Europese Overeenkomst houdende aanvulling van het Verdrag nopens het Wegverkeer en het Protocol nopens de verkeerstekens, ondertekend te Genève op 19 september 1949
The undersigned, duly authorized, have agreed to supplement the Convention on Road Traffic
and the Protocol on Road Signs and Signals
, signed on 19 September, 1949, with regard to the following points: CONVENTION ON ROAD TRAFFIC
Ad article 9
Vehicles may pass on either side of refuges, except in the case of:
A refuge bearing an arrow indicating the side on which it should be passed; or of
Central refuges on two-way carriageways which should be passed on the right in countries where traffic keeps to the right or on the left in countries where traffic keeps to the left.
Driving permits issued to disabled persons and including a clause to the effect that they are valid only for vehicles specially designed to take account of the disability, shall constitute a category of permit within the meaning of article 24, paragraph 1.
This clause must include, in red ink, the word “RESTREINT” as well as the registration number of the vehicle specially equipped to take account of the driver's disability.Ad annex 1
Cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor will not be considered as motor vehicles provided that they have the normal characteristics of bicycles as to their performance.
The symbols referred to in article 5, paragraph 1, shall be adopted for international use.
No additional indications may be given except for the purpose of facilitating the interpretation of the sign or for making clear its meaning.
The Contracting Parties undertake to submit to a committee, which would be set up under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Europe or by any other body which may replace the Economic Commission for Europe and on which they themselves shall be represented, any new symbols which they intend to adopt, with a view to reaching preliminary agreement prior to the communication of such symbols to the Secretary-General of the United Nations as stipulated in paragraph 5.Ad article 19
The limits of the roadworks shall be indicated by barriers painted in red and white stripes and, in addition, at night, by red lamps or reflectors.Ad article 25
The symbol referred to in article 25, paragraph 1, shall be obligatory for the sign “OTHER DANGER”.Ad article 26
The hollow red triangle shall not be used to indicate the different dangers referred to in articles 12 to 25.Ad article 33
The word “STOP” shall be obligatory in the sign “STOP AT INTERSECTION”.
The red light shall always be placed at the top and the green light at the bottom.
In cases where a supplementary sign is envisaged to indicate more specifically the identity of a light independently of its position, this sign should consist of an opaque horizontal bar across the red light.
The supplementary sign for the identification of routes, intended to distinguish the main international traffic highways (so designated, in agreement with the other Contracting States concerned, by the State through whose territory they run to indicate continuous routes and uniform technical features) shall be rectangular in shape.
The sign, consisting of white letters on a dark green ground, shall bear the letter E followed by the number of the highway in Arabic figures.
The sign may be affixed to other signs or combined with them.
Its dimensions shall be such that drivers of vehicles moving at high speed can easily follow the directions.
This Agreement shall be open until 30 June 1951 for signature and, after that date, for accession by the countries participating in the work of the Economic Commission for Europe and Parties to the Convention on Road Traffic
and the Protocol on Road Signs and Signals
of 19 September 1949.
The instruments of accession and, if required, of ratification, shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall notify all the countries referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article of the receipt thereof.
This Agreement may be denounced by means of six months' notice given to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall notify the other Contracting Parties thereof. After the expiration of the six months' period, the Agreement shall cease to be in force as regards the Contracting Party which has denounced it.
This Agreement shall enter into force at the time of the entry into force of the Convention
of 19 September 1949, referred to in article 1, on condition that three of the States Parties to the said Convention and Protocol shall have become Parties to the Agreement.
It shall terminate if at any time the number of Contracting Parties thereto is less than three.
Any dispute between any two or more Contracting Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement, which the Parties are unable to settle by negotiation or by another mode of settlement, may be referred for decision, at the request of any one of the Contracting Parties concerned, to an arbitral commission, of which each of the Contracting Parties concerned shall designate a member and the chairman of which shall be appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The original of this Agreement shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall transmit a certified copy thereof to each of the countries referred to in article 2, paragraph 1.
The Secretary-General is authorized to register this Agreement upon its entry into force.
IN FAITH WHEREOF the undersigned representatives, having communicated their full powers, found in good and due form, have signed this Agreement.
DONE at Geneva, in a single copy, in the English and French languages, both texts being equally authentic, this sixteenth day of September, one thousand nine hundred and fifty.