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Details of Treaty No.052
|Title||European Convention on the Punishment of Road Traffic Offences|
|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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