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Motor vehicles with trailers: spray-suppression devices (until 2014)


To harmonize the national type-approval procedures for the spray-suppression devices of certain categories of motor vehicles and their trailers.

2) ACT

Council Directive 91/226/EEC of 27 March 1991 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the spray-suppression devices of certain categories of motor vehicles and their trailers [Official Journal L 103 of 23.04.1991].


This Directive applies to devices intended to reduce the projection of spray or the throwing-up of mud and pebbles coming from tyres of moving vehicles.

The Member States will issue an EC component type-approval mark for any type of spray-suppression device which complies with the requirements set out in the annexes to the Directive.

The Member States do not have the right to prohibit or restrict the marketing of spray-suppression devices bearing the EC component type-approval mark.

The Member States will inform the other Member States when they issue an EC component type-approval mark for a type of spray-suppression device.

A Member State may temporarily withdraw an approved device from the market if it considers that it does not conform to the approved type. It will immediately inform the Commission thereof; the Commission will examine the reasons for the decision and take appropriate action.

Annexes containing the definitions, the requirements relating to the EC component type-approval of spray-suppression devices and the EC type-approval of vehicles with regard to the fitting of spray-suppression devices, the conformity of production, the cessation of production, and diagrams of the devices.

ActDate of entry into forceDeadline for implementation in the Member States
Directive 91/226/EEC10.04.199110.04.1992



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