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Motor vehicles with trailers: safety glass and glazing materials


To bring into line the national provisions relating to safety glass and glazing materials used in motor vehicles and their trailers.

2) ACT

Commission Directive 2001/92/EC of 30 October 2001 adapting to technical progress Council Directive 92/22/EEC on safety glazing and glazing materials on motor vehicles and their trailers and Council Directive 70/156/EEC relating to the type-approval of motor vehicles and their trailers [Official Journal L 291 of 08.11.2001].


The proposal for a Council Directive aims at laying down requirements for the type-approval of the different types of glass and requirements for EC type-approval of particular vehicles with regard to the installation of the various glazing materials.

Member States shall grant EC type-approval to any safety glazing and glazing materials for motor vehicles and their trailers that meet the structural and testing requirements set out in the Annexes to the Directive.

All applications for EC component type-approval shall be made by the manufacturer or his authorised representative in a Member State. The Member States shall issue to the manufacturer or to his authorised representative an EC component type-approval mark conforming to the model set out in the Annex, for each type of safety glazing and each glazing material for motor vehicles and their trailers.

The competent authorities of the Member States shall inform each other, in accordance with procedure, of each component type-approval which they have granted, refused or withdrawn pursuant to this Directive.

This directive applies to motor vehicles intended for use on the road, with or without bodywork, having at least four wheels and a maximum design speed exceeding 25 km/h, and their trailers, with the exception of vehicles which run on rails, agricultural and forestry tractors, and mobile machinery.

With effect from 1 July 2002, Member States may not, on grounds relating to safety glazing or glazing materials on motor vehicles and their trailers:

  • refuse to grant EC type-approval or national type-approval of a type of vehicle, or component type-approval of safety glazing and glazing materials;
  • refuse to register or prohibit the sale or entry into service of vehicles which comply with the requirements of Directive 92/22/EEC, as amended by this Directive.
ActDate of entry into forceDeadline for implementation in the Member States
Directive 2001/92/EC28.12.200130.06.2002



Last updated: 13.07.2005
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