UN R53 | Revision 3 (2013)
7 Aug 2013 2013-08-22 16:50:59 UTC 3 01 series of amendments | Supplement 9 01 series of amendments | Supplement 10 01 series of amendments | Supplement 10 | Corrigendum 1 01 series of amendments | Supplement 11 01 series of amendments | Supplement 12 01 series of amendments | Supplement 13 01 series of amendments | Supplement 14
UN R53 | Revision 3 | Corrigendum 1 (2013)
27 Aug 2013 2013-09-16 17:43:13 UTC 3 1 01 series of amendments | Supplement 13 | Corrigendum 1
UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 1 (2013)
27 Nov 2013 2015-01-06 17:37:35 UTC 3 1 01 series of amendments | Supplement 15
UN R53 (2013)
27 Aug 2013 2015-04-13 21:36:09 UTC
UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 2 (2015)
22 Jun 2015 2015-11-07 14:23:48 UTC 3 2 01 series of amendments | Supplement 16 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2014/60

Proposal to allow for the use of different brake lamp activation methods for Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs). This amendment also introduces the concept of a high-mounted stop lamp to PTWs to improve the conspicuity of the vehicles during stopping.

UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 3 (2015)
9 Nov 2015 2015-11-23 15:54:58 UTC 3 3 01 series of amendments | Supplement 17 Based upon the adopted proposals: WP.29/2015/25

Proposal as approved by the GRE to allow for the installation of interdependent lamps for L3 category vehicles. The amendment also reflects recent amendments to Regulation No. 48, Supplement 2 to its 06 series of amendments and further includes some editorial corrections of current Regulation No. 53 texts. The concern is that the rear trunk lid commonly used for four-wheeled vehicles may be adapted for future scooter type motorcycles to secure the storage space for helmet, etc. Current lamp requirements impose design constraints that may hamper the proper development of such storage features. Please note that the title of this document has been corrected to Supplement 17. Supplement 15 was adopted under Amendment 1 to Revision 3 of UN R53.

WP.29/2015/25/Corr.1

Correction of the title to “Supplement 17” from the erroneous “Supplement 15”.

WP.29/2015/25/Corr.2
UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 4 (2016)
28 Oct 2016 2016-11-02 21:24:32 UTC 3 4 01 series of amendments | Supplement 18 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2016/22

Proposal to allow for the approval on motorcycles of light-signalling devices with light sources that can be sequentially activated and of emergency stop signals.

UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 5 (2016)
28 Oct 2016 2016-11-02 21:26:23 UTC 3 5 02 series of amendments Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2016/23

Proposal to delete references to UN R113 Class B headlamps from the regulation.

UN R53 | Revision 4 | Amendment 1 (2017)
26 Jul 2017 2017-09-08 07:21:50 UTC 4 1 02 series of amendments | Supplement 1 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2016/82

Proposal to remove restrictions that impede the use of bend lighting on motorcycles. UN R53 currently prohibits the use of additional lighting units when the driving beam is in use. This requirement unnecessarily restricts the use of ALU to improve road illumination at night when the motorcycle is banking through a turn.

UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 6 (2017)
26 Jul 2017 2017-09-08 07:25:09 UTC 3 6 01 series of amendments | Supplement 19 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2016/81

Proposal to remove restrictions that impede the use of bend lighting on motorcycles. UN R53 currently prohibits the use of additional lighting units when the driving beam is in use. This requirement unnecessarily restricts the use of ALU to improve road illumination at night when the motorcycle is banking through a turn.

UN R53 | Revision 4 (2018)
24 May 2018 2018-05-28 07:54:56 UTC 4 02 series of amendments Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2016/23

Proposal to delete references to UN R113 Class B headlamps from the regulation.

UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 7 (2019)
21 Nov 2019 2021-11-15 12:25:20 UTC 3 7 01 series of amendments | Supplement 20 Based upon the adopted proposals: WP.29/2018/87/Rev.1

Proposal to remove the prohibition against lamps “reciprocally incorporated” with any other lamp, correcting an oversight from a previous amendment process.

WP.29/2018/105

Proposal to introduce references to the three new simplified Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)) into the 01 series of Regulation No. 53.

WP.29-177-07

Correction to the proposal to introduce references to the three new simplified Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)) into the 01 series of Regulation No. 53.

WP.29/2019/18

Proposal to clarify conditions under which direction indicator lamps may be switched ON to indicate the status of the device to prevent unauthorized use and to include provisions for exterior courtesy lamps on motorcycles under UN R53 (as is already the case for motor vehicles under UN R48).

UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 8 (2020)
1 Jul 2020 2021-11-15 12:27:44 UTC 3 8 01 series of amendments | Supplement 21 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2019/86

Proposal to align UN R50 and UN R53 regarding the inward geometric visibility requirements for rear position lamps, to allow the use of different stop lamp activation methods for powered two-wheelers as currently applicable for four-wheelers; e.g. by the application of a retarder or a similar device, and to make editorial corrections.

UN R53 | Revision 4 | Amendment 2 (2019)
21 Nov 2019 2021-11-15 12:31:25 UTC 4 2 02 series of amendments | Supplement 2 Based upon the adopted proposals: WP.29/2018/86/Rev.1

Proposal to remove the prohibition against lamps “reciprocally incorporated” with any other lamp, correcting an oversight from a previous amendment process.

WP.29/2018/104/Rev.1

Proposal to introduce references to the three new simplified Regulations (Light-Signalling Devices (LSD), Road Illumination Devices (RID) and Retro-Reflective Devices (RRD)) into the 02 series of Regulation No. 53.

WP.29/2019/17

Proposal to clarify conditions under which direction indicator lamps may be switched ON to indicate the status of the device to prevent unauthorized use and to include provisions for exterior courtesy lamps on motorcycles under UN R53 (as is already the case for motor vehicles under UN R48).

UN R53 | Revision 4 | Amendment 3 (2020)
1 Jul 2020 2021-11-15 12:32:34 UTC 4 3 03 series of amendments Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2019/80

Proposal to introduce requirements for automatic switching from DRL to headlamp(s) if the maximum luminous intensity of DRL is above 700 cd and to restore the original automatic headlamp ON (AHO) requirement for vehicles not equipped with daytime running lamps (DRL) modified by the 03 series.

UN R53 | Revision 4 | Amendment 4 (2020)
1 Jul 2020 2021-11-15 12:34:23 UTC 4 4 02 series of amendments | Supplement 3 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2019/85

Proposal to

  • align UN R50 and UN R53 regarding the inward geometric visibility requirements for rear position lamps;
  • to allow the use of different stop lamp activation methods for powered two-wheelers as currently applicable for four-wheelers; e.g. by the application of a retarder or a similar device.
  • restore the definition of “device” (because the definition under UN R53 differs from that under UN R48)
  • delete the definitions of “bend lighting”, “H plane”, “sequential activation” and “emergency stop signal” (because they are identical to the definitions in UN R48), and
  • introduce requirements for light emitting diode (LED) substitute light sources.

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