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B . Road Traffic
16 .58 Regulation No. 58. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of: I. Rear underrun protective devices (RUPDs); II. Vehicles with regard to the installation of an RUPD of an approved type; III. Vehicles with regard to their rear underrun protection (RUP)
Geneva, 1 July 1983
Entry into force
1 July 1983, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 July 1983, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 36
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1321, p. 412 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS 505/Rev.1/Add.57; vol. 1526, p. 346 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/228 (amendments series 01). C.N.1222.2007.TREATIES-1 of 11 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/83 (amendments series 02) and C.N.495.2008.TREATIES-1 of 14 July 2008 (adoption); C.N.847.2011.TREATIES-1 of 26 January 2012  (proposal of amendments) and C.N.427.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.58 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.234.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.58 of 18 May 2012  (proposal of amendments) and C.N.673.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.58 of 26 November 2012 (acceptance); C.N.30.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.58 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.470.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.58 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.678.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.58 of 18 December 2015 (proposal of amendments).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 58 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
 3 May 1995
 8 Jun 1990
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
28 Sep 1998 d
22 Nov 1999
Croatia 3
17 Mar 1994 d
Czech Republic 4
 2 Jun 1993 d
 5 Dec 2012
26 May 1999
European Union 5
23 Jan 1998
11 Feb 1991
France 6
 1 Jul 1983
Germany 7
14 Jan 1991
 4 Oct 1995
15 Sep 1988
Italy 6
 1 Jul 1983
 3 Jul 2002
19 Nov 1998
28 Jan 2002
22 Nov 1993
 3 Feb 2006
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
 3 Mar 1988
25 Mar 1993
 7 Apr 1992
 4 Feb 1985
Russian Federation 9
 6 Jan 1988
San Marino
27 Nov 2015
Serbia 3
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 3
 3 Nov 1992 d
29 Oct 1983
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 3
 1 Apr 1998 d
 9 Dec 1999
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
26 Feb 1990
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. 58 as from 16 November 1987. 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. 58 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 (3).
7.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 58 as from 9 November 1986.
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. 58 which had] so far been applied only by the German Democratic Republic shall be applied by the Federal Republic of Germany as from 3 October 1990, the date when the German Democratic Republic acceded to the Federal Republic of Germany...
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.Date of entry into force of Regulation No. 58 as indicated by the Contracting State in its notification of application:
Participant:Date entry into force:
Russian Federation1 Jan 1988