Proposal for the 04 series of amendments to Regulation No. 46
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Proposal as adopted by the Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) at its 102nd session to reduce the blind spot on the passenger side of N2 and N3 (medium/heavy commercial) vehicles.

Reference Number: WP.29/2012/87
Date: 24 August 2012
Meeting(s):
WP.29-158
Proposal Status: Adopted text published
Discussion(s):
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 158 | 13-16 Nov 2012

Proposal unanimously adopted.

48. Agenda item 4.8.2, UN Regulation No. 46, document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/87 (see WP.29-158-08):

Paragraph 15.2.1.1.1, the table (rows for vehicles of category N2 and N3), columns of exterior mirrors of Classes IV, V and VI, insert to read (3 times):
“In addition according to paragraphs 15.2.4.5.6 to 15.2.4.5.11 for vehicles with a mounting height of the Class V mirror of not less than 2.4 m (see paragraph 15.2.4.5.12): the required field of vision (paragraphs 15.2.4.5.6 to 15.2.4.5.9) may be viewed using a combination of direct view and indirect vision devices (of Class IV, V, VI).

Add new paragraphs 21.16 and 21.17, to read:



"21.16.Notwithstanding paragraph 21.15., type approvals granted to the preceding series of amendments to the Regulation, which are not affected by the 04 04 series of amendments, shall remain valid and Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall continue to accept them.
21.17.Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall not refuse to grant extensions of type approvals for existing types of vehicles or devices, which are not affected by the 04 series of amendments, granted according to the 03 03 series of amendments to this Regulation."