Study on the Availability of Anti-lock Braking Systems for Agricultural and Forestry Vehicles with a Maximum Design Speed Between 40 km/h and 60 km/h

Braking safety requirements for European Union approval of agricultural and forestry vehicles (AFVs) are set out in Regulation (EU) No 167/2013, Article 17, along with its delegated act Regulation (EU) 2015/68. This includes provisions for the use of anti-lock braking systems (ABS) on such vehicles, set out in Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/68. The European Commission (EC) engaged TRL to undertake an assessment of Recital (6) of Regulation (EU) 2015/68 to provide the EC with the information necessary to amend the Delegated Regulation for AFVs with a maximum speed between 40 and 60 km/h. With the EC’s agreement, the investigation was refined by excluding vehicles where ABS is not applicable or unlikely to be supported. This excluded dedicated forestry vehicles and included agricultural tractors, all-terrain vehicles (when approved as agricultural tractors), trailers, and interchangeable towed equipment. Data was collated using stakeholder surveys and interviews, and reviews of technical and manufacturer literature, vehicle fleet data, legislation and policy on public road usage of agricultural vehicles, costs data on ABS for agricultural vehicles, and data on agricultural vehicle accidents. The information was sometimes limited; identifying vehicles by speed capacity and accident data was difficult, and data on costs relied on responses from only a small set of stakeholders.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 176p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01728748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789279702402
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PPR831
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 28 2020 9:46AM