CONVENTION ON ROAD TRAFFIC DONE AT VIENNA ON 8 NOVEMBER 1968

The Contracting Parties,

Desiring to facilitate international road traffic and to increase road safety through the adoption of uniform traffic rules,

Have agreed upon the following provisions:

Chapter I GENERAL PROVISIONS ARTICLE 1

Definitions

For the purpose of this Convention the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby assigned to them:

(a)     The “domestic legislation” of a Contracting Party means the entire body of national or local laws and regulations in force in the territory of that Contracting Party;

(b)     A vehicle is said to be “in international traffic” in the territory of a State if:

(i)      It is owned by a natural or legal person normally resident outside that State;

(ii)     It is not registered in that State; and

(iii)    It is temporarily imported into that State;

provided, however, that a Contracting Party may refuse to regard as being “in international traffic” a  vehicle  which  has  remained in  its  territory for  more  than  one  year  without a substantial interruption, the duration of which may be fixed by that Contracting Party.

A combination of vehicles is said to be “in international traffic” if at least one of the vehicles in the combination conforms to the above definition;

The Annexes to this Convention, namely,

  1. Annex 1:     Exceptions to the obligation to admit motor vehicles and trailers in international traffic;
  2. Annex 2:     Registration number of motor vehicles and trailers in international traffic;
  3. Annex 3:     Distinguishing sign of motor vehicles and trailers in international traffic;
  4. Annex 4:     Identification marks of motor vehicles and trailers in international traffic;
  5. Annex 5:     Technical conditions concerning motor vehicles and trailers;
  6. Annex 6:     Domestic driving permit; and
  7. Annex 7:     International driving permit;

Are integral parts of this Convention

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