Chapter 8 - What you need to know
Chapter 8 sets out the requirements for rear reflective markings on all vehicles stopping on high speed roads and it affects any operator of large or small vehicles from HGV's to road maintenance trucks, small vans and cars that intentionally stop for work or inspection purposes on high speed roads.
The high visibility film markings have to be on the rear of the vehicle. They should comprise of either of the following: a.) Chevron markings comprising alternate strips of fluorescent red retro-reflective material and flourescent yellow non retro-reflective material of not less than 150mm width each, inclined at 45-60° to the horizontal and pointing upwards, or b.) A solid block of flourescent orange-red retro-reflective material.
The markings should cover as much of the rear facing portion of the vehicle as possible without obscuring the windows, the vehicle's lighting or it's registration plates. In addition, Red retro-reflective tape should also be applied to all rear facing edges of doors, rails or equipment lockers.