Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals Law and Legal Definition
The Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals is an international treaty that aims to increase road safety and aid international road traffic by standardizing the signing system for road traffic in use internationally. The convention aims to standardize road signs, traffic lights and road markings.
This convention was agreed upon by the United Nations Economic and Social Council’s Conference on Road Traffic in Vienna from October 7, 1968 to November 8, 1968. This convention was signed in Vienna on November 8, 1968 and came into force on June 6, 1978. This conference also produced the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, which supports this legislation by standardizing international traffic laws.
The convention revised and substantially extended the earlier 1949 Geneva Protocol on Road Signs and Signals.