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Related Meetings : Working Party on General Safety | Session 108
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33. The expert from Germany presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/17 and GRSG-108-48 introducing into UN Regulation No. 58 more stringent requirements for rear underrun protection devices. The expert from IRU informed GRSG about the road transport sector’s point of view (GRSG-108-07) concerning the strengthening of the requirements for rear underrun protection devices, and proposed an amendment to the new paragraph 16.7. The expert from CLCCR raised a number of concerns (GRSG-108-13) and proposed some amendments to the proposed text. The expert from OICA introduced GRSG-108-27 and GRSG-108-28 clarifying the transitional provisions and the text of the new technical requirements proposed by Germany. GRSG noted the concerns raised by the expert from India on the basis of GRSG-108-40.

34. Following the discussion, GRSG adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2015/17, amended as reproduced in GRSG-108-48-Rev.2. The secretariat was requested to submit the adopted proposal to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2015 sessions, as draft 03 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 58.

35. The expert from UK explained their concerns about the current exemptions in UN Regulations Nos. 58 and 73 (GRSG-108-32). He sought the view of GRSG as to how the wording of the exemptions might be improved to ensure that as many vehicles as possible are fitted with rear underrun protection and side guards. GRSG experts were invited to send their comments to the expert from UK. GRSG agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session and to keep GRSG-108-32 on its agenda as a reference document.