CHAPTER XI
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
B
Road Traffic
1653United Nations Regulation No. 53. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of category L3 vehicles with regard to the installation of lighting and light-signalling devicesGeneva, 1 February 19831 February 1983, in accordance with article 1(5).1 February 1983, No. 4789Parties37United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1299, p. 306 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.52; vol. 1580, p. 511 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/262 (supplement 1 to the original); depositary notification C.N.339.1994.TREATIES-44 of 16 January 1995 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/414 (supplement 2 to the original); C.N.324.1998-TREATIES-75 of 7 August 1998 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/627 (amendments series 01); C.N.379.1999.TREATIES-3 of 18 May 1999 and doc TRANS/WP.29/655 (supplement 1 to amendments series 01); C.N.112.2001.TREATIES-1 of 9 March 2001 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/766 (supplement 2 to amendments series 01) and C.N.778.2001.TREATIES-3 (Reissued) of 16 October 2001 (adoption)<superscript>1</superscript> C.N.136.2001.TREATIES-2 of 14 March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/753 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.540.2001.TREATIES-2 of 5 June 2001 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/783 (supplement 3 to amendments series 01) and C.N.1420.2001.TREATIES-3 of 10 December 2001 (adoption); C.N.872.2003.TREATIES-1 of 26 August 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/940 (supplement 4 to amendments series 01) and C.N.255.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2004 (adoption); C.N.1302.2004.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2004/52 (supplement 5 to amendments series 01) and C.N.489.2005.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2005 (adoption); C.N.1338.2005.TREATIES-1 of 4  January 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/70 (supplement 6 to amendments series 01) and C.N.532.2006.TREATIES-1 of 11 July 2006 (adoption); C.N.610.2006.TREATIES-1 of 2 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2006/58 (supplement 7 to amendments series 01) and C.N.93.2007.TREATIES-1 of 6 February 2007 (adoption); C.N.1221.2007.TREATIES-1 of 11 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/70 (supplement 8 to amendments series 01) and C.N.494.2008.TREATIES-2 of 14 July 2008 (adoption); C.N.296.2008.TREATIES-1 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/21 (supplement 9 to amendments series 01) and C.N.801.2008.TREATIES-3 of 29 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.213.2009.TREATIES-1 of 24 April 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/23 and 2009/24 + amendment referred to in para. 57 of the report of the session (supplement 10 to amendments series 01) and C.N.764.2009.TREATIES-2 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.132.2010.TREATIES-2 of 3 March 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/137 (modifications); C.N.308.2010.TREATIES-2 of 9 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/25 (supplement 11 to 01 series of amendments) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.732.2010.TREATIES-4 of 10 December 2010 (adoption); C.N.821.2010.TREATIES-5 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/98 (Supplement 12 to the 01 series of amendments) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.350.2011.TREATIES1 of 23 June 2011 (adoption of amendments); C.N.192.2011.TREATIES-2 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/13, as amended by paragraph 54 of the report (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1089), (Supplement 13 to the 01 series) and C.N.712.2011.TREATIES-4 of 2 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.29.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments and C.N.469.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.256.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 3 May 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.948.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 21 November 2013 (adoption of amendments); C.N.543.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 14 August 2013 (corrections); C.N.772.2014.TREATIES-IX.B.16.53 of 15 December 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.346.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 19 June 2015 (adoption); C.N.235.2015.TREATIES-IX.B.16.53 of 8 April 2015 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.552.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 2 November 2015 (adoption); C.N.142.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 8 April 2016 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.789.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 27 October 2016 (adoption); C.N.143.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 8 April 2016 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.790.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 27 October 2016 (adoption); C.N.930.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 22 December 2016 (proposal of amendments) and CN.365.2017.TREATIES-XI-B-16-53 of 10 July 2017 (adoption); C.N.931.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 22 December 2016 (proposal of amendments) and CN.366.2017.TREATIES-XI-B-16-53 of 10 July 2017 (adoption); C.N.530.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 31 October 2019 (Amendments); C.N.534.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 31 October 2019 (Amendments); C.N.239.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 19 June 2020 (Amendments); C.N.240.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 19 June 2020 (Amendments); C.N.241.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 19 June 2020 (Amendments); C.N.319.2021.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 29 October 2021 (Amendments); C.N.320.2021.TREATIES-XI.B.16.53 of 29 October 2021 (Amendments).<superscript>2</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 53<superscript>3</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Australia 1 Jun 2010 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium 6 May 1983 Bosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>4</superscript>28 Sep 1998 dCroatia<superscript>4</superscript>17 Mar 1994 dCzech Republic<superscript>5</superscript> 2 Jun 1993 dEgypt 5 Dec 2012 European Union<superscript>6</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland14 Jul 1988 France 9 Jun 1994 Germany<superscript>7,8</superscript> 6 Aug 1986 Hungary26 Jan 1984 Italy<superscript>8</superscript> 1 Feb 1983 Japan27 Jul 2020 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg29 Jun 1990 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>9</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands 3 Mar 1988 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia<superscript>4</superscript> 1 Apr 1998 dNorway 6 Jan 1999 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Poland14 Sep 1992 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania 7 Mar 1996 Russian Federation<superscript>10</superscript> 6 Jan 1988 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia<superscript>4</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSlovakia<superscript>5</superscript>28 May 1993 dSlovenia<superscript>4</superscript> 3 Nov 1992 dSweden29 Oct 1983 Turkey 8 May 2000 Ukraine21 Jan 2010 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 5 Jul 1995
1The amendments were adopted and are binding upon all Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 53 as from 9 September 2001, except for Yugoslavia. Pursuant to article 12 (3) of the Agreement, the amendments will enter into force for Yugoslavia two months after the period of six months following the date of the notification by the Secretary-General of the proposed amendment, i.e. 9 November 2001.2 For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. <a href="http://www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29wgs/wp29gen/wp29fdocstts.html" target = "_ blank">TRANS/WP.29/343</a> as updated annually.3For 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.4The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 53 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.5Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 53 as from 30 July 1984. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.6In 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.7The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 53 as from 1 February 1983.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. 53 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. 53 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..8Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).9See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.10Date of entry into force of Regulation No. 53 as indicated by the contracting State in its notification of application: 2Participant:Date entry into force: Russian Federation1 Jan 1988