Ensuring road traffic safety

Have you ever noticed that road signs are more or less the same all around the world? This is thanks to the Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (WP1). The group meets twice a year in Geneva to elaborate legal instruments aimed at harmonizing traffic regulations and road signs. WP1 also prepares recommendations on specific issues such as international driving permits.

WP 1 is the only permanent intergovernmental body in the UN dealing with road safety. The Geneva-based UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) provides the secretariat support.

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