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Party Reservations / Declarations Objections
Belarus Yes No
Belgium Yes No
Brazil Yes No
Bulgaria Yes No
Côte d'Ivoire Yes No
Cuba Yes No
Democratic Republic of the Congo Yes No
Denmark Yes No
Estonia Yes No
Finland Yes No
Germany Yes No
Greece Yes No
Honduras Yes No
Hungary Yes No
Indonesia Yes No
Israel Yes No
Kuwait Yes No
Liechtenstein Yes No
Lithuania Yes No
Monaco Yes No
Morocco Yes No
Myanmar Yes No
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the Yes No
Norway Yes No
Oman Yes No
Palestine Yes No
Qatar Yes No
Romania Yes No
Russian Federation Yes No
Saudi Arabia Yes No
South Africa Yes No
Spain Yes No
Sweden Yes No
Switzerland Yes No
Thailand Yes No
Tunisia Yes No
Türkiye Yes No
Ukraine Yes No
United Kingdom Yes No
Uruguay Yes No
Vietnam Yes No
Zimbabwe Yes No

Belarus

18-06-1974

The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 52 of the Convention on Road Traffic stating the disputes which relate to the interpretation or application of the Convention may be referred, at the request of any of the Parties, to the International Court of Justice.
The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that the provisions of article 45 of the Convention on Road Traffic, under which a number of States may not become parties to this Convention, are discriminatory in character, and it considers that the Convention on Road Traffic should be open for participation by all interested States without any discrimination or restrictions.
The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that the provisions of article 46 of the Convention on Road Traffic are anachronistic and at variance with the Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960).

Belgium

16-05-1989

Reservations to article 10(3) and 18(3).

Brazil

29-10-1980

- Pursuant to the provisions of chapter IV, article 41, paragraph 2 (b), Brazil refuses to recognize the validity in its territory of driving permits held by persons under eighteen years of age.
- Pursuant to the provisions of chapter IV, article 41, paragraph (c), Brazil, referring to annexes 6 and 7 covering models of domestic driving permits, refuses to recognize the validity in its territory for the driving of motor vehicles or combinations or vehicles in Categories C, D, and E of driving permits held by persons under twenty-one years of age.
Reservations with respect to the following articles and annex:
- Article 20, paragraph 2 (a) and (b);
- Article 23, paragraph 2 (a);
- Article 40;
- Article 41, paragraph 1 (a), (b) and (c) (partial reservations);
- Annex 5, paragraph 5 (c); and
- Annex 5, paragraphs 28, 39 and 41 (partial reservations).
Declarations as regards the above-mentioned partial reservations:
(a) Brazil's partial reservation to chapter IV (Drivers of Motor Vehicles), article 41 (Validity of Driving Permits), paragraphs 1 (a), (b), and (c), refers to the fact that drivers issued permits in left-hand drive countries cannot drive in Brazil before taking a road test for right-hand driving.
(b) The partial reservation to Annex 5 (Technical Conditions Concerning Motor Vehicles and Trailers), chapter II (Lights and reflecting devices), paragraph 28, is against the triangular form of the reflex reflectors required for every trailer, inconvenient for Brazil since the triangular shape is used for emergency signal devices to alert drivers ahead on the road.
(c) In Annex 5, chapter II, paragraph 39, Brazil's reservation refers solely to the amber colour of the direction-indicators, since only red lights should be used at the rear of vehicles.
(d) The partial reservation made to Annex 5, paragraph 41, refers to the fact that in Brazil reversing lights fitted on motor vehicles shall emit only white light.

Bulgaria

08-11-1968

The People's Republic of Bulgaria declares that the provisions of article 45 of the Convention on Road Traffic, under which a number of States may not become parties to this Convention, are discriminatory in character, and it considers that the Convention on Road Traffic should be open for participation by all interested States without any discrimination or restrictions.
The People's Republic of Bulgaria declares that the provisions of article 46 of the Convention on Road Traffic are anachronistic and at variance with the Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.


