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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Unlawful to require conversion to LHD

Commission v Lithuania (Judgment of the Court) [2014] EUECJ C-61/12 (20 March 2014) and Commission v Poland (Judgment of the Court) [2014] EUECJ C-639/11 (20 March 2014) both establish that it is unlawful under EU rules to require right-hand-drive cars to be converted before they can be registered in the two Member States concerned, which follow the Napoleonic rule of the road.

The relevant legislation is Article 2a of Council Directive 70/311/EEC of 8 June 1970 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the steering equipment for motor vehicles and their trailers (OJ 1970 L 133, p. 10), Article 4(3) of Directive 2007/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 September 2007 establishing a framework for the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles (Framework Directive) (OJ 2007 L 263, p. 1), and Article 34 TFEU.

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