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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .28 Regulation No. 28. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of audible warning devices and of motor vehicles with regard to their audible signals
15 January 1973
Entry into force
:
15 January 1973, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
15 January 1973, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 37
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 854, p. 194, and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/ Add.27/Amend.1 (revised text incorporating amendments series 01); vol.?590, p.455 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/266 and Corr.1 (supplement 2 to the original - English only);  depositary notification C.N.95.1992.TREATIES-10 of 16 June 1992 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); C.N.434.2000.TREATIES-1 of 28 June 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/716 (supplement 3 to the original).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 28 2
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Austria
31 Mar 1981
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
21 Oct 1976
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
26 May 1999
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
Finland
 6 May 1988
France 6
15 Jan 1973
Germany 7
26 Aug 1975
Greece
 4 Oct 1995
Hungary
19 Aug 1976
Italy
27 Jun 1973
Japan
25 Sep 1998
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 2 Mar 1984
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands
22 Apr 1985
Norway
23 Dec 1987
Poland
14 Sep 1992
Romania
23 Dec 1976
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
Serbia 3
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 3
 3 Nov 1992 d
Spain 6
15 Jan 1973
Sweden
 9 Apr 1973
Switzerland
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 3
 1 Apr 1998 d
Turkey
13 May 1999
Ukraine
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 2 Apr 1975
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. 28 as from 31 January 1985. 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. 28 as from 3 November 1985. 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 63).
7.The German Democratic Republic  applied Regulation No. 28 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. 28 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.