28-12-1978

In the People's Republic of Bulgaria mopeds are treated as motor cycles for the purposes of the application of the Convention on Road Traffic (art. 54, para. 2).

Côte d'Ivoire

24-07-1985

Pursuant to article 54, paragraph 1, [of the Convention] the Republic of the Ivory Coast does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 52, under which "Any dispute between two or more Contracting Parties which relates to the interpretation or application of this Convention and which the Parties are unable to settle by negotiation or other means of settlement may be referred, at the request of any of the Contracting Parties concerned, to the International Court of Justice for decision."

Cuba

30-09-1977

The Republic of Cuba declares that the provisions of article 45, paragraph 1, of the Convention, which deals with matters affecting the interests of all States, are of a discriminatory nature in that they preclude the right of a number of States to become signatories and parties to the Convention, contrary to the principle of sovereign equality of States.
The Republic of Cuba declares that the provisions of article 46 of the Convention, are not applicable as they are contrary to the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (resolution 1514), adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 14 December 1960, which proclaims the necessity of bringing to a speedy and unconditional end colonialism in all its forms and manifestations.
The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 52 of the Convention on Road Traffic regarding the referral to the International Court of Justice of any dispute with another Contracting Party.
The Republic of Cuba declares that it treats mopeds as motor cycles, in accordance with article 54 (2) of the Convention.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

25-07-1977

With reference to the pertinent provisions of the Convention Zaire shall not treat mopeds as motor cycles.

Denmark

03-11-1986

Article 18, paragraph 2 according to which road users coming from a path or graved track shall give way to vehicles on the road.
Article 33, paragraph 1 (d) according to which it shall be permissible to use parking light also when driving outside a built-up area.
Annex 5, 17 (c) according to which the total permissible weight of a trailer without a service brake may not exceed half the sum of the hauling vehicle's unladen weight and the driver's weight.
Article 54, paragraph 2: for the purposes of the Convention Denmark treats mopeds whose maximum design speed exceeds 30 km per hour as motor cycles.
[...] until further notice the [Convention] shall not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.


26-02-1993

The Government of Denmark can accept the proposed amendments except for the following provisions which have to be rejected:
- Article 25, paragraph 2, according to which drivers emerging on to a motorway shall give way to vehicles travelling on it;
- Article 32, paragraph 4, concerning the use of fog lamps;
- Article 32, paragraph 7, concerning the use of driving lights;
- Annex 6, item 4, on numbering on driving permits and, consequently, article 43, paragraph 2, in so far as it refers to annex 6.

Estonia

24-08-1992

Estonia does not consider itself bound by article 52 of the Convention.

Finland

01-04-1985

1. With respect to Article 11 paragraph 1 (a) (Overtaking):
Finland reserves the right to provide in Finnish law that in Finland drivers of cycles and mopeds may always overtake other vehicles than cycles or mopeds from the right;
2. With respect to Article 18 paragraphs 2 and 3 (Obligation to give way):
Finland reserves the right to provide in Finnish law that in Finland every driver emerging from a path or an earth-track on to a road other than a path or an earth-track or emerging on to a road from property boarding there on shall give way to all traffic travelling on that road. (Since the Convention provides that the right of way shall be given to "vehicles", while in Finnish Law such right of way is to be given to all traffic, including pedestrians.) In Finnish law the obligation to give way is of wider appreciation than that of the Convention;
3. With respect to Article 33 paragraph 1 (c) and 1 (d) (Use of driving or passing lights):
Finland reserves the right to provide in Finnish law that in a motor-driven vehicle driving lights, passing lights or running lights must always be switched on when driving outside built-up areas. Driving or passing lights must be used in every vehicle when it is being driven in darkness or in dim light or when visibility is inadequate on account of weather or some other reason. Fog lights may only be used in fog or heavy rain or snowfall. In that case their use is allowed as a substitute for passing lights provided that position lights are simultaneously on.


