From July 2011, regulation ECE104 has made it mandatory to apply approved reflective tapes to certain heavy goods vehicles.The regulation defines the standard for reflective material that can be used, and where it must be placed on the vehicle.
With the ECE104 regulation in place, many Fleet Managers also realise that reflective markings on vehicles help to prevent accidents and save lives, reduce vehicle downtime and repairs, protect employees on the road and in the depot, and present a more professional image to customers.
3M offer a range of homologated retroreflective marking tapes that carry the compulsory "E-mark" and meet all the requirements of regulation ECE104. All of the marking tapes are classified as C-class, meaning they are the brightest markings permitted by the regulations. Moreover, they are easy to apply, resistant to peeling and other damage, and sure to retain their brightness and colour even in the harshest working conditions.