1958 Agreement

Name:1958 Agreement
Description:Agreement on the Adoption of Uniform Technical Requirements for Wheeled Vehicles.
Official Title:Agreement - Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions.
Country:ECE - United Nations
Date of Issue:1958-03-20
Amendment Level:Revision 24 of February 19, 2016
Number of Pages:56
Vehicle Types:Agricultural Tractor, Bus, Car, Component, Heavy Truck, Light Truck, Motorcycle, Trailer
Subject Categories:General, Type Approval and Certification
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E/ECE/324
) Rev.2
E/ECE/TRANS/505 )
October 5, 1995
UNITED NATIONS
ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE
INLAND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE
AGREEMENT
CONCERNING THE ADOPTION OF UNIFORM TECHNICAL PRESCRIPTIONS FOR
WHEELED VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT AND PARTS WHICH CAN BE FITTED AND/OR BE USED
ON WHEELED VEHICLES AND THE CONDITIONS FOR RECIPROCAL RECOGNITION OF
APPROVALS GRANTED ON THE BASIS OF THESE PRESCRIPTIONS
(Revision 2)
(Including the amendments entered into force on October 16, 1995)
Amended to : Revision 14 of February 14, 2006
Revision 15 of February 19, 2007
Revision 16 of February 19, 2008
Revision 17 of February 19, 2009
Revision 18 of February 23, 2010
Revision 19 of February 22, 2011
Revision 20 of February 22, 2012
Revision 21 of February 15, 2013
Revision 22 of February 17, 2014
Revision 23 of February 20, 2015
Revision 24 of February 19, 2016

For the application of the Regulations there could be various administrative procedures alternative
to type approval. The only alternative procedure generally known and applied in certain Member
States of the Economic Commission for Europe is the self-certification by which the manufacturer
certifies, without any preliminary administrative control, that each product put on the market
conforms to the given Regulation; the competent administrative authorities may verify by random
sampling on the market that the self-certified products comply with the requirements of the given
Regulation.
2. The Administrative Committee shall be composed of all the Contracting Parties in accordance with
the rules of procedure set out in Appendix 1. A Regulation, after having been established in
accordance with the procedure indicated in Appendix 1, shall be communicated by the
Administrative Committee to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, hereinafter called
"Secretary-General". As soon as possible thereafter the Secretary-General shall give notification of
this Regulation to the Contracting Parties.
The Regulation will be considered as adopted unless, within a period of six months from its
notification by the Secretary-General, more than one-third of the Contracting Parties at the time of
notification have informed the Secretary-General of their disagreement with the Regulation.
The Regulation shall cover the following:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
Wheeled vehicles, equipment or parts concerned;
Technical requirements, which if necessary may include alternatives;
Test methods by which any performance requirements are to be demonstrated;
Conditions for granting type approval and their reciprocal recognition including any approval
markings and conditions for ensuring conformity of production.
The date(s) on which the Regulation enters into force.
The Regulation may, if needed, include references to the laboratories accredited by the competent
authorities where acceptance tests of the types of wheeled vehicles, equipment or parts submitted
for approval must be carried out.
3. When a Regulation has been adopted the Secretary-General shall so notify as soon as possible all
the Contracting Parties, specifying which Contracting Parties have objected and in respect of
which the Regulation shall not enter into force.
4. The adopted Regulation shall enter into force on the date(s) specified therein as a Regulation
annexed to this Agreement for all Contracting Parties which did not notify their disagreement.
5. When depositing its instrument of accession, any new Contracting Party may declare that it is not
bound by certain Regulations then annexed to this Agreement or that it is not bound by any of
them. If, at that time, the procedure laid down in Paragraphs 2, 3, and 4 of this Article is in
progress for a draft or adopted Regulation, the Secretary-General shall communicate such draft or
adopted Regulation to the new Contracting Party and it shall enter into force as a Regulation for
the new Contracting Party only under the conditions specified in paragraph 4 of this Article. The
Secretary-General shall notify all the Contracting Parties of the date of such entry into force. The
Secretary-General shall also communicate to them all declarations concerning the non-application
of certain Regulations that any Contracting Party may make in accordance with the terms of this
paragraph.

