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Chev & Ron's guide to Conspicuity Tape

By David.edwards@freightproducts.co.uk 21 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

Conspicuity Tape is used to clearly outline the rear and sides of vehicles and trailers making them visible up to 1000 metres at night.

When using ECE-104 conspicuity tape, the following contour marking requirements should be observed for trucks exceeding 7.5 tons (N2 and N3) and trailers exceeding 3.5 tons (O3 and O4).

SIDES

Full or partial contour marking required.  Conspicuity marking must be as close as possible to the edge of the vehicle and reach within 600mm of the ends.  The cumulative length should also equate to 80% of the overall length of the vehicle, excluding the length of the cab for motor vehicles and drawbar for trailers.

 

UPPER ELEMENTS

As high as possible, but within 400mm of the upper extremity of the vehicle.  For partial contour markings, each upper corner shall be described by two lines at 90 degrees of each other and at least 250mm in length.

 

LOWER ELEMENTS

As low as possible, but within a range of not less than 250mm above ground and not more than 1500mm high.

 

 

LINE MARKING

Permitted where the shape, structure, design or operation requirements make it impossible to comply with the mandatory guides.

 

REAR

Full contour marking required.  Only red or amber can be used. Conspicuity marking must be as close as possible to the edge of the vehicle.  The cumulative length should also equate to 80% of the overall width of the vehicle, including marker boards.

                 

RECOMMENDED COLOURS:

Front - White

Sides - Amber or White

Rear - Red or Amber 

White reflective markings are not permitted on the rear of vehicles.

ECE-104 Approved Products

 

3M provides reflective tapes that are classified as C-class (maximum brightness) as defined by regulation ECE-104, in formats suitable for curtain sided, rigid vehicles and tankers. Designed for ease of application and durability.

 

Avery Dennison V6700 & V6750 series Conspicuity Tapes for rigid & curtain sided vehicles provide superior reflectivity and enhanced night-time safety. Both meet or exceed the requirements of 104 Class C materials including colour fastness, weather resistance, cleaning & penetration of water.

Tags: Conspicuity Tape , Tapes , Contour Tape

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