The European Convention On Road Signs

Original Language Title: o Evropské úmluvě o silničních značkách

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175/1960 Coll.


Minister of Foreign Affairs

from day 4. November 1960

the European Convention on road signs

On 13 November. December 1957 was negotiated in Geneva, the European Convention on

road signs.

Czechoslovakia acceded to the Convention, subject to article 15/1

The Convention that is not bound by the provisions of article 14 of the Convention.

President of the Republic signed the instrument of accession of Czechoslovakia to the Convention

with the above mentioned subject to 23 July. March 1960. The instrument of accession was

stored on 12 June 2006. May 1960 with the Secretary-General of the Organization

of the United Nations.

According to article 10 of the Convention shall take for Czechoslovak Socialist

Republic period 10. August 1960.

The Czech version of the Convention shall be published at the same time.

David v.r.

European Convention on road signs

The Contracting Parties,

Desiring to contribute to the safety of the international road traffic

the unification of road signs

agree to:

Article 1

1. for the purposes of this Convention means:

and) "road markers" marker on the road surface, or on components

the road, such as beading, pavements and verges, regulating traffic;

(b)) "markers on the road" means a road marker on the road surface.

2. For the purposes of this Convention, a marker on the road is divided into:

and) longitudinal marks;

b) transverse marks;

(c)) the other tags.

Article 2

1. The RIP marks consist of a contiguous line and dashed lines.

2. through the longitudinal marker consisting of a continuous line should not cross over vehicle

in spite of it. Each Contracting Party may authorise derogations from the

This rule, if it is necessary for access to lands lying in

the road.

3. The median mark consisting of the dashed line of the vehicle can be driven over

while keeping the rules of the road. Dashed lines may have

a variety of forms depending on the circumstances.

4. Longitudinal brand, which consists of parallel lines, continuous and intermittent,

has the meaning which should mark consisting of a line that is closer to the vehicle on the

the beginning of the manoeuvre.

Article 3

1. Transverse marks consist of a contiguous line and dashed lines.

2. Transverse brand formed by transverse coherent line in the width of one or

more traffic lanes indicates the line stopping, imposed either transport

the brand name "stop, give preference to driving on the main road", or light

a sign or a sign of the transport authority, or even the rules of the road


3. Transverse marks consisting of transverse lines may be interrupted

used in the cases provided for in the recommendations to be adopted

at the meetings, which will be attended by invited representatives of the

of the Contracting Parties.

Article 4

Other marks on the road, such as arrows, parallel diagonal lines or

inscriptions on the road can be used to repeat the data of vertical

traffic signs or road users to provide information that

You cannot properly communicate using vertical road signs.

Article 5

Each Contracting Party may provide that road signs can be

made up of nails, however, as regards the marks on the ground, in order to avoid

any possibility of confusion, it is necessary to provide that the distance between studs

It will be different when the designation of the continuous line and dashed lines.

Article 6

1. the marker on the road are yellow or white, the white color may, however, be

replaced by a silver or light grey.

2. where it is used both in the relevant country of color, used one for

tag specified for the vehicle in motion, with the exception of the surrounding lines

the road, and the other for standing or stopping signs and lines

enclosing the roadway; tags for pedestrians and cyclists, however, are always

of the same color.

Article 7

1. the Marks on parts of the road, especially on the selvedges and the roadside,

can be used to improve visibility at night in particular frames

or obstacles on the road. Can also be used to indicate the

sections, where it is forbidden to stop or to provide other similar

of the data.

2. each of the Contracting Parties will be used for each type of road

marks on the road of the same color or the same color combination.

Article 8

The Contracting Parties shall endeavour, when introducing or restoring road

brands use the recommendations to be adopted at the meetings, which the

participate in or on which the representatives of the parties will be invited.

Article 9

1. the Member States of the European Economic Commission and the country's participation in the Commission

with the voice Advisory pursuant to paragraph 8 of the mandate of this Commission can become

the Contracting Parties to this Convention:

and the signature);

(b) the ratification, was) a signed subject to ratification;

(c)) access to it.

2. Countries that can participate in a certain work of the European economic

the Commission referred to in paragraph 1. 11 of the mandate of this Commission, may become Contracting

Parties to this Convention, as soon as access becomes effective.

