UN R16: Proposal for the 08 series of amendments
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Proposal to:

  1. harmonize airbag warning labels regarding the correct use of a child restraint system in a seating position equipped with an activated frontal airbag in order to prohibit the display of additional information unrelated to child safety, and
  2. clarify that only a 3-point-belt shall be permitted for the driver seating position in order to address differing interpretations among Technical Services regarding which requirements apply for driver position seat-belt approval.
As from 1 September 2020, authorities will not be obliged to accept applicable type approvals to the preceding series of amendments that were first issued on or after 1 September 2020. As from 1 September 2022, they will not be obliged to accept any applicable approvals to the preceding series. These transitional provisions only apply to vehicles equipped with airbags. Approvals for seat belt and restraint systems remain valid.

Reference Number: WP.29/2018/141
Date: 22 August 2018
Proposal Status: Adopted
Related Documents:
GRSP-63-01/Rev.1 | UN R16, 44 94, 129 and 137: Proposal for collective amendments
GRSP-63-23 | UN R16: Proposal for a 08 series of amendments
GRSP/2017/27 | Collective amendments to UN Regulations Nos. 16, 44, 94, 129 and 137
Discussion(s):
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 176 | 12-16 Nov 2018

117. The representative of the United States of America presented proposals on ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/141 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/142 under agenda items 4.8.15 and 4.7.16, to amend UN Regulations Nos. 16 and 17. The World Forum recommended their submission to AC.1 for voting.