Vehicle chevrons

Vehicle chevrons are a pattern of reflective stripes that are applied to the rear of vehicles, such as trucks, vans, and emergency vehicles. They are designed to increase visibility and safety, especially in low-light or night-time conditions. Here are some key points about vehicle chevrons


Vehicle chevrons are an important safety feature that helps to make vehicles more visible to other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. They can reduce the risk of accidents and collisions by increasing the awareness of other road users.


The chevron pattern consists of alternating diagonal stripes that are usually coloured in red and fluorescent yellow-green. The reflective material used in the stripes enhances visibility and can be seen from a distance.


There are national and international standards for the design and application of vehicle chevrons, such as the BS EN 12899-1 and the ECE R104 regulations. These standards ensure that the chevrons are applied correctly and are of a suitable size and visibility.