GUIDE TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TYPE APPROVAL OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

National Type Approval (NTA) arrangements in Great Britain derive mainly from the Road Traffic Act 1972 (as amended by the Road Traffic Act 1974), and the European Communities Act 1972. With certain exemptions NTA applies to three and four wheeled vehicles constructed solely for the carriage of passengers and their effects (including dual-purpose vehicles) manufactured on or after 1 October 1977 and first used on or after 1 April 1978, and which are adapted to carry not more than eight passengers (excluding driver). It is explained that such facilities are available in Great Britain for international approvals under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), the European Economic Community (EEC) and for national (ie GB) approvals. This booklet provides general guidance on the national system of type approval of motor vehicles and trailers which is being adopted in GB. The booklet covers all the type approval arrangements made by the Department of Transport (DTP), and relates to Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) regulations and European Economic Community (EEC) directives, as well as GB National Type Approval (NTA). It is stated that the contents of the booklet should not be regarded as an interpretation of the legal requirements, nor as a precise description of the organisation, methods and procedures being adopted by the DTP in the type approval of motor vehicles and trailers. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department for Transport, England

    Vehicle and Components Approvals Division, 2 Marsham Street
    London,   England  SW1P 3EB
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VCA 268/22 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM