Evolution of the Regulation of the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road, Part 2

doi: 10.32562/mkk.2023.4.10


In the first part of the two-part publication, the author presented the main stages in the history of the transport of dangerous goods by road, the administrative background, the current trends in the transport of dangerous goods and the most serious accidents. The author considers the development of the regulation of the transport of dangerous goods as a milestone in the development of the relevant international conventions and their amendments. The ADR Agreement has been amended twice so far, firstly in the body of the Agreement and secondly in the title. The second amendment removed the word “European” from the title of the Agreement, thus allowing it to be extended worldwide. In the second part of the publication, the author describes the process of the second amendment of the Agreement and examines its impact.


ADR Agreement History Protocol Amendment European


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Legal References

Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)

Directive 2008/68/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 2008 on the inland transport of dangerous goods

Act I of 1988 on Road Traffic