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official titleCouncil Directive 96/53/EC of 25 July 1996 laying down for certain road vehicles circulating within the Community the maximum authorized dimensions in national and international traffic and the maximum authorized weights in international traffic
|Number legal act||Directive 1996/53|
|CELEX number i||31996L0053|
|Document||25-07-1996; Date of adoption|
|Publication in Official Journal||17-09-1996; Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 07 Volume 002,Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 07 Volume 007,Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 07 Volume 004,Special edition in Slovenian: Chapter 07 Volume 002,Special edition in Hungarian: Chapter 07 Volume 002,Special edition in Czech: Chapter 07 Volume 002,Special edition in Polish: Chapter 07 Volume 002,Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 07 Volume 002,Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 07 Volume 002,OJ L 235, 17.9.1996,Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 07 Volume 004,Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 07 Volume 002,Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 07 Volume 002|
|Effect||17-09-1996; Entry into force Date pub. See Art 12
17-09-1997; Application Art 10 See Art 10
|Deadline||01-11-2019; See Art 9a.2 And 32019D0984
01-09-2020; See Art 9a.3 And 32019D0984
|End of validity||31-12-9999|
|Transposition||16-09-1997; See Art 11|
Council Directive 96/53/EC of 25 July 1996 laying down for certain road vehicles circulating within the Community the maximum authorized dimensions in national and international traffic and the maximum authorized weights in international traffic
Official Journal L 235 , 17/09/1996 P. 0059 - 0075
COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 96/53/EC of 25 July 1996 laying down for certain road vehicles circulating within the Community the maximum authorized dimensions in national and international traffic and the maximum authorized weights in international traffic
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 75 thereof,
Having regard to the proposal from the Commission (1),
Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee (2),
Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 189c of the Treaty (3),
(1)Whereas Council Directive 85/3/EEC of 19 December 1984 on the weights, dimensions and certain other technical characteristics of certain road vehicles (4) established, in the framework of the common transport policy, common standards permitting improved use of road vehicles in traffic between Member States;
(2)Whereas Directive 85/3/EEC has been significantly amended on many occasions; whereas on the occasion of its further amendment it should for reasons of clarity and rationality be recast in a single text together with Council Directive 86/364/EEC of 24 July 1986 relating to proof of compliance of vehicles with Directive 85/3/EEC (5);
(3)Whereas differences between standards in force in the Member States with regard to the weights and dimensions of commercial road vehicles could have an adverse effect on the conditions of competition and constitute an obstacle to traffic between Member States;
(4)Whereas, under the principle of subsidiarity, action should be taken at Community level in order to remove this obstacle;
(5)Whereas the abovementioned standards reflect a balance between the rational and economical use of commercial road vehicles and the requirements of infrastructure maintenance, road safety and the protection of the environment and the fabric of live;
(6)Whereas common standards on the dimensions of vehicles intended for the carriage of goods should remain stable in the long term;
(7)Whereas additional technical requirements related to the weights and dimensions of vehicles may apply to commercial vehicles registered or put into circulation in a Member State; whereas these requirements must not constitute an obstacle to the circulation of commercial vehicles between Member States;
(8)Whereas the definition of 'thick-walled refrigerated vehicle` in Article 2 of Directive 85/3/EEC, as amended by Directive 89/388/EEC (6), should be broadened in order to permit Member States to allow refrigerated vehicles no longer meeting the insulation requirements defined in that Article to circulate in their territory;
(9)Whereas it is necessary to clarify the concept of 'indivisible load` in order to ensure uniform application of this Directive in respect of permits for vehicles or vehicle combinations carrying such loads;
(10)Whereas the tonne is universally used and understood as the unit of measurement for vehicle weight and is, therefore, applied in this Directive whilst recognizing that the formal unit of weight is the newton;
(11)Whereas, in implementation of the internal market, the scope of this Directive should be extended to national transport insofar as it concerns characteristics that significantly affect the conditions of competition in the transport sector and in particular the values relating to the maximum authorized length and width of vehicles and vehicle combinations intended for the carriage of...
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