Regulation No. 16-06

Name:Regulation No. 16-06
Description:Safety Belts and Restraint Systems.
Official Title:Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of: I. Safety Belts, Restraint Systems, Child Restraint Systems and ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems for Occupants of Power-driven Vehicles; II. Vehicles Equipped with Safety Belts, Safety Belt Reminder, Restraint Systems, Child Restraint Systems ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems and i-Size Child Restraint Systems.
Country:ECE - United Nations
Date of Issue:1970-08-14
Amendment Level:06 Series, Supplement 8
Number of Pages:115
Vehicle Types:Agricultural Tractor, Bus, Car, Component, Heavy Truck, Light Truck, Motorcycle, Trailer
Subject Categories:Prior Versions
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E/ECE/324
) Rev.1/Add.15/Rev.8/Amend.3
E/ECE/TRANS/505 )
July 18, 2017
STATUS OF UNITED NATIONS REGULATION
ECE 16-06
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF:
I. SAFETY-BELTS, RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS AND ISOFIX
CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS FOR OCCUPANTS OF POWER-DRIVEN VEHICLES
II. VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY-BELTS, SAFETY-BELT REMINDER,
RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, ISOFIX CHILD RESTRAINT
SYSTEMS AND i-SIZE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Incorporating:
Including all amendments up to Corr. 1 to Supplement 19 to the 04 series of amendments
05 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 03.02.08
Corr. 1 to the 05 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 03.02.08
Corr. 2 to the 05 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 12.03.08
Corr. 1 to Revision 5 of the Regulation
Date of Entry into Force: 12.11.08
Supplement 1 to the 05 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 26.02.09
Corr. 1 to Revision 6 of the Regulation
Date of Entry into Force: 11.11.09
Corr. 2 to Revision 6 of the Regulation
Date of Entry into Force: 22.06.11
Erratum to Revision 6 of the Regulation
Dated: 16.04.10
Supplement 2 to the 05 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 22.07.09
06 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 22.07.09
Corr. 1 to the 06 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 22.07.09
Corr. 2 to the 06 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 10.11.10
Supplement 1 to the 06 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 23.06.11
Supplement 2 to the 06 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 26.07.12
Corr. 1 to Revision 7 of the Regulation (including Erratum 1)
Date of Entry into Force: 05.11.12
Corr. 2 to Revision 7 of the Regulation
Dated: 05.11.13
Supplement 3 to the 06 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 15.07.13
Supplement 4 to the 06 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 13.02.14
Supplement 5 to the 06 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 10.06.14
Corr. 3 to Revision 7 of the Regulation
Date of Entry into Force: 11.06.14
Corr. 1 to Revision 8 of the Regulation
Dated: 12.02.16
Supplement 6 to the 06 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 18.06.16
Supplement 7 to the 06 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 09.02.17
Supplement 8 to the 06 series of amendments
Date of Entry into Force: 22.06.17

REGULATION NO. 16-06
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF:
I. SAFETY-BELTS, RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS AND ISOFIX CHILD
RESTRAINT SYSTEMS FOR OCCUPANTS OF POWER-DRIVEN VEHICLES
II.
VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY-BELTS, SAFETY-BELT REMINDER, RESTRAINT
SYSTEMS, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, ISOFIX CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS AND
i-SIZE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
CONTENTS
REGULATION
1.
Scope
2.
Definitions
3.
Application for Approval
4.
Markings
5.
Approval
6.
Specifications
7.
Tests
8.
Requirements concerning the installation in the vehicle
9
Conformity of Production
10.
Penalties for Non-conformity of Production
11.
Modifications and Extension of Approval of the Vehicle Type or Safety-belt or Restraint System
Type
12.
Production Definitively Discontinued
13.
Instructions
14.
Names and Addresses of Technical Services Responsible for Conducting Approval Tests, and of
Type Approval Authorities
15.
Transitional Provisions
ANNEXES
Annex 1A
Annex 1B
Annex 2
Annex 3
Annex 4
Annex 5
Annex 6
Annex 7
Communication Concerning the Approval or Extension or Refusal or Withdrawal of
Approval or Production Definitively Discontinued of a Vehicle Type with Regard to
Safety-belt Pursuant to Regulation No. 16
Communication Concerning the Approval or Extension or Refusal or Withdrawal of
Approval or Production Definitively Discontinued of a Type of Safety-belt or Restraint
System for Adult Occupants of Power-driven Vehicles Pursuant to Regulation No. 16
Arrangements of the Approval Marks
Diagram of an Apparatus to Test Durability of Retractor Mechanism
Diagram of an Apparatus to Test Locking of Emergency Locking Retractors
Diagram of an Apparatus for Dust-resistance Test
Description of Trolley, Seat, Anchorage’s and Stopping Device
Description of Manikin

REGULATION NO. 16-06
UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF:
I. SAFETY-BELTS, RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS AND ISOFIX CHILD
RESTRAINT SYSTEMS FOR OCCUPANTS OF POWER-DRIVEN VEHICLES
II.
VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY-BELTS, SAFETY-BELT REMINDER, RESTRAINT
SYSTEMS, CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS, ISOFIX CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS AND
i-SIZE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
1. SCOPE
This Regulation applies to:
1.1. Vehicles of Category M, N, O, L , L , L , L , L and T , with regard to the installation of
safety-belts and restraint systems which are intended for separate use, i.e. as individual
fittings, by persons of adult build occupying forward-facing, rearward-facing and side-facing
seats;
1.2. Safety-belts and restraint systems which are intended for separate use, i.e. as individual
fittings, by persons of adult build occupying forward-facing, rearward-facing and side-facing
seats, and are designed for installation in vehicles of Category M, N, O, L , L , L , L , L and
T .
1.3. Vehicles of Category M and N with regard to the installation of child restraint systems
and ISOFIX child restraint systems.
1.4. Vehicles of Categories M with regard to safety belt reminder .
1.5. At the request of the manufacturer, it also applies to the installation of child restraint
systems and ISOFIX child restraint systems designated for installation in vehicles of
Categories M and M .
1.6. At the request of the manufacturer, it also applies to safety-belts designated for installation
on side-facing seats in vehicles of Category M (Class II, III or B ).
1.7. At the request of the manufacturer, it also applies to installing i-Size child restraint systems,
in case i-Size seating positions are defined by the vehicle manufacturer.

2.4. Buckle
A quick-release device enabling the wearer to be held by the belt. The buckle may
incorporate the adjusting device, except in the case of a harness belt buckle.
2.5. Belt Adjusting Device
A device enabling the belt to be adjusted according to the requirements of the individual
wearer and to the position of the seat. The adjusting device may be part of the buckle, or a
retractor, or any other part of the safety-belt.
2.6 Pre-loading Device
An additional or integrated device which tightens the seat-belt webbing in order to reduce
the slack of the belt during a crash sequence.
2.7. "Reference Zone" means the space between two vertical longitudinal planes, 400mm apart
and symmetrical with respect to the H-Point, and defined by rotation from vertical to
horizontal of the head-form apparatus, described in Regulation No. 21 Annex 1. The
apparatus shall be positioned as described in that annex to Regulation No. 21 and set to the
maximum length of 840mm.
2.8. "Airbag Assembly" means a device installed to supplement safety-belts and restraint
systems in power-driven vehicles, i.e. system which, in the event of a severe impact
affecting the vehicle automatically deploys a flexible structure intended to limit, by
compression of the gas contained within it, the gravity of the contacts of one or more parts
of the body of an occupant of the vehicle with the interior of the passenger compartment.
Any such described deployed structure shall not be considered as a rigid part.
2.9. "Passenger Airbag" means an airbag assembly intended to protect occupant(s) in seats
other than the driver's in the event of a frontal collision.
2.10. "Child Restraint" means a safety device as defined in Regulation No. 44 or
Regulation No. 129.
2.11. "Rearward-facing" means facing in the direction opposite to the normal direction of travel
of the vehicle.
2.12. Attachments
Parts of the belt assembly including the necessary securing components, which enable it to
be attached to the belt anchorages.
2.13. Energy Absorber
Device designed to disperse energy independently of or jointly with the strap and forming
part of a belt assembly.

2.14.7. Flexible Shoulder Adjustment Device for Height
A device for adjusting to the shoulder height of the individual wearer, where the adjusting
part is not directly attached to the vehicle construction (e.g. pillar) or the seat construction
(e.g. the rigid seat structure), but where the adjusting of the shoulder part:
(a)
(b)
Is realized via shifting over a flexible construction; and
Is not interfering the routing of the lap belt.
2.15. Belt Anchorages
Parts of the vehicles structure or seat structure or any other part of the vehicle to which the
safety-belt assemblies are to be secured.
2.16. Vehicle Type as Regards Safety-Belts and Restraint Systems
Category of power-driven vehicles which do not differ in such essential respects as the
dimensions, lines and materials of components of the vehicle structure or seat structure or
any other part of the vehicle to which the safety-belts and the restraint systems are
attached.
2.17. Restraint System
2.18. Seat
A system for a specific vehicle type or a type defined by the vehicle manufacturer and
agreed by the Technical Service consisting of a seat and a belt fixed to the vehicle by
appropriate means and consisting additionally of all elements which are provided to diminish
the risk of injury to the wearer, in the event of an abrupt vehicle deceleration, by limiting the
mobility of the wearer's body.
A structure which may or may not be integral with the vehicle structure complete with trim,
intended to seat one adult person. The term covers both an individual seat or part of a
bench seat intended to seat one person.
2.18.1. "A front passenger seat" means any seat where the "foremost H-Point" of the seat in
question is in or in front of the vertical transverse plane through the driver's R-Point.
2.18.2. "Forward-facing seat" means a seat which can be used while the vehicle is in motion and
which faces towards the front of the vehicle in such a manner that the vertical plane of
symmetry of the seat forms an angle of less than +10° or -10° with the vertical plane of
symmetry of the vehicle.
2.18.3. "Rearward-facing seat" means a seat which can be used while the vehicle is in motion and
which faces towards the rear of the vehicle in such a manner that the vertical plane of
symmetry of the seat forms an angle of less than +10° or -10° with the vertical plane of
symmetry of the vehicle.
2.18.4. "Side-facing seat" means a seat which can be used while the vehicle is in motion and
which faces towards the side of the vehicle in such a manner that the vertical plane of
symmetry of the seat forms an angle of 90° (±10°) with the vertical plane of symmetry of the
vehicle.

