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GB 7258-2012
ICS 43.020
T 09
Replacing GB 7258-2004
Safety Specifications for Power-driven
Vehicles Operating on Roads
ISSUED ON. MAY 11, 2012
Issued by. General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and
Quarantine of the People's Republic of China;
Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of
Table of Contents
Foreword ... 3 
Introduction ... 9 
Safety Specifications for Power-driven Vehicles ... 10 
Operating on Roads ... 10 
1 Scope ... 10 
2 Normative References ... 10 
3 Terms and Definitions ... 13 
4 Complete-vehicle ... 19 
5 Engine ... 30 
6 Steering System... 31 
7 Braking System ... 32 
8 Lighting, Signaling Devices and Other Electric Equipment ... 42 
9 Driving System ... 48 
10 Transmission System ... 50 
11 Bodywork ... 52 
12 Safety Protection Devices ... 57 
13 Additional Requirements for Fire Engine, Ambulance, Wrecker, and Police
Vehicle ... 64 
14 Additional Requirements for Vehicles for Handicapped Driving ... 65 
15 Transitional requirements for the implementation of this Standard ... 65 
Annex A ... 69 
Annex B ... 70 
Bibliography ... 80 
In this Standard, Annex A and B are recommended, while the remaining provisions are
This Standard is drafted on the basis of GB/T1.1-2009.
This Standard replaces GB 7258-2004 “Safety Specifications for Power-driven Vehicles
Operating on Roads”. Compared with GB 7258-2004, this Standard has the main
revisions as follows.
-- Modify the application scope in Clause 1 (Clause 1);
-- Modify Chapter 3 that the definitions of terms such as power-driven vehicle,
passenger car, bus, public bus (city bus), truck, semi-trailer, special motor vehicle,
bi-fuel vehicle, dual-fuel vehicle, trailer, draw-bar-trailer, central-axle trailer, semi-
trailer, combination vehicles, articulated vehicle, motorcycle and moped, and
wheeled mobile machinery for special purpose etc.; add the definitions of such
terms as passenger vehicle, interurban bus (interurban coach), touring bus, school
bus, school bus for infants, school bus for schoolchildren, special school bus, low-
speed vehicle, road transportation vehicle of dangerous goods, battery electric
vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles, fuel-cell electric vehicles, driving school training
vehicle, vehicle for handicapped driving, motorcycle, motorcycle with two wheels,
motorcycle with sidecar, right three-wheeled motorcycle, moped with two wheels,
right three-wheeled moped and special size vehicle; remove the definition of
sleeper coach (Clause of Edition 2004) and electric vehicles (Clause 3.2.9
of GB7258-2004); classify motor vehicles into three sub-categories, i.e., passenger
vehicle, goods vehicle, and special motor vehicle; combine “motorcycle” (Clause
3.5 of Edition 2004) with “moped” (Clause 3.6 of Edition 2004) together under the
term “motorcycle and moped” (Clause 3.5 of this version); and rename
“motorcycle” (Clause 3.5 of Edition 2004) as “motorcycle” (Clause 3.5.1 of this
-- Modify the content to be present on the plate for some power-driven vehicles
(Clause 4.1.2 of this version) and the provisions concerning punching of
VIN(Clause 4.1.3 of this version); add the requirement that model and serial
number of motor shall be punched for battery electric vehicles, plug-in electric
vehicles, fuel-cell electric vehicles, and electric motorcycles/mopeds; and clarify
the visibility and permanent retainability of the attached markings(Clause 4.1.4 of
this version).
-- Add the requirement that for passenger cars and goods vehicles with GVW no
more than 3500 kg (except for low-speed vehicles), VIN shall be permanently
applied adjacent to the windscreen pillar; passenger car has the electronic data
interface for VIN reading, VIN shall be marked at the proper location of the trunk
(or the luggage compartment), and VIN or component No. shall be marked on at
least 5 main components (Clauses 4.1.5 and 4.1.6 of this version). Modify the
marking requirements on road transportation vehicles of dangerous goods (Clause
4.1.7 of this version); upon retrofitting or repair of power-driven vehicles, no
treatment such as covering, grinding, patching after chiseling, shimming, etc. or
destructive operations such as perforating or drilling are permitted as to VIN and
other complete-vehicle signs (Clause 4.1.8 of this version).
-- Modify the requirement for rear overhang of rear-engine articulated bus of which
the overall length is less than 16 m (Clause 4.3 of this version); regulate that gross
mass of semi-trailer for articulated vehicle shall not be more than the maximum
allowable towing mass of the semi trailer towing vehicle (Clause of this
version); further clarify the requirements for passenger number authorization of
passenger vehicles (Clauses 4.5.2 and 4.5.3 of this version), and special provision
on the authorized passenger number (Clause 4.5.6);
-- Adjust the requirements for values of steady roll angle test of buses, tankers, tank-
type trailers(Clauses 4.7.1 and 4.7.2); add the safety provision of special facilities
for indoor caravans and its trailers(Clause 4.8.4); all trucks and special motor
vehicle shall be painted with GVW; trucks with fences and dump trucks shall be
sprayed with height of fences; container trucks shall be sprayed with the container
capacity; types of goods allowable for transportation, enlarged license plate
number shall be marked on some goods vehicles and all trailers; authorized
seating positions shall be sprayed on some buses; and modify the requirements of
the appearance signs of special school buses and the plates of school buses
be sprayed on the driving school training vehicle; add the requirement of marking
painted on the outside of motor vehicle and the principle of lamps installation
(Clauses 4.8.11, 4.8.12 of this version), the provisions in principles for the marking
pattern sprayed on external surface as well as lamps mounted on power-driven
vehicles (Clauses 4.8.12 of this version); delete the requirement that “Smoking and
Fire Prohibited” shall be sprayed on both sides of body of cargo vehicles that are
specially for transportation of inflammable and explosive dangerous goods”
(Clause 4.8.5, Edition 2004);
-- Add the requirements in principles for environmental protection of power-driven
vehicles (Clause 4.15 of this version); Add provisions concerning user’s manual of
power-driven vehicles (Clause 4.16 of this version);
-- Add the requirement that the dimension, load and mass, steering system, braking
system, external lighting and signal device for wheeled mobile machinery for
special purpose shall comply with relevant compulsory standard of earth moving
machine (Clauses 4.17.2);
-- Clarify the requirement that three-wheel motorcycles with cab and steering wheel
(Clause 6.1 of this version); modify the requirement of maximum locking angle of
steering-wheel (Clauses 6.4) and steering force test (Clauses 6.8 of this version),
add the requirement that special school bus shall adopt steering auxiliary device
(Clauses 6.9) and there is no requirement on the transverse side slip of the
steered wheel, in case that the front axle is biaxial (Clauses 6.11);
-- Modify the requirement of the complete release time for vehicle braking of vehicles
with 3 axles or more (Clause 7.1.6) and the types of vehicles which shall be
installed with ABS (Clause 7.2.11); add the requirement that front wheels of some
power-driven vehicles shall be equipped with disc brake (Clause 7.2.6); add that
for driving school training vehicles (except tri-wheel vehicles), a co-brake pedal
shall be fitted (Clause 7.2.12 of this version); add the requirement that some
vehicles shall be equipped with auxiliary braking devices (Clause 7.5) and that the
air reservoir shall be equipped with t...
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