Proposal for a new Supplement to the 05 Series of amendments to Regulation No. 48
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Proposal to require that side marker lamps mounted on M2, M3, N2, N3, O 3 and O4 vehicles flash simultaneously with the direction-indicator lamps. The aim is to prevent death and injury to cyclists by improving their reaction time through clearer indication of the intended turn of a longer vehicle.

Reference Number: GRE-72-06
Date: 22 August 2014
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRE-72-05 | Proposal to amend the draft Supplement to the 06 series of amendments of Regulation No. 48
GRE/2014/33 | Proposal for a Supplement to the 06 series of amendments of Regulation No. 48
WP.29/2015/22 | Proposal for Supplement 8 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 72 | 20-22 Oct 2014

12. The expert from Germany presented a revised proposal to require side marker lamps to flash together with direction indicators on heavy goods vehicles and buses (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/33, GRE-72-22) as well as additional transitional provisions (GRE-72-05 and GRE-72-06). Following an in-depth discussion, GRE adopted this proposal as contained in Annex VI to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their March 2015 sessions as draft Supplement 5 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48. GRE agreed not to include any specific transitional provisions, because the transitional provisions for the 06 series of amendments would also apply to this proposal.