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B . Road Traffic
16 .22 Regulation No. 22. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of protective helmets and their visors for drivers and passengers of motor cycles and mopeds
1 June 1972
Entry into force
1 June 1972, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 June 1972, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 36
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 826, p. 300; vol. 960, p. 256, and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.1 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01);doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.21/Rev.2 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01 and 02); vol. 1324, p. 364 and vol. 1434, p. 251 (procès-verbaux of rectification of the English and French texts); depositary notification C.N.212.1985.TREATIES-22 of 9 October 1985; C.N.143.1986.TREATIES-28 of 20 August 1986 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 1509, p. 386 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/190 and Add.l (amendments series 03);  vol. 1607, p. 358 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/257 (supplement 1 to amendments series 03); vol. 1861, p. 448 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/398 (amendments series 04); vol. 1884, p. 453 (rectifications); C.N.215.1995.TREATIES-44 of 7 August 1995 (procès-verbal concerning modifications);  vol. 2000, p. 491 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/559 (supplement 1 to amendments series 04); C.N.40.1998.TREATIES-24 of 9 March 1998 (modifications); C.N.632.1999.TREATIES-3 of 13 July 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/667 (supplement 2 to the 04 series); C.N.1188.1999.TREATIES 4 of 30 December 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/694 (amdments series 05) and C.N.470.2000.TREATIES-2 of 5 July 2000 (adoption); C.N.427.2000.TREATIES-1 of 27 June 2000 (modifications); C.N.133.2001.TREATIES-1 of 13 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/747 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.790.2001.TREATIES-1 of 20 August 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/800 (supplement 1 to amendments series 05) and C.N.51.2002.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 2002 (adoption); C.N.815.2001.TREATIES-2 of 23 August 2001 (modifications); C.N.841.2011.TREATIES-1 of 26 January 2012  (proposal of amendments) and C.N.432.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.22 of 3 August 2012(adoption of amendments).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 22 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
29 May 1987
 3 Jul 2003
Belgium 3
 1 Jun 1972
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4
28 Sep 1998 d
Croatia 4
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic
27 Mar 1995
21 Oct 1976
 5 Dec 2012
26 May 1999
European Union 5, 6
23 Jan 1998
15 Dec 1977
17 Mar 1995
Germany 7
 8 Mar 1984
24 Sep 1979
 4 Apr 1977
19 Nov 1998
28 Jan 2002
 2 Mar 1983
 3 Feb 2006
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 3
 1 Jun 1972
New Zealand 9
18 Jan 2002
23 Dec 1987
14 Sep 1992
 7 Mar 1996
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
San Marino
27 Nov 2015
Serbia 4
12 Mar 2001 d
15 Nov 1996
Slovenia 4
 3 Nov 1992 d
 4 Oct 1976
16 Apr 1973
 3 May 1982
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 4
 1 Apr 1998 d
 8 May 2000
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
16 May 2000
End Note
1.For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as updated 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.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
4.The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 22 as from 16 November 1987. 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.
5.See under   "Declarations and Reservations" in chapter XI.B.16 for the declaration made by the European Community with regard to the application of Regulation No. 22 to the United Kingdom.
6.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.
7.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 22 as from 18 May 1980.
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 of the following:
- Regulation No. 22 which had] 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.
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.