3. the Convention shall be open for signature until 28. February 1958. After this

the date will be open for access.

4. Ratification or access will be made by depositing an instrument in

the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Article 10

1. this Convention enters into force on the ninetieth day after five of the countries

referred to in paragraph 1 of article 9 have signed it without reservation of ratification, or

the instrument of ratification or instrument of accession.

2. For each country that ratifies or accedes thereto after the

five countries have signed it without reservation of ratification or ratification

instrument or instrument of accession, this Convention shall become effective

the ninetieth day after the deposit of its instrument of ratification or instrument of accession

of this country.

Article 11

1. each Contracting Party may denounce this

the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

2. Denunciation shall take effect fifteen months after the General

the Secretary-General has received notification of the dismissal.

Article 12

This Convention shall cease to be effective if it takes effect,

the number of Contracting Parties is less than five during any period

twelve consecutive months.

Article 13

1. any country may, when signing this Convention without reservation of ratification, or

When you save the instrument of ratification or instrument of accession or at any time

later, to declare in the notification addressed to the Secretary-General

The United Nations, that this Convention will apply to the entire territory of the

or part of the territory, which he represents in the international field. The Convention will be

apply to the territory or territories named in the notice, starting with the

on the ninetieth day after the receipt of the notification by the Secretary-General or,

If the Convention to this day still did not take effect, from the date of acquisition


2. Any country which makes in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article of the Declaration

with the result that this Convention shall be applicable to any territory to which

This country stands on the international stage, in accordance with article 11 of the Convention

announce that for this territory of the Convention.

Article 14

1. any dispute of two or more Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this

The Convention will be according to the options addressed by negotiation between the parties in dispute.

2. Any dispute which is not resolved by negotiation, will be subject to arbitration,

If either of the Contracting Parties in dispute so requests, and will

Therefore, the presented one or several designated by agreement between the parties in arbitrům

the dispute. If, within three months from the request for arbitration the parties in dispute

reach an agreement on the determination of an arbitrator or arbitrators, any of the

the parties request the Secretary-General of the United Nations,

to determine a single arbitrator to whom the dispute shall be submitted for decision.

3. the decision of the arbitrator or arbitrators designated under paragraph 2 of this

Article shall be binding on the Contracting Parties in dispute.

Article 15

1. each of the Contracting Parties will be able to when signing, ratifying or

access to the Convention declare that it does not consider itself bound by article 14 of the Convention.

Other Contracting Parties shall not be bound by article 14 against any of the

of the parties, which will make such reservation.

2. each of the Contracting Parties, which shall be made a reservation in accordance with paragraph 1

This article will be able to withdraw such reservation by notifying the

the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

3. No other reservation to this Convention is not possible.

Article 16

1. Each Contracting Party may propose one or more amendments to the

This Convention. The text of any proposed supplement will be sent to the

the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall communicate it to all Contracting

Parties and inform all other countries referred to in paragraph 1 of article 9.

2. any proposed amendment elicited in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article will be

deemed to be accepted if no Contracting Party does not

within a period of 6 months from the date on which the Secretary-General proposed

Appendix sent out. In this case, becomes effective for all supplement

the Contracting Parties three months after the expiry of the said six-month period.

3. If in the six-month period referred to in paragraph 2 of this article

It has been argued against the proposed appendix, the Appendix will not be

deemed to be accepted and will be without effect.

Article 17

In addition to the notifications provided for in article 16 of the Convention, the Secretary-General shall notify

The United Nations, the countries referred to in paragraph 1 of article 9 and

as well as countries which become Contracting Parties in accordance with paragraph 2

Article 9:

a) signatures, ratifications and accessions in accordance with article 9;

(b)) the date on which this Convention becomes effective in accordance with article 10;

c) denunciations under article 11;

(d) the termination of this Convention) pursuant to article 12;

e) notifications received under article 13;

f) declarations and notifications received in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 15;

(g)) entry into force of any amendment or oppose

the proposed Appendix referred to in article 16.

Article 18

After 28. February 1958, the original of this Convention shall be deposited with the

Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall send certified true copies of the same

each country referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 9.

In witness whereof the duly authorised to do so have signed this Convention.

Done at Geneva, this thirteenth day of December in the year one thousand devítistého

fiftieth seventh in a single copy in the English and

the French, both texts being equally authentic.