Lighting and Markers

Below you will find information on vehicle marking and lighting for HGV and LGV's including waste skips and containers

Builders Skips

Builders skip is a waste a container designed to be carried on an LGV vehicle and placed on the public highway or land for the storage of builders' materials, or for the removal of rubbish.

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HGV Lighting

The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 govern this section. They are a complex set of regulations with many of the regulations only apply to vehicle manufacturers or body builders.

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Lights & Positioning

This page content deals specifically with lamps and their positioning on the vehicle, it also includes light reflectors. The tables below layout what type of lamp, position and required specification:

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Lighting Requirements

Lamps, reflectors, rear markings and devices are obligatory for motor vehicles with 3 or more wheels and also trailers.

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Lights & Towing

The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 regarding exemptions to Obligatory lighting for vehicles Towing, vehicles being towed or broken down vehicles.

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Rear Markings & Conspicuity Markings

Rear marker boards for the purposes of the lighting regulations fall within Schedule 19. There are 13 Types of marker boards split into 3 sets.

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Side Marker Lamps

All additional side marker lamps must be lit when the vehicle is used on a road between sunset and sunrise or in the event of seriously reduced visibility.

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