Guidance

Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) conspicuity marking rules

How to follow the rules about the conspicuity markings that must be fitted to all heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

Documents

Conspicuity marking requirements on goods vehicles

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Details

This guide provides details of and how to comply with European conspicuity marking legislation which says they must be fitted to all HGVs.

Conspicuity markings illuminate the outline of HGVs at night by reflecting the headlights of the vehicles following behind. DfT research estimates they would potentially prevent 76 deaths and serious accidents each year if they were fitted to all goods vehicles.

The guide is not intended to be a substitute for the full legislative details contained in UN ECE Regulations or the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989.

Published 5 July 2013