Economic Community of West African States
A/P2/5/82 Convention regulating Inter-State road Transportation between ECOWAS Member States
- Published in official journal 4 on 1 June 1982
- Not commenced
- [This is the version of this document as it was at 29 May 1982 to 31 May 1982.]
Article 1In this Convention"Treaty" means the Treaty of the Economic Community of West African States,"Community" means the Economic Community of West African States established by Article 1 of the Treaty,"Member State" or "Member States" means a Member State or Member States of the Community;"Authority" means the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Community established by Article 5 of the Treaty;"Council" means the Council of Ministers of the Community established by Article 6 of the Treaty;"Executive Secretary" means the Executive Secretary of the Community appointed under Article 8 of the Treaty;"Transporter" means the natural or legal person in whose name the transporter's licence is issued;"Road Vehicle" means any motor vehicle or any Trailer or semi Trailer with back axle, the front part of which rests on the towing vehicle and is so designed as to be connected to such a vehicle,"Container" means any means of transport (frame, tankers or similar stock);(1)having a durable outlook and of such quality as to withstand repeated use,(2)specially designed to facilitate transportation of merchandise without the need for breaking bulk by one or several means of transportation,(3)equiped with devices which can be easily manipulated especially when changing from one means of transport to another,(4)made in such a way that it can be filled and emptied easily, and(5)having an internal capacity of at least one cubic metre"Way-bill" means a document issued by the loading agent or the freight office, indicating the nature and weight of the cargo, the loading and off-loading points as well as the date of commencement of transportation.
Article 3The following shall be the recognised Community road axes:
Article 4The axle load of the various types of vehicles authorised to carry out Inter-State Transportation shall not exceed 11.5 tonnes.
Article 5The maximum dimensions allowed for the road vehicles defined in Article 2 above shall be as follows:
|a) Length||Vehicles with two or three axles||11m (In exceptional cases, the length of passenger vehicles may be longer than 11 meters but shall not exceed 12 meters, provided the overhang shall not be greater that 6/10 of its width or a length of 3,50m).|
|Articulated vehicles||15 m (under special arrangement made for container vehicles) Articulated carriage (vehicle + trailer 18m|
|Road train||22 m|
|(b) Breadth||All vehicles||2.50 m|
|(c) Height||All vehicles||4 m|
Article 6For an omnibus, two entrances or exits shall be provided for passengers. One emergency exit shall also be provided.
Every entrance or exit (other than emergency exit) shall be on the near side of the omnibus.
|Width of the door||0.60 m|
|Height of the door||1.60 m|