CEN - EN 16990
Light motorized vehicles for the transportation of persons and goods and related facilities and not subject to type-approval for on-road use - Side by Side Vehicles - Safety requirements and test methods
|Publication Date:||1 May 2020|
|ICS Code (Motorcycles and mopeds):||43.140|
|ICS Code (Other commercial vehicles):||43.080.99|
This document applies to Side by Side vehicles propelled by internal combustion engines using liquid fuels (petrol, diesel, bio-fuels, lpg) and/or electric drive, intended to be used primarily on unpaved surfaces and not intended to be used on public roads1).
This document defines safety requirements relating to the elements of design, operation, and maintenance of Side by Side vehicles and deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to Side by Side vehicles, when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Annex M). It deals with the significant hazards during the whole lifecycle of the product as defined in 5.3 of EN ISO 12100:2010,
This document is not dealing with:
- Side by Side Vehicles exclusively intended for competition2);
- Side by Side Vehicles fitted with side facing seats
- Side by Side Vehicles intended to be operated by persons under the age of 14 years;
- agricultural and forestry tractors coming under Regulation (EU)167/2013;
- 3 or 4 wheeled vehicles coming under Regulation (EU)168/2013;
- accessories for additional functions3);
- the additional hazards due to the use of the Side by Side Vehicle on public roads;
- the additional hazards due to the use of remote control.
This document is not intended to cover all terrain vehicles (ATVs - Quads) as defined by EN 15997:2011.
This document is not applicable to Side by Side vehicles which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.
1) In general, vehicles intended for use on public roads have to fulfil specific requirements and/or require official "type-approval".
2) The main criterion to be applied to judge whether vehicles are to be considered as exclusively intended for competition is whether they are designed according to the technical specifications laid down by one of the officially recognised racing associations.
3) Towing hook and load carrying provisions remaining within the vertical projection onto the ground of the vehicle are not considered as accessories.