2.27. Non-enclosed Buckle-release Button
A buckle-release button such that it must be possible to release the buckle using a sphere
having a diameter of 40mm.
2.28. Tension-reducing Device
A device which is incorporated in the retractor and reduces the tension of the strap
automatically when the safety-belt is fastened. When it is released, such a device switches
off automatically.
2.29. "ISOFIX" is a system for the connection of child restraint systems to vehicles which has two
vehicle rigid anchorages, two corresponding rigid attachments on the child restraint system,
and a mean to limit the pitch rotation of the child restraint system.
2.30. "ISOFIX Child Restraint System" means a child restraint system, fulfilling the
requirements of Regulation No. 44, which has to be attached to an ISOFIX anchorages
system, fulfilling the requirements of Regulation No. 14.
2.31. "ISOFIX Position" means a system which allows installing:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
either a universal ISOFIX forward facing child restraint system as defined in
Regulation No. 44,
or a semi-universal ISOFIX forward facing child restraint system as defined in
Regulation No. 44,
or a semi-universal ISOFIX rearward facing child restraint system as defined in
Regulation No. 44,
or a semi-universal ISOFIX lateral facing position child restraint system as defined in
Regulation No. 44,
(e) or a specific vehicle ISOFIX child restraint system as defined in Regulation No. 44,
(f) Or an i-Size child restraint system as defined in Regulation No. 129,
(g) Or a specific vehicle ISOFIX child restraint system as defined in Regulation No. 129.
2.32. "ISOFIX Anchorages System" means a system made up of two ISOFIX low anchorages,
fulfilling the requirements of Regulation No. 14, and which is designed for attaching an
ISOFIX child restraint system in conjunction with an anti-rotation device.
2.33. "ISOFIX Low Anchorage" means one 6mm diameter rigid round horizontal bar, extending
from vehicle or seat structure to accept and restrain an ISOFIX child restraint system with
ISOFIX attachments.

2.44. "First level warning" means a visual warning activated when the ignition switch is engaged
(engine running or not) and the driver's safety-belt is not fastened. An audible warning can
be added as an option.
2.45. "Second level warning" means a visual and audible warning activated when a driver
operates a vehicle without fastening the safety-belt.
2.46. "Safety-belt is not fastened" means, at the option of the manufacturer, either the driver
safety-belt buckle is not engaged or the webbing length pulled out of the retractor is 100mm
or less.
2.47. "Vehicle is in normal operation" means that vehicle is in forward motion at the speed
greater than 10km/h.
3. APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL
3.1. Vehicle Type
3.1.1. The application for approval of a vehicle type with regard to the installation of its safety-belts
and restraint systems shall be submitted by the vehicle manufacturer or by his duly
accredited representative.
3.1.2. It shall be accompanied by the undermentioned documents in triplicate and the following
particulars:
3.1.2.1. Drawings of the general vehicle structure on an appropriate scale, showing the positions of
the safety-belts, and detailed drawings of the safety-belts and of the points to which they are
attached;
3.1.2.2. A specification of the materials used which may affect the strength of the safety-belts;
3.1.2.3. A technical description of the safety-belts;
3.1.2.4. In the case of safety-belts affixed to the seat structure;
3.1.2.5. Detailed description of the vehicle type with regard to the design of the seats, of the seat
anchorages and their adjustment and locking systems;
3.1.2.6. Drawings, on an appropriate scale and in sufficient detail, of the seats, of their anchorages
to the vehicle, and of their adjustment and locking systems;
3.1.3. At the opinion of the manufacturer, a vehicle representative of the vehicle type to be
approved or the parts of the vehicle considered essential for the safety-belt tests by the
Technical Service conducting approval tests shall be submitted to the service.
3.2. Safety-belt Type
3.2.1. The application for approval of a type of safety-belt shall be submitted by the holder of the
trade mark or by his duly accredited representative. In the case of restraint systems, the
application for approval of a type of restraint system shall be submitted by the holder of the
trade mark or by his representative or by the manufacturer of the vehicle in which it is to be
installed or by his representative.

5. APPROVAL
5.1. A certificate conforming to the model specified in Paragraphs 5.1.1. or 5.1.2. shall be
attached to the type approval certificate:
5.1.1. Annex 1A for applications referred to in Paragraph 3.1.;
5.1.2. Annex 1B for applications referred to in Paragraph 3.2.;
5.2. Vehicle Type
5.2.1. If the vehicle submitted for approval pursuant this Regulation meets the requirements of
Paragraph 8 below, and of Annexes 15 and 16 to this Regulation, approval of that vehicle
type shall be granted.
5.2.2. An approval number shall be assigned to each type approved. Its first two digits (at present
06 corresponding to the 06 series of amendments) shall indicate the series of amendments
incorporating the most recent major technical amendments made to the Regulation at the
time of issue of the approval. The same Contracting Party shall not assign the same number
to another vehicle type as defined in Paragraph 2.16. above.
5.2.3. Notice of approval or of extension or refusal or withdrawal of approval or production
definitively discontinued of a vehicle type pursuant to this Regulation shall be communicated
to the Parties to the 1958 Agreement which apply this Regulation by means of a form
conforming to the model in Annex 1A to this Regulation.
5.2.4. There shall be affixed, conspicuously and in a readily accessible place specified on the
approval form, to every vehicle conforming to a vehicle type approved under this Regulation
an international approval mark consisting of:
5.2.4.1. a circle surrounding the Letter "E" followed by the distinguishing number of the country
which has granted approval;
5.2.4.2. the number of this Regulation, followed by the Letter "R", a dash and the approval number
to the right of the circle prescribed in Paragraph 5.2.4.1.

5.3.4.2.2.2. the Letter "r" for a belt incorporating a retractor followed by the Symbol (1, 2, 3, 4 or 4N) of
the retractor used, in accordance with Paragraph 2.14. of this Regulation, and the Letter "m"
if the retractor used is an emergency locking retractor with multiple sensitivity.
5.3.4.2.2.3. the Letter "p" in the case of safety-belts with a pre-loading device;
5.3.4.2.2.4. the Letter "t" in the case of a safety-belt with a retractor incorporating a tension-reducing
device.
5.3.4.2.2.5. belts fitted with a Type 4N retractor shall also bear a symbol consisting of a rectangle with a
vehicle of Category M crossed out, indicating that the use of this type of retractor is
prohibited in vehicles of that category.
5.3.4.2.2.6. If the safety-belt is approved following the provisions of Paragraph 6.4.1.3.3. and 6.4.1.3.4.
of this Regulation, it shall be marked with the word "AIRBAG" in a rectangle.
5.3.4.2.3. the symbol referred to in Paragraph 5.3.4.2.1. above shall be preceded by the Letter "Z"
when the safety-belt is part of a restraint system.
5.3.5. Annex 2, Paragraph 2 to this Regulation gives examples of arrangements of the approval
mark.
5.3.6. The particulars referred to in Paragraph 5.3.4. above shall be clearly legible and be
indelible, and may be permanently affixed either by means of a label or by direct marking.
The label or marking shall be resistant to wear.
5.3.7. The labels referred to in Paragraph 5.3.6. above may be issued either by the Type Approval
Authority which has granted the approval or, subject to that authority's authorisation, by the
manufacturer.
6. SPECIFICATIONS
6.1. General Specifications
6.1.1. Each sample submitted in conformity with Paragraphs 3.2.2.2., 3.2.2.3. and 3.2.2.4. above
shall meet the specifications set forth in Paragraph 6 of this Regulation.
6.1.2. The belt or the restraint system shall be so designed and constructed that, when correctly
installed and properly used by an occupant, its satisfactory operation is assured and it
reduces the risk of bodily injury in the event of an accident.
6.1.3. The straps of the belt shall not be liable to assume a dangerous configuration.
6.1.4. The use of materials with properties of polyamide 6 as regards water retention is prohibited
in all mechanical parts for which such a phenomenon is likely to have an adverse effect on
their operation.

6.2.2.3. The buckle when tested in accordance with Paragraph 7.5.3. below, shall operate normally.
6.2.2.4. The buckle shall be capable of withstanding repeated operation and, prior to the dynamic
test specified in Paragraph 7.7. below shall undergo 5,000 opening and closing cycles under
normal conditions of use. In the case of harness belt buckles, this test may be carried out
without all the tongues being introduced.
6.2.2.5. The force required to open the buckle in the test as prescribed in Paragraph 7.8. below shall
not exceed 6daN.
6.2.2.6. The buckle shall be tested for strength as prescribed in Paragraphs 7.5.1. and, where
appropriate, 7.5.5. below. It must not break, be seriously distorted or become detached
under the tension set up by the prescribed load.
6.2.2.7. In the case of buckles which incorporate a component common to two assemblies, the
strength and release tests of Paragraphs 7.7. and 7.8. below. shall also be carried out with
the part of the buckle pertaining to one assembly being engaged in the mating part
pertaining to the other, if it is possible for the buckle to be so assembled in use.
6.2.3. Belt Adjusting Device
6.2.3.1. The belt after being put on by the wearer, shall either adjust automatically to fit him or be
such that the manually adjusting device shall be readily accessible to the seated wearer and
shall be convenient and easy to use. It shall also allow the belt to be tightened with one
hand to suit the wearer's body size and the position of the vehicle seat.
6.2.3.2. Two samples of each belt adjusting device shall be tested in accordance with the
requirements of Paragraph 7.3. below. The strap slip shall not exceed 25mm for each
sample of adjusting device and the sum of shifts for all the adjusting devices shall not
exceed 40mm.
6.2.3.3. All the adjustment devices shall be tested for strength as prescribed in Paragraph 7.5.1.
below. They shall not break or become detached under the tension set up by the prescribed
load.
6.2.3.4. When tested in accordance with Paragraph 7.5.6. below. the force required to operate any
manually adjusting device shall not exceed 5daN.
6.2.4. Attachments and Belt Adjustment Devices for Height
6.2.5. Retractors
The attachments shall be tested for strength as prescribed in Paragraphs 7.5.1. and 7.5.2.
below. The actual belt adjustment devices for height shall be tested for strength as
prescribed in Paragraph 7.5.2. of this Regulation where they have not been tested on the
vehicle in application of Regulation No. 14 (in its last version of amendments) relative to
anchorages of safety-belts. These parts shall not break or become detached under the
tension set up by the prescribed load.
Retractors shall be subjected to tests and shall fulfil the requirements specified below,
including the tests for strength prescribed in Paragraphs 7.5.1. and 7.5.2. below. (These
requirements are such that they exclude non-locking retractors.)

