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How Road Safety Performance Review can accelerate efficient implementation of UN legal instruments on safe vehicles

01 - 02 October 2020

Online workshop

The Road Safety Performance Review (RSPR) aims to help Member States to strengthen the road safety management capacities and effectively address identified deficiencies and improve national road safety records. The seven RSPRs, prepared so far, mapped gaps and identified priority areas for action in Member States, helping countries to design targeted road safety policy/strategy. Specific recommendations were focused on addressing road safety challenges e.g. empowering national road safety coordination body, re-introducing Periodic Technical Inspections (PTI) for passenger vehicles, updating national road design standards and practices, and improving legislation on vulnerable road users, etc. Two years after completion, the Workshop will take stock on RSPR project results, especially related to safe vehicles pillar.

UN legal instruments developed under the UNECE auspices have assisted many countries in developing and enforcing traffic rules and measures and improving road safety management system; producing safe road vehicles; reducing the risk during the transport of dangerous goods and hazardous materials; and ensuring that only safe and well-maintained vehicles and competent drivers can participate in traffic.

On safe vehicles, UNECE currently administers three UN Agreements, namely:

  • UN 1958 Agreement concerning the Adoption of Harmonized Technical United Nations Regulations 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 United Nations Regulations (Revision 3);
  • UN 1998 Agreement concerning the Establishing of Global Technical Regulations for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles;
  • UN 1997 Agreement concerning the Adoption of Uniform Conditions for Periodical Technical Inspections of Wheeled Vehicles and the Reciprocal Recognition of such Inspections.

The aim of the workshop is to strengthen knowledge of road safety stakeholders on Road Safety Performance Reviews (methodology, data requirements, results and benefits), how to efficiently implement RSPR recommendation – with special emphasize on provisions of the 1997 and 1958 Agreements. The workshop will take stock on current legislation and practice in beneficiary countries and provide road map how to update national legislation to be in full conformity with 1997 Agreements. National representatives will present best practice in Periodical Technical Inspection and Roadside Checks and how to keep national legislation updated.



Session I. Road Safety Performance Reviews

PDF Mr. Nenad Nikolic, UNECE, RSPR Methodology

PDF Mr. Edmond Alite, Expert, Albania, RSPR Results

PDF Mr. Giorgi Murghvashvili, LEPL Land Transport Agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia

PDF Mr. Erekle Kezherashvili, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia, RSPR Results

PDF Ms. Priti Gautam, UNSG Special Envoy for Road Safety Secretariat, RSPR in four African countries


Session II.   Safe Vehicles – National legislation and best practice on Periodical Technical Inspections

PDF Mr. Walter Nissler, UNECE, Main UN Agreements and Regulations for Road Safety

Periodical Technical Inspections – national legal framework, best practice, monitoring and future plans:

PDF Albania

PDF Bosnia and Herzegovina

PDF Georgia

PDF Montenegro

PDF Serbia


Session III. The 1997 Agreement on Periodical Technical Inspections implementation

PDF Mr. Walter Nissler, UNECE, The 1997 Agreement

PDF Mr. Laszlo Ronay, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, example of Hungary

PDF Mr. Dmitrij Bial, Ministry of Transport and Communication, Lithuania example

PDF Mr. Eduard Fernandez, CITA, International best practice