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B . Road Traffic
16 .73 Regulation No. 73. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of: I. Vehicles with regard to their lateral protection devices (LPD); II. Lateral protection devices (LPD); III. Vehicles with regard to the installation of LPD of an approved type according to Part II of this Regulation
1 January 1988
Entry into force
1 January 1988, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
1 January 1988, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 34
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1489, p. 182 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.72; C.N.575.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 May 2007 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2007/13 (Supplement 1 to the original) and C.N.1088.2007.TREATIES-2 of 12 November 2007 (adoption); C.N.332.2010.TREATIES-1 of 9 June 2010  and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/38 and amendment referred to in paragraph 54 of the report of the session (01 series) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.753.2010.TREATIES-2 of 10 December 2010 (adoption); C.N.126.2016.TREATIES-XI-B-16-73 of 5 April 2016 (corrections).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 73 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
 3 May 1995
 8 Jun 1990
22 Nov 1999
 2 Feb 2001
Czech Republic 3
 2 Jun 1993 d
 5 Dec 2012
26 May 1999
European Union 4
23 Jan 1998
11 Feb 1991
24 May 1988
Germany 5
22 Dec 1989
 4 Oct 1995
20 Jan 1993
 4 May 1989
19 Nov 1998
28 Jan 2002
22 Nov 1993
 3 Feb 2006
Montenegro 6
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 7
 1 Jan 1988
25 Mar 1993
23 May 2000
26 Jul 1994
Russian Federation
 8 Feb 1996
San Marino
27 Nov 2015
Serbia 7
18 May 1993 d
Slovakia 3
28 May 1993 d
16 May 1996
 3 Jun 1997
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
20 Jun 2002
16 Jan 2001
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 7
 1 Jan 1988
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.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation  No. 73 as from 9 June 1991. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.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.
5.See note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
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 Government of Yugoslavia, upon depositing its notification of succession to the Agreement on 12 March 2001 (See, C.N.291.2001.TREATIES-1 (Depositary Notification), confirmed its application of Regulation No. 73 (See, C.N.219.1993.TREATIES-12 (Depositary Notification). 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.