30. Recalling the purpose of GRSG-108-32 presented at the previous session of GRSG as well as the discussion of GRSG under agenda item 7 (para. 24 above) on UN Regulation No. 58, the expert from UK introduced GRSG-109-17 proposing to delete paragraph 1.2.2. from the scope of the Regulation to ensure that as many vehicles as possible were fitted with a lateral protection device. The proposal received general support on the principles. However, a number of experts raised concerns on the application of a number of exemptions for special purpose vehicles listed in the Regulation. GRSG noted that such vehicles could be exempted by national/regional legislation.
31. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session and requested the secretariat to circulate GRSG-109-17 with an official symbol.