A guide about complying with conspicuity marking requirements for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).
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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.