26-02-1993

Finland accepts the proposed amendments to the Convention on Road Traffic, but wishes to inform the Depositary and the Contracting Parties, that if the amendments are deemed accepted, Finland will make the following reservations pursuant to article 54, paragraph 5, of the Convention:
1. Finland does not consider itself to be bound by the proposed amendment to article 18, paragraph 7, of the Convention.
2. Finland does not consider itself to be bound by the proposed amendment to article 25, paragraph 2, of the Convention.
3. Finland does not consider itself to be bound by the first sentence of the proposed amendment to article 32, paragraph 6, of the Convention.


30-05-1994

Finland does not consider itself to be bound by the provision in Annex 3 paragraph 4 a) concerning the minimum dimensions of the axes of the ellipse of the distinguishing sign on other motor vehicles and their trailers.


28-09-2005

[...] the Government of Finland wishes to recall that the acceptance of the amendments shall not affect the reservations made by the Government of Finland to the said Convention.

Also Finland wishes to point out that if the proposal amendments are accepted, the reservation made by the Government of Finland to paragraph 4 a) of the Annex 3 of the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic shall consequently apply to paragraph 2 subparagraph d (i) of the Annex 33.

Germany

03-08-1978

Ad article 18, paragraph 3
Article 18, paragraph 3, applies in the Federal Republic of Germany in accordance with paragraph 15 of the annex to the European Agreement of 1 May 1971 supplementing the Convention on Road Traffic.
Ad article 23, paragraph 3, sub-paragraph (c), No. (v)
The Federal Republic of Germany does not consider itself bound by article 23, paragraph 3, sub-paragraph (c), No. (v).
Ad article 31, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (d)
The Federal Republic of Germany does not consider itself bound by article 31, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (d).
Ad article 42, paragraph 1
The Federal Republic of Germany reserves the right of continuing to make entries of the kind mentioned in article 42, paragraph 1, sub-paragraph (c) also in foreign domestic driving permits.
Ad annex 1, paragraph 1
The Federal Republic of Germany reserves the right in international transport
(a) of requiring of foreign lorries the same minimum engine performance as of German vehicles,
(b) of not admitting to traffic motor vehicles
- equipped with studded tyres,
- exceeding the maximum permissible weight and the maximum axle load permitted in the Federal Republic of Germany or not complying with the provisions on the placement on the vehicles of these figures,
- not equipped with a tachograph (control device) of the prescribed type.
Ad annex 5, paragraph 11
The Federal Republic of Germany does not consider itself bound by the first half-sentence of paragraph 11 of annex 5.
Ad annex 5, paragraph 58
The Federal Republic of Germany does not consider itself bound by paragraph 58 of annex 5.
With reference to the notification, made upon signature of the Convention on Road Traffic done at Vienna on 8 November 1968, according to which the distinguishing sign of the Federal Republic of Germany would be the letter "D", the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany declares that the said notification was made for the whole area which through the ratification of the Convention by the Federal Republic of Germany fell within the purview of the said Convention.
Pursuant to the provisions of articles 3 (5) and 54 (2) of the Convention on Road Traffic, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany shall treat mopeds as motor cycles for the purpose of the application of the Convention.


02-03-1993

The Federal Republic of Germany is able to approve the proposed amendments of Poland with the following reservations:
1. Reservation concerning article 13, paragraph 2
The Federal Republic of Germany, in its national law, reserves the right not to set speed limits for certain categories of roads.
2. [...]
3. Reservation concerning article 23, paragraph 3, subparagraphs (b), (iv) and (c)
The Federal Republic of Germany does not consider itself bound by the amendments to article 23, paragraph 3, subparagraphs (b), (iv) and (c), of the Convention.
4. Reservation concerning article 32, paragraphs 8, 10 (c) and 15
The Federal Republic of Germany does not consider itself bound by article 32, paragraphs 8 and 10 (c), of the Convention. With respect to article 32, paragraph 15, the Federal Republic of Germany reserves the right to use for warning purposes a red light on the front of certain vehicles (for example, school buses).
5. Reservation concerning article 35, paragraph 1 (c) and (d)
The Federal Republic of Germany does not consider itself bound by the amendments to article 35, paragraph 1 (c) and (d) of the Convention.
6. Reservation concerning article 41, paragraph 1 (a)
The Federal Republic of Germany reserves the right, in its national law, not to require the possession of a driving permit for drivers of certain categories of vehicles.
7. Reservation concerning article 41, paragraph 4
The Federal Republic of Germany reserves the right, in its national law, to indicate in some other way on the driving permit restrictions of the driving permit to certain vehicles of a particular category.
8. Reservation concerning annex 6 (Domestic driving permit), paragraph 4 of the Convention
The Federal Republic of Germany does not consider itself bound by the numbering of the entries on the driving licence in annex 6 (Domestic driving permit), paragraph 4, of the Convention.

