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Lighting and light-signalling for two or three-wheel motor vehicles

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Lighting and light-signalling for two or three-wheel motor vehicles

This Directive forms part of the harmonisation of national laws on the EC type-approval of two or three-wheel motor vehicles. It lays down the rules applying to the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices for this of vehicle.

ACT

Directive 2009/67/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices on two or three-wheel motor vehicles (Text with EEA relevance).

SUMMARY

This Directive lays down the technical rules for the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices on vehicles. It falls within the scope of Directive 2002/24/EC relating to the type-approval of two or three-wheeled motor vehicles.

Scope

This Directive applies to:

  • two-wheel mopeds;
  • three-wheel mopeds and light quadricycles;
  • two-wheel motorcycles;
  • motorcycles with side-car;
  • tricycles.

Technical requirements

Technical requirements concern the number, arrangement drawings, geometric visibility, alignment, incorporation with other devices and telltales for each of the lighting and light-signalling devices concerned and according to the type of vehicle.

The alignment of illuminating lamps must be set correctly. The conditions relating to symmetry and colour must be complied with if the lamps constitute a pair.

Telltales must be visible to the driver and comply with a specific colour code given in Annex I to this Directive.

EU type-approval

Where the requirements of this Directive are fulfilled, EU countries may not refuse to grant type-approval for a two or three-wheel motor vehicle or prohibit its registration, sale or entry into service. If the requirements are not fulfilled, EU countries must refuse to grant EU type-approval for any two or three-wheel motor vehicle.

Regulation (EU) No 168/2013 repeals Directive 2009/67/EC with effect from 1.1.2016.

Commission Directive 2013/60/EU amends Annexes I to VI to Directive 2009/67/EC for the transitional period until 1.1.2016.

REFERENCES

Act

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Directive 2009/67/EC

14.9.2009

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OJ L 222 of 25.8.2009

Amending act(s)

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Directive 2013/60/EU

11.12.2013

30.6.2014

OJ L 329 of 10.12.2013, p. 15-38.

RELATED ACTS

Regulation (EU) No 168/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2013 on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles (Official Journal L 60 of 2 March 2013 p. 52-128).

Last updated: 19.05.2014

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