Revised draft amendment to the Convention on Road Traffic (1968)
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This document, submitted by the secretariat and originally prepared by Italy, France, and Laser Europe, provides the text of agreed amendments to Article 25bis, Article 32, Annex 1 and Annex 5 of the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic. The amendments notably address “Rules of the use of lamps”.

Reference Number: WP.1/2017/1/Rev.1
Date: 10 July 2018
Meeting(s):
WP.1-77
Related Documents:
WP.1-78-08 | 1968 Agreement: Proposal to amend document WP.1/2017/1/Rev.1
WP.1/2019/10 | Revised amendments to the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic and ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2017/1/Rev.1
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 79 | 24-27 Apr 2018

41. The Secretary of the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) reported on the outcome of its session in September 2019. WP.1 had extensively discussed the amendments and decided to resume at the next session with the points (i), (j), (r), (t), 34, 35 and 36 in ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2017/1/Rev.1, and take into account Informal document No. 8 (March 2019), ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2019/10 (submitted by Slovakia) and ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2019/11 (submitted by Laser Europe).

42. He suggested that GRE should appoint a resource person who could participate in WP.1 sessions and would reply to technical questions from WP.1 participants. He also briefed GRE on the WP.1 activity on highly and fully automated vehicles. The Chair recalled the GRE and WP.29 discussions on the signalling requirements for automated/autonomous vehicles (see para. 53 below) and sought the opinion of WP.1 on this matter. To this end, the WP.1 Secretary invited an expert from a contracting party to the Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna, 1968) to submit to the next session of WP.1 in March 2020, a short informal document on the pros and cons of different positions. The expert from Germany volunteered to prepare the paper.

43. The Secretary of the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) briefed GRE on the outcome of the March 2018 session of WP.1. In particular, WP.1 had nearly finalized considering the amendment proposals to Article 32 and Chapter II of Annex 5 on lighting and light-signalling (ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2017/1 ). A summary of the WP.1 discussions could be found in the session’s report (ECE/TRANS/WP.1/163, paras. 10-12 ). According to the WP.1 Secretary, the Global Forum would finalize the amendment proposals at its next regular session in September 2018. He also pointed out that, in May 2018, WP.1 would hold an extraordinary meeting to consider a Draft resolution on the deployment of highly and fully automated vehicles in road traffic (ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2018/4/Rev.1 ). The Chair invited GRE experts to review ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2017/1 and to provide their comments, if any, to the secretariat.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 82 | 22-25 Oct 2019

41. The Secretary of the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) reported on the outcome of its session in September 2019. WP.1 had extensively discussed the amendments and decided to resume at the next session with the points (i), (j), (r), (t), 34, 35 and 36 in ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2017/1/Rev.1, and take into account Informal document No. 8 (March 2019), ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2019/10 (submitted by Slovakia) and ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2019/11 (submitted by Laser Europe).

42. He suggested that GRE should appoint a resource person who could participate in WP.1 sessions and would reply to technical questions from WP.1 participants. He also briefed GRE on the WP.1 activity on highly and fully automated vehicles. The Chair recalled the GRE and WP.29 discussions on the signalling requirements for automated/autonomous vehicles (see para. 53 below) and sought the opinion of WP.1 on this matter. To this end, the WP.1 Secretary invited an expert from a contracting party to the Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna, 1968) to submit to the next session of WP.1 in March 2020, a short informal document on the pros and cons of different positions. The expert from Germany volunteered to prepare the paper.

43. The Secretary of the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1) briefed GRE on the outcome of the March 2018 session of WP.1. In particular, WP.1 had nearly finalized considering the amendment proposals to Article 32 and Chapter II of Annex 5 on lighting and light-signalling (ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2017/1 ). A summary of the WP.1 discussions could be found in the session’s report (ECE/TRANS/WP.1/163, paras. 10-12 ). According to the WP.1 Secretary, the Global Forum would finalize the amendment proposals at its next regular session in September 2018. He also pointed out that, in May 2018, WP.1 would hold an extraordinary meeting to consider a Draft resolution on the deployment of highly and fully automated vehicles in road traffic (ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2018/4/Rev.1 ). The Chair invited GRE experts to review ECE/TRANS/WP.1/2017/1 and to provide their comments, if any, to the secretariat.