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Expansion of existing UN ECE Regulations in the new General Safety Regulation (EU) 2019/2144

Updated: Jan 28


Expansion of existing UN ECE Regulations within the GSR (EU) 2019/2144


Expansion of existing UN ECE Regulations in the new GSR


In the final instalment of this short series on the changes which the new General Safety Regulation (EU) 2019/2144 will mandate, we look at UN ECE Regulations already included but now with expanded scopes. This expansion seeks to ensure all vehicles in category M1 and N1; regardless of technically permissible maximum laden mass or height of Seating Reference Point ('R’ point) meet crash safety requirements.


Current derogation from frontal impact (UN ECE R94) for vehicles with technically permissible maximum laden mass exceeding 2,500 kg will no longer apply. Similarly, derogation from side impact (UN ECE R95) requirements for vehicles with where the R Point of the lowest seat is more than 700mm above the ground level will be removed. These two changes apply to new approvals from 6 July 2022 and new registrations from 7 July 2024.


The table below shows the UN ECE Regulations which are being expanded, along with categories affected and key dates.

UN ECE Regulations


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