According to UN/ECE Regulation 104, mandatory and binding in all EU countries, vehicles with a length of more than 6 meters must fit laterally the reflective tape to indicate their bulk. This obviously goes to the benefit of all road users who will see how to increase their safety.
Laterally the tapes must be of white or yellow color mounted as close to the upper and lower edges as possible. For the lower edge: as low as possible, but min. 250mm from floor and max. 1.500mm from the ground. For the upper edge: as high as possible, max. 400mm from the top edge of the vehicle. In particular, they must be mounted throughout the length of the vehicle, including semi-trailer trucks.
In addition to sideways, the regulation also requires trucks and trailers to rear-mount yellow or red reflective ribbons. The lower indicator should be mounted as low as possible, but min. 250mm from floor and max. 1.500mm from the ground. The top highlighter: as high as possible, max. 400mm from the upper edge of the medium.
As with all adhesive tapes, we recommend applying it on a clean, dry surface to prolong its durability and strength. Once applied to the vehicle, this product will be extremely resistant to chemicals that are usually found on the road, water, UV rays and extreme temperatures.
To fully comply with the regulations in question, we sell and propose 3M™ 980 Diamond Grade refractive tape; one of our best products as it is an approved high quality material with a high refractive power, easy to install and very durable. You can find it in our online store.
Correct application on the side of trucks and trailers; you can apply a choice of white or yellow diamond.
Corect application on the back of trucks and trailers; you can apply a choice of yellow or red diamond.