I'll try to translate the news:
The end of the requirement of the steering wheel on the left side
European requirement of the total harmonization of the homologation laws forced Polish legislature to change the rules on car equipment.
The existing rule, which prescribes the steering wheel location on the left side in the vehicles, has been modified.
Firstly have been introduced minor modifications in the text of § 9. 2 of the Regulation (Dz. U. of 2013. Pos. 951 and 1720), in which "should not be placed on the right side" was replaced by "should be placed on the left side." Thereby a general rule was created to which some exceptions exist.
These are indicated in the added paragraph 2a. It introduces some requirements for vehicles with the steering wheel on the right. It should be noted that this case concerns only vehicles of category M1, ie the passenger cars which have no more than 8 seats, excluding the driver's seat. But only in two cases. New cars must have an EC type-approval certificate, and the used cars should be previously registered on the Member State territory.
The car will be registered in Poland, only when additionally equipped with:
- relevant, original lighting
- the original mirrors, in accordance with the indications from the Annex to Regulation
- properly calibrated speedometer.
All these requirements are designed to adapt the vehicle to the right-hand traffic rules, which came into force in Poland.
The regulation shall be effective until January 2015.