Statutory markings for two- or three-wheel motor vehicles
This Directive is aimed at approximating the laws of the Member States in the field of statutory markings applying to two- or three-wheel motor vehicles.
Directive 2009/139/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on statutory markings for two- or three-wheel motor vehicles (Text with EEA relevance).
This Directive defines the statutory markings which must appear on two- or three-wheel motor vehicles.
It concerns the following vehicles:
- mopeds: two- or three-wheel vehicles fitted with an engine not exceeding 50 cm3 and a maximum speed of not more than 45 km/h;
- motorcycles: two-wheel vehicles fitted with an engine exceeding 50 cm3 and a maximum speed of more than 45 km/h;
- motor tricycles: three-wheel vehicles fitted with an engine exceeding 50 cm3 and a maximum speed of more than 45 km/h;
- quadricycles: vehicles with an unladen mass of less than 350 kg, a maximum speed of 45 km/h or less and an engine power of 50 cm3 or 4 kw or less.
Requirements concerning statutory markings
All vehicles must receive a plate and markings affixed by the manufacturer or the authorised representative.
The data plate must contain the following information:
- name of manufacturer;
- type-approval mark;
- vehicle identification number (VIN) consisting of a structured combination of characters (Latin letters and numerals);
- stationary sound level.
Two or three-wheel motor vehicles must have obtained EC type-approval in respect of the statutory markings before they can be placed on the market. The procedures for the granting of EC type-approval * are laid down by the Directive relating to EC type-approval procedures.
Member States may not prohibit the registration of vehicles which comply with this Directive.
This Directive repeals Directive 93/94/EC.
|Act||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
OJ L 322 of 9.12.2009