The Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations 2017

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2017/852

2017 No. 852

Road Traffic

The Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Made 11th September 2017

Laid before Parliament 14th September 2017

Coming into force 20th May 2018

The Secretary of State for Transport makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 41(1), (2) and (5) of the Road Traffic Act 19881.

In accordance with section 195(2) of that Act the Secretary of State has consulted with such representative organisations as the Secretary of State thinks fit.

Citation and commencement
S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations 2017 and come into force on 20th May 2018.

Amendment of the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989

Amendment of the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989

S-2 The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 are amended as...

2. The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 19892are amended as follows.

S-3 In the Table in regulation 3(2)— after the definition of...

3. In the Table in regulation 3(2)—

(a) after the definition of “Abnormal load escort vehicle” insert—

““Adaptive front lighting system”

Has the same meaning as in ECE Regulation 48.”,

(b) after the definition of “Daytime hours” insert—

““Daytime running lamp”

Has the same meaning as in ECE Regulation 48.”, and

(c) after the definition of “Headlamp” insert—

““Headlamp cleaning device”

A complete device with which all or part of the light emitting surface of a headlamp or an adaptive front lighting system can be cleaned.”.

S-4 In regulation 18— in paragraph (1) after “paragraphs (2),”...

4. In regulation 18—

(a) in paragraph (1) after “paragraphs (2),” insert “(2ZA),”,

(b) after paragraph (2) insert—

S-2ZA

“2ZA The requirements specified in paragraph (1) do not apply in the case of a headlamp cleaning device fitted to a lamp, other than a gas discharge headlamp or an adaptive front lighting system.”, and

(c) in paragraph (4) at the end insert “, and 24”.

S-5 In the Table in regulation 20— in the entry for item 14, in...

5. In the Table in regulation 20—

(a) in the entry for item 14, in column 3 after “Schedule 14” insert “, Part II”, and

(b) at the end insert—

“21

Daytime running lamps fitted on or after 20th May 2018

Schedule 24”.

S-6 In regulation 23— in paragraph (2)(a)— at the end of paragraph...

6. In regulation 23—

(a) in paragraph (2)(a)—

(i) at the end of paragraph (viii) omit “and”,

(ii) after paragraph (ix) insert—

“(x)

“(x) daytime running lamp,

(xi)

(xi) headlamp cleaning device, and

(xii)

(xii) reversing lamp,”,

(b) in paragraph (2)(b)—

(i) at the end of paragraph (v) omit “and”,

(ii) after paragraph (vi) insert—

“and

(vii)

(vii) front fog lamp,”, and

(c) in paragraph (3)—

(i) at the end of sub-paragraph (c) omit “or”,

(ii) after sub-paragraph (d) insert–

“or

(e)

(e) a front fog lamp or a daytime running lamp on a vehicle which was first registered before 1st March 2018.”.

S-7 After regulation 23 insert— 23A Review 1 The Secretary of State...

7. After regulation 23 insert—

S-23A

Review

23A.—(1) The Secretary of State must from time to time—

(a)

(a) carry out a review of the regulatory provision contained in regulations 18 and 23, and in Schedules 1, 14 and 24, which relate to—

(i) daytime running lamps,

(ii) front fog lamps,

(iii) headlamp cleaning devices, and

(iv) reversing lamps, and

(b)

(b) publish a report setting out the conclusions of the review.

(2) The first report must be published before 20th May 2023.

(3) Subsequent reports must be published at intervals not exceeding 5 years.

(4) Section 30(3) of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 20153requires that a review carried out under this regulation must, so far as is reasonable, have regard to how Article 6 of Directive 2014/45/EUof the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers4is implemented in other member States.

(5) Section 30(4) of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 requires that a report published under this regulation must, in particular—

(a)

(a) set out the objectives intended to be achieved by the regulatory provision referred to in paragraph (1)(a),

(b)

(b) assess the extent to which those objectives are achieved,

(c)

(c) assess whether those objectives remain appropriate, and

(d)

(d) if those objectives remain appropriate, assess the extent to which they could be achieved in another way which involves less onerous regulatory provision.

(6) In this regulation, “regulatory provision” has the same meaning as in sections 28 to 32 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (see section 32 of that Act).”.

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