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Working Document GRSG/2019/6

Document Title UN R55: Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 01 series of amendments
Reference Number GRSG/2019/6
Origin EC
Document Date 8 January 2019
Document Posted 10 January 2019
Meeting Session(s)

35. The expert from EC introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2019/6 to update the provisions on removable mechanical couplings fitted to motor vehicles, particularly on the need to provide clear information to the driver. He added that the proposal should not increase the stringency of the technical requirements but should rather provide the driver with appropriate information on the use of removable or repositionable mechanical coupling devices in the manufacturer’s user manual or handbook. The expert from OICA stated that, under the 1958 Agreement, a user manual was not yet mandatory. Some experts endorsed that position. The expert from the Russian Federation expressed her preference to proceed with the proposal as a new series of amendments. The expert from EC volunteered to prepare a revised official document for further consideration at the next session of GRSG.


Proposal to add the text, “In such a case, the motor-vehicle’s user instructions (e.g. owner’s manual, vehicle handbook) shall clearly specify that the removable or repositionable mechanical coupling device shall always be removed or repositioned when it is not in use.”

Document Status Superseded
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