ARTICLE 4
Should the competent authorities of a Contracting Party applying a Regulation through type approval find
that certain wheeled vehicles, equipment or parts bearing approval markings issued under the said
Regulation by one of the Contracting Parties, do not conform to the approved types, they shall advise the
competent authorities of the Contracting Party which issued the approval. That Contracting Party shall
take the necessary steps to bring the products of those manufacturers into conformity with the approved
types and shall advise the other Contracting Parties applying the Regulation through type approval of the
steps it has taken, which may include, if necessary, the withdrawal of approval. Where there might be a
threat to road safety or to the environment, the Contracting Party which issued the approval and after
receiving the information about the non-conformity to the approved type(s) shall inform thereof all other
Contracting Parties about the situation. Contracting Parties may prohibit the sale and use of such
wheeled vehicles, equipment or parts in their territory.
ARTICLE 5
The competent authorities of each Contracting Party applying Regulations through type approval shall
send monthly to the competent authorities of the other Contracting Parties a list of the wheeled vehicle,
equipment or parts, approvals of which it has refused to grant or has withdrawn during that month; in
addition, on receiving a request from the competent authority of another Contracting Party applying a
Regulation through type approval, it shall send forthwith to that competent authority a copy of all relevant
information on which it based its decision to grant, refuse to grant, or to withdraw an approval of a
wheeled vehicle, equipment or parts to that Regulation.
ARTICLE 6
1. Countries members of the Economic Commission for Europe, countries admitted to the
Commission in a consultative capacity in accordance with paragraph 8 of the Commission's Terms
of Reference, and regional economic integration organizations set up by countries members of the
Economic Commission for Europe to which their Member States have transferred powers in the
fields covered by this Agreement, including the power to make binding decisions on their Member
States, may become Contracting Parties to this Agreement.
For the determination of the number of votes referred to in Article 1, paragraph 2 and in Article 12,
Paragraph 2, regional economic integration organizations vote with the number of votes of their
Member States being members of the Economic Commission for Europe.
2. Countries Members of the United Nations as may participate in certain activities of the Economic
Commission for Europe in accordance with Paragraph 11 of the Commission's Terms of
Reference and regional economic integration organizations of such countries to which their
Member States have transferred powers in the fields covered by this Agreement including power
to make binding decisions on their Member States may become Contracting Parties to this
Agreement.
For the determination of the number of votes referred to in Article 1, paragraph 2 and in Article 12,
Paragraph 2, regional economic integration organizations vote with the number of votes of their
Member States being Members of the United Nations.
3. Accession to the amended Agreement by new Contracting Parties which are not Parties to the
1958 Agreement shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument with the Secretary-General, after
the entry into force of the amended Agreement.

