GRE
Session 74 | Geneva | 20-23 Oct 2015
Agenda Item 7. (d) Regulation No. 53
This agenda item relates to UN R53 Motorcycle Lighting.

27. The expert from IMMA proposed to allow the installation of light-signalling devices with light sources that can be sequentially activated (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2015/39). GRE adopted this proposal as amended by Annex IV and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2016 sessions as draft Supplement 18 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53.

28. The expert from IMMA presented a proposal introducing an emergency stop signal on motorcycles with the aim to increase safety (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2015/40). GRE adopted this proposal and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2016 sessions as draft Supplement 18 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53, subject to the following modification:

Paragraph 5.8., amend to read:
“5.8. In the absence of specific instructions, no lamps other than direction indicator lamps, and the vehicle-hazard warning signal lamps and the emergency stop signal shall be flashing lamps.”

29. The experts from Germany and IMMA proposed to delete in Regulation No. 53 the references to headlamps of Class B of Regulation No. 113 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2015/41 and GRE-74-09). GRE adopted this proposal as contained in Annex V and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2016 sessions as draft 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53.

30. The expert from IMMA introduced a proposal allowing for the use of different brake lamp activation methods and aligning the brake lamp provision with those applicable for four-wheelers (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2015/42). The experts of France, Germany, Italy and Japan delivered remarks. GRE noted that this proposal might need to be accompanied by a modification of Regulation No. 78 under the responsibility of the Working Party on Braking and Running Gear (GRRF). IMMA was invited to contact GRRF and to present an updated document for the next session.

Documentation
GRE-74-09 | Revised proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 53 (Germany and IMMA)
GRE/2015/39 | Proposal for Supplement 18 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53 (IMMA)
GRE/2015/40 | Proposal for Supplement 18 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53 (IMMA)
GRE/2015/41 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53 (IMMA and Germany)
GRE/2015/42 | Proposal for Supplement 18 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53 (IMMA)