NEW BRAZILIAN REGULATION
Thanks to the claims of the Impact
Project that a new regulation on underride guards was needed, together
with the technical results we were able to present, the Brazilian Association
of Technical Standards (ABNT) formed a committee, on which Eng.
Luís Otto Faber Schmutzler participated, with the scope of elaborating
a Brazilian standard on the matter. At the same time, DENATRAN (the Brazilian
National Department of Traffic) committed itself to issuing a new regulation
as soon as the ABNT standard had been approved, in order to replace the
current CONTRAN Regulation No. 805/95, which is a copy of E.C.E. Regulation
R58. After working for about one year, the committee released proposal
ABNT 39:002.01-002:1999 – “Rear guard for trucks and trailers with a gross
vehicle weight of over 4.6 t – Requirements and test procedures." Based
on this proposal, the Brazilian National Department of Traffic elaborated
the new regulation on rear underride guards. The Regulation Nr. 152,
of October 29th, 2003, will become effective on July 1st, 2004, and will
apply only to new trucks, trailers and semi-trailers.
Click HERE to see the new Brasilian Regulation!