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B . Road Traffic
16 .50 Regulation No. 50. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of front position lamps, rear position lamps, stop lamps, direction indicators and rear-registration-plate illuminating devices for vehicles of category L
Geneva, 1 June 1982
Entry into force
1 June 1982, in accordance with 1(5).
Registration :
1 June 1982, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 34
Text :
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1277, p. 528;
Doc. E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.49; depositary notification C.N.158.1985. TREATIES-18 of 22 July 1985 (procès-verbal of rectification of English and French texts); vol. 1607, p. 381 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/269 (supplement 1 to the original); vol. 1689, p. 358 and doc. TRANS/SC1/WP29/295 (supplement 2 to the original); C.N.115.1992.TREATIES-11 of 1 July 1992 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); C.N.442.2000.TREATIES-1 of 29 June 2000 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/724 (supplement 3 to the original); C.N.539.2001.TREATIES-1 of 4 June 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/781 (supplement 4 to the original) and C.N.1419.2001.TREATIES-2 of  10 December 2001 (adoption); C.N.140.2002.TREATIES-1 of 19 February 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/827 (supplement 5 to the original) and C.N.917.2002.TREATIES-2 of 30 August 2002 (adoption); C.N.21.2003.TREATIES-1 of 16 January 2003 and doc.  TRANS/WP.29/897 (supplement 6 to the original) and C.N.697.2003.TREATIES-2 of 17 July 2003 (adoption); C.N.871.2003.TREATIES-1 of 26 August 2003 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/939 (supplement 7 to the original) and C.N.253.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 March 2004 (adoption); C.N.172.2004.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/975 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.172.2004.TREATIES-1 of 4 March 2004 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/976 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.335.2005.TREATIES-1 of 9 May 2005 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/14 (supplement 8 to the original) and C.N.1134.2005.TREATIES-2 of 10 November 2005 (adoption); C.N.345.2005.TREATIES-2 of 9 May 2005 and doc.TRANS/WP.29/2005/15 (procès-verbal concerning certain modifications); C.N.1337.2005.TREATIES-1 of 4 January 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2005/69 (supplement 9 to the original) and C.N.531.2006.TREATIES-1 of 11 July 2006 (adoption); C.N.608.2006.TREATIES-1 of 2 August 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2006/57 (supplement 10 to the original) and C.N.91.2007.TREATIES-1 of 6 February 2007 (adoption); C.N.1220.2007.TREATIES-1 of 11 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/69 (supplement 11 to the original) and C.N.493.2008.TREATIES-2 of 14 July 2008 (adoption);   C.N.295.2008.TREATIES-1 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/20 (supplement 12 to the original) and C.N.799.2008.TREATIES-3 of 29 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.307.2010.TREATIES-1 of 9 June 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/24 (supplement 13 to 00) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.726.2010.TREATIES-3 of 10 December 2010 (adoption); C.N.820.2010.TREATIES-4 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/97 (Supplement 14) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.351.2011.TREATIES-1 of 23 June 2011 (adoption of amendments); C.N.206.2011.TREATIES-1 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/12 (Supplement 15) and C.N.726.2011.TREATIES-3 of 3 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.253.2012.TREATIES-XI-B-16-50 of 18 May 2012 (corrections); C.N.28.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.50 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.468.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.50 of 24 July 2013 (adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 50 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
 1 Jun 2010
 3 May 1995
 6 May 1983
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
28 Sep 1998 d
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
14 Jul 1988
19 Dec 1986
Germany 6
 6 Aug 1986
15 Sep 1988
Italy 7
 1 Jun 1982
19 Nov 1998
28 Jan 2002
29 Jun 1990
Montenegro 8
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 7
 1 Jun 1982
 6 Jan 1999
23 May 2000
 5 Dec 1983
Russian Federation
19 Dec 1986
Serbia 3
12 Mar 2001 d
Slovakia 4
28 May 1993 d
Slovenia 3
 3 Nov 1992 d
South Africa
18 Apr 2001
10 Apr 1992
26 Jul 1982
 4 Dec 1995
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 3
 1 Apr 1998 d
 8 May 2000
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
17 Dec 1982
End Note
1.For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as up-dated 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. 50 as from 6 March 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.
4.Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 50 as from 18 December 1983. 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.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 50 as from 6 May 1984.

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. 50 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.”

See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.

7.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
8.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.