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November 2013-REGULATION ECE REG 65

 

We would like to inform you with respect to the European regulation on optical and acoustic signalling for vehicles and trailer.

The European Directive ECE REG 65 has been in force since 1 March 2009. This directive defines the requirements for optical and acoustic signals for new vehicles and trailers. From1 March 2014, the regulation shall apply to amber rotating, flashing and warning lights on existing vehicles and trailers. 

The Directive has been in force for existing vehicles and trailers of emergency services (blue) since 1 September, 2009.

 

Directive definition:

Amber rotating, flashing or warning light: light, consisting of one set of amber signal lighting.

  • The set must comply with ECE regulation 65 and has been certified accordingly.
  • The set has been mounted in such a way that the signal light can be seen from a distance of 20 m around the vehicle. This is measured at 1.5 m above the road.

 

Class:

The ECE R65 standard is being divided in two classes:

Class 1: rotating, flashing and indicator light with one intensity level

  • Orange main beacon installation 
  • Orange secondary beacons
  • Blue secondary beacons

Class 2: rotating, flashing and indicator light with two intensity levels

  • Blue main beacon installation

 

Vehicle categories:

The European regulation applies to the following vehicle categories :

•Vehicles that have at least four wheels and are used for transporting people 

(Cat. M1, M2, M3)

•Vehicles that have at least four wheels and are used for transporting goods 

(Cat. N1, N2, N3)

•Trailers (Cat. 01, 02, 03, 04)

•Agricultural and forestry tractors (Cat. T)

• Off-road mobile machinery (Cat. G)

 

In summary:

WHO: Vehicles and trailers

WHAT : Amber rotating, flashing or warning lights in accordance with European Directive ECE REG 65

WHEN : From 1 March 2014

 

Publicatiedatum: 
Thursday, November 7, 2013