Greece

20-05-1994

The Greek Government objects to the accession of the [former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia] to the Convention on Road Traffic (Vienna, 8 November 1968) and consequently does not regard as valid the notification by which the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia indicated the distinguishing sign "MK" it has selected for display on international traffic on vehicles registered by it.
It should also be pointed out that the Government of Greece considers the distinguishing sign selected by the [former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia] incompatible with Security Council resolution S/RES/817 (1993) adopted on 7 April 1993, concerning the admission of that State to the United Nations, to the extent that it is contrary to the name [former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia], which must, in accordance with the above-mentioned resolution, be used for all purposes within the United Nations pending settlement of the difference that has arisen over the name of that State.
Furthermore, the Greek Government would like to remind of the fact that accession of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to Convention on Road Traffic does not imply its recognition on behalf of the Greek Government.

Honduras

06-02-2020

late reservations and declaration:
The Republic of Honduras does not consider itself bound by the following provisions of the articles and annexes contained in the Convention on Road Traffic:
1. Chapter IV, article 41, paragraph 5, relating to the second annex 6 to the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic, which in its paragraphs 8 and 9 contains the categories DE and D1E concerning units for the carriage of persons that can be coupled to a trailer.
2. Article 30, paragraph I, relating to annex 6, paragraphs 8 and 9, on weights expressly stipulated as maximum masses.
3. Annex 1, paragraph l, relating to annex 5, chapter II, paragraph 42, concerning vehicle dimensions.
4. Chapter IV, article 41, subparagraphs (b) and (c), concerning the minimum age for obtaining a permit for the first time.
The Republic of Honduras shall, with respect to the above-mentioned partial reservations, apply the provisions of articles 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 28 and 35, paragraph 2, and the other applicable provisions concerning vehicle dimensions contained in the Central American Agreement on Road Traffic.

Hungary

16-03-1976

The Presidential Council of the Hungarian People's Republic considers itself bound by article 18, paragraph 3, of the Convention subject to its tenor as defined in the European Agreement supplementary thereto.
1. The wording of article 45, paragraph 1, of the Convention is at variance with the purposes and principles expressed in the Charter of the United Nations. All States, without any restriction, should be given the possibility of participating in the Convention.
2. The provisions of article 46 of the Convention, as such, are anachronistic and are not in conformity with the principles of contemporary international law or the present state of international relations, and they are at variance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960.
The Presidential Council of the Hungarian People’s Republic considers itself bound by article 18, paragraph 3, of the Convention subject to its tenos as defined in the European Agreement supplementary thereto.

Indonesia

08-11-1968

Indonesia does not consider itself bound by article 52.
In conformity with article 1, moped will be deemed as motor-cycle.

Israel

11-12-2019

[...] has the honor to refer to the Palestinian request to accede to this Convention […].
‘Palestine’ does not satisfy the criteria for statehood under international law and lacks the legal capacity to join the aforesaid Convention both under general international law and the terms of bilateral Israeli-Palestinian agreements.
The Government of Israel does not recognize ‘Palestine’ as a State, and wishes to place on record, for the sake of clarity, its position that it does not consider ‘Palestine’ a party to the Convention and regards the Palestinian request for accession as being without legal validity and without effect upon Israel’s treaty relations under the Convention.

