Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53
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Proposal to require automatic switching of motorcycle daytime running lamps to headlamp illumination at night. The concern is that DRL are left on, causing glare. This proposal aligns with the provisions of UN R48.

Reference Number: GRE-75-08
Origin: Japan
Date: 4 April 2016
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRE/2016/35 | Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 53
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 75 | 5-8 Apr 2016

39. The expert from Japan proposed to automatically switch from the daytime running lamp (DRL) to the headlamp at night. The experts from Austria, France, Germany, India, Netherlands, UK and IMMA commented on the proposal. GRE encouraged all experts to study the proposal and to provide their comments, if any, by the end of June 2016. GRE also invited the expert from Japan to take these comments into consideration and to submit an official document to the next session.