ARTICLE 11
1. Each new Contracting Party may, at the time of acceding to this Agreement, declare that it does
not consider itself bound by Article 10 of the Agreement. Other Contracting Parties shall not be
bound by Article 10 in respect of any new Contracting Party which has entered such a reservation.
2. Any Contracting Party having entered a reservation as provided for in Paragraph 1 of this Article
may at any time withdraw such reservation by notifying the Secretary-General.
3. No other reservation to this Agreement or to the Regulations annexed thereto shall be permitted;
but any Contracting Party may, in accordance with the terms of Article 1, declare that it does not
propose to apply certain of the Regulations or that it does not propose to apply any of them.
ARTICLE 12
The Regulations annexed to this Agreement may be amended in accordance with the following
procedure:
1. Amendments to Regulations shall be established by the Administrative Committee as described in
Article 1, Paragraph 2 and in accordance with the procedure indicated in Appendix 1. Where
necessary an amendment may include the existing requirements as an alternative. Contracting
Parties shall specify which alternatives within the Regulations they will apply. Contracting Parties
applying alternative(s) within a Regulation shall not be obliged to accept approvals to preceding
alternative(s) within the same Regulation. Contracting Parties applying only the most recent
amendments shall not be obliged to accept approvals to preceding amendments or to unamended
Regulations. Contracting Parties applying an earlier series of amendments or the unamended
Regulation shall accept approvals granted to a later amendment series. An amendment to the
Regulation, after having been established, shall be communicated by the Administrative
Committee to the Secretary-General. As soon as possible thereafter the Secretary-General shall
give notification of this amendment to the Contracting Parties applying the Regulation.
2. An amendment to a Regulation will be considered to be adopted unless, within a period of six
months from its notification by the Secretary-General, more than one-third of the Contracting
Parties applying the Regulation at the time of notification have informed the Secretary-General of
their disagreement with the amendment. If, after this period, the Secretary-General has not
received declarations of disagreement of more than one-third of the Contracting Parties applying
the Regulation, the Secretary-General shall as soon as possible declare the amendment as
adopted and binding upon those Contracting Parties applying the Regulation who did not declare
themselves opposed to it. When a Regulation is amended and at least one-fifth of the Contracting
Parties applying the unamended Regulation subsequently declare that they wish to continue to
apply the unamended Regulation, the unamended Regulation will be regarded as an alternative to
the amended Regulation and will be incorporated formally as such into the Regulation with effect
from the date of adoption of the amendment or its entry into force. In this case the obligations of
the Contracting Parties applying the Regulation shall be the same as set out in Paragraph 1.
3. Should a new Contracting Party accede to this Agreement between the time of the notification of
the amendment to a Regulation by the Secretary-General and its entry into force, the Regulation in
question shall not enter into force for that Contracting Party until two months after it has formally
accepted the amendment or two months after the lapse of a period of six months since the
communication to that Party by the Secretary-General of the proposed amendment.

APPENDIX 1
COMPOSITION AND RULES OF PROCEDURE
OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE
ARTICLE 1
The members of the Administrative Committee shall be composed of all the Contracting Parties to the
amended Agreement.
ARTICLE 2
The Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe shall provide the
Committee with secretariat services.
ARTICLE 3
The Committee shall, at its first session each year, elect a chairman and vice-chairman.
ARTICLE 4
The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall convene the Committee under the auspices of the
Economic Commission for Europe whenever a new Regulation or an amendment to a Regulation is
required to be established.
ARTICLE 5
Proposed new Regulations shall be put to the vote. Each country, Contracting Party to the Agreement
shall have one vote. A quorum consisting of not less than half of the Contracting Parties is required for
the purposes of taking decisions. For the determination of the quorum regional economic integration
organizations, being Contracting Parties to the Agreement, vote with the number of votes of their
Member States. The representative of a regional economic integration organization may deliver the votes
of its constituent sovereign countries. New Draft Regulations shall be established by a two-thirds majority
of those present and voting.
ARTICLE 6
Proposed amendments to Regulations shall be put to the vote. Each country, Contracting Party to the
Agreement applying the Regulation shall have one vote. A quorum of not less than half of the
Contracting Parties applying the Regulation is required for the purposes of taking decisions. For the
determination of the quorum, regional economic integration organizations, being Contracting Parties to
the Agreement, vote with the number of votes of their Member States. The representative of a regional
economic integration organization may deliver the votes of those of its constituent sovereign countries
which apply the Regulation. Draft Amendments to Regulations shall be established by a two-thirds
majority of those present and voting.