6.2.5.3.1.3. It shall not lock when its sensing device is tilted 12° or less in any direction from the
installation position specified by its manufacturer.
6.2.5.3.1.4. It shall lock when its sensing device is tilted by more than 27° in the case of Type 4 or 40° in
the case of Type 4N retractors in any direction from the installation position specified by its
manufacturer.
6.2.5.3.1.5. In cases where the operation of a retractor depends on an external signal or power source,
the design shall ensure that the retractor locks automatically upon failure or interruption of
that signal or power source. However, this requirement need not be met in the case of a
retractor with multiple sensitivities, provided only one sensitivity is dependent on an external
signal or power source and the failure of the signal or power source is indicated to the driver
by optical and/or acoustical means.
6.2.5.3.2. When tested in accordance with Paragraph 7.6.2 below, an emergency locking retractor
with multiple sensitivity, including strap sensitivity, shall comply with the specified
requirements and also lock up when strap acceleration measured in the direction of
unreeling is not less than 3.0g.
6.2.5.3.3. In the case of the tests mentioned in Paragraphs 6.2.5.3.1. and 6.2.5.3.2. above, the
amount of strap movement which may occur before the retractor locks shall not exceed
50mm starting at the length given in Paragraph 7.6.2.1. In the case of the test mentioned in
Paragraph 6.2.5.3.1.2. above locking must not occur during the 50mm of strap movement
starting at the length given in Paragraph 7.6.2.1. below.
6.2.5.3.4. If the retractor is part of a lap belt, the retracting force of the strap shall be not less than
0.7daN when measured in the free length between the dummy and the retractor in
accordance with Paragraph 7.6.4.
If the retractor is part of an upper torso restraint, the retracting force of the strap shall be not
less than 0.1daN and not more than 0.7daN when similarly measured, except for a belt
equipped with a tension-reducing device, in which case the minimum retracting force may
be reduced to 0.05daN only when such a device is in operation mode. If the strap passes
through a guide or pulley, the retracting force shall be measured in the free length between
the dummy and the guide or pulley.
If the assembly incorporates a device that upon manual or automatic operation prevents the
strap from being completely retracted, such a device shall not be operated when these
requirements are assessed.
If the assembly incorporates a tension-reducing device, the retracting force of the strap
described in the above shall be measured with the device in operation mode and
non-operation mode when these requirements are assessed before and after durability tests
according to Paragraph 6.2.5.3.5. below.

6.3.1.2. The width of the strap under load of 980daN +100 -0daN shall be not less than 46mm. This
dimension shall be measured according to the test prescribed in Paragraph 7.4.3. below,
stopping the machine at the above mentioned load.
6.3.2. Strength after Room-conditioning
In the case of the two straps samples conditioned in conformity with Paragraph 7.4.1.1. the
breaking load of the strap, determined as prescribed in Paragraph 7.4.2. below, shall be not
less than 1 470daN. The difference between the breaking loads of the two samples shall not
exceed 10% of the greater of the breaking loads measured.
6.3.3. Strength after Special Conditioning
In the case of the two strap samples conditioned in conformity with one of the provisions of
Paragraph 7.4.1. (except 7.4.1.1.) below, the breaking load of the strap shall be not less
than 75% of average of the loads determined in the test referred to in Paragraph 6.3.2. and
not less than 1,470daN. The Technical Service conducting the tests may dispense with one
or more of these tests if the composition of the material used or information already
available renders the test or tests superfluous.
6.4. Belt Assembly or Restraint System
6.4.1. Dynamic Test
6.4.1.1. The belt assembly or restraint system shall be subjected to a dynamic test in conformity with
Paragraph 7.7. below.
6.4.1.2. The dynamic test shall be performed on two belt assemblies which have not previously been
under load, except in the case of belt assemblies forming part of restraint systems when the
dynamic test shall be performed on the restraint systems intended for one group of seats
which have not previously been under load. The buckles of the belt assemblies to be tested
shall have met the requirements of Paragraph 6.2.2.4. above. In the case of safety-belts
with retractors, the retractor shall have been subjected to the dust resistance test laid down
in Paragraph 7.6.3; in addition, in the case of safety-belts or restraint systems equipped with
a pre-loading device comprising pyrotechnic means, the device shall have been subjected
to the conditioning specified in Paragraph 7.9.1. below.
6.4.1.2.1. The belts shall have undergone the corrosion test described in Paragraph 7.2., after which
the buckles shall be subjected to 500 additional opening and closing cycles under normal
conditions of use.
6.4.1.2.2. Safety-belts with retractors shall have been subjected either to the tests described in
Paragraph 6.2.5.2. or to those described in Paragraph 6.2.5.3. above. If however, a retractor
has already been subjected to the corrosion test in accordance with the provisions of
Paragraph 6.4.1.2.1. above, this test need not be repeated.

6.4.1.4. In the case of a restraint system:
6.4.1.4.1. The movement of the chest reference point may exceed that specified in
Paragraph 6.4.1.3.2. above if it can be shown either by calculation or a further test that no
part of the torso or the head of the manikin used in the dynamic test would have come into
contact with any forward rigid part of the vehicle other than:
6.4.1.4.1.1. In the case of the driver, contact of the chest with the steering assembly would be allowed, if
the latter meets the requirements of Regulation No. 12 and provided contact does not occur
at a speed higher than 24km/h. For this assessment the seat shall be considered to be in
the positions specified in Paragraph 7.7.1.5. below.
6.4.1.4.1.2. In the case of any other occupant, a contact of the head or of the chest with any rigid part of
the vehicle in front of the manikin would not be allowed. Additionally contact of the manikins
head with its knees is not allowed.
For this assessment the seat of the tested manikin and, if applicable, the seat in front of the
manikin shall be considered to be in the positions specified in Paragraph 7.7.1.6. below.
6.4.1.4.2. In vehicles where such devices are used, the displacement and locking systems enabling
the occupants of all seats to leave the vehicle shall still be operable by hand after the
dynamic test.
6.4.1.5. By way of derogation, in case of a restraint system, the displacements may be greater than
those specified in Paragraph 6.4.1.3.2 in the case where the upper anchorage fitted to the
seat profits from the derogation provided in Paragraph 7.4. of Regulation No. 14.
6.4.2. Strength after Abrasion Conditioning
6.4.2.1. For both samples conditioned in compliance with Paragraph 7.4.1.6. below, the breaking
strength shall be assessed as prescribed in Paragraphs 7.4.2. and 7.5. below. It shall be at
least equal to 75% of the breaking strength average determined during tests on unabraded
straps and not less than the minimum load specified for the item being tested. Difference
between breaking strength of the two samples shall not exceed 20% of the highest
measured breaking strength. For Type 1 and Type 2 procedures, the breaking strength test
shall be carried out on strap samples only (Paragraph 7.4.2.). For Type 3 procedure, the
breaking strength test shall be carried out on the strap in combination with the metal
component involved (Paragraph 7.5.).
6.4.2.2. The parts of the belt assembly to be subjected to an abrasion procedure are given in the
following table and the procedure types which may be appropriate for them are indicated by
"x". A new sample shall be used for each procedure.
Procedure 1 Procedure 2 Procedure 3
Attachment – – x
Guide to Pulley – x –
Buckle-Loop – x x
Adjusting device x – x
Parts sewn to the strap


x
Flexible shoulder adjusting
device for height
x



7.3.6. Before the actual start of the test, a series of 20 cycles shall be completed so that the
self-tightening system settles properly.
7.3.7. 1,000 cycles shall be completed at a frequency of 0.5 cycles per second, the total amplitude
being 300 ± 20mm. The 5daN load shall be applied only during the time corresponding to a
shift of 100 ± 20mm for each half period.
7.4. Conditioning of Straps and Breaking-strength Test (Static)
7.4.1. Conditioning of Straps for the Breaking-strength Test
Samples cut from the strap referred to in Paragraph 3.2.2.3. above, shall be conditioned as
follows:
7.4.1.1. Temperature-conditioning and Hygrometrics
The strap shall be conditioned in accordance with ISO 139 (2005), using the standard
atmosphere or the standard alternative atmosphere. If the test is not carried out immediately
after conditioning, the specimen shall be placed in a hermetically-closed receptacle until the
test begins. The breaking load shall be determined within 5min after removal of the strap
from the conditioning atmosphere or from the receptacle.
7.4.1.2. Light-conditioning
7.4.1.2.1. The provisions of Recommendation ISO 105-B02 (1994/Amd2:2000) shall apply. The strap
shall be exposed to light for the time necessary to produce a contrast equal to Grade 4 on
the grey scale on Standard Blue Dye No. 7.
7.4.1.2.2. After exposure the strap shall be conditioned as described under Paragraph 7.4.1.1. If the
test is not carried out immediately after conditioning the specimen shall be placed in a
hermetically-closed receptacle until the test begins. The breaking load shall be determined
within 5min after removal of the strap from the conditioning installation.
7.4.1.3. Cold-conditioning
7.4.1.3.1. The strap shall be conditioned as described under Paragraph 7.4.1.1. above.
7.4.1.3.2. The strap shall be kept for 1½h on a plane surface in a low temperature chamber in which
the air temperature is –30 ± 5°C. It shall then be folded and the fold shall be loaded with a
mass of 2kg previously cooled to –30 ± 5°C. When the strap has been kept under load for
30min in the same low-temperature chamber, the mass shall be removed and the breaking
load shall be measured within 5 minutes after removal of the strap from the low-temperature
chamber.
7.4.1.4. Heat-conditioning
7.4.1.4.1. The strap shall be kept for 3h in a heating cabinet in an atmosphere having a temperature of
60 ± 5°C and a relative humidity of 65 ± 5%.
7.4.1.4.2. The breaking load shall be determined within 5min after removal of the strap from the
heating cabinet.

