Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more

UN Regulation No. 78
Motorcycle and Moped Braking

Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles of Categories L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5 with regard to Braking

Download the Regulation

Revisions and Amendments
Series of Amendments and Supplements

Application of the Regulation

Contracting Parties applying UN R78

Related News and Information

1 Dec 2017 1 Dec 2017 | New life-saving Australian Design Rule to protect motorcycle riders Australia Australia Global Technical Regulation No. 3: Motorcycle Brake Systems WP.29/AC.3 is expected to consider a draft request for authorization to develop Amendment 3 to UN GTR No. 3 during its November 2016 session. The proposed amendment would align the GTR with the provisions for anti-lock braking systems used in other regulations. The amendment would also clarify the limits on the use of any temporary ABS deactivation switch and prohibition against permanent disabling of ABS if fitted on a motorcycle. Motorcycle Brakes Motorcycle Brake Systems GTR No. 3 GTR No. 3 and Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles of Categories L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5 with regard to Braking Motorcycle Braking Motorcycle and Moped Braking UN Regulation No. 78 UN R78
23 Dec 2016 23 Dec 2016 | Depositary notifications issued for WP.29 proposals adopted last November: Entry into force from 22 June 2017 Uniform Provisions Concerncing the Approval of Front and Rear Position (Side) Lamps, Stop-Lamps and End-Outline Marker Lamps for Motor Vehicles (Except Motor Cycles)and their Trailers Position, stop and end-outline lamps Position, Stop and End-outline Lamps UN Regulation No. 7 UN R7, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: I. Safety-belts, Restraint Systems, Child Restraint Systems and ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems for Occupants of Power-driven Vehicles II. Vehicles Equipped with Safety-belts, Safety-belt Reminders, Restraint Systems, Child Restraint Systems and ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems Safety belt systems Safety belts and related systems UN Regulation No. 16 UN R16, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Filament Lamps for Use in Approved Lamp Units of Power-driven Vehicles and of their Trailers UNECE R37 specifies technical and administrative requirements for the approval of a wide range of filament lamps (shown in Annex 1 of the regulation) that are intended for use in approved lamp units of power-driven vehicles and of their trailers. Filament Lamps Filament Lamps UN Regulation No. 37 UN R37, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Restraining Devices for Child Occupants of Power-driven Vehicles ("Child Restraint System") Child Restraint Systems Child Restraint Systems UN Regulation No. 44 UN R44, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Headlamp Cleaners and of Power-driven Vehicles with regard to Headlamp Cleaners Headlamp Cleaners Headlamp Cleaners UN Regulation No. 45 UN R45, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Devices for Indirect Vision and of Motor Vehicles with regard to the Installation of these Devices Indirect Vision Indirect Vision Devices UN Regulation No. 46 UN R46, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Installation of Lighting and Light-signalling Devices Regulation No. 48 establishes minimum requirements for lighting equipment towards ensuring satisfactory levels of traffic safety, including such areas as adequate forward illumination, limits on headlamp glare, luminosity of signalling lamps, etc. The regulations considers the installation and functioning of lighting equipment as a whole to ensure compatible performance across all types of equipment and devices (headlamps, signalling lamps, markers lamps, etc.). Installation of Lighting Installation of Lighting and Lighting-Signalling Equipment UN Regulation No. 48 UN R48, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Category L3 Vehicles with regard to the Installation of Lighting and Light-signalling Devices Motorcycle Lighting Installation of Motorcycle Lighting UN Regulation No. 53 UN R53, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles of Categories L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5 with regard to Braking Motorcycle Braking Motorcycle and Moped Braking UN Regulation No. 78 UN R78, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Seats of Large Passenger Vehicles and of these Vehicles with regard to the Strength of the Seats and their Anchorages Coach Seat Strength Seat Strength and Seat Anchorages for Large Passenger Vehicles UN Regulation No. 80 UN R80, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Emission of Pollutants According to Engine Fuel Requirements Together with R49, Regulation 83 addresses vehicle emissions. R83 covers emissions from all light vehicles (M1/N1) regardless of engine type and from heavier vehicles only if equipped with a gasoline engine. Under certain circumstances, R83 or R49 can apply to light vehicle CNG/LPG engines as well as to medium passenger and commercial vehicles (M2/N2) equipped with diesel engines. R83 also contains provisions specific to hybrid variations of the vehicles under its purview. Motor Vehicle Emissions Motor Vehicle Emissions UN Regulation No. 83 UN R83, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Agricultural or Forestry Tractors with regard to the Installation of Lighting and Light-signalling Devices Tractor Lighting Installation of Lighting and Lighting-Signalling Equipment on Tractors UN Regulation No. 86 UN R86, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Daytime Running Lamps for Power-driven Vehicles Daytime Running Lamps Daytime Running Lamps UN Regulation No. 87 UN R87, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Gas-discharge Light Sources for use in Approved Gas-discharge Lamp Units of Power-driven Vehicles Gas-discharge Light Sources Gas-discharge Light Sources UN Regulation No. 99 UN R99, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles Intended for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods with regard to their Specific Constructional Features ADR Vehicles Construction of Vehicles for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods UN Regulation No. 105 UN R105, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Category M2 or M3 Vehicles with regard to their General Construction

UNECE R107 covers the approval of single-deck, double-deck, rigid or articulated vehicles, with the exception of certain special-use vehicles such as ambulances, school buses, prison buses, etc.

