CEN - PREN 16990
Non-type approved light motorized vehicles for the transportation of persons and goods and related facilities - All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs - Quads) and Side by Side Vehicles - Safety requirements and test methods
|Publication Date:||1 May 2016|
|ICS Code (Motorcycles and mopeds):||43.140|
|ICS Code (Other commercial vehicles):||43.080.99|
This European Standard applies to "Side by Side machines" or "SbSs" as defined in Clause 3, 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 European Standard defines safety requirements relating to the elements of design, operation, and maintenance of Side by Side machines and deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to Side by Side machines, when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer (see Clause 4). It deals with the significant hazards during the whole lifecycle of the product as defined in of EN ISO 12100:2010, 5.3
This European Standard is not dealing with:
- Side by Side Machines exclusively intended for competition2);
- Side by Side Machines intended to be used 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 Machine on public roads;
- the additional hazards due to the use of remote control.
This document is not intended to cover all terrain machines (ATVs) complying with EN 15997.
This European Standard is not applicable to Side by Side machines which are manufactured before the date of its publication as EN.
1) In general, machines intended for use on public roads have to fulfil specific requirements and require official "type-approval".
2) The main criterion to be applied to judge whether machines 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 machine are not considered as accessories.