Kuwait

14-03-1980

It is the understanding of the State of Kuwait that its accession to the said Convention does not imply recognition of Israel, or accepting any obligation towards it emanating from the provisions of the said Convention.

Liechtenstein

02-03-2020

Reservation with regard to Art. 18, paragraph 3
The Principality of Liechtenstein applies article 18, paragraph 3, in accordance with the item number 15 of the annex to the European Agreement of 1 May 1971 supplementing the Convention on Road Traffic.
Reservation with regard to Art. 44, paragraph 1 lit. b
The Principality of Liechtenstein reserves the right to only require vehicles with an engine to be equipped with a bell or any other audible warning device.
Declaration with regard to Art. 3, paragraph 3
The Principality of Liechtenstein recognizes in international traffic all registration certificates issued by the Contracting Parties according to chapter III of the Convention, when such certificates do not prohibit the admission of the vehicles to the territory of the State that issued the certificates.
Declaration with regard to annex 1, paragraph 1
According to annex 1, paragraph 1, a Contracting Party may refuse to admit to its territory in international traffic only motor vehicles, trailers and combinations of vehicles whose overall weight or weight per axle or dimensions exceed the limits fixed by its domestic legislation. The Principality of Liechtenstein therefore considers any application of this paragraph by a Contracting Party to refuse admission in international traffic to motor vehicles, trailers and combinations of vehicles whose overall weight or weight per axle or dimensions do not exceed the limits fixed by its domestic legislation to be inconsistent with the principles of territoriality and non-discrimination implicit in annex 1, paragraph 1; in such cases, the Principality of Liechtenstein reserves the right to take all appropriate measures to defend its interests.

Lithuania

20-11-1991

The Republic of Lithuania does not consider itself bound by article 52 of the Convention.

Monaco

06-06-1978

In accordance with the provisions of article 54 (2) of the Convention, the Government of His Excellency the Prince of Monaco has decided, within the framework of its national regulations, to treat mopeds as motorcycles.

Morocco

29-12-1982

Morocco does not consider itself bound by article 52 of the said Convention.
Morocco will treat mopeds as motor cycles.

Myanmar

26-06-2019

[…] the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar makes [a] reservation in relation to article 52 of [the] Vienna Convention on Road Traffic [of] 1968 […]

Netherlands, the Kingdom of the

08-11-2007

Notwithstanding Article 16, paragraph 1, and the amended Article 16, paragraph 1, getting into the left-hand lane is not mandatory in the Netherlands;
Notwithstanding Article 26, paragraph 1, it is not prohibited for road-users to cut across files of school children accompanied by a person in charge and other processions;
Notwithstanding Article 27, paragraph 3, it is not prohibited in the Netherlands for cyclists and moped riders to carry passengers on their vehicles;
Notwithstanding Articles 35 and 36, agricultural and forestry tractors, vehicles for the disabled, motorcycles of limited speed and the trailers towed by them are not required to display a registration number;
Notwithstanding the amended Article 35, a reservation is made with respect to vehicles that are required to display a registration number.

Norway

01-04-1985

The Government of Norway shall not be bound by the provisions in Article 3, Article 8 (5), Article 18 (2), Article 18 (3) and Article 33 (1) (c) and (d)" [of the Convention on Road Traffic].
In accordance with their articles 46 (1) and 38 (1), respectively, the Convention on Road Traffic and the Convention on Road Signs and Signals shall for the present not become applicable to the territories of Svalbard and Jan Mayen.


26-02-1993

(i) Norway rejects the proposed amendment to the Convention's article 25, paragraph 2, which states that priority should be given to vehicles entering highways, since Norway favours a continued application of the so-called `zip-fastener'-principle, and that
(ii) Norway accepts the other amendments proposed by Poland.

Oman

09-06-2020

… [the Government of Oman makes] a reservation with regard to Article 52 of [the] Convention.

