UN R53: Proposal for a new Supplement to the 03 series of amendments
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Proposal to align the 03 series of amendments to UN R53 (as adopted during GRE-81: GRE/2018/50, as amended by GRE/2019/12) with the latest proposals for amendments to the 01 and 02 series (as adopted by GRE but not yet in force at the time of the present proposal:

  1. Add references to UN R148, R149, and R150 (WP.29/2018/104/Rev.1 as amended by WP.29-177-07, and WP.29/2018/105), implementing the change index and amending the definitions (taking into consideration informal document GRE-80-05),
  2. Align UN R53 with UN R148 regarding the inward geometric visibility requirements for rear position lamps (GRE/2018/28),
  3. Clarify the use of direction indicators to show the status of the device for protection of a vehicle against unauthorised use and allow exterior courtesy lamps to be fitted on motorcycles (WP.29/2019/17 as amended by para. 107 of the session report and WP.29/2019/18 as amended by para. 108),
  4. Align UN R53 with UN R48 and correct a mistake in a previous amendment process (WP.29/2018/86/Rev.1 andWP.29/2018/87/Rev.1),
  5. Allow the use of different stop lamp activation methods, aligning the definition of “stop lamp” with UN R48 (GRE/2018/29), and
  6. Introduce requirements for light emitting diode (LED) substitute light sources (GRE/2018/41).

Reference Number: GRE/2019/23
Origin: IMMA
Date: 7 August 2019
Meeting(s):
GRE-82
Proposal Status: Approved by GR
Related Documents:
GRE-80-05 | UN R53: Corrigendum to the Proposal for Supplement [3] to the 02 series of amendments
GRE/2018/28 | UN R53: Proposal for a new Supplement to the 01 series of amendments
GRE/2018/29 | UN R53: Proposal for a new Supplement
GRE/2018/41 | Proposal for a collective amendment to UN Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 74 and 86
GRE/2018/50 | DRL: Proposal for the 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 and proposal for amendments to the draft new UN Regulation on Light-Signalling Devices (LSD)
GRE/2019/12 | UN R53: Proposal for an amendment to the draft 03 series of amendments
SLR-33-09 | UN R53: Clarifications on GRE/2019/23
WP.29-177-07 | UN R53: Proposal for correction to document WP.29/2018/105
WP.29/2018/86/Rev.1 | UN R53: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments
WP.29/2018/87/Rev.1 | UN R53: Proposal for Supplement 20 to the 01 series of amendments
WP.29/2018/104/Rev.1 | UN R53: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments
WP.29/2019/17 | UN R53: Proposal for Supplement 2 to the 02 series of amendments
WP.29/2019/18 | UN R53: Proposal for Supplement 20 to the 01 series of amendments
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 82 | 22-25 Oct 2019

35. The expert from IMMA presented a consolidated text of the draft 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 which had incorporated the latest modifications to the 01 and 02 series (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2019/23 and GRE-82-16). GRE noted that these modifications had been also included in the draft 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 53 submitted for consideration of WP.29 and AC.1 in November 2019 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2019/80).