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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
16 .48 Regulation No. 48. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices
Geneva, 1 January 1982
Entry into force
:
1 January 1982, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 January 1982, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 34
Text :
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TRANS/WP.29/974 (supplement 8 to the 02 series) and C.N.833.2004.TREATIES-4 of 13 August 2004 (adoption); C.N.459.2004.TREATIES-2 of 13 May 2004 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/1001 (supplement 9 to the 02 series) and C.N.1161.2004.TREATIES-4 of 15 November 2004 (adoption); C.N.453.2004.TREATIES-2 of 13 May 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/1002 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.1301.2004.TREATIES-4 of 23 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/51 and its Corr. 1 (French only) (supplement 10 to amendments series 02) and C.N.488.2005.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2005 (adoption); C.N.334.2005.TREATIES-1 of 9?May 2005 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/12, Corr.1 and Corr.2 (French only) (supplement 11 to the 02 series of amendments) and C.N.1133.2005.TREATIES-3 of 10?November 2005 (adoption); C.N.344.2005.TREATIES-2 of 9 May 2005 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/2005/13 and Corr.1  (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.563.2005.TREATIES-2 of 18 July 2005 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/2005/30 (supplement 12 to the 02 series) and C.N.46.TREATIES-1 of 19 January 2006 (adoption); C.N.1336.2005.TREATIES-3 of 4  January 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/68 (supplement 13 to amendments series 02) and C.N.530.2006.TREATIES-4 of 11 July 2006 (adoption);  C.N.283.2006.TREATIES-1 of 7 April 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/13 (modifications); C.N.298.2006.TREATIES-1 of 10 April 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/14 + Amend.1 (supplement 14 to amendments series 02) and C.N.869.2006.TREATIES-2 of 25 October 2006 (adoption); C.N.299.2006.TREATIES-2 of 10 April 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/15+ Amend.1  (amendments series 03), C.N.810.2006.TREATIES-5 of 4 October 2006 (Bosnia and Herzegovinaagreement uner article 12 (2) of the Agreement) and C.N.913.2006.TREATIES-7 of 27 October 2006 (adoption); C.N.606.2006.TREATIES-4 of 2 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2006/56+Amend.1 (supplement 1 to amendments series 03) and C.N.77.2007.TREATIES-1 of 5 February 2007 (adoption); C.N.1184.2006.TREATIES-5 of 12 December 2006 and docs. TRANS/WP.29/2005/54 + Amend. 1,  ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/86;  ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/89 + Corr. 1  (F only) (supplement 2 to amendments series 03) and C.N.701.2007.TREATIES-1 of 9 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.1185.2006.TREATIES-6 of 12 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/87 (supplement 3 to amendment series 03) and C.N.702.2007.TREATIES-1 of 9 July 2007 (adoption); C.N.1149.2006.TREATIES-5 of 13 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/84 (modifications); C.N.1150.2006.TREATIES-5 of 13 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/85 + Corr (F only) (modifications); C.N.1160.2007.TREATIES-1 of 18 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/108 (modifications)3 C.N.1218.2007.TREATIES-2 of 11 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/66 + Corr.1 + amendments referred to in para. 49 of the report of the session (supplement 4 to amendment series 03) and C.N.491.2008.TREATIES-3 of 14 July 2008 (adoption); C.N.1219.2007.TREATIES-3 of 11 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/88 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/15 + amendments referred to in para. 50 of the report of the session(amendments series 04) and C.N.632.2008.TREATIES-1 of 15 August 2008 (adoption); C.N.559.2008.TREATIES-5 of 7 August 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/77 (modifications); C.N.560.2008.TREATIES-6 of 7 August 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/78 (modifications); C.N.294.2008.TREATIES-2 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/19 + Corr.1 (supplement 1 to amendments series 04) and C.N.798.2008.TREATIES-5 of 29 October 2008 (adoption ); C.N.35.2009.TREATIES-1 of 22 January 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/85 + amendments referred to in para. 58 of the report and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/86 + amendment referred to in para. 59 of the report (supplement 2 to amendments series 04) and C.N.446.2009.TREATIES-3 of 22 July 2009 (adoption); C.N.212.2009.TREATIES-2 of 24 April 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/22 + amendment referred to in para. 56 of the report of the session (supplement 3 to amendments series 04) and C.N.763.2009.TREATIES-4 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.86.2010.TREATIES-1 of 19 February 2010 and doc. 