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B . Road Traffic
16 .39 Regulation No. 39. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the speedometer equipment including its installation
20 November 1978
Entry into force
20 November 1978, in accordance with article 1(55).
Registration :
20 November 1978, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 37
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1111, p. 431 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.38; vol. 1509, p. 384 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/183 (supplement 1 to the original); vol. 1999, 461 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/544 (supplement 2 to the original); C.N.538.2001 of 4 June 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/779 (supplement 3 to the original) and C.N.1418.2001.TREATIES-2 of  10 December 2001 (adoption); C.N.154.2002.TREATIES-1 of 20 February 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/824 (supplement 4 to the original) and C.N.913.2002.TREATIES-3 of 29 August 2002 (adoption); C.N.614.2002.TREATIES-2 of 7?June 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/846 (supplement 5 to the original) and C.N.1155.2002.TREATIES-3 of 9 December 2002 (adoption); C.N.153.2011.TREATIES-1 of 28 April 2011 (modifications) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/39 (Corrigendum 1); C.N.675.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.39 of 18 December 2015 (proposal of amendments).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 39 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
 1 Jun 2010
 3 May 1995
30 Apr 1979
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
28 Sep 1998 d
22 Nov 1999
Croatia 3
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 4
 2 Jun 1993 d
19 Sep 1979
 5 Dec 2012
26 May 1999
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
11 Feb 1991
France 6
20 Nov 1978
Germany 7
14 Apr 1983
 4 Oct 1995
24 Sep 1979
27 Mar 1979
 1 May 2001
19 Nov 1998
28 Jan 2002
 2 Mar 1984
 3 Feb 2006
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
22 Apr 1985
23 Dec 1987
 2 Oct 2001
 2 Jul 1979
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
21 Nov 1978
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 3
 1 Apr 1998 d
16 Jan 2001
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
20 Nov 1978
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. 39 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. 39 as from 29 December 1981. 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. 39 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. 39 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.