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Direction indicator lamps for motor vehicles with trailers (until 2014)

This Directive aims to establish the technical requirements concerning direction indicator lamps to permit the implementation of the Community type-approval procedure.

ACT

Council Directive 76/759/EEC of 27 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to direction indicator lamps for motor vehicles and their trailers [See amendingacts].

SUMMARY

Each Member State must grant component EC type-approval for any type of direction indicator lamp which satisfies the construction and testing requirements laid down in the Annexes to the Directive, and issue an EC component type-approval mark conforming to the model shown in the Annex to the Directive for each type. The Member State which has granted EC component type-approval must take the measures required in order to verify that production models conform to the approved type.

According to the system of granting approval set out in the Directive, Member States may not:

  • prohibit the placing on the market of direction indicator lamps on grounds relating to their construction or method of functioning if they bear the EC component type-approval mark;
  • refuse to grant EC type-approval or national type-approval of any vehicle on grounds relating to its direction indicator lamps if these bear the EC component type-approval mark and are fitted in accordance with the requirements laid down in Directive 76/756/EEC;
  • refuse or prohibit the sale, registration, entry into service or use of any vehicle on grounds relating to its direction indicator lamps if these bear the EC component type-approval mark and are fitted in accordance with the requirements laid down in Directive 76/756/EEC.

Nevertheless, a Member State may prohibit the placing on the market of direction indicator lamps bearing the EC component type-approval mark which consistently fail to conform to the approved type.

This Directive is repealed by Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 from 1 November 2014.

REFERENCES

ActEntry into forceDeadline for implementation in the Member StatesOfficial Journal

Directive 76/759/EC

30.7.1976

1.7.1977

OJ L 262 of 27.9.1976

Amending act(s)Entry into forceDeadline for transposition in the Member StatesOfficial Journal

Directive 1999/15/EC

2.5.1999

1.10.1999

OJ L 97 of 12.4.1999

The successive amendments and corrections to Directive 76/759/EC have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version  is for reference only.

Last updated: 04.11.2011
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