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The objective of the measure is to reduce death and serious injury resulting from collisions involving large vehicles. This will be achieved by making these vehicles more conspicuous to other road users, especially at night.
This assessment estimates the costs and benefits associated with the proposal that hazard markings consistent with UNECE R104 should be required for all new heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and buses under Regulation 48. The assessment considers commercial vehicles exceeding 3.5, 7.5 and 12 tonnes and on all new buses and coaches fitted with more than 22 passenger seats. The assessment was undertaken as a preparatory activity prior to formal consultation with relevant stakeholders.