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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .13 Regulation No. 13. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles of categories M, N and O with regard to braking
Geneva, 1 June 1970
Entry into force
:
1 June 1970, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 June 1970, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 39
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 730, p. 342; vol. 887, p. 52 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01); vol. 943, p. 350 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01 to 04); vol. 1380, p. 309 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.12/Rev.2/Amend.2 and  Corr.1  (amendments  series  05); vol. 1392, p. 557 (Addendum); vol. 1458, p. 279 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.12/Rev.2/Amend.3 (supplement 1 to amendments series 05); vol. 1483, p. 283 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/172 (supplement 2 to amendments series 05); vol. 1510, p. 473 and doc. TRANS/SCl/WP29/197 (supplement 3 to amendments series 05); vol. 1583, p.290 and depositary notification C.N.213.1990.TREATIES-31 of 24 September 1990 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/264 and Corr.1 (amendments series 06 and corrigendum); vol. 1696, p. 348 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/R.563 (supplement 1 to amendments series 06); vol. 1731, p. 293 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/345 (supplement 2 to amendments series 06); vol. 1822, p. 176 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/378 and Corr.1 (amendments series 07); vol.?1861, p. 451 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP.29/397 (amendments series 08); vol. 1933, p. 387 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/470 (amendments series 09); vol. 1933, p. 388 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/430 (supplement 1 to amendments series 08);  vol. 1962, p. 413 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/493 (supplement 1 to amendments series 09); vol. 1964, p. 400 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/505 (supplement 2 to amendments series 09); C.N.223.1997.TREATIES-40 of 23 June 1997 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); C.N.224.1997.TREATIES-41 of 20 June 1997 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); C.N.419.1997.TREATIES-89 of 27 October 1997 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); C.N.420.1997.TREATIES-90 of 27 October 1997 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 2013, p. 517 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/574 (supplement 3 to amendments series 09); C.N.258.1998.TREATIES-63 of 4 August 1998 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/614 (supplement 4 to amendments series 09); C.ES-1 of 20 July 1999 (modifications); C.N.708.1999.TREATIES-1 of 6 August 1999 (modifications); C.N.420.2000.TREATIES-1 of 27 June 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/708 (supplement 5 to amendments series 09); C.N.787.2001.TREATIES-1 of 20 August 2001 (supplement 6 to amendments series 09) and C.N.188.2002.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 2002 (adoption); C.N.810.2001.TREATIES-2 of 22 August 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/793 (modifications); C.N.598.2002.TREATIES-1 of 13 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/842 (modifications); C.N.599.2002.TREATIES-1 of 13 June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/843 (modifications); C.N.767.2002.TREATIES-1 of 30 July 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/862 (supplement 7 to amendments series 09) and C.N.210.2003.TREATIES-1 of 7 March 2003 (adoption); C.N.788.2002.TREATIES-1 of 1 August 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/863 (modification); C.N.359.2003.TREATIES-1 of 6 May 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/911 (modification); C.N.862.2003.TREATIES-2 of 26 August 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/930 (supplement 8 to amendments series 09) and C.N.214.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2004 (adoption); C.N.163.2004.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/961 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.441.2004.TREATIES-1 of 13 May 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/995 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.442.2004.TREATIES-1 of 13 May 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/996 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.455.2004.TREATIES-1 of 13 May 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/994 (supplement 9 to the 09 series) and C.N.1158.2004.TREATIES-4 of 15 November 2004 (adoption); C.N.1062.2004.TREATIES-2 of 4 October 2004 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/1017 (supplement 10 to amendments series 09) and C.N.252.2005.TREATIES-1 of 8 April 2005 (adoption); C.N.1063.2004.TREATIES-3 of 4 October 2004 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/1018 (amendments series 10) and C.N.253.2005.TREATIES-2 of 8 April 2005 (adoption); C.N.329.2005.TREATIES-1 of 9 May 2005 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/38 and Corr.1 (supplement 11 to the 09 serments) and C.N.1127.2005.TREATIES-4 of 10 November 2005 (adoption);  C.N.330.2005.TREATIES-1 of 9 May 2005 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/2 (supplement 1 to the 10 series of amendments) and C.N.1129.2005.TREATIES-2 of 10 November 2005 (adoption); C.N.550.2005.TREATIES-3 of 15 July 2005 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/40 (modifications); C.N.559.2005.TREATIES-3 of 18 July 2005 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/2005/39 (supplement 12 to the 09 series) and C.N.40.TREATIES-1 of 19 January 2006 (adoption); C.N.1274.2005.TREATIES-1 of 21 December 2005 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/79 (modifications); C.N.281.2006.TREATIES-1 of 7 April 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/9 (modifications); C.N.282.2006.TREATIES-1 of 7 April 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/10 (modifications); C.N.601.2006.TREATIES-1 of 2 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2006/43 (supplement  2 to amendments series 10) and C.N.71.2007.TREATIES-1 of 5 February 2007 (adoption); C.N.1162.2006.TREATIES-2 of 11 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/44 + Amend. 1 (supplement 3 to amendments series 10) and C.N.680.2007.TREATIES-2 of 5 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.562.