2.3.5. Ensure that for each type of product, at least the checks prescribed in this Appendix and the
tests prescribed in the applicable Regulations are carried out;
2.3.6. Ensure that any set of samples or test pieces giving evidence of non-conformity in the type of
test in question gives rise to a further sampling and test. All the necessary steps must be taken
to restore conformity of the corresponding production.
2.4. The authority which has granted type approval may at any time verify the conformity control
methods applied in each production facility. The normal frequency of these verifications must be
consistent with the arrangements (if any) accepted under Paragraph 1.2. or 1.3. of this Appendix
and be such as to ensure that the relevant controls are reviewed over a period consistent with
the climate of trust established by the approval authority.
2.4.1. At every inspection, the test records and production records must be available to the visiting
inspector.
2.4.2. Where the nature of the test is appropriate, the inspector may select samples at random to be
tested in the manufacturer's laboratory (or by the Technical Service where the Regulation
annexed to this Agreement so provides). The minimum number of samples may be determined
according to the results of the manufacturer's own verification.
2.4.3. Where the level of control appears unsatisfactory, or when it seems necessary to verify the
validity of the tests carried out in application of Paragraph 2.4.2., the inspector must select
samples to be sent to the Technical Service which conducts the type approval tests.
2.4.4. The approval authority may carry out any check or test prescribed in this Appendix or in the
applicable Regulation annexed to this Agreement.
2.4.5. In cases where unsatisfactory results are found during an inspection, the approval authority must
ensure that all necessary steps are taken to restore conformity of production as rapidly as
possible.


Regulation No.
Title
15 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles equipped with a positive-ignition
engine or with a compression-ignition engine with regard to the emission of gaseous
pollutants by the engine − method of measuring the power of positive-ignition engines −
method of measuring the fuel consumption of vehicles.
16 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of:
I. Safety belts, restraint systems, child restraint systems and ISOFIX child restraint
systems for occupants of power-driven vehicles
II.
Vehicles equipped with safety-belts, safety-belt reminders, restraint systems, child
restraint systems and ISOFIX child restraint systems
17 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the seats, their
anchorages and any head restraints.
18 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to their protection
against unauthorised use.
19 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of power-driven vehicle front fog lamps.
20 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicle headlamps emitting an
asymmetrical passing beam or a driving beam or both and equipped with halogen filament
lamps (H lamps).
21 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to their interior fittings.
22 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of protective helmets and their visors for drivers
and passengers of motorcycles and mopeds.
23 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of reversing lamps for power-driven vehicles
and their trailers.
24 Uniform provisions concerning:
I. The approval of compression ignition (C.I.) engines with regard to the emission of
visible pollutants.
II.
III.
IV.
The approval of motor vehicles with regard to the installation of C.I. engines of an
approved type.
The approval of motor vehicles equipped with C.I. engines with regard to the emission
of visible pollutants by the engine.
The measurement of power of C.I. engines.
25 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of head restraints (headrests), whether or not
incorporated in vehicle seats.
26 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to their external
projections.

Regulation No.
Title
43 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of safety glazing materials and their installation
on vehicles.
44 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of restraining devices for child occupants of
power-driven vehicles ("child restraint system").
45 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of headlamp cleaners, and of power-driven
vehicles with regard to headlamp cleaners.
46 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of devices for indirect vision and of motor
vehicles with regard to the installation of these devices
47 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of mopeds equipped with a positive-ignition
engine with regard to the emission of gaseous pollutants by the engine.
48 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the installation of
lighting and light-signalling devices.
49 Uniform provisions concerning the measures to be taken against the emission of gaseous
and particulate pollutants from compression ignition engines for use in vehicles, and the
emission of gaseous pollutants from positive-ignition engines fuelled with natural gas or
liquefied petroleum gas for use in vehicles.
50 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of front position lamps, rear position lamps, stop
lamps, direction indicators and rear-registration-plate illuminating devices for vehicles of
Category L.
51 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles having at least four wheels
with regard to their noise emissions.
52 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of M and M small capacity vehicles with
regard to their general construction.
53 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of Category L vehicles with regard to the
installation of lighting and light-signalling devices.
54 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of pneumatic tyres for commercial vehicles and
their trailers.
55 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of mechanical coupling components of
combinations of vehicles.
56 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of headlamps for mopeds and vehicles treated
as such.
57 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of headlamps for motorcycles and vehicles
treated as such.

