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CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B . Road Traffic
25 . Protocol on Road Markings, additional to the European Agreement supplementing the Convention on Road Signs and Signals
Geneva, 1 March 1973
Entry into force
:
25 April 1985, in accordance with article 4(2).
Registration :
25 April 1985, No. 23345
Status :
Signatories : 6. Parties : 27
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1394, p. 263; and depositary notifications C.N.63.1994.TREATIES-1 of 27 May 1994 and doc. ECE/TRANS/99 (amendments proposed by Belgium) and C.N.177.1995.TREATIES-1 of 20 July 1995 (acceptance of the amendments); C.N.1027.2004.TREATIES-1 of 28 September 2004 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.1002.2005.TREATIES-3 of 29 September 2005 (acceptance of amendments)1.
Note :
Drawn up by the Inland Transport Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe at its thirty-second session held at Geneva from 2 Janaury to 2 February 1973 on the basis of a text prepared by the Working Party on Road Transport on its forty-sixth and fiftieth extraordinary sessions (doc. W/TRANS/SCI/450 and Add.1).
Participant
Signature
Accession(a), Succession(d), Ratification
Albania
   6 Jun 2005 a
Austria
27 Feb 1974
11 Aug 1981
Azerbaijan
  11 Jul 2011 a
Belarus
  25 Apr 1984 a
Belgium
13 Aug 1973
16 Nov 1988
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2
  12 Jan 1994 d
Bulgaria
  28 Dec 1978 a
Czech Republic 3
   2 Jun 1993 d
Denmark
   3 Nov 1986 a
Finland 4
   1 Apr 1985 a
Georgia
  15 May 2001 a
Germany 5, 6
15 Nov 1973
 3 Aug 1978
Greece
  18 Dec 1986 a
Hungary
18 Dec 1973
16 Mar 1976
Italy
   7 Feb 1997 a
Kazakhstan
   7 Jun 2011 a
Luxembourg
 4 Jul 1973
25 Nov 1975
Montenegro 7
  23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 8
   8 Nov 2007 a
Poland
  23 Aug 1984 a
Russian Federation
   6 Apr 1984 a
Serbia 2
  12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 3
  28 May 1993 d
Sweden
  25 Jul 1985 a
Switzerland
20 Mar 1973
11 Dec 1991
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2
  20 Dec 1999 d
Ukraine
   9 May 1984 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification,
accession or succession.)
Austria

Reservation:
       "Paragraph 6 of the Annex to the Protocol on Road Markings Additional to the European Agreement Supplementing the Convention on Road Signs and Signals (referring to article 29 of the Convention) is applied with the exception of the provision under paragraph 2 according to which road markings have to be white."

Azerbaijan

Declaration:
       “The Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it is unable to guarantee implementation of the provisions of the Protocol in its territories occupied by the Republic of Armenia, until the liberation of those territories from the occupation and complete elimination of consequences of that occupation...”

Reservation:
       "In relation to Article 11, the Republic of Azerbaijan declares that it does not consider itself bound by Article 9 of this Protocol."

Belarus
       The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 9 of the Protocol on Road Markings of 1 March 1983, additional to the European Agreement of 1971 supplementing the Convention on Road Signs and Signals of 1968 [.]
       The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, considers that the provisions of article 3 of the Protocol on Road Markings of 1 March 1983, additional to the European Agreement of 1971 supplementing the Convention on Road Signs and Signals of 1968, concerning the extension by States of the applicability of the Protocol to territories for the international relations of which they are responsible, are outdated and contrary to the Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (United Nations General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960), which proclaimed the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations.

Czech Republic 3

Denmark
       [ Same reservations as those under chapter XI.B-20. ]

Finland 4

Reservation:
       "With respect to Annex, paragraph 6 (amendment to Article 29 paragraph 2 of the Convention), Finland reserves the right to use yellow colour for the continuous line between the opposite directions of traffic."

5 September 1995


Reservation:
       "Whereas Finland has taken into use a danger warning line before the barrier line, which also is yellow; [The Government of Finland declares] that the reservation made by Finland also applies to the barrier line.".