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 May 2007and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/2 + Corr.1 (supplement 4 to amendments series 10) and C.N.1076.2007.TREATIES-2 of 12 November 2007 (adoption); C.N.775.2007.TREATIES-2 of 2 August 2007 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/34 (modifications);  C.N.1210.2007.TREATIES-1 of 11 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/100 + Add.1 + amendments referred to in paragraph 45 of the report of the session(amendments series 11) and C.N.482.2008.TREATIES-01 of 14 July 2008 (adoption); C.N.283.2008.TREATIES-1 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/2 (supplement 5 to amendments series 10) and C.N.786.2008.TREATIES-3 of 27 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.23.2009.TREATIES-1 of 22 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/63 + Add.1 (Supplement 1 to amendments series 11) and C.N.431.2009.TREATIES-3 of 22 July 2009 (adoption); C.N.202.2009.TREATIES-2 of 24 April 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/5 (Supplement 2 to amendments series 11) and C.N.755.2009.TREATIES-5 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.248.2009.TREATIES-3 of 30 April 2009 and doc.  ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/3 (modifications); C.N.265.2009.TREATIES-4 of 30 April 2009 and doc.  ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/4 (modifications: French version only); C.N.548.2009.TREATIES-4 of 17 September 2009 (Supplement 3 to amendments series 11); C.N.563.2009.TREATIES-5 of 17 September 2009 and doc.  ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/59 (modifications); C.N.564.2009.TREATIES-5 of 17 September 2009 and doc.  ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/60 (modifications); C.N.164.2010.TREATIES-1 of 18 March 2010 (adoption); C.N.284.2010.TREATIES-2 of 16 June 2010 (modifications); C.N.299.2010.TREATIES-3 of 9 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/3, Corr.1 and Corr.2 (supplement 4 to 11) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.716.2010.TREATIES-4 (adoption); C.N.300.2010.TREATIES-2 of 9 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/4 and Corr.1 (proposal of amendments); C.N.452.2010.TREATIES-3 of 30 July 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/64 + ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/1085, paragraph 44 (supplement 5 to the 11 series of amendments) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.16.2011.TREATIES-1 of 30 January 2011 (adoption);  C.N.792.2010.TREATIES-5 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/148 (modifications); C.N.215.2011.TREATIES-2 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/4 (Supplement 7 to the 11 series of amendments) and C.N.715.2011.TREATIES-5 of 2 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.216.2011.TREATIES-3 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/3 (Supplement 6 to the 11 series of amendments) and C.N.716.2011.TREATIES-6 of 2 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.661.2011.TREATIES-4 of 13 October 2011 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.182.2012.TREATIES-1 of 14 April 2012 (adoption); C.N.224.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.13 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.652.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.13 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.223.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.13 of 3 May 2013 (corrections); C.N.505.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.13 of 13 August 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.66.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.13 of 19 February 2014 (adoption); C.N.534.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.13 of 14 Ausust 2013 (corrections); C.N.161.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.13 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 13 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Albania
 6 Sep 2011
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium
12 Aug 1976
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
28 Sep 1998 d
Bulgaria
22 Nov 1999
Croatia 3
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 4
 2 Jun 1993 d
Denmark
 1 Feb 1994
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
29 Oct 1998
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
Finland
18 Feb 1994
France
22 May 1980
Germany 6
30 Sep 1980
Greece
 4 Oct 1995
Hungary
19 Aug 1976
Italy 7
 1 Jun 1970
Japan
26 Dec 2012
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 2 Aug 1983
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 7
 1 Jun 1970
New Zealand 9
18 Jan 2002
Norway
25 Mar 1993
Poland
14 Sep 1992
Romania
 6 Apr 1981
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
Serbia 3
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 3
 3 Nov 1992 d
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
Spain
 8 Dec 1988
Sweden
 3 Jun 1997
Switzerland
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 3
 1 Apr 1998 d
Turkey
 8 May 2000
Ukraine
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 1 Oct 1979
End Note
1.For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as up-dated annually.
2.For technical reasons and in order to align this chapter with all others in the publication, the date indicated is no longer the date of effect of the regulation for the Contracting Party, but the date of receipt of the notification of application by the Secretary-General.
3.The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 13 as from 6 November 1984. See also note 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina”, “Croatia”, “former Yugoslavia”, “Slovenia”, “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and “Yugoslavia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 13 as from 18 September 1982. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.In a letter dated 29 July 1998, the European Community informed the Secretary-General of the following:

"The accession of the EC has the effect that the [...] regulations adhered to are not (in cases where a Member State already applied a regulation: no longer) applied by Member States by virtue of their status as Contracting Parties to the Agreement but exclusively in their capacity as Member States of the Contracting Party European Community. Thus, the 14 Member States already Contracting Parties themselves, now apply all [these] regulations by virtue of the EC's accession."

... By the EC accession, Ireland has not become a Contracting Party. Only the EC has become a Contracting Party. Ireland being a Member State of this Contracting Party applies the [...] regulations [adhered to by the EC] by virtue of the EC's accession.

It will be recalled that, as at 29 July 1999, States Members of the EC are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

6.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 13 as from 28 June 1981.

With regard to the above, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in a communication received on 14 January 1991, informed the Secretary-General,  inter alia , of the following:

- [Regulation No. 13 which has] been applied by both the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic shall continue to apply...

The notification further states that it “. . . does not constitute a general statement of position by the Federal Republic of Germany on the question of state succession in relation to treaties.”

See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.

7.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
8.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
9.See note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.