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Commission Directive 1999/23/EC of 9 April 1999 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 93/33/EEC on protective devices intended to prevent the unauthorised use of two- or three-wheel motor vehicles (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 104, 21.4.1999, p. 13–15 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)
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Commission Directive 1999/23/EC of 9 April 1999 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 93/33/EEC on protective devices intended to prevent the unauthorised use of two- or three-wheel motor vehicles (Text with EEA relevance)

Official Journal L 104 , 21/04/1999 P. 0013 - 0015


COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 1999/23/EC

of 9 April 1999

adapting to technical progress Council Directive 93/33/EEC on protective devices intended to prevent the unauthorised use of two- or three-wheel motor vehicles

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 92/61/EEC of 30 June 1992 relating to the type-approval of two- or three-wheel motor vehicles(1), as amended by the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, and in particular Article 16 thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 93/33/EEC of 14 June 1993 on protective devices intended to prevent the unauthorised use of two- or three-wheel motor vehicles(2), and in particular Article 4 thereof,

(1) Whereas Directive 93/33/EEC is one of the separate Directives of the Community type-approval procedure introduced by Directive 92/61/EEC; whereas the provisions of Directive 92/61/EEC relating to vehicle systems, components and technical units therefore apply to that Directive;

(2) Whereas developments in technology now permit an adaptation of Council Directive 93/33/EEC to technical progress; whereas in order to ensure the proper functioning of the type-approval system as a whole, it is therefore necessary to clarify or complete certain provisions of the Directive concerned;

(3) Whereas to this end it is necessary to adapt the provisions relating to the locking angle of the steering of quadricycles and those relating to the removal of the key from type-3 devices designed to be fitted to tricycles and quadricycles; whereas, moreover, it is deemed appropriate to allow two- and three-wheel motor vehicles to be fitted with protective devices against unauthorised use which are approved for four-wheel motor vehicles;

(4) Whereas the measures provided for in this Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee for adaptation to technical progress set up by Article 13 of Council Directive 70/156/EEC(3), as last amended by Directive 98/91/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council(4),

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

Annex I to Directive 93/33/EEC is hereby amended in accordance with the Annex to this Directive.

Article 2

1. With effect from 1 January 2000, Member States shall not, on grounds relating to protective devices intended to prevent unauthorised use:

- refuse, in respect of a type of two- or three-wheel vehicle or a type of protective device intended to prevent unauthorised use, to grant EC type-approval,

- prohibit the registration, sale or entry into service of two- or three-wheel motor vehicles, or the sale or entry into service of protective devices intended to prevent unauthorised use,

if the protective devices intended to prevent unauthorised use comply with the requirements of Directive 93/33/EEC as amended by this Directive.

2. With effect from 1 July 2000, Member States shall refuse to grant EC type-approval for any type of two- or three-wheel motor vehicle on grounds relating to protective devices intended to prevent unauthorised use or any type of protective device intended to prevent unauthorised use if the requirements of Directive 93/33/EEC, as amended by this Directive, are not fulfilled.

Article 3

1. Member States shall adopt and publish, no later than 31 December 1999, the provisions necessary to comply with this Directive. They shall forthwith inform the Commission thereof.

They shall apply those provisions from 1 January 2000.

When Member States adopt those provisions, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or be accompanied by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication. Member States shall determine how such reference is to be made.

2. Member States shall communicate to the Commission the texts of the main provisions of national law that they adopt in the field governed by this Directive.

Article 4

This Directive shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

Article 5

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 9 April 1999.

For the Commission

Martin BANGEMANN

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 225, 10.8.1992, p. 72.

(2) OJ L 188, 29.7.1993, p. 32.

(3) OJ L 42, 23.2.1970, p. 1.

(4) OJ L 11, 16.1.1999, p. 25.

ANNEX

1. In Point 3.1 , the following new text is added: "Protective devices intended to prevent unauthorised use approved for motor vehicles in categories M1 and N1 in conformity with Directive 74/61/EEC may also be fitted to two- or three-wheel motor vehicles."

2. Point 3.11 is replaced by the following: "3.11. If it is of type 1, 2 or 3 the protective device must be designed in such a way that the steering can only be locked at an angle of at least 20° to the left and/or right in relation to the straight-ahead position, with the exception of devices designed to be fitted to tricycles and quadricycles."

3. Point 4.1.2. is replaced by the following: "4.1.2. In the case of type 3 protective devices it must not be possible to preload the catch via action on the part of the vehicle user combined or added to a turning of the key. Apart from the conditions provided for in Point 3.2.3 and except in the case of tricycles and quadricycles, it shall not be possible to remove the key once the catch has been preloaded."

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