States advised to stamp International Convention of Road Traffic
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure
- The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has advised the States and Union Territory administrations to stamp International Convention of Road Traffic of 19th September 1949 on the first page of International Driving Permit, IDP issued by them.
- Many countries ask for the validation of IDP in accordance with the International Convention of Road Traffic of 19th September 1949.
Important value additions
- The Convention on Road Traffic is commonly known as the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic.
- It is an international treaty promoting the development and safety of international road traffic by establishing certain uniform rules among the contracting parties.
- The convention addresses minimum mechanical and safety equipment needed to be on board.
- It defines an identification mark to identify the origin of the vehicle.
- The Convention was prepared and opened for signature by the United Nations Conference on Road and Motor Transport held at Geneva from 23 August to 19 September 1949. It came into force on 26 March 1952.