7.4.1.6.4.2. Procedure 2: for cases where the strap changes direction in passing through a rigid part.
During this test, the angles of the straps shall be maintained as shown in Annex 11,
Figure 2, to this Regulation.
The steady load of 0.5daN shall be maintained during the test.
For cases where the strap changes direction more than once in passing through a rigid part,
the load of 0.5daN may be increased so as to achieve the prescribed strap movement of
300mm through that rigid part.
7.4.1.6.4.3. Procedure 3: for cases where the strap is fixed to a rigid part by sewing or similar means.
The total back and forth motion shall be 300 ± 20mm but the 5daN load shall only be
applied during a shift of 100 ± 20mm for each half period (see Annex 11, Figure 3, to this
Regulation).
7.4.2. Test of Breaking Strength of Strap (Static Test)
7.4.2.1. The test shall be carried out each time on two new samples of strap, of sufficient length,
conditioned in conformity with the provisions of Paragraph 7.4.1. above.
7.4.2.2. Each strap shall be gripped between the clamps of a tensile-testing machine. The clamps
shall be so designed as to avoid breakage of the strap at or near them. The speed of
traverse shall be about 100mm/min. The free length of the specimen between the clamps of
the machine at the start of the test shall be 200mm ± 40mm.
7.4.2.3. The tension shall be increased until the strap breaks, and the breaking load shall be noted.
7.4.2.4. If the strap slips or breaks at or within 10mm of either of the clamps the test shall be invalid
and a new test shall be carried out on another specimen.
7.4.3. Width Under Load
7.4.3.1. The test shall be carried out each time on two new samples of strap, of sufficient length
conditioned in conformity with the provisions of Paragraph 7.4.1. above.
7.4.3.2. Each strap shall be gripped between the clamps of a tensile-testing machine. The clamps
shall be so designed as to avoid breaking of the strap at or near them. The speed of
traverse shall be about 100mm/min. The free length of the specimen between the clamps of
the machine at the start of the test shall be 200mm ± 40mm.
7.4.3.3. When the load reaches 980daN +100 -0daN, the machine shall be stopped and the
measurement shall be completed within 5s. The test has do be performed separately from
the tensile test.

7.6. Additional Tests for Safety-Belts with Retractors
7.6.1. Durability of Retractor Mechanism
7.6.1.1. The strap shall be withdrawn and allowed to retract for the required number of cycles at a
rate of not more than 30 cycles per minute. In the case of emergency locking retractors, a
snatch to lock the retractor shall be introduced at each fifth cycle.
The snatches shall occur in equal numbers at each of five different extractions, namely, 90,
80, 75, 70 and 65% of the total length of the strap remaining wound on the retractor.
However, where more than 900mm is provided the above percentages shall be related to
the final 900mm of strap which can be withdrawn from the retractor.
7.6.1.2. A suitable apparatus for the tests specified in Paragraph 7.6.1.1. above is shown in Annex 3
to this Regulation.
7.6.2. Locking of Emergency Locking Retractors
7.6.2.1. The retractor shall be tested once for locking when the strap has been unwound to full
length less 300 ± 3mm.
7.6.2.1.1. In the case of a retractor actuated by strap movement, the extraction shall be in the direction
in which it normally occurs when the retractor is installed in a vehicle.
7.6.2.1.2. When retractors are being tested for sensitivity to vehicle deceleration they shall be tested
at the above extraction along two perpendicular axes, which are horizontal if the retractor is
installed in a vehicle as specified by the safety-belt manufacturer. When this position is not
specified, the testing authority shall consult the safety-belt manufacturer. One of these axes
shall be in the direction chosen by the Technical Service conducting the approval test to
give the most adverse conditions with respect to actuation of the locking mechanism.
7.6.2.2.
A suitable apparatus for the tests specified in Paragraph 7.6.2.1. above is described in
Annex 4 to this Regulation. The design of any such test apparatus shall ensure that the
required acceleration is given before the webbing is withdrawn out of the retractor by more
than 5mm and that the withdrawal takes place at an average rate of increase of acceleration
of at least 55g/s
and not more than 150g/s
in testing sensitivity for strap movement and
of at least 25g/s
and not more than 150g/s
in testing sensitivity for vehicle
deceleration.
7.6.2.3. To check conformity with the requirements of Paragraphs 6.2.5.3.1.3. and 6.2.5.3.1.4., the
retractor shall be mounted on a horizontal table and the table tilted with a speed not
exceeding 2° per second until locking has occurred. The test shall be repeated with tilting in
other directions to ensure that the requirements are fulfilled.

7.7.1.1. In the case of a safety-belt or restraint system forming part of an assembly for which type
approval is requested as a restraint system, the safety-belt shall be mounted either as
defined in Paragraph 7.7.1 or on the part of the vehicle structure to which the restraint
system is normally fitted and this part shall be rigidly attached to the test trolley in the way
prescribed in Paragraphs 7.7.1.2 to 7.7.1.6. below.
In the case of a safety-belt or restraint system with pre-loading devices relying on
component parts other than those incorporated in the belt assembly itself, the belt assembly
shall be mounted in conjunction with the necessary additional vehicle parts on the test
trolley in the manner prescribed in Paragraph 7.7.1.2 to 7.7.1.6. below.
Alternatively, in the case where those devices cannot be tested on the test trolley, the
manufacturer may demonstrate by a conventional frontal impact test at 50km/h in conformity
with the procedure ISO 3560 (1975) that the device complies with the requirements of the
Regulation.
7.7.1.2. The method used to secure the vehicle during the test shall not be such as to strengthen the
anchorages of the seats or safety-belts or to lessen the normal deformation of the structure.
No forward part of the vehicle shall be present which by limiting the forward movement of
the manikin excepting the foot, would reduce the load imposed on the restraint system
during the test. The parts of the structure eliminated can be replaced by parts of equivalent
strength provided they do not hinder the forward movement of the manikin.
7.7.1.3. A securing device shall be regarded as satisfactory if it produces no effect on an area
extending over the whole width of the structure and if the vehicle or the structure is blocked
or fixed in front at a distance of not less than 500mm from the anchorage of the restraint
system. At the rear the structure shall be secured at a sufficient distance rearwards of the
anchorages to ensure that the requirements of Paragraph 7.7.1.2. above are fulfilled.
7.7.1.4. The seats of the vehicle shall be fitted and shall be placed in the position for driving use
chosen by the Technical Service conducting approval tests to give the most adverse
conditions with respect to strength, compatible with installing the manikin in the vehicle. The
positions of the seats shall be stated in the report. The seat back, if adjustable for
inclination, shall be locked as specified by the manufacturer or, in the absence of any
specification, to an actual seat back angle as near as possible to 25° in the case of vehicles
of Categories M and N as near as possible to 15° in the case of vehicles of all other
categories.
7.7.1.5. For the assessment of the requirements in Paragraph 6.4.1.4.1. and 6.4.1.4.1.1. the seat
shall be positioned in its most forward driving position appropriate to the dimensions of the
manikin.
7.7.1.6. For the assessment of the requirements in Paragraphs 6.4.1.4.1. and 6.4.1.4.1.2. the seat
adjustment shall be:
7.7.1.6.1. For front passenger seats: the occupant in the front shall be in its most forward travelling
position according to the dimensions of the manikin. The positions of the seats shall be
stated in the report.

7.7.4.2. Acceleration Test Device
The trolley shall be so propelled that its total velocity change ΔV is 51km/h km/h. The
trolley shall remain horizontal during the acceleration. The acceleration of the trolley shall be
achieved by using the apparatus complying with the performance hereafter specified:
The acceleration curve of the trolley, weighted with inert mass, must remain within the
hatched area of the graph in Annex 8, and stay above the segment defined by the
coordinates 10g, 5ms and 20g, 10ms. The start of the impact (T0) is defined, according to
ISO 17 373 (2005) for a level of acceleration of 0.5g. In no case shall the total mass of the
trolley and vehicle structure and inert masses differ from the nominal value for calibration
tests by more than ±40kg. During calibration of the acceleration test device, trolley’s total
velocity change ΔV shall be 51km/h km/h.
Despite the fulfilment of the above requirements, the Technical Service shall use a mass of
trolley (equipped with its seat), as specified in Paragraph 1 of Annex 6, greater than 380kg.
7.7.5. The trolley speed immediately before impact (only for deceleration trolleys, needed for
stopping distance calculation), the trolley acceleration or deceleration, the forward
displacement of the manikin and the speed of the chest at a 300mm displacement of the
chest shall be measured.
The velocity change will be calculated by integration of the recorded trolley acceleration or
deceleration.
The distance to achieve the first 50km/h km/h of the velocity change of the trolley may be
calculated by double integration of the recorded trolley deceleration.
7.7.6. After impact, the belt assembly or restraint system and its rigid parts shall be inspected
visually, without opening the buckle, to determine whether there has been any failure or
breakage. In the case of restraint systems it shall also be ascertained, after the test,
whether the parts of the vehicle structure which are attached to the trolley have undergone
any visible permanent deformation. If there is any such deformation this shall be taken into
account in any calculation made in accordance with Paragraph 6.4.1.4.1. above.
7.7.7. However, if the tests were performed at a higher speed and/or the acceleration curve have
exceeded the upper level of the hatched area and the safety belt meets the requirements,
the test shall be considered satisfactory.

