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Linguistic versions (ADR, Instructions in writing)

Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
Linguistic versions of ADR and Instructions in writing

From this website, it is possible to view and download the full text of ADR 2023 in English, French and Russian.

To view ADR in Portuguese: ADR em Português

To view ADR in Spanish: ADR en Español

To view ADR in Norwegian: ADR in Norwegian

To view ADR in Romanian: ADR in Romanian

To view ADR in Danish: ADR in Danish.

To view ADR in Polish: ADR in Polish.

Instructions in writing

As an aid during an accident emergency situation that may occur or arise during carriage, instructions in writing in the form specified in of ADR shall be carried in the vehicle crew’s cab and shall be readily available.

These instructions shall be provided by the carrier to the vehicle crew in language(s) that each member can read and understand before the commencement of the journey. The carrier shall ensure that each member of the vehicle crew concerned understands and is capable of carrying out the instructions properly.

Before the start of the journey, the members of the vehicle crew shall inform themselves of the dangerous goods loaded and consult the instructions in writing for details on actions to be taken in the event of an accident or emergency.

The instructions in writing shall correspond to the following four page model as regards its form and contents.
As regards the German versions of the instructions in writing, the Governments of Austria, Germany and Switzerland notified that variations in spelling or terminology confirmed by usage in certain German-speaking countries or region are acceptable and do not affect the validity of the instructions in writing provided they may be understood by the members of the vehicle crew.


Revised instructions in writing applicable since 1 January 2017 (still applicable in accordance with ADR 2023)
French PDF UNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/WP.15/231 and Add.1)
English PDF UNECE Version (Source: ECE/TRANS/WP.15/231 and Add.1)
Russian PDF UNECE Version (Editorially revised in ADR 2019)
Bulgarian PDF (Source: Governement of Bulgaria, received on 10 July 2017)
Czech PDF (Source: Government of the Czech Republic, revised version received on 5.06.2020)
Danish PDF (Source: Government of Denmark, received on 14.12.2016)
Dutch PDF (Source: Government of the Netherlands, received on 11.04.2016)
Dutch PDF (Source: Government of Belgium, received on 5.05.2017)
Estonian PDF (Source: Government of Estonia, revised version received on 22.05.2017)
Finnish PDF (Source: Government of Finland, revised version received on 20.10.2023)
German PDF (Source: Government of Germany, received on 20.01.2017)
Greek PDF (Source: Government of Greece, received on 04.07.2017)
Hungarian PDF (Source: Government of Hungary, received on 23.01.2017)
Italian PDF (Source: Government of Italia, revised version received on 23.05.2017)
Latvian PDF (Source: Government of Latvia, received on 29.12.2016)
Lithuanian PDF (Source: Government of Lithuania, revised version received on 29.08.2017)
Macedonian PDF (Source: Government of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 7.05.2017)
Montenegrin PDF (Source: Government of Montenegro, received on 23.11.2023)
Norwegian PDF (Source: Government of Norway, received on 21.12.2016)
Polish PDF (Source: Government of Poland, received on 26.04.2017)
Portuguese PDF (Source: Government of Portugal, revised version received on 16.06.2017)
Romanian PDF (Source: Government of Romania, received on 23.01.2017)
Serbia PDF (Source: Government of Serbia, received on 11.08.2017)
Slovak PDF (Source: Government of Slovakia, revised version received on 29.03.2021)
Slovenian PDF (Source: Government of Slovenia, received on 17.02.2017, editorially revised version received on 13.03.2023)
Spanish PDF (Source: Government of Spain, revised version received on 01.03.2022)
Swedish PDF (Source: Government of Sweden, received on 16.12.2016)
Turkish PDF (Source: Government of Turkey, received on 14.02.2017)