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vehicles required to wear reflective tape

As a general rule, lorries and trailers are the vehicles that are obliged to carry reflective tape, both at national and European level. This type of tape reduces the maintenance time required for marking and avoids complaints or legal problems related to the safety of third parties.

From T2S Ibérica we wanted to write this article, mainly focused on what happens in Spain, to help customers who may have doubts about this issue.

What types of vehicles are required to carry reflective tape?

Since 2011, the Vehicle Regulations have established a new sign for certain Spanish vehicles that must carry reflective tape. This tape must be placed around the perimeter of the rear and sides of vehicles. It is now called V-23.

The V23 sign is exactly 5 cm wide reflective strips, white, or yellow for the sides and red for the rear (marking the top and bottom corners creating a box). It must be attached to the ends of the box, marking the perimeter of the trailer. The references sold in Spain are in the form of adhesive tape, can be seen at a distance of more than 500 metres and have a duration of more or less 7 years.

  • MANDATORY USE on lorries over 7.5 tonnes and over 6 metres long and 2.1 metres wide. In addition, trailers and semi-trailers with a maximum weight of more than 3.5 tonnes must also be fitted.

    If you want to know more about the importance of reflective labelling on lorries, go to the link.

  • It is NOT MANDATORY for vehicles used for the carriage of goods that are not prohibited from having them fitted.

  • CANNOT BE USED on motor vehicles used to move people, with a maximum of 8 seats and for trailers or semi-trailers with a maximum mass of less than 0.75 tonnes.

Vehicles obliged to wear reflective tape: why it is important

At T2S Ibérica, we have a wide range of vehicles wrapping films that comply with the regulated standards and are of the highest quality.

On many occasions, professional drivers are those who have a lower accident rate (DGT, 2016). However, it should be noted that the presence of a heavy vehicle is a crucial factor in the severity of an accident. For this reason, the use of reflective tape on HGVs is vital.

Reflective tape can prevent such accidents from being so serious, or at least help prevent damage and reduce the risks. For this reason, the Directorate General of Traffic and various professional drivers’ associations constantly stress the importance of respecting safety distances.

Furthermore, this reflective safety marking must be carried so that the lorry or trailer is sufficiently visible at night or in poor visibility conditions. This type of marking guarantees the possibility of being seen at a distance of more than 1000 metres, which is why it is so important to always carry it.

Vehicles required to carry reflective tape.

vehicles required to wear reflective tape

Where to buy high visibility reflective tape of the best quality

At TS2 Ibérica, we can advise you on reflective tape for all types of transport. Likewise, in our catalogue you will be able to choose from a wide range of options that will cover all your needs. Not only that, but we also offer high-visibility clothing that complies with the standards regulated by regulations.

If you are unsure about your choice and are not sure which reflective tape to use, please contact us. Write to us at [email protected] or call us on 93 848 05 68, and we will help you select the right option.