7.10. Test Report
7.10.1. The test report shall record the results of all the tests in Paragraph 7. above and in
particular:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(h)
(i)
the type of device used for the test (acceleration or deceleration device),
the total velocity change,
the trolley speed immediately before impact only for deceleration trolleys,
the acceleration or deceleration curve during all the velocity change of the trolley,
the maximum forward displacement of the manikin,
the place - if it can be varied - occupied by the buckle during the test,
the buckle-opening force,
any failure or breakage.
For any restrain system other than the driver’s the contour of the contact should be
evaluated versus the movement of the manikin in the sled by the technical service in
this report.
If by virtue of Paragraph 7.7.1. the anchorages prescribed in Annex 6 to this Regulation
have not been respected, the test report shall describe how the belt assembly or the
restraint system was installed and shall specify important angles and dimensions.
8. REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE INSTALLATION IN THE VEHICLE
8.1. Safety-belt and Restraint Systems Equipment
8.1.1. With the exception of seating intended solely for use when the vehicle is stationary, the
seats of vehicles of Categories M , M (of Class III or B ), M (of Class III or B ) and N
shall be equipped with safety-belts or restraint systems which satisfy the requirements of
this Regulation.
Contracting Parties applying this Regulation, may demand the installation of safety belts on
M and M vehicles belonging to Class II.
When fitted, the safety belts and/or restraint systems in Class I, II or A vehicles belonging to
Category M or M have to be in compliance with the requirements of this Regulation.
Contracting Parties may, under national law, allow the installation of safety belts or restraint
systems other than those covered by this Regulation provided that they are intended for
disabled people.
Restraint systems complying with the provisions of Annex 8 of the 02 series of amendments
to Regulation No. 107 are exempted from the provisions of this Regulation.

8.1.7.3. Parts of the vehicle within the said reference zone comply with the energy absorbing
requirements set out in Appendix 6 of Regulation No. 80.
8.1.8. Every passenger seating position which is fitted with a frontal protection airbag shall be
provided with a warning against the use of a rearward-facing child restraint in that seating
position. As a minimum, this information shall consist of a label containing clear warning
pictograms as indicated below:
The overall dimensions shall be at least 120 x 60mm or the equivalent area.
The label shown above may be adapted in such a way that the layout differs from the
example above; however, the content shall meet the above prescriptions.
8.1.9. In the case of a frontal protection airbag in the front passenger seat, the warning shall be
durably affixed to each face of the passenger front sun visor in such a position that at least
one warning on the sun visor is visible at all times, irrespective of the position of the sun
visor. Alternatively, one warning shall be located on the visible face of the stowed sun visor
and a second warning shall be located on the roof behind the visor, so, at least one warning
is visible all times. It shall not be possible to easily remove the warning label from the visor
and the roof without any obvious and clearly visible damage remaining to the visor or the
roof in the interior of the vehicle.
If the vehicle does not have a sun visor or roof, the warning label shall be positioned in a
location where it is clearly visible at all times.

8.2.2.3. The risk of the strap deteriorating through contact with sharp parts of the vehicle or seat
structure, and child restraint systems recommended by the manufacturer according to
Tables 1 to 3 of Annex 17 − Appendix 3, is reduced to a minimum.
8.2.2.4. The design and installation of every safety-belt provided for each seating position shall be
such as to be readily available for use. Furthermore, where the complete seat or the seat
cushion and/or the seat back can be folded to permit access to rear of the vehicle or to
goods or luggage compartment, after folding and restoring those seats to the seating
position, the safety-belts provided for those seats shall be accessible for use or can be
easily recovered from under or behind the seat, by one person, according to instructions in
the vehicle users handbook, without the need for that person to have training or practice.
8.2.2.5. The Technical Service shall verify that, with the buckle tongue engaged in the buckle:
8.2.2.5.1. The possible slack in the belt does not prevent the correct installation of child restraint
systems recommended by the manufacturer, and
8.2.2.5.2. In the case of three-point belts, a tension of at least 50N can be established in the lap
section of the belt by external application of tension in the diagonal section of the belt, when
positioned:
(a)
(b)
on a 10-year manikin as specified in Annex 8, Appendix 1 to Regulation No. 44 and
set in accordance with Annex 17, Appendix 4 to the present Regulation;
or on the fixture specified in Annex 17, Appendix 1, Figure 1 to the present Regulation
for the seats that enable the installation of a child restraint device of universal
category.
8.3. Special Requirements for Rigid Parts Incorporated in Safety-Belts or Restraint
Systems.
8.3.1. Rigid parts, such as the buckles, adjusting devices and attachments, shall not increase the
risk of bodily injury to the wearer or to other occupants of the vehicle in the event of an
accident.
8.3.2. The device for releasing the buckle shall be clearly visible to the wearer and within his easy
reach and shall be so designed that it cannot be opened inadvertently or accidentally. The
buckle shall also be located in such a position that it is readily accessible to a rescuer
needing to release the wearer in an emergency.
The buckle shall be so installed that, both when not under load and when sustaining the
wearer's mass, it is capable of being released by the wearer with a single simple movement
of either hand in one direction.
In the case of a safety-belts or restraint systems for front outboard seating positions, except
if these are harness belts, the buckle shall also be capable of being locked in the same
manner.
A check shall be made to ensure that, if the buckle is in contact with the wearer, the width of
the contact surface is not less than 46mm.
A check shall be made to ensure that, if the buckle is in contact with the wearer, the contact
surface satisfies the requirements of Paragraph 6.2.2.1. of this Regulation.

(d)
Height limitation:
(i)
(ii)
Above the level of the bottom surface of the child restraint fixture by a plane
which is parallel to the child restraint bottom surface and 85mm above this
surface, and
Below the level of the bottom surface of the child restraint fixture by the upper
surface of the vehicle floor (incl. trim, carpet, foam, etc.).
The pitch angle used for the geometrical assessment above shall be as measured in
Paragraph 5.2.3.4. of Regulation No. 14.
There shall be no interference between the support leg installation assessment volume and
any vehicle part.
Compliance with this requirement can be proven by a physical test or computer simulation
or representative drawings.
8.4. Safety-belt Reminder Equipment
8.4.1. The driver seating position of the M Category of vehicles , shall be equipped with a safetybelt
reminder satisfying the requirements of this Regulation. Where the vehicle manufacturer
provides a safety-belt reminder system on the driver seat in another category of vehicle, the
safety-belt reminder system may be approved according to this Regulation .
8.4.1.1. Contracting Parties may allow deactivation of the safety-belt reminder provided that such
deactivation satisfies to the requirements of Paragraph 8.4.2.6. below.
8.4.2. Safety-belt Reminder
8.4.2.1. General Requirements
8.4.2.1.1. Visual warning shall be so located as to be readily visible and recognisable in the daylight
by the driver and distinguishable from other alerts. Where the visual signal warning employs
the colour red, it shall use a symbol in accordance with Item 21 in Table 1 of Regulation No.
121.
(item K.01 – ISO 2575:2000) or,
8.4.2.1.2. Visual warning shall be by continuous or intermittent signal.

9.3. The Type Approval Authority which has granted type approval may at any time verify the
conformity control methods applied in each production facility. The normal frequency of
these verifications shall be twice a year.
10. PENALTIES FOR NON-CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION
10.1. The approval granted in respect of a vehicle or a type of belt or restraint system may be
withdrawn if the requirement laid down in Paragraph 9.1 above is not complied with, or if the
safety-belt(s) or restraint system(s) selected have failed to pass the checks prescribed in
Paragraph 9.2. above.
10.2. If a Contracting Party to the Agreement applying this Regulation withdraws an approval it
has previously granted, it shall forthwith so notify the other Contracting Parties applying this
Regulation, by means of a communication form conforming to the model in Annex 1A or
Annex 1B to this Regulation (as appropriate).
11. MODIFICATIONS AND EXTENSION OF APPROVAL OF THE VEHICLE TYPE OR
SAFETY-BELT OR RESTRAINT SYSTEM TYPE
11.1. Every modification of the vehicle type or the belt or restraint system or both shall be notified
to the Type Approval Authority which approved the vehicle type or safety-belt or restraint
system type. The Authority may then either:
11.1.1. Consider that the modifications made are unlikely to have an appreciable adverse effect and
that in any case the vehicle or safety-belt or restraint system still complies with the
requirements; or
11.1.2. Require a further test report from the Technical Service responsible for conducting the tests.
11.2. Without prejudice to the provisions of Paragraph 11.1. above, a variant of the vehicle whose
mass in the running order is less than that of the vehicle subjected to the approval test shall
not be regarded as a modification of the vehicle type.
11.3. Confirmation or refusal of approval, specifying the alterations, shall be communicated by the
procedure specified in Paragraph 5.2.3. or 5.3.3. of this Regulation to the Parties to the
Agreement applying this Regulation.
11.4. The Type Approval Authority issuing the extension of approval shall assign a series number
for such an extension and inform thereof the other Parties to the 1958 Agreement applying
this Regulation by means of a communication form conforming to the model in Annex 1A or
1B to this Regulation.
12. PRODUCTION DEFINITIVELY DISCONTINUED
If the holder of the approval completely ceases to manufacture a device approved in
accordance with this Regulation, he shall so inform the Type Approval Authority which
granted the approval. Upon receiving the relevant communication that Authority shall inform
thereof the other Parties to the 1958 Agreement applying this Regulation by means of a
communication form conforming to the model in Annex 1A or 1B to this Regulation.
13. INSTRUCTIONS
In the case of safety-belt type supplied separately from vehicle, the packaging and
installation instructions must clearly state the vehicle type(s) for which it is intended.

