|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 325, Pages 1-40|
Regulation (EU) 2019/2144 - adopted by the European Union on 27 November 2019 - on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, as regards their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users. Text with EEA relevance.
This Regulation applies to vehicles of categories M, N and O - as defined in Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 2018/858 - and to systems, components and separate technical units designed and constructed for such vehicles. The legislation establishes requirements:
This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) 2018/858, and repeals Regulations (EC) No 78/2009, (EC) No 79/2009 and (EC) No 661/2009, Commission Regulations (EC) No 631/2009, (EU) No 406/2010, (EU) No 672/2010, (EU) No 1003/2010, (EU) No 1005/2010, (EU) No 1008/2010, (EU) No 1009/2010, (EU) No 19/2011, (EU) No 109/2011, (EU) No 458/2011, (EU) No 65/2012, (EU) No 130/2012, (EU) No 347/2012, (EU) No 351/2012, (EU) No 1230/2012 and (EU) 2015/166.
The proposal for a revision of the so-called General Safety Regulation was adopted by the European Commission on 17 May 2018, as part of its Third Mobility Package (also known as 'Europe on the Move' package). It aimed to address the persistent high number of road accidents that in turn leads to a high number of fatalities and severe injuries, and provided measures to increase safety at vehicle level. The draft law included provisions for all motor vehicles to be equipped with accurate tyre pressure monitoring systems and safety features; for all passenger cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with advanced emergency braking systems, a lane keeping system, event (accident) data recorder, and an enlarged head impact protection zone; for all buses and trucks to be equipped with a lane departure warning system and an advanced emergency braking system, an advanced system capable of warning the driver if it detects pedestrians and cyclists close to the vehicle.
The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on 29 November 2018. The European Parliament's relevant committee adopted the decision to open trilogue negotiations on 21 February 2019 and the negotiating position was brought to the plenary session on 4 March. An informal agreement on a compromise text was reached by the co-legislators on 26 March. The Parliament's plenary session endorsed it on 16 April, followed by the Council on 8 November. The Act was signed on 27 November and published in the Official Journal on 16 December 2019.
|Subject Categories||Mobility and Transport|
|Subject Tags||Road Transport|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|