Regulation No.
Title
71 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of agricultural tractors with regard to the driver's
field of vision.
72 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motorcycle headlamps emitting an
asymmetrical passing beam and a driving beam and equipped with halogen lamps
(HS lamps).
73 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of:
I. Vehicles with regard to their lateral protection devices (LPD)
II.
III.
Lateral protection devices (LPD)
Vehicles with regard to the installation of LPD of an approved type according to Part II
of this regulation
74 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of Category L vehicles with regard to the
installation of lighting and light-signalling devices.
75 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of pneumatic tyres for motorcycles and mopeds.
76 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of headlamps for mopeds emitting a driving
beam and a passing beam.
77 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of parking lamps for power-driven vehicles.
78 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles of Categories L , L , L , L and L
with regard to braking.
79 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to steering equipment.
80 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of seats of large passenger vehicles and of
these vehicles with regard to the strength of the seats and their anchorages.
81 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of rear-view mirrors of two-wheeled
power-driven vehicles with or without sidecar, with regard to the mounting of rear-view
mirrors on handlebars.
82 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of moped headlamps equipped with filament
halogen lamps (HS ).
83 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the emission of
pollutants according to engine fuel requirements.
84 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of power-driven vehicles equipped with internal
combustion engines with regard to the measurement of fuel consumption.

Regulation No.
Title
97 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicle alarm systems (VAS) and of motor
vehicles with regard to their alarm systems (AS).
98 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicle headlamps equipped with
gas-discharge light sources.
99 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of gas-discharge light sources for use in
approved gas-discharge lamp units of power-driven vehicles.
100 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to specific requirements
for the electric power train.
101 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of passenger cars powered by an internal
combustion engine only, or powered by a hybrid electric power train with regard to the
measurement of the emission of carbon dioxide and fuel consumption and/or the
measurement of electric energy consumption and electric range, and of Categories M and
N vehicles powered by an electric power train only with regard to the measurement of
electric energy consumption and electric range.
102 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of:
I. A close-coupling device (CCD)
II.
Vehicles with regard to the fitting of an approved type of CCD
103 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of replacement pollution control devices for
power-driven vehicles.
104 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of retro-reflective markings for vehicles of
Category M, N and O.
105 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles intended for the carriage of
dangerous goods with regard to their specific construction features.
106 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of pneumatic tyres for agricultural vehicles and
their trailers.
107 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of Category M or M vehicles with regard to
their general construction.
108 Uniform provisions concerning the approval for the production of retreaded pneumatic tyres
for motor vehicles and their trailers.
109 Uniform provisions concerning the approval for the production of retreaded pneumatic tyres
for commercial vehicles and their trailers.

Regulation No.
Title
121 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the location and
identification of hand controls, tell-tales and indicators.
122 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles of Categories M, N and O with
regard to their heating systems.
123 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of adaptive front-lighting systems (AFS) for
motor vehicles.
124 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of wheels for passenger cars and their trailers.
125 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to the forward
field of vision of the motor vehicle driver.
126 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of partitioning systems to protect passengers
against displaced luggage, supplied as non original vehicle equipment.
127 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to their
pedestrian safety performance.
128 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of light emitting diode (LED) light sources for
use in approved lamp units on power-driven vehicles and their trailers.
129 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of Enhanced Child Restraint Systems (ECRS).
130 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to the Lane
Departure Warning System (LDWS).
131 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to the Advanced
Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS).
132 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of Retrofit Emission Control Devices (REC) for
heavy duty vehicles, agricultural and forestry tractors and non-road mobile machinery
equipped with compression ignition engines.
133 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to their
reusability, recyclability and recoverability.
134 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles and their components with
regard to the safety-related performance of hydrogen-fuelled cell vehicles (HFCV)
135 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to their Pole Side
Impact performance (PSI)
136 Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles of Category L with regard to
specific requirements for the electric power train
[137] Uniform provisions concerning the approval of passenger cars in the event of a frontal
collision with focus on the restraint system

STATUS OF ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS
BY MEMBER COUNTRIES UP TO FEBRUARY 19, 2016
(Continued)
Note: ECE Symbols E. 15, E. 30, E. 33, E. 38, E. 41, E. 44, E. 55, E. 59 and E. 61 are vacant.

Note: ECE Symbols E. 15, E. 30, E. 33, E. 38, E. 41, E. 44, E. 55, E. 59 and E. 61 are vacant.













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