conspicuity marking requirements

The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 (RVLR) require that certain types and classifications of vehicles, with a gross weight of over 7.5 tonnes, be fitted with retro-reflective rear and side markers that are approved to European standards.

BP Rolls can supply, fit and maintain retro-reflective markings on vehicles of any size, from trailers and mixers, to car transporters, refuse vehicles and skip loaders. The markers that we use conform to the UK RVLR and European standards and are made of high quality and durable materials.

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does my vehicle need conspicuity markings?

Mandatory conspicuity marking legislation detailed in the UK RVLR applies to the following vehicle types and classes:

  • Goods vehicles with a gross weight over 7,500kg, first used on or after 10 July 2011
  • Trailers with a gross weight over 3,500kg, manufactured on or after 10 July 2011

There are a number of exceptions to these rules, download the requirements here:
FTA Compliance Guide for Conspicuity Marking Requirements on Goods Vehicles.

Contact BP Rolls today if your vehicles require conspicuity markings. We would be happy to supply and fit the required markings for you, alternatively, we can supply you with the marking materials and you can fit them yourself.

examples of vehicle body types

BP Rolls have experience managing the conspicuity markings for the following vehicle and body types:

  • flat bed
  • skeletal
  • swap-body

  • container carrier
  • hook lift
  • vehicle transporter

  • concrete mixer
  • refuse collector
  • boat carrier

  • rear mounted crane
  • low loader
  • skip loader