FITTING OF RETRO-REFLECTORS ON ALL VEHICLES WITH GROSS-WEIGHT OF THREE AND HALF TONNES (3.5 TONNES) AND ABOVE

News | Aug 25 2017

FITTING OF RETRO-REFLECTORS ON ALL VEHICLES WITH GROSS-WEIGHT OF THREE AND HALF TONNES (3.5 TONNES) AND ABOVE

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) wishes to inform Fleet Operators and Motor Vehicle owners, that Regulation 80 of the Road Traffic Regulation 2012, LI 2180 enjoins them to fit retro-reflectors on all passenger and goods carrying vehicles that have gross weight of 3.5 tonnes and above.

The L.I. specifies that the retro-reflectors shall be:

(i) Yellow in colour

(ii) Fifty millimetres wide, and

(iii) Fitted in a manner that ensures that

(a)On the side and rear of the motor vehicle, the reflector is horizontally positioned to extend across the full length and width of the motor vehicle, beginning and ending as close to the extreme edges as practicable.

(b)In the case of an articulated truck, a trailer and semi-trailer,

(i)the retro reflector on the side is horizontally positioned in approved retro-reflectors ONLY AT DVLA OFFICES SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY in order to guarantee good quality and compliance with the Regulation.

This is indispensable as we collectively strive to contribute to reduction in road crashes and casualties.

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