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ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/26 (Corrigendum 1 to Supplement 5 to the 04 series of amendments); C.N.156.2011.TREATIES-4 of 28 April 2011 (modifications) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/25 (Corrigendum 1 to the 05 series of amendments); C.N.184.2011.TREATIES-5 of 28 April 2011 (modifications) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/27 -- as amended by paragraph 62 of the report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1089) -- (Corrigendum 3 to Revision 6); C.N.207.2011.TREATIES-6 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/11 (Supplement 7 to the 04 series) and C.N.725.2011.TREATIES-7 of 2 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.845.2011.TREATIES-8 of 26 January 2012  (proposal of amendments) and C.N.429.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.231.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.654.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.232.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.651.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.233.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.655.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 26 November 2012 (adoption); C.N.5.2013.TREATIES-XI-B.16.48 of 15 January 2013 (corrections); C.N.73.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.463.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.75.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments)  and C.N.464.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.76.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments)  and C.N.465.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.210.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 3 May 2013 (corrections); C.N.233.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.945.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 21 November 2013 (adoption of amendments); C.N.234.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.944.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 21 November 2013 (adoption of amendments); C.N.235.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.946.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 21 November 2013 (adoption of amendments); C.N.987.2013.TREATIES-IX.B.16.48 of 10 December 2013 (proposal of amendments); C.N.988.2013.TREATIES-IX.B.16.48 of10 December 2013 (proposal of amendments); C.N.989.2013.TREATIES-IX.B.16.48 of 10 December 2013 (proposal of amendments); C.N.168.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments); C.N.169.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments); C.N.170.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.48 of 9 April 2014 (proposal of amendments).4
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 48 5
Participant
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
Belarus
 3 May 1995
Belgium
17 Aug 1982
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6
28 Sep 1998 d
Bulgaria
22 Nov 1999
Croatia 6
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 7
 2 Jun 1993 d
Egypt
 5 Dec 2012
Estonia
29 Oct 1998
European Union 8
23 Jan 1998
Finland
18 Feb 1994
France
19 Dec 1986
Germany 9, 10
11 Apr 1983
Greece
 4 Oct 1995
Hungary
26 Jan 1984
Italy 2
27 Jan 1987
Japan
 2 Aug 2004
Latvia
19 Nov 1998
Lithuania
28 Jan 2002
Luxembourg
 2 Aug 1985
Montenegro 11
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands
 3 Mar 1988
Norway
 6 Jan 1999
Poland
14 Sep 1992
Romania
 5 Dec 1983
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
Serbia 6
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 7
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 6
 3 Nov 1992 d
Spain 9
 1 Jan 1982
Sweden
 3 Jun 1997
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 6
 1 Apr 1998 d
Turkey
13 May 1999
Ukraine
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
21 Feb 1985
End Note
1.The previous “01 series” of amendments to regulation No. 48 becomes supplement 1 to the original (see document TRANS/SC1/WP29/163/Amend.2).
2.The notification of application of regulation 48 by Italy was accompanied by a proposal of amendment to supplement 1 of the said regulation and a statement to the effect that the Government of Italy's acceptance of regulation No. 48 was subject to the acceptance of the proposed amendments (which were circulated on 27 January 1987).  Entry into force:  27 June 1987.
3.The following State notified the Secretary-General, on the date indicated hereinafter, that at the present stage it cannot agree to the proposed amendments concerned (doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/15 and Amend.1). Therefore, in accordance with article 12 (2) of the Agreement, the above-mentioned proposed amendments to Regulation No. 48 will not enter into force for that State on the date of its adoption.

2

Participant:Date of the notification:
Bosnia and Herzegovina29 Sep 2006

4.For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as updated annually.
5.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.
6.The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No.  48 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.
7.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 48 as from 18 September 1982.  See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
8.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.

9.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
10.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 48 as from 1 January 1982.

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. 48 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.”

Moreover, it should be noted that Regulation No. 48 was proposed by the Government of the German Democratic Republic.

See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.

11.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.