Palestine

07-09-2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine presents his compliments to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, in his capacity as Depositary, and has the honor to refer to depositary notification C.N.617.2019.TREATIES-XI.B.19, dated 11 December 2019, conveying a communication of Israel regarding the accession of the State of Palestine to the Convention on Road Traffic, dated 8 November 1968.
The Government of the State of Palestine regrets the position of Israel and wishes to recall the United Nations General Assembly resolution 67/19 of 29 November 2012 according to which Palestine was accorded a ‘Non-member Observer State status in the United Nations’. In this regard, Palestine is a State recognized by the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of the international community.
As a State Party to the Convention on Road Traffic, dated 8 November 1968, which will enter into force on 11 November 2020 for the State of Palestine, the State of Palestine will exercise its rights and honor its obligations with respect to all States Parties. The State of Palestine trusts that its rights and obligations will be equally respected by its fellow States Parties.

Qatar

06-03-2013

The State of Qatar does not consider itself bound by article 52 of the Convention, concerning referral to the International Court of Justice.

Romania

09-12-1980

The Socialist Republic of Romania does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 52 of the Convention according to which any dispute between two or more Contracting Parties which relates to the interpretation or application of the Convention and which the Parties are unable to settle by negotiation or other means may be referred to the International Court of Justice at the request of any of the interested Contracting Parties.
The Socialist Republic of Romania considers that such disputes may be referred to the International Court of Justice for decision only with the consent of all Parties in dispute, for each case individually.
1. The Socialist Republic of Romania considers that the provisions of article 45 of the Convention on Road Traffic and of article 37 of the Convention on Road Signs and Signals are not in keeping with the principle according to which the international treaties whose object and purpose are of interest to the international community as a whole, should be opened to universal participation.
2. The Socialist Republic of Romania considers that maintaining the state of dependence of some territories to which reference is made in article 46 of the Convention of Road Traffic, article 38 of the Convention on Road Signs and Signals, article 3 of the European Agreement supplementing the Convention of Road Traffic and article 3 of the European Agreement supplementing the Convention on Road Signs and Signals are not in keeping with the United Nations Charter and with the documents adopted by the U.N. concerning the granting of independence to the colonial countries and peoples, including the Declaration on the principles of international law concerning the friendly relations and the co-operation between States according to the United Nations Charter, and which has unanimously been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly resolution No. 2625 (XXV) of 24 October 1970 and which solemnly proclaims the States' obligation to further the implementation of the principle of equal rights for the peoples and their right to dispose of themselves, in order to put a speedy end to colonialism.

Russian Federation

07-06-1974

The USSR does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 52 of the Convention on Road Traffic stating the disputes which relate to the interpretation or application of the Convention may be referred, at the request of any of the Parties, to the International Court of Justice.
The USSR declares that the provisions of article 45 of the Convention on Road Traffic, under which a number of States may not become parties to this Convention, are discriminatory in character, and it considers that the Convention on Road Traffic should be open for participation by all interested States without any discrimination or restrictions.
The USSR declares that the provisions of article 46 of the Convention on Road Traffic are anachronistic and at variance with the Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960).

Saudi Arabia

12-05-2016

[...] the Kingdom does not consider itself bound by Article 52 of this Convention.

South Africa

01-11-1977

The Republic of South Africa does not consider itself bound by article 52 of the aforesaid Convention.

Spain

08-11-1968

In accordance with article 54, [...] Spain does not consider itself bound by article 52 and enters a reservation with respect to article 46.

Sweden

25-07-1985

(1) Instead of article 18, paragraph 3, of the Convention Sweden will apply the dispositions of paragraph 15 to the Annex of the European Agreement supplementing the Convention on Road Traffic.
(2) With respect to article 33, paragraph 1 (c) and (d), parking lights only may never be used when driving. Dipped head lights, position lights or other lights sufficient to enable the other road-users to notice the vehicle shall be used even when driving in daylight.
With respect to article 52, Sweden opposes that disputes in which it is involved shall be referred to arbitration.


03-03-1993

The Swedish Government wishes to inform the Secretary-General, in his capacity as depositary of the said Convention, of its rejection of the proposed amendment to article 25, paragraph 2 of the Convention.

