95/56/EC, annex V (electronic immobiliser) and annex VI (alarm system)ECE Regulation 18.02, paragraph 7 and ECE Regulation 97.01 paragraphs 5,6 and 7 (alarm system) and paragraphs 31, 32 and 33 (immobiliser)
10Seat belt anchoragesDirective 76/115/EEC as last amended by:
1st July 1991Directive 82/318/EEC, annex 1, paragraphs 4 and 5ECE Regulation 14.02, paragraphs 5, 6 and 7
1st July 1997Directive 90/629/EEC, annex 1, paragraphs 4 and 5ECE Regulation 14.03, paragraphs 5, 6 and 7
11Installation of seat belts

1st July 1997

Directive 77/541/EEC as last amended by:

Directive 90/628/EEC, annex 1, paragraphs 3.1 to 3.1.9

“disabled person’s belt” has the same meaning as in regulation 47(8) of the Construction and Use Regulations.

The requirements shall not apply in relation to a seat fitted to a disabled person’s vehicle if the vehicle is fitted with a disabled person’s belt for that seat.
1st October 1999Directive 96/36/EC, annex 1, paragraphs 3.1 to 3.1.10 and 3.1.11 and 3.1.12ECE Regulation 16.04, (Supplement 8) paragraphs 8.1 to 8.1.10.3 and 8.1.11 to 8.1.12
12BrakesDirective 71/320/EEC as last amended by:

1st April 1995

1st October 1999

Directive 91/442/EEC, annex 1, paragraph 2

Directive 98/12/EC, annex 1, paragraph 2.1.1.3 (Requirements for asbestos-free brake linings only)

ECE Regulation 13.06 paragraph 5

ECE Regulation 13.09, paragraph 5.1.1.3 or ECE Regulation 13H, paragraph 5.1.1.3 (Requirements for asbestos-free brake linings only)

31st March 2001Directive 98/12/EC, annex 1, paragraph 2 (All requirements)ECE Regulation 13.09, paragraph 5 or ECE Regulation 13H, paragraph 5 (All requirements)
13Noise and silencers

1st July 1991

Directive 70/157/EEC as last amended by:

Directive 84/424/EEC, annex 1, paragraph 5

ECE Regulation 51.01, paragraph 5

1st January 1997Directive 92/97/EEC or Directive 96/20/EC, annex 1, paragraph 5ECE Regulation 51.02, paragraph 5
26Carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption1st January 1997Directive 80/1269/EEC as last amended by Directive 93/116/EC, annex 1, paragraph 5ECE Regulation 101, paragraph 5
27Frontal impact1st October 2003Directive 96/79/EC, annex 2, paragraph 3ECE Regulation 94.01, paragraph 5
28Side impact1st October 2003Directive 96/27/EC, annex 2, paragraph 3ECE Regulation 95.01, paragraph 5