The regulation also lays out special requirements for other special-use buses and vans such as mobile libraries.

Coach and Bus Construction Construction of Coaches and Buses UN Regulation No. 107 UN R107, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: I. Specific components of motor vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their propulsion system; II. Vehicles with regard to the installation of specific components of an approved type for the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) and/or liquefied natural gas (LNG) in their propulsion system. CNG/LNG System Components Compressed and Liquefied Natural Gas System Components UN Regulation No. 110 UN R110, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators Location and Identification of Hand Controls, Tell-tales and Indicators UN Regulation No. 121 UN R121, Uniform provisions concerning the approval of light emitting diode (LED) light sources for use in approved lamp units on power-driven vehicles and their trailers LED Light Sources Light-Emitting Diode Light Sources UN Regulation No. 128 UN R128, and Regulation on uniform provisions concerning the approval of enhanced Child Restraint Systems used onboard of motor vehicles. The second phase in the development of this regulation by the Child Restraint Systems informal working group is underway to extend the scope of this regulation to include ISOFIX non-integral universal booster seats. Enhanced Child Restraints Enhanced Child Restraint Systems UN Regulation No. 129 UN R129
7 Jun 2016 7 Jun 2016 | Safety regulations for cars and motorcycles to propel demand for airbags and ABS: ICRA India India Global Technical Regulation No. 3: Motorcycle Brake Systems WP.29/AC.3 is expected to consider a draft request for authorization to develop Amendment 3 to UN GTR No. 3 during its November 2016 session. The proposed amendment would align the GTR with the provisions for anti-lock braking systems used in other regulations. The amendment would also clarify the limits on the use of any temporary ABS deactivation switch and prohibition against permanent disabling of ABS if fitted on a motorcycle. Motorcycle Brakes Motorcycle Brake Systems GTR No. 3 GTR No. 3, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles of Categories L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5 with regard to Braking Motorcycle Braking Motorcycle and Moped Braking UN Regulation No. 78 UN R78, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Protection of the Occupants in the Event of a Frontal Collision Frontal Collision Protection Occupant Protection in Frontal Collisions UN Regulation No. 94 UN R94, Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Protection of the Occupants in the Event of a Lateral Collision This regulation applies to the lateral collision behavior of the structure of the passenger compartment of M1 and N1 categories of vehicles where the "R" point of the lowest seat is not more than 700 mm from ground level when the unladen vehicle plus 100 kg (i.e., the mass of a side impact dummy plus instrumentation) is at rest. Lateral Collision Protection Occupant Protection in Lateral Collisions UN Regulation No. 95 UN R95, and Uniform provisions concerning the approval of passenger cars in the event of a frontal collision with focus on the restraint system This regulation provides for a full-width rigid barrier frontal impact test to evaluate the performance of occupant restraint systems. Briefly, the test involves a 50 km/h impact of a vehicle equipped with a Hybrid III 50th percentile male driver and an HIII 5th percentile female front passenger. Aimed particularly at reducing injuries to the elderly, the test sets a 42 mm ThCC threshold that will be strengthened to 34 mm for the HIII 5F in 2020 (via the 01 series amendments). Frontal Impact ORS Restraint System in Frontal Impact UN Regulation No. 137 UN R137
26 Nov 2015 26 Nov 2015 | Amendment 2 to Revision 1 of UN R78 posted IMMA International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles of Categories L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5 with regard to Braking Motorcycle Braking Motorcycle and Moped Braking UN Regulation No. 78 UN R78
5 Nov 2015 5 Nov 2015 | Supplement 2 to the 03 series of amendments to Regulation No. 78 binding Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles of Categories L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5 with regard to Braking Motorcycle Braking Motorcycle and Moped Braking UN Regulation No. 78 UN R78
Access all 6 headlines (This may take a minute.)

Development of the Regulation

Pending Changes to UN R78

Latest Documents

17 Dec 2019
UN R78: Proposal for a new 05 series of amendments | GRVA/2020/15
24 Sep 2019
Harmonization of GTR 3 and UN R78 | GRVA-04-06
23 Sep 2019
UN R78: Proposal for a Supplement to the 04 series of amendments | GRVA-04-05
See all 56 related documents

Latest Meeting Discussions

Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles | Session 5 | 10-14 Feb 2020
Working Party on Automated and Connected Vehicles | Session 4 | 24-27 Sep 2019
World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 178 | 24-28 Jun 2019
See more related meetings