Session 110 | Geneva | 25-29 Apr 2016
6. Regulation No. 55 (Mechanical couplings)
GRSG/2016/4 | Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 55 At the May 2015 Type Approval Authorities Meeting (TAAM), Poland raised concerns (attached with this submission) over small M<sub>1</sub> vehicles being equipped with aftermarket coupling devices where the vehicle in question is not designed for towing a trailer. In effect, these vehicles are not permitted to tow trailers, but are nonetheless enabled to be equipped for such a purpose by the aftermarket devices. Therefore, Poland proposes to amend UN R55 to ensure that coupling devices are only approved for use on vehicles approved for towing trailers.
GRSG/2016/4
Proposal for amendment to Regulation No. 55 (Poland)
11 Feb 2016 Working Party Formal Documents Mechanical Coupling Components Mechanical Couplings Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Mechanical Coupling Components of Combinations of Vehicles At the May 2015 Type Approval Authorities Meeting (TAAM), Poland raised concerns (attached with this submission) over small M<sub>1</sub> vehicles being equipped with aftermarket coupling devices where the vehicle in question is not designed for towing a trailer. In effect, these vehicles are not permitted to tow trailers, but are nonetheless enabled to be equipped for such a purpose by the aftermarket devices. Therefore, Poland proposes to amend UN R55 to ensure that coupling devices are only approved for use on vehicles approved for towing trailers. GRSG/2016/0004