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Offline Jason Potts

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Bull bars
« on: May 07, 2017, 07:58:45 am »
Are bull bars allowed or not? This x90 I bought came with one fitted. Should I take it off?

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Offline Paul K

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Re: Bull bars
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 05:12:53 pm »
Not sure what the MSA regs are on that.  Do you need more weight on the front; unlikely.  Stick them on the back  :) .

Offline Myke Pocock

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Re: Bull bars
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 09:09:38 pm »
I thought bull bars were outlawed on any vehicle some time ago unless they are of the flexible type.

Offline rick howell

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Re: Bull bars
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 09:22:39 am »
I thought bull bars were outlawed on any vehicle some time ago unless they are of the flexible type.

So did I.

Offline Simon Woodall

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Re: Bull bars
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 04:22:06 pm »

Take 'em off, they are not approved, and their legality on the public highway is fairly dubious.

Offline Lee Sample

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Re: Bull bars
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 11:33:13 am »
Just to clarify for anyone else needing to know - from the DfT:

General Requirements

It is not illegal for vehicles to be fitted with bull bars, although the Department would not recommend their fitment unless it has been shown, through compliance with specified safety standards, that they do not pose an additional risk of injury to pedestrians or other vulnerable road users.

There are no plans for legislation to require bull bars that are already fitted to be removed.  However, since 25 May 2007, it has been an offence for bull bars that have not been approved as compliant with those safety standards to be sold.

 Approved devices will carry an indelible ‘e’ mark