Convention on Road Traffic

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: Vienna, Austria
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 21/05/1977

Category

Transport and telecommunications

Sub category

Road transport

Groups

UNECE

What is it about?

The 1968 Convention on Road Traffic, adopted under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), provides for uniform traffic rules for vehicles registered within a State Party that circulate within the territory of another State Party. Its provisions provide for general rules concerning road signs and signals, highway regulations, speed and distance between vehicles, national and international drivers licences, the safety of pedestrians and different actions like passing, slowing down or changing of direction. State Parties are held to take appropriate measures to agree their traffic rules with the provisions of the present Convention.

Why is it relevant?

The 1968 Convention facilitates international road traffic and increases safety through the adoption of uniform traffic rules.

Additional Information

All States may become a Member State to the present Convention.

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Albania29/06/2000
Armenia08/02/2005
Austria11/08/1981
Azerbaijan03/07/2002
Bahamas14/05/1991
Bahrain04/05/1973
Belarus18/06/1974
Belgium16/11/1988
Bosnia and Herzegovina01/09/1993
Brazil29/10/1980
Bulgaria28/12/1978
Central African Republic03/02/1988
Cote d'Ivoire24/07/1985
Croatia23/11/1992
Cuba30/09/1977
Czech Republic02/06/1993
Democratic Republic of the Congo25/07/1977
Denmark03/11/1986
Estonia24/08/1992
Finland01/04/1985
France09/12/1971
Georgia23/07/1993
Germany03/08/1978
Greece18/12/1986
Guyana31/01/1973
Hungary16/03/1976
Iran21/05/1976
Israel11/05/1971
Italy02/10/1996
Kazakhstan04/04/1994
Kenya26/10/2009
Kuwait14/03/1980
Kyrgyzstan30/08/2006
Latvia19/10/1992
Liberia16/09/2005
Lithuania20/11/1991
Luxembourg25/11/1975
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)18/08/1993
Moldova26/05/1993
Monaco06/06/1978
Mongolia19/12/1997
Montenegro23/10/2006
Morocco29/12/1982
Netherlands08/11/2007
Niger11/07/1975
Norway01/04/1985
Pakistan19/03/1986
Peru06/10/2006
Philippines27/12/1973
Poland23/08/1984
Portugal30/09/2010
Qatar06/03/2013
Romania09/12/1980
Russian Federation07/06/1974
San Marino20/07/1970
Senegal16/08/1972
Serbia12/03/2001
Seychelles11/04/1977
Slovakia01/02/1993
Slovenia06/07/1992
South Africa01/11/1977
Sweden25/07/1985
Switzerland11/12/1991
Tajikistan09/03/1994
Tunisia05/01/2004
Turkey22/01/2013
Turkmenistan14/06/1993
Ukraine12/07/1974
United Arab Emirates10/01/2007
Uruguay08/04/1981
Uzbekistan17/01/1995
Viet Nam20/08/2014
Zimbabwe31/07/1981
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YearRatifications
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