Germany 5

Reservation:

Ad paragraph 6 of the annex
       (Article 29, paragraph 2, of the Convention):  The Federal Republic of Germany does not consider itself bound by the provision that the zigzag lines showing places where parking is prohibited shall be yellow.

Hungary
       [Same reservation and declaration,  mutatis mutandis , as those made in respect of the European Agreement supplementing the Convention on Road Traffic done at Geneva on 1 May 1971 (chapter XI.B-23).]

Poland 9

Declaration:
       All the road markings provided for in item 6, paragraph 2, of the Annex to the said Protocol shall be white.

Russian Federation
       [ Same declaration as the one reproduced under Belarus. ]

Slovakia 3

Sweden
       "The reservations of Sweden to the Convention on Road Signs and Signals and the European Agreement supplementing that Convention also apply to this Protocol."

Switzerland

Reservations:

Ad number 4 of the annex (article 27, paragraph 5, of the Convention)
       Switzerland implements article 27, paragraph 5, of the Convention, but not in the manner provided for in number 4 of the annex.

Ad number 6 of the annex (article 29, paragraph 2 of the Convention)
       Switzerland does not consider itself bound by article 29, paragraph 2, 1st and 2nd sentences, of the Convention, in the version given in number 6 of the annex.

Ukraine
       [ Same declaration as the one reproduced under Belarus. ]

Notifications
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification, accession or succession.)
Azerbaijan

Notification under Article 6 (8):
       “In accordance with Article 6 (8), the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan (address: AZ1005, Baku city, Azerbaijan avenue 7) is the administration competent in the matter of agreement as contemplated in Article 6 (7) of the above-mentioned Protocol.”

End Note
1.Amendments were proposed by various States and adopted as follows:

3

Object of the amendment: Proposed by: Date of circulation and Entry into force:
Agreement*Russian Federation28 September 2004. EIF: 28 Mar 2006


* In this regard, communications were received by the following States ont the dates indicated hereinafter:

Switzerland (26 September 2005):

“... Switzerland has no objection to the proposed amendments transmitted on 28 September 2004.

Finland (28 September 2005):

“... Finland has no objection to the proposed amendments transmitted on 28 September 2004.

The Government of Finland furthermore informed the Secretary-General of the following:

"... the Government of Finland wishes to recall that the acceptance of the amendments shall not affect the reservations made by the Government of Finland to the said Protocol".

2.The former Yugoslavia had acceeded to the Protocol on 6 June 1977. 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.
3.Czechoslovakia had acceded to the Protocol on 7 June 1978, with the same reservation and declaration, mutatis mutandis , as those made in respect of the European Agreement supplementing the Convention on Road Traffic of 1 May 1971 (chapter XI.B-23). For the text of the reservation and the declaration, see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 1137, p. 416. 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.On 5 September 1995, the Government of Finland informed the Secretary-General that the reservation made upon accession to the Protocol should be modified as indicated. In keeping with the practice followed in similar cases, the Secretary-proposed to receive the modification in question for deposit in the absence of any objection on the part of any of the Contracting States, either to the deposit itself or to the procedure envisaged. Non of the Contracting Parties to the Protocol having notified the Secretary-General of an objection within a period of 90 days from the date of its circulation (on 20 December 1995), the said modification was accepted for deposit upon the expiration of the above-stipulated 90 period, that is on 19 March 1996.
5.The German Democratic Republic had acceded to the Protocol on 18 August 1975 with the same reservation and declarations as those made in respect of the European Agreement supplementing the Convention on Road Traffic of 1 May 1971 (chapter XI.B-23). For the text of the reservation and declarations, see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 1137, p. 416. See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
7.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
8.For the Kingdom in Europe.
9.On 16 October 1997, the Government of Poland notified the Secretary-General that it had decided to withdraw its reservation with regard to article 9 of the Protocol made upon accession. For the text of the reservation see United Nations, Treaty Series , vol. 1394, p. 263.