ECE104 from 3M is a regulation that establishes guidelines for the use of retro-reflective safety markings on goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes or trailers over 3.5 tonnes.
The safety markings illuminate the outline of HGVs at night by reflecting the headlights of the vehicles following behind. When fitted, they must clearly outline the rear and sides of the vehicle to make it visible for up to 1,000 metres in low light conditions.
DfT research estimates they would potentially prevent 76 deaths and serious accidents each year if they were fitted to all goods vehicles.
ECE104 is available from TRP Ireland stockists.