Convention on Road Signs and Signals

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: 06/06/1978

Category

Transport and telecommunications

Sub category

Road transport

Groups

UNECE

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.

Additional Information

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

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Country ratifications
CountryRatification date
Albania06/02/2004
Austria11/08/1981
Azerbaijan22/02/2011
Bahrain04/05/1973
Belarus18/06/1974
Belgium16/11/1988
Bosnia and Herzegovina12/01/1994
Bulgaria28/12/1978
Central African Republic03/02/1988
Chile27/12/1974
Cote d'Ivoire24/07/1985
Croatia02/11/1993
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
Georgia15/05/2001
Germany03/08/1978
Greece18/12/1986
Guyana25/09/2008
Hungary16/03/1976
India10/03/1980
Iran21/05/1976
Iraq18/12/1988
Italy07/02/1997
Kazakhstan04/04/1994
Kuwait13/05/1980
Kyrgyzstan30/08/2006
Latvia19/10/1992
Liberia16/09/2005
Lithuania20/11/1991
Luxembourg25/11/1975
Macedonia (The former Yugoslav Republic of)20/12/1999
Moldova08/10/2015
Mongolia19/12/1997
Montenegro23/10/2006
Morocco29/12/1982
Netherlands08/11/2007
Nigeria03/02/2011
Norway01/04/1985
Pakistan14/01/1980
Philippines27/12/1973
Poland23/08/1984
Portugal27/10/2009
Romania09/12/1980
Russian Federation07/06/1974
San Marino20/07/1970
Senegal19/04/1972
Serbia12/03/2001
Seychelles11/04/1977
Slovakia28/05/1993
Slovenia14/04/2011
Sweden25/07/1985
Switzerland11/12/1991
Tajikistan09/03/1994
Tunisia05/01/2004
Turkmenistan14/06/1993
Ukraine12/07/1974
United Arab Emirates10/01/2007
Uzbekistan17/01/1995
Viet Nam20/08/2014
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