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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe – Road Safety Conventions and Agreements.

Road Safety Management, 2016

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is the custodian of UN road safety conventions and agreements on traffic rules, road signs & signals, and construction & technical inspection of vehicles. 

UNECE’s instruments promote road safety by providing a framework of legally binding standards that can be adopted by all UN Member States. In regard to vehicles construction, for example, the UNECE WP29 is responsible for the most important passenger car regulations such as: seat belt anchorages, safety belts & restraints, frontal collision, lateral collision, electronic stability control, pedestrian protection, child restraints. The application of these standards plays a vital role in raising levels of vehicle safety around the world. Similarly, WP1 supports the harmonization of road traffic rules particularly through the Conventions on Road Traffic and on Road Signs and Signals of 1968.