Switzerland

11-12-1991

[...]
Ad article 18, paragraph 3
Switzerland applies article 18, paragraph 3, in accordance with the in number 15 of the annex to the European Agreement of 1 May 1971 supplementing the Convention on Road Traffic.
Switzerland recognizes in international traffic all registration certificates issued by the Contracting Parties according to chapter III of the Convention, when such certificates do not prohibit the admission of the vehicles to the territory of the State that issued the certificates.
Ad annex 1, paragraph 1
According to annex 1, paragraph 1, a Contracting Party may refuse to admit to its territory in international traffic only motor vehicles, trailers and combinations of vehicles whose overall weight or weight per axle or dimensions exceed the limits fixed by its domestic legislation. Switzerland therefore considers any application of this paragraph by Contracting Party to refuse admission in international traffic to motor vehicles, trailers and combinations of vehicles whose overall weight or weight per axle or dimensions do not exceed the limits fixed by its domestic legislation to be inconsistent with the principles of territoriality and non-discrimination implicit in annex 1, paragraph 1; such cases, Switzerland reserves the right to take all appropriate measures to defend its interests.

Thailand

08-11-1968

Thailand will not be bound by article 52 of this Convention.
Thailand will consider mopeds as motor-cycles.


01-05-2020

Reservation:
The Government of the Kingdom of Thailand […] declares that, in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 54 of the Convention, the Kingdom of Thailand does not consider itself bound by Article 52 of this Convention.
Declaration:
[I]n accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 54 of the Convention, the Kingdom of Thailand declares that, for the purposes of the application of this Convention, it treats mopeds as motor cycles (Article 1 (n)).

Tunisia

05-01-2004

In ratifying the accession to the Convention on Road Traffic concluded at Vienna on 8 November 1968, the Republic of Tunisia declares that it does not consider itself bound by article 52 of the Convention and affirms that any dispute which relates to the interpretation or application of this Convention may be submitted to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice only after the prior consent of all the Parties concerned.

Türkiye

22-01-2013

Turkish Republic does not consider itself bound by the provision [of] article 52 of [the] Convention on Road Traffic.

Ukraine

12-07-1974

The Ukraine does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 52 of the Convention on Road Traffic stating the disputes which relate to the interpretation or application of the Convention may be referred, at the request of any of the Parties, to the International Court of Justice.
The Ukraine declares that the provisions of article 45 of the Convention on Road Traffic, under which a number of States may not become parties to this Convention, are discriminatory in character, and it considers that the Convention on Road Traffic should be open for participation by all interested States without any discrimination or restrictions.
The Ukraine declares that the provisions of article 46 of the Convention on Road Traffic are anachronistic and at variance with the Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960).

United Kingdom

28-03-2018

Reservations
(1) The United Kingdom does not consider itself bound by the provisions of the following Articles:
(i) Article 20(6)(b)
(ii) the second sentence of Article 23(2)(a)
(iii) Article 25 bis (2)
(iv) Article 32(6), (8), (9) and (10)
(2) In relation to Article 30(4), the United Kingdom does not consider itself bound by the requirements of this provision in so far as it relates to loads projecting up to 2m from the front or rear of vehicles.
(3) In relation to Article 41, the United Kingdom reserves the right not to permit a person to drive a vehicle, other than one brought into and only temporarily in the UK, if (i) the vehicle is used for the carriage of persons for hire or reward or for the carriage of goods and (ii) the driver of such a vehicle would, by the domestic legislation of the UK, be required to have a special vocational licence.
(4) The United Kingdom reserves the right, for the purposes of the application of the Convention, to treat certain categories of Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles, as cycles.
Declarations
(1) The United Kingdom declares that it is compliant with many of the Rules of the Road in Chapter II of the Convention through the Highway Code, which applies in Great Britain, and the Highway Code for Northern Ireland.
(2) In accordance with Article 54(2), the United Kingdom declares that, for the purposes of the application of the Convention, it treats mopeds as motorcycles.
(3) The United Kingdom declares that the ratification of this Convention only applies to the Metropolitan United Kingdom and does not apply to any Crown Dependency or Overseas Territory unless the United Kingdom makes an express declaration under Article 46(1), and that, until such a declaration is made, the Convention on Road Traffic made at Geneva in 1949 and the International Convention Relative to Motor Traffic made at Paris in 1926 will continue in force in relations between the contracting parties to those Conventions and the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories.


