Road Traffic
1681United Nations Regulation No. 81. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of rear-view mirrors of two-wheeled power-driven vehicles with or without side car, with regard to the mounting of rear-view mirrors on handlebars1 March 19891 March 1989, in accordance with article 1(5).1 March 1989, No. 4789Parties35United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1525, p. 253 and doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/ TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.80; and vol. 2000, p. 488 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/551 (supplement 1 to the original); C.N.1204.2006.TREATIES-1 of 18 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/104 (supplement 2 to the original) and C.N.712.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 July 2007 (adoption).<superscript>1</superscript>
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 81<superscript>2</superscript>ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Australia 1 Jun 2010 Belarus 3 May 1995 Belgium 8 Jun 1990 Croatia 2 Feb 2001 Czech Republic<superscript>3</superscript> 2 Jun 1993 dEgypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia26 May 1999 European Union<superscript>4</superscript>23 Jan 1998 Finland11 Feb 1991 France<superscript>5</superscript> 1 Mar 1989 Germany 2 Feb 1994 Hungary 7 Jun 1995 Italy<superscript>5</superscript> 1 Mar 1989 Japan 1 May 2001 Latvia19 Nov 1998 Lithuania28 Jan 2002 Luxembourg29 Jun 1990 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Netherlands (Kingdom of the) 5 May 1992 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia20 Jun 2002 Norway 6 Jan 1999 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Philippines 3 Nov 2022 Poland23 May 2000 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania 7 Mar 1996 Russian Federation 8 Feb 1996 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Slovakia<superscript>3</superscript>28 May 1993 dSlovenia16 May 1996 Sweden23 Jul 1990 Türkiye 8 May 2000 Uganda23 Aug 2022 Ukraine 9 Aug 2002
1 For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. <a href="" target = "_ blank">TRANS/WP.29/343</a> as updated annually.2For 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.3Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 81 as from 18 October 1992. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.4In 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.5Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).