Transport Division
Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP.1)
UNECE Road Traffic Legislation Database

 

Welcome to the UNECE Road Traffic Legislation Database


This database provides information on road traffic safety requirements in a number of UNECE countries. The data have been transmitted by Governments in response to a request from the secretariat to member States. The database contains information on the legislation governing speed limits, permissible levels of alcohol in the blood and methods of control, seat belts and child restraints, wearing of helmets, use of lamps, periodic technical inspections and driving permits.

Using the drop-down menus shown below, you may search the database by legal requirement(s), by country(s) and by UNECE sub-region. The database provides information in English only. The source documentation is available at the UNECE website in English, French and Russian The categories of vehicles referred to in the database are those specified in annexes 6 and 7 of the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic (English, French, Russian).

National road safety legislation changes over time. UNECE updates the database regularly on the basis of the information provided to the secretariat by national authorities. New official information from UNECE countries as well as the updates and corrections of errors should be submitted to roadsafety@unece.org

 


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Notes:
The categories of vehicles referred to in this database are those specified in annexes 6 and 7 of the Convention on Road Traffic(Vienna, 1968) i.e.:

Category       A:     Motorcycles.

                    B:     Motor vehicles, other than those in category A, having a permissible maximum mass not exceeding 3,500 kg and not more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat.

                    C:     Motor vehicles used for the carriage of goods and whose permissible maximum mass exceeds 3,500 kg.

                    D:     Motor vehicles used for the carriage of passengers and having more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat.

                    E:     Combinations of vehicles of which the drawing vehicle is in a category or categories for which the driver is licensed (B, and/or C and/or D), but which are not themselves in a category or categories.

It should be noted that special speed limits are often imposed either on account of the nature of the vehicles or combination of vehicles concerned, or on account of the nature of the transport operation performed or of some particular provisions which are applicable to the person of the driver.  Special speed limits of this kind have not been indicated in the tables.