26-02-2019

[…] the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland wishes that the ratification of the Convention of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland be extended to apply in respect of the following territories:
Gibraltar
Bailiwick of Guernsey
Bailiwick of Jersey
for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible, subject to the terms of the Reservations and Declarations contained [hereinafter].
The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland considers the extension of the Convention to the territories of Gibraltar, the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey to enter into force thirty days after receipt of this notification…
Gibraltar
Reservations
1. Gibraltar does not consider itself bound by the provisions of the following Articles:
a. Article 20(6)(b)
b. the second sentence of Article 23(2)(a)
c. Article 25 bis (2)
d. Article 32(6), (8), (9) and (10)
2. In relation to Article 30(4), Gibraltar does not consider itself bound by the requirements of this provision in so far as it relates to loads projecting up to 2m from the front or rear of vehicles.
3. In relation to Article 41, Gibraltar reserves the right not to permit a person to drive a vehicle, other than one brought into and only temporarily in Gibraltar, if (i) the vehicle is used for the carriage of persons for hire or reward or for the carriage of goods and (ii) the driver of such a vehicle would, by the domestic legislation of Gibraltar, be required to have a special vocational license.
4. Gibraltar reserves the right, for the purposes of the application of the Convention, to treat certain categories of Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles, as cycles.
Declarations
1. Gibraltar declares that it is compliant with many of the Rules of the Road in Chapter II of the Convention through the Gibraltar Highway Code.
2. In accordance with Article 54(2), Gibraltar declares that, for the purposes of the application of the Convention it treats mopeds as motorcycles.
Bailiwick of Guernsey
Reservations
1. Guernsey does not consider itself bound by the provisions of the following Articles:
a. Article 20(6)(b)
b. the second sentence of Article 23(2)(a)
c. Article 25 bis (2)
d. Article 32(6), (8), (9) and (10)
2. In relation to Article 30(4), Guernsey does not consider itself bound by the requirements of this provision in so far as it relates to loads projecting up to 2m from the front or rear of vehicles.
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3. Guernsey reserves the right, for the purposes of the application of the Convention, to treat certain categories of Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles, as cycles.
Declarations
1. Guernsey declares that it is compliant with many of the Rules of the Road in Chapter II of the Convention through the Guernsey Highway Code.
2. In accordance with Article 54(2), Guernsey declares that, for the purposes of the application of the Convention, it treats mopeds as motorcycles.
Bailiwick of Jersey
Reservations
1. Jersey does not consider itself bound by the provisions of the following Articles:
a. Article 20(6)(b)
b. the second sentence of Article 23(2)(a)
c. Article 25 bis (2)
d. Article 32(6), (8), (9) and (10)
2. In relation to Article 30(4), Jersey does not consider itself bound by the requirements of this provision in so far as it relates to loads projecting up to 2m from the front or rear of vehicles.
3. Jersey reserves the right, for the purposes of the application of the Convention, to treat certain categories of Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles, as cycles.
Declarations
1. Jersey declares that it is compliant with many of the Rules of the Road in Chapter II of the Convention through the Jersey Highway Code.
2. In accordance with Article 54(2), Jersey declares that, for the purposes of the application of the Convention, it treats mopeds as motorcycles.

Uruguay

08-04-1981

[Uruguay] will treat mopeds as motor cycles for the purposes of the application of the Convention.

Vietnam

20-08-2014

Pursuant to Article 54, paragraph 1 of the Convention, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam declares that it does not consider itself bound by Article 52 of the Convention.

Zimbabwe

23-02-1982

For the purpose of the application of the Convention, Zimbabwe will treat mopeds as motor cycles.

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