15.2.4. As from the official date of entry into force of Supplement 14 to the 04 series of
amendments, no Contracting Party applying this Regulation shall refuse to grant
UNECE approvals under this Regulation as modified by Supplement 14 to the 04 series of
amendments.
15.2.5. As from the official date of entry into force of Supplement 16 to the 04 series of
amendments, no Contracting Party applying this Regulation shall refuse to grant
ECE approvals under this Regulation as modified by Supplement 16 to the 04 series of
amendments.
15.2.6. Upon expiration of a period of 36 months following the official date of entry into force
referred to in Paragraph 15.2.4. above, the Contracting Parties applying this Regulation
shall grant approval only if the vehicle type satisfies the requirements of this Regulation as
amended by the Supplement 14 to the 04 series of amendments.
15.2.7. Upon the expiration of a period of 60 months following the official date of entry into force
referred to in Paragraph 15.2.4. above, the Contracting Parties applying this Regulation may
refuse to recognize approvals not granted in accordance with Supplement 14 to the
04 series of amendments to this Regulation.
15.2.8. After July 16, 2006, the Contracting Parties applying this Regulation shall grant approval
only if the vehicle type satisfies the requirements of this Regulation as amended by the
Supplement 16 to the 04 series of amendments.
15.2.9. After July 16, 2008, the Contracting Parties applying this Regulation may refuse to
recognise approvals to vehicles of Category N not granted in accordance with
Supplement 16 to the 04 series of amendments to this Regulation.
15.2.10. As from the official date of entry into force of the 05 series of amendments, no Contracting
Party applying this Regulation shall refuse to grant approvals under this Regulation as
amended by the 05 series of amendments.
15.2.11. As from 18 months after the date of entry into force, Contracting Party applying this
Regulation shall grant approvals only if the vehicle type to be approved meets the
requirements of this Regulation as amended by the 05 series of amendments.
15.2.12. As from 72 months after the date of entry into force of the 05 series of amendments to this
Regulation, approvals to this Regulation shall cease to be valid, except in the case of
vehicle types which comply with the requirements of this Regulation as amended by the
05 series of amendments.
15.2.13. Notwithstanding Paragraph 15.2.12., approvals of the vehicle categories other than M to
the preceding series of amendments to the Regulation which are not affected by the
05 series of amendments related to the requirements concerning the fitting of safety-belt
reminders shall remain valid and Contracting Parties applying the Regulation shall continue
to accept them.
15.2.14. Notwithstanding Paragraph 15.2.12., approvals of the vehicle categories other than N and
N to the preceding series of amendments to the Regulation which are not affected by the
05 series of amendments related to minimum requirements for safety-belts and retractors in
Annex 16 shall remain valid and Contracting Parties applying the Regulation shall continue
to accept them.

ANNEX 1A
COMMUNICATION
(Maximum format: A4 (210 × 297mm))
issued by:
Name of administration:
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Concerning
:
APPROVAL GRANTED
APPROVAL EXTENDED
APPROVAL REFUSED
APPROVAL WITHDRAWN
PRODUCTION DEFINITIVELY DISCONTINUED
of a vehicle type with regard to safety-belt pursuant to Regulation No. 16
Approval No. .............................. Extension No. ....................................
1. General .............................................................................................................................................
1.1. Make (trade name of manufacturer) ................................................................................................
1.2. Type and general commercial description(s) ...................................................................................
1.3. Means of identification of type, if marked on the vehicle .................................................................
1.3.1. Location of that marking ...................................................................................................................
1.4. Category of vehicle: .........................................................................................................................
1.5. Name and address of manufacturer ................................................................................................
1.6. Address(es) of assembly plant(s) ....................................................................................................
1.7. Technical service responsible for carrying out the test ....................................................................
1.8. Date of test report ............................................................................................................................
1.9. Number of test report .......................................................................................................................
2. General construction characteristics of the vehicle
2.1. Photographs and/or drawings of a representative vehicle ...............................................................

3.2.3. Number and position of safety-belt anchorages and proof of compliance with Regulation No. 14
(i.e. type-approval number or test report).
3.3. Driver's safety-belt reminder (indicate yes/no )
4. Place ................................................................................................................................................
5. Date ..................................................................................................................................................
6. Signature ..........................................................................................................................................

12. Approval granted/refused/extended/withdrawn for fixation to the general anchorage positions
as defined in Annex 6, Figure 1, to this Regulation/for use in a specific vehicle or in specific types
of vehicles .....................................................................................................................................
12.1. In case a restraint system has been granted/extended, those can be used for particular types
of vehicles compatible with the following dimensional conditions: no interior part in a quoted A-
zone as shown below (Figure 2):
Figure 2
13. Position and nature of the marking .....................................................................................................
14. Place ...................................................................................................................................................
15. Date ....................................................................................................................................................
16. Signature .............................................................................................................................................
17. Annexed to this communication is a list of documents in the approval file deposited at the Type
Approval Authorities having delivered the approval and which can be obtained upon request.

2. Arrangements of the safety-belt approval marks (See Paragraph 5.3.5. of this Regulation)
The belt bearing the above approval mark is a three-point belt ("A"), fitted with an energy absorber ("e")
and approved in the Netherlands (E4) under the Number 062439, the Regulation already incorporating
the 06 series of amendments at the time of approval.
The belt bearing the above approval mark is a lap belt ("B"), fitted with a retractor, Type 4, with multiple
sensitivity (m) and approved in the Netherlands (E4) under the Number 062489, the Regulation already
incorporating the 06 series of amendments at the time of approval.
Note: The approval number and additional symbol(s) must be placed close to the circle and either
above or below the "E" or to left or right of that letter. The digits of the approval number must be
on the same side of the "E" and orientated in the same direction. The additional symbol(s) must
be diametrically opposite the approval number. The use of roman numerals as approval numbers
should be avoided so as to prevent any confusion with other symbols.

The belt bearing this type-approval mark is a three-point belt ("A") with a multiple-sensitivity ("m")
Type 4N ("r4N") retractor, in respect of which type-approval was granted in the Netherlands ("E4") under
Number 062439, the Regulation already incorporating the 06 series of amendments at the time of
approval. This belt shall not be fitted to vehicles of Category M .

ANNEX 3
DIAGRAM OF AN APPARATUS TO TEST DURABILITY OF RETRACTOR MECHANISM

ANNEX 5
DIAGRAM OF AN APPARATUS FOR DUST-RESISTANCE TEST
(dimensions in mm)

4. STOPPING DEVICE
4.1. The device consists of two identical absorbers mounted in parallel, except in the case of
restraint systems when four absorbers shall be used for a nominal mass of 800kg. If
necessary, an additional absorber shall be used for each 200kg increase of nominal mass.
Each absorber comprises:
An outer casing formed from a steel tube;
A polyurethane energy-absorber tube;
A polished-steel olive shaped knob penetrating into the absorber; and
A shaft and an impact plate.
4.2. The dimensions of the various parts of this absorber are shown in the diagrams reproduced
in Figures 2, 3 and 4.
4.3 The characteristics of the absorbing material are given in Table 1 of this Annex. Immediately
before each test the tubes shall be conditioned at a temperature between 15° and 25°C for
at least 12h without being used. During the dynamic testing of safety-belts or restraint
systems, the stopping device shall be at the same temperature as during the calibration test,
with a tolerance of ± 2°C. The requirements to be met by the stopping device are given in
Annex 8 to this Regulation. Any other device giving equivalent results may be used.

Figure 1
Trolley, Seat, Anchorage

Surface finish Interference tolerance ± 0.1
Figure 4
Stopping Device
(Olive-Shaped Knob)

1.2.2. Structure of the Thigh (See Figures 3 and 4)
The structure of the thigh consists of three components:
Knee tube (22);
A thigh bar (21); and
A hip tube (20).
Movement of the knee is limited by two cut-outs in the knee tube (22) which engage with the
lugs of the lower leg.
1.2.3. Structure of the Torso (See Figures 1 and 2).
The structure of the torso consists of:
A hip tube (2);
A roller chain (4);
Ribs (6) and (7);
A sternum (8); and
Chain attachments (3) and at Parts (7) and (8).
1.2.4. Neck (See Figures 1 and 2)
The neck consists of seven polyurethane discs (9). The stiffness of the neck can be
adjusted by means of a chain tensioner.
1.2.5. Head (See Figures 1 and 2)
The head (15) itself is hollow; the polyurethane form is reinforced by steel plate (17). The
chain tensioner by which the neck can be adjusted consists of a polyamide block (10), a
tubular spacer (11), and tensioning members (12) and (13). The head can be turned about
the Atlas-Axis joint, which consists of the adjuster assembly (14) and (18), the spacer (16),
and polyamide block (10).
1.2.6. Knee Joint (See Figure 4)
The lower leg and thighs are connected by a tube (27) and a tensioner (28).
1.2.7. Hip Joint (See Figure 4)
The thighs and torso are connected by a tube (23), friction plates (24), and tensioner
assembly (25).
1.2.8. Polyurethane
Type:
Hardness:
PU 123 CH Compound
50-60 Shore A

4.4. Atlas-Axis Joint
4.5. Neck
Reference
Number
Adjust the Atlas-Axis joint so that it just resists its own weight in the fore and aft directions.
The neck can be adjusted by means of the chain tensioner (13). When the neck is adjusted,
the upper end of the tensioner shall displace between 4-6cm when subjected to a horizontal
load of 10daN.
Table 1
Name Material Dimensions
1 Body Material Polyurethane –
2 Hip tube Steel 76 × 70 × 100 mm
3 Chain-attachments Steel 25 × 10 × 70 mm
4 Roller chain Steel
5 Shoulder plate Polyurethane –
6 Rolled section Steel 30 × 30 × 3 × 250 mm
7 Ribs Perforated steel plate 400 × 85 × 1.5 mm
8 Sternum Perforated steel plate 250 × 90 × 1.5 mm
9
Discs (six)
Polyurethane
∅ 90 × 20
mm
∅ 80 × 20
mm
∅ 75 × 20
mm
∅ 70 × 20
mm
∅ 65 × 20
mm
∅ 60 × 20
mm
10 Block Polyamide 60 × 60 × 25 mm
11 Tubular spacer Steel 40 × 40 × 2 × 50 mm
12 Tensioning bolt Steel M16 × 90 mm
13 Tensioner nut Steel M16
14 Tensioner for Atlas-Axis joint Steel ∅ 12 × 130 mm (M12)
15 Head Polyurethane –
16 Tubular spacer Steel ∅ 18 × 13 × 17 mm
17 Reinforcement plate Steel 30 × 3 × 500 mm
18 Tensioner nut Steel M12 mm
19 Thighs Polyurethane –

