GRE
Session 74 | Geneva | 20-23 Oct 2015
Agenda Item 9. Other business

37. The Secretary to the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) informed GRE that WP.1, at its October 2015 session, had continued considering the amendment proposals on Article 32 and Chapter II of Annex 5 of the Vienna 1968 Convention regarding lighting and light-signalling. In particular, WP.1 had discussed ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2011/4/Rev.5 which included several proposals made by IMMA. WP.1 agreed to several changes and requested the secretariat to prepare ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2011/4/Rev.6 to reflect these changes. At the same time, Italy, France and Laser Europe had proposed to rearrange the text of the Convention, including Chapter II of Annex 5. Their proposal would be considered at the next session of WP.1.

38. The secretariat informed GRE that the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had appointed Mr. Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), as Special Envoy for road safety. Substantive and technical support to the functions of the Special Envoy will be provided by UNECE, and the direct costs of the provision of secretariat support and other logistical costs are to be met from extrabudgetary funding to be mobilised by the Special Envoy.

39. The expert from EC, in his capacity of GRE Ambassador, informed GRE about the progress in preparing Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement and developing Regulation No. 0 on IWVTA. The latest draft of Regulation No. 0 had been presented to the June 2015 session of WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2015/68). GRE recalled its discussion on DRL (para. 16 above) and hoped that a solution would soon be found for the purposes of listing Regulation No. 48 in an annex to Regulation No. 0 on IWVTA.

40. The expert from Germany informed GRE about an ongoing study and that a proposal would be submitted to the next session of GRE.

Documentation
WP.1/2011/4/Rev.5 | Consistency between the Convention on Road Traffic (1968) and Vehicle Technical Regulations
WP.29/2015/68 | Proposal for draft Regulation No. 0 on uniform provisions concerning International Whole Vehicle Type Approval