Convention on Road Signs and Signals
- Type: Convention
- Date of signature: 08/11/1968
- Place of signature: Vienna, Austria
- Depositary: Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Date of entry into force: 06/06/1978
What is it about?
The 1968 Convention on Road Signs and Signals, adopted under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), provides for uniform road signs, signals, symbols and road markings within the territory of the Member States. Its provisions relate to road signs, danger warning signs, regulatory signs, informative signs, traffic light signals, road markings, signs for road works and level crossings. State Parties are required not to use signals, symbols and road markings contrary to the provisions of the Convention and they dispose of certain delays to agree the traffic regulation within their territory with the regulation set forth in the Convention.
Why is it relevant?
The 1968 Convention facilitates international road traffic and increases safety through the adoption of uniform traffic rules.
All States may become a Member State to the present Convention.
- Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna, 8 November 1968)
- Convention on Tax Rules concerning Road Vehicles in International Carriage of Goods (Geneva, 14 December 1956)
- Convention on Contracts concerning International Road Carriage of Goods (Geneva, 19 May 1956)