Figure 1

Figure 3 Figure 4

All dimensions in mm
G = Centre of gravity
T = Torso reference point (at the rear on the centre line of the manikin)
P = Pelvis reference point (at the rear on the centre line of the manikin)
The displacement measurement at Point P shall not contain rotational components around the hip axis
and around a vertical axis.
Figure 6

ANNEX 9
INSTRUCTIONS
Every safety-belt shall be accompanied by instructions of the following content or kind in the language or
languages of the country in which it is to be placed on sale:
1. Installation instructions (not required if the vehicle manufacturer is to install the safety-belt)
which specify for which vehicle models the assembly is suitable and the correct method of
attachment of the assembly to the vehicle, including a warning to guard against chafing of
the straps.
2. User instructions (may be included in the vehicle user's handbook if the safety-belt is
installed by the vehicle manufacturer) which specify the instructions to ensure that the user
obtains the greatest benefit from the safety-belt. In these instructions reference shall be
made to:
(a)
(b)
the importance of wearing the assembly on all journeys;
the correct manner of wearing the belt and in particular to:
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
the intended location of the buckle;
the desirability of wearing belts tightly;
the correct positioning of the straps and the need to avoid twisting them;
the importance of each belt being used by one occupant only, and especially of
not putting a belt around a child seated on the occupant lap;
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(h)
(i)
(j)
the method of operating the buckle;
the method of operating the adjuster;
the method of operating any retractor which may be incorporated in the assembly and
the method of checking that it locks;
the recommended methods of cleaning the belt and reassembling it after cleaning
where appropriate;
the need to replace the safety-belt when it has been used in a severe accident or
shows signs of severe fraying or having been cut, or when, with a belt fitted with a
visual overload indicator, it indicates the belt's unsuitability for further use; or when a
seat-belt is equipped with a pre-loading device, when the latter has been activated;
the fact that the belt must not be altered or modified in any way since such changes
may render the belt ineffective, and in particular where the design permits part to be
disassembled, instructions or ensure correct reassembly;
the fact that the belt is intended for use by adult sized occupants;
the stowage of the belt when not in use.

ANNEX 10
DUAL BUCKLE TEST

Figure 2
Type 2 Procedure

ANNEX 12
CORROSION TEST
1. TEST APPARATUS
1.1. The apparatus shall consist of a mist chamber, a salt solution reservoir, a supply of suitably
conditioned compressed air, one or more atomising nozzles, sample supports, provision for
heating the chamber, and necessary means of control. The size and detail construction of
the apparatus shall be optional, provided that the test conditions are met.
1.2. It is important to ensure that drops of solution accumulated on the ceiling or cover of the
chamber do not fall on test samples.
1.3. Drops of solution which fall from test samples shall not return to the reservoir for respraying.
1.4. The apparatus shall not be constructed of materials that will affect the corrosiveness of the
mist.
2. LOCATION OF TEST SAMPLES IN THE MIST CABINET
2.1. Samples, except retractors, shall be supported or suspended between 15° and 30° from the
vertical and preferably parallel to the principle direction of horizontal flow of mist through the
chamber, based upon the dominant surface being tested.
2.2. Retractors shall be supported or suspended so that the axes of the reel for storing the strap
shall be normal to the principle direction of horizontal flow of mist through the chamber. The
strap opening in the retractor shall also be facing in this principle direction.
2.3. Each sample shall be placed so as to permit free setting of mist on all samples.
2.4. Each sample shall be so placed as to prevent salt solution from one sample dripping on to
any other sample.
3. SALT SOLUTION
3.1. The salt solution shall be prepared by dissolving 5 ± 1 parts by mass of sodium chloride in
95 parts of distilled water. The salt shall be sodium chloride substantially free of nickel and
copper and containing on the dry basis not more than 0.1% of sodium iodide and not more
than 0.3% of total impurities.
3.2. The solution shall be such that when atomised at 35°C the collected solution is in the pH
range of 6.5 to 7.2.
4. AIR SUPPLY
The compressed air supply to the nozzle or nozzles for atomising the salt solution shall be
free of oil and dirt, and maintained at a pressure between 70kN/mP P and 170kN/mP P.

ANNEX 13
ORDER OF TESTS
SAMPLES
PARAGRAPHS
TEST
Belt or Restraint
System No.
Strap No.
4/6.1.2./6.1.3./
6.2.1.1./6.2.2./
6.2.3.1./6.3.1.1.
Inspection of belt or
restraint system
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
x
2.21./2.22./6.2.2.2. Inspection of buckle x x x x x
6.2.2.6./6.2.2.7./
7.5.1./7.5.5.
Buckle strength test x
6.2.3.3./7.5.1. Strength test on
adjusting device (and
where necessary
retractors)
6.2.4./7.5.2. Strength test on
attachments (and where
necessary on
retractors)
6.2.2.3./7.5.3. Low-temperature test
on buckle
6.2.1.4./7.5.4. Low-temperature
impact test on rigid
parts
6.2.3.2./6.2.3.4./
7.5.6.
x x
x x
Ease of adjustment x
Conditioning/testing of
belt or restraint system
before dynamic test
6.2.2.4. Durability of buckle x x
6.2.1.2./7.2. Corrosion resistance of
rigid parts
x x
x
x

ANNEX 14
CONTROL OF CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION
1. TESTS
Safety-belts shall be required to demonstrate compliance with the requirements on which
the following tests are based:
1.1. Verification of the Locking Threshold and Durability of Emergency Locking
Retractors
According to the provisions of Paragraph 7.6.2. in the most unfavourable direction as
appropriate after having undergone the durability testing detailed in Paragraphs 7.2., 7.6.1.
and 7.6.3. as a requirement of Paragraph 6.2.5.3.5. of this Regulation.
1.2. Verification of the Durability of Automatically Locking Retractors
According to the provisions of Paragraph 7.6.1. of this Regulation supplemented by the tests
in Paragraphs 7.2. and 7.6.3. as a requirement of Paragraph 6.2.5.2.3. of this Regulation.
1.3. Test for Strength of Straps After Conditioning
According to the procedure described in Paragraph 7.4.2. of this Regulation after
conditioning according to the requirements of Paragraph 7.4.1.1. to 7.4.1.5. of this
Regulation.
1.3.1. Test for Strength of Straps after Abrasion
According to the procedure described in Paragraph 7.4.2. of this Regulation after
conditioning according to the requirements described in Paragraph 7.4.1.6. of this
Regulation.
1.4. Microslip test
According to the procedure described in Paragraph 7.3. of this Regulation.
1.5. Test of the Rigid Parts
According to the procedure described in Paragraph 7.5 of this Regulation.
1.6. Verification of the Performance Requirements of the Safety-Belt or Restraint System
when Subjected to the Dynamic Test
1.6.1. Tests with Conditioning
1.6.1.1. Belts or restraint systems fitted with an emergency locking retractor according to the
provisions set out in Paragraphs 7.7 and 7.8 of this Regulation, using a belt which has
previously been subjected to 45,000 cycles of the endurance test of the retractor prescribed
in Paragraph 7.6.1. of this Regulation and to the tests defined in Paragraphs 6.2.2.4, 7.2.
and 7.6.3. of this Regulation.

2.2.1.2. In the case of belts fitted with an automatically-locking retractor and of static belts,
where the daily production is greater than 1,000 belts: one in 100,000 belts produced, with a
minimum frequency of one every two weeks,
where the daily production is smaller than or equal to 1,000 belts: one in 10,000 belts
produced, with a minimum frequency of one per year,
shall be subjected to the test prescribed in Paragraph 1.6.1.2. or 1.6.1.3. of this Annex
respectively.
2.2.2. Tests Without Conditioning
2.2.2.1. In the case of belts fitted with an emergency locking retractor, the following number of
samples shall be subjected to the test prescribed in Paragraph 1.6.2. above:
2.2.2.1.1. for a production of not less than 5,000 belts per day, two belts per 25,000 produced with a
minimum frequency of one per day, per sort of locking mechanism;
2.2.2.1.2. for a production of less than 5,000 belts per day, one belt per 5,000 produced with a
minimum frequency of one per year, per sort of locking mechanism;
2.2.2.2. In the case of belts fitted with an automatically-locking retractor and of static belts, the
following number of samples shall be subjected to the test prescribed in Paragraph 1.6.2.
above;
2.2.2.2.1. for a production of not less than 5,000 belts per day, two belts per 25,000 produced with a
minimum of one per day, per approved type;
2.2.2.2.2. for a production of less than 5,000 belts per day, one belt per 5,000 produced with a
minimum frequency of one per year, per approved type;
2.2.3. Results
Test results shall meet the requirements set out in Paragraph 6.4.1.3.1. of this Regulation.
The forward displacement of the manikin may be controlled with regard to
Paragraph 6.4.1.3.2. of this Regulation (or 6.4.1.4. where applicable) during a test
performed by means of a simplified adapted method.
A simplified, adapted method could be, e.g., the use of a reference chest speed measured
at 300mm forward displacement carried out in a physical test without an airbag or additional
restraint system components, to be considered in the conformity control plan.
2.2.3.1. In the case of approval following Paragraph 6.4.1.3.3. or 6.4.1.3.4. of this Regulation and
Paragraph 1.6.1. of this Annex, it is only specified that no part of the belt shall be destructed
or disengaged, and that a speed of 24km/h of the chest reference point at 300mm
displacement shall not be exceeded.
2.3. Where a test sample fails a particular test to which it has been subjected, a further test to
the same requirements shall be carried out on at least three other samples. In the case of
dynamic tests, if one of the latter fails the test, the holder of the approval or his duly
accredited representative shall notify the Type Approval Authority which has granted type
approval indicating what steps have been taken to re-establish the conformity of production.

