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B . Road Traffic
16 .25 Regulation No. 25. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of head restraints (headrests), whether or not incorporated in vehicle seats
1 March 1972
Entry into force
1 March 1972, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 March 1972, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 39
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 814, p. 416 and doc. E/ECE/324-ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/ Add.24/Amend.1 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01); vol. 1425, p. 368 and doc. TRANS/SCI/WP29/112 and Corr.1 (amendments series 02); vol. 1462, p. 358 and doc. E/-ECE/324-ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.l/Add.24/Amend.3 (supplement l to amendments series 02); depositary notification C.N.106.1989.TREATIES-20 of 20 June 1989 and doc. TRANS/ SC1/WP29/233 (amendments series 03); C.N.232.1992.TREATIES-32 of 11 September 1992 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); vol. 1763, p. 289 and doc. TRANS/ SC1/WP29/358 (supplement 1 to amendments series 03); vol. 1962, p. 414 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/495 (amendments series 04); C.N.12.2009.TREATIES-1 of 15 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/108 (modifications); C.N.763.2014.TREATIES-IX.B.16.25 of 15 December 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.338.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.25 of 19 June 2015 (adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 25 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
 3 May 1995
30 Apr 1979
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
28 Sep 1998 d
Croatia 3
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 4
 2 Jun 1993 d
21 Oct 1976
 5 Dec 2012
26 May 1999
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
15 Dec 1977
France 6
 1 Mar 1972
Germany 7
14 Sep 1973
 4 Oct 1995
20 Jan 1993
24 Jul 1978
 3 Jul 2002
19 Nov 1998
28 Jan 2002
 2 Mar 1984
 3 Feb 2006
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
 1 Mar 1972
New Zealand 9
18 Jan 2002
23 Dec 1987
 2 Oct 2001
23 Dec 1976
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
San Marino
27 Nov 2015
Serbia 3
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 3
 3 Nov 1992 d
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
19 Apr 1984
 3 Jun 1997
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 3
 1 Apr 1998 d
 8 May 2000
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
13 Dec 1972
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.The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 25 as from 18 October 1983. 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. 25 as from 9 December 1975. 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.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
7.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 25 as from 26 September 1977.
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. 25 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.