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B . Road Traffic
16 .27 Regulation No. 27. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of advance-warning triangles
15 September 1972
Entry into force
15 September 1972, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
15 September 1972, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 36
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 835, p. 262; vol. 891, p. 178 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.26/Amend.1 and Amend.2 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01 and 02), and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.26/Amend.3 (revised text incorporating amendments series 03); depositary notification C.N.232.1992.TREATIES-32 of 11 September 1992 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 2000, p. 491 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/543 (supplement 1 to amendments series 03); C.N.204.2009.TREATIES-1 of 24 April 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/17 (Supplement 2 to amendments series 03) and C.N.758.2009.TREATIES-2 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.286.2010.TREATIES-1 of 16 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/15 (Corrigendum 1 to Rev.1) (modifications).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 27 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
20 Sep 1978
 3 May 1995
 9 May 1973
22 Nov 1999
 2 Feb 2001
Czech Republic
27 Mar 1995
21 Oct 1976
 5 Dec 2012
24 Oct 1997
European Union 3
23 Jan 1998
19 Jul 1976
France 4
15 Sep 1972
Germany 5
 4 Dec 1987
18 Feb 1999
19 Aug 1976
 5 Feb 1974
31 Jan 2000
19 Nov 1998
28 Jan 2002
29 Jun 1990
Netherlands 4
15 Sep 1972
23 Dec 1987
14 Sep 1992
Romania 6
23 Dec 1976
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
19 Mar 2008
15 Nov 1996
 2 Aug 1994
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
22 Aug 1974
15 Sep 1972
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
20 Jun 2002
 8 May 2000
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
14 Nov 1973
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.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.

4.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
5.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 27 as from 23 June 1979.

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. 27 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.

6.Date of entry into force of Regulation No. 27 as indicated by the Contracting State in its notification of application:


Participant:Date entry into force:
Romania1 May 1977