ANNEX 16
SAFETY-BELT INSTALLATION SHOWING THE BELT TYPES AND RETRACTOR TYPES

ANNEX 17
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SAFETY-BELTS AND RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
FOR ADULT OCCUPANTS OF POWER-DRIVEN VEHICLES ON FORWARD FACING SEATS,
FOR THE INSTALLATION OF ISOFIX CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
AND I-SIZE CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
1. COMPATIBILITY WITH CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
1.1. The vehicle manufacturer shall include in the vehicle handbook simple advice to the vehicle
user on the suitability of each passenger seating position for the fitting of child restraint
systems. This information shall be given in pictograms, or in the national language, or at least
one of the national languages, of the country in which the vehicle is offered for sale.
For each forward-facing passenger seating position, and for each specified ISOFIX position,
the vehicle manufacturer shall indicate:
(a)
(b)
(c)
If the seating position is suitable for child restraints of the "universal" category (see
Paragraph 1.2. below), and/or
If the seating position is suitable for i-size child restraint systems (see
Paragraph 1.4. below), and/or
If the seating position is suitable for child restraint systems other than those specified
above (e.g. see Paragraph 1.3. below).
If a seating position is only suitable for use with forward-facing child restraint systems, this
shall also be indicated in the vehicle handbook.
In addition to the above defined information for the vehicle user, the vehicle manufacturers
shall make available the information as defined by Appendix 3 of this Annex. For example,
this information can be included in separate Annexes of the vehicle handbook, or in technical
descriptions of the vehicle or on a dedicated webpage.
1.2. A child restraint system of the universal category means a child restraint approved to the
"universal" category of Regulation No. 44, Supplement 5 to 03 series of amendments. Seating
positions, which are indicated by the vehicle manufacturer as being suitable for the installation
of child restraints systems shall comply with the provisions of Appendix 1 to this Annex.
1.3. An ISOFIX child restraint shall be approved to Regulation No. 44, Supplement 5 to 03 series
of amendments or to Regulation No. 129. ISOFIX positions, which are indicated by the
vehicle manufacturer as being suitable for the installation of ISOFIX child restraints systems
shall comply with the provisions of Appendix 2 to this Annex.
1.4. An i-Size child restraint means a child restraint approved to the i-Size category of
Regulation No. 129. Seating positions, which are indicated by the vehicle manufacturer as
being suitable for the installation of i-Size child restraints systems shall comply with the
provisions of Appendix 2 to this Annex.

3. REQUIREMENTS
3.1. The base of the fixture shall contact both the forward and rearward parts of the seat cushion
surface. If such contact does not occur due to the belt access gap in the test fixture, this gap
may be covered in line with the bottom surface of the test fixture.
3.2. The lap portion of the belt shall touch the fixture on both sides at the rear of the lap belt path
(see Figure 3). The seat belt webbing shall always cover the points BP on the left and right
ends of the curved edge; the exact position of point BP on the curved edge is indicated in
detail W of Figure 1.
3.3. Should the above requirements not be met with the adjustments indicated in Paragraphs 2.1.,
2.2. and 2.3. above, the seat, seat-back and safety-belt anchorages may be adjusted to an
alternative position designated by the manufacturer for normal use at which the above
installation procedure shall be repeated and the requirements again verified and met. This
alternative position shall be included as an information in the Table 1 given in Appendix 3 to
this Annex.

Figure 2
Installation of Fixture onto Vehicle Seat
(See Paragraph 2.6.1.)
Figure 3
Check for Compatibility
(See Paragraphs 2.6.1. and 3.2.)

2.5. Push, towards ISOFIX anchorages system, on the centre between the ISOFIX anchorages
with a force of 100N ± 10N, applied parallel to the lower surface, and remove the force.
2.6. Attach the CRF, with or without i-Size support leg installation assessment volume, to the
ISOFIX anchorages system.
2.7. Push vertically downwards on the centre of the upper surface of the fixture with a force of
100N ± 10N, and remove the force.
3. REQUIREMENTS
The following testing conditions only apply for the CRF(s) with or without i-Size support leg
installation assessment volume, when accommodated in the ISOFIX and/or i-Size position.
It is not required that the CRF(s), with or without i-Size support leg installation assessment
volume, shall be able to move in and out of the ISOFIX and/or i-Size position under these
conditions.
3.1. It has to be possible to accommodate the CRF(s), with or without i-Size support leg
installation assessment volume, without interference with the vehicle interior. The CRF base
shall have a pitch angle of 15° ± 10°, above the horizontal plane passing through the
ISOFIX anchorages system.
3.2. The ISOFIX top tether anchorage, if any, shall remain accessible.
3.3. Should the above requirements not be met with the adjustments indicated in Paragraph 2
above, the seats, the seat-backs, the head restraints may be adjusted to alternative
positions designated by the manufacturer for normal use following which the above
installation procedure shall be repeated and the requirements verified and met. These
alternative positions shall be included as information in Table 2 and/or 3 given in Appendix 3
to this Annex. Passenger seats in front of i-Size seating positions may also be displaced to
a position forward of the normal position of use. In such cases, the vehicle manufacturer
shall provide information in the vehicle handbook, that the respective passenger seat shall
not be occupied in such positions of displacement.
3.4. Should the above requirements not be fulfilled when some removable interior fittings were
present, such fittings may be removed and then requirements of Paragraph 3 have to be
verified again and fulfilled. In such a case corresponding information shall be included in
Table 2 and/or 3 of Appendix 3 of this Annex.
4. ISOFIX CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM SIZE CLASSES AND FIXTURES
A
− ISO/F3:
Full-Height Forward Facing toddler CRS
B
− ISO/F2:
Reduced-Height Forward Facing toddler CRS
B1 − ISO/F2X: Reduced-Height Forward Facing toddler CRS
C
− ISO/R3:
Full-Size Rearward Facing toddler CRS
D
− ISO/R2:
Reduced-Size Rearward Facing toddler CRS
E
− ISO/R1:
Rearward Facing infant CRS
F
− ISO/L1:
Left Lateral Facing position CRS (carry-cot)
G
− ISO/L2:
Right Lateral Facing position CRS (carry-cot)

4.1. Full-height forward-facing toddler child restraint systems envelope
Key
1 Limits in the forward and upwards directions
2 Dashed line marks area where a support leg, or similar, of a specific vehicle CRS is allowed to
protrude
3 N/A
4 Further specifications of the connector area are given in Regulation No. 44
Figure 1
ISO/F3 Envelope Dimensions for a Full-height Forward-facing Toddler CRS
(Height 720mm) − ISOFIX SIZE CLASS A

4.3. Reduced-height second version back shape forward-facing toddler child restraint systems
envelope
Key
1 Limits in the forward and upwards directions
2 Dashed line marks area where a support leg, or similar, of a specific vehicle CRS is allowed to
protrude
3 N/A
4 Further specifications of the connector area are given in Regulation No. 44
Figure 3
ISO/F2X Envelope Dimensions for a Reduced-height Second Version Back Surface Shape
Forward-facing Toddler CRS
(Height 650mm) − ISOFIX SIZE CLASS B1

4.5. Reduced-size rearward-facing toddler child restraint systems envelope
Key
1 Limits in the rearward and upwards directions
2 Dashed line marks area where a support leg, or similar, of a specific vehicle CRS is allowed to
protrude
3 The backwards limitation (to the right in the figure) is given by the forward-facing envelope in
Figure 2
4 Further specifications of the connector area are given in Regulation No. 44
Figure 5
ISO/R2 Envelope Dimensions for a Reduced-size Rearward-facing Toddler CRS
ISOFIX SIZE CLASS D

4.7. Lateral facing child restraint systems envelope
Key
1 Limits in the rearward and upward directions
2 Dashed line marks area where a support leg, or similar, of a specific vehicle CRS is allowed to
protrude
3 The backward limitation (to the right in the figure) is given by the forward-facing envelope in
Figure 2
4 Further specifications of the connector area are given in ISO 13216-1, Figures 2 and 3
Figure 7
Envelop Dimensions for Lateral Facing Position CRS −
ISO/L1 − ISOFIX SIZE CLASS F or Symmetrically Opposite − ISO/L2 − ISOFIX CLASS G

Key
1.
Child Restraint Fixture (CRF).
2.
ISOFIX low anchorages bar.
3.
Median longitudinal plane of the CRF.
4.
i-Size support leg installation assessment volume.
Note: Drawing not to scale.
Figure 9
3D View of the i-Size Support Leg Installation Assessment Volume for
Assessing Compatibility of the i-Size Seating Positions with Support Legs of i-Size
Child Restraint Systems

Seat Number
Position in the vehicle
1 Front left
2 Front centre
3 Front right
4 2 row left
5 2 row centre
6 2 row right
7 3 row left
8 3 row centre
9 3 row right
The information about the seat position number can be given by means of a table or by sketches or
pictograms.

ANNEX 18
SAFETY-BELT REMINDER TESTS
1. The first level warning shall be tested according to the following conditions:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
Safety-belt is not fastened;
Engine is stopped or idling and the vehicle is not in forward or reverse motion;
Transmission is in neutral position;
Ignition switch is engaged.
2. The second level warning shall be tested according to the following conditions:
(a)
Safety-belt is not fastened;
(b) Test vehicle driven with one or any combination of the conditions of Paragraphs 2.1. to 2.3.
of this Annex at the manufacturer's choice.
2.1. Accelerate the test vehicle to 25 –0/+10km/h from a halt and continue on the same speed.
2.2. The test vehicle is driven forward at least 500m from a halt position.
2.3. The vehicle is tested when the vehicle is in normal operation for at least 60s.
3. A system that the first level warning stops after a certain period of time, the second level warning
shall be tested according to Paragraph 2. of this Annex after the first level warning has been
deactivated. A system that the first level warning does not stop after a certain period of time, the
second level warning shall be tested according to Paragraph 2. of this Annex while the first level
warning is activated.
Safety Belts and Restraint Systems.