Details of Treaty No.052

European Convention on the Punishment of Road Traffic Offences
Title European Convention on the Punishment of Road Traffic Offences
Reference ETS No.052
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 30/11/1964  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States
Entry into Force 18/07/1972  - 3 Ratifications.

The Convention aims to address the increase in road traffic between Parties and the dangers consequent upon the violation of rules designed to protect road users. It sets out a framework of mutual co-operation for more effective punishment of road traffic offences in the territories of the Parties.

The Convention derogates from the principle of territoriality by empowering a Party in whose territory a road traffic offence has been committed to choose between instituting proceedings itself or requesting the State of residence of the offender to prosecute the offence.

A list of offences to which the Convention applies appears in Annex 1, named the "Common Schedule of Road Traffic Offences".

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