Vehicle Safety Markings

  • Vehicle Safety Markings

    Safety markings to keep your vehicle visible day and night.

    Vehicles that can be seen are safer. This is especially important for vehicles that travel at high speeds, carry heavy loads or regularly stop on busy roads or high speed motorways. Highly visible vehicle markings are integral to keeping road users safe, a point acknowledged through specific safety regulations, such as ECE104 and 192A which became mandatory in 2011 for Europe and 2004 for South Africa respectively. Regulations 192A states that yellow retro reflective shall be fitted on rear and both sides of the vehicle. The retro reflective material shall comply with the SANS 20104, ECE R104.

    The regulation 192A applies to all registered vehicle with a gross vehicle mass exceeding 3500 kilograms or vehicle length longer than seven meters. The regulation 192A was later expanded to include trailers, caravans and bus in 2004. Midibus and minibus were included in 2006 and later in 2007 the motor home were added.
    The SANS 20101 states where the retro reflective states must be used on the vehicle.

    3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ Reflective Sheeting is used across multiple vehicle applications from HGVs weighing over 7.5 tonnes, emergency service vehicles to highway maintenance vehicles that stop regularly on high speed roads. Highly reflective, with excellent adhesion and resistance to water and dirt ingress, it performs brilliantly across all distances and viewing angles protecting drivers and emergency workers in challenging and often dangerous working conditions.

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  • For ambulances, police cars and fire trucks, day and night time conspicuity and visibility are critical. The use of highly retro-reflective markings protects emergency workers and their vehicles.

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  • For any Heavy Good Vehicles over 7.5 tonnes manufactured after 2011 it is mandatory to use conspicuity markings on the front, side and back of the lorry.

    3M's range of vehicle marking tapes for rigid and curtain sided HGVs and trailers are easy to apply, highly reflective and hard wearing, keeping vehicles and drivers safer on the road.

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  • Certain types of conspicuity markings are mandatory for those vehicles regularly stopping on the road for work purposes and other highway duties.

    3M's reflective sheeting gives extra protection to staff, the public and vehicles as they work on our roads.

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