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ECE104 Reflective Tapes

From July 1999, ECE R104 Conspicuity Markings was introduced as a mandatory requirement on HGV’s and subsequent amendments to the South African regulation (Reg,192A) included busses, taxis, caravans and trailers. However, even without the regulatory requirement, many Fleet Managers realise that reflective markings on vehicles help to prevent accidents and save lives, reduce vehicle downtime and repairs, protect staff on the road and in the depot, and present a more professional image to customers.

ECE104 Explained

ECE R104 applies to registered HGVs with a mass over 3.5 tonnes, busses, taxis, caravans and trailers. The regulation defines the standard for reflective material that can be used, and where it must be placed on the vehicle.

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ECE104 Approved Products

3M provides reflective tapes that are classified as C-class (maximum brightness) as defined by ECE R104, in formats suitable for curtain sided, rigid vehicles and tankers. Designed for ease of application and durability, 3M tape will quickly bring your new vehicles into line with the requirements of ECE R104, and help protect your staff and other road users for many years to come.

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