Carriage of Passengers by Road Act 1974

  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. Convention to have force of law.

  3. 2. Designation of Contracting States.

  4. 3. Liability of carrier for death or personal injury.

  5. 4. Power of court to take account of other proceedings.

  6. 5. Registration of foreign judgments.

  7. 6. Actions against Contracting States.

  8. 7. Resolution of conflicts between conventions on carriage of passengers.

  9. 8. Amendments consequential on revision of Convention.

  10. 9. Application to British possessions, etc.

  11. 10. Application to Scotland.

  12. 11. Application to Northern Ireland.

  13. 12. Orders in Council.

  14. 13. Application to Crown.

  15. 14. Short title, interpretation and commencement.

    1. SCHEDULE

      CONVENTION ON THE CONTRACT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS AND LUGGAGE BY ROAD

      1. Chapter I SCOPE OF APPLICATION

        1. Article 1

          1. 1.This Convention shall apply to every contract for the carriage...

          2. 2.For the purposes of this Convention: (a) “carrier” means any...

          3. 3.This Convention shall also apply where the carrier is a...

          4. 4.The Contracting States undertake not to vary any of the...

        2. Article 2

          1. Where carriage by road is interrupted and another mode of...

        3. Article 3

          1. Where the vehicle itself is carried over part of the...

      2. Chapter II PERSONS FOR WHOM THE CARRIER IS RESPONSIBLE

        1. Article 4

          1. For the purposes of this Convention, the carrier shall be...

      3. Chapter III TRANSPORT DOCUMENTS

        1. Section 1. Passengers

        2. Article 5

          1. 1.Where passengers are carried, the carrier shall issue an individual...

          2. 2.The ticket shall show the name and the address of...

          3. 3.The carrier shall be liable for any damage which may...

        3. Article 6

          1. The ticket shall be prima facie evidence of the particulars...

        4. Article 7

          1. Unless the ticket contains a provision to the contrary it...

        5. Section 2. Luggage

        6. Article 8

          1. 1.The carrier may, and at the request of the passenger...

          2. 2.The luggage registration voucher, if it is not combined with...

          3. 3.The carrier shall be liable for any damage which may...

        7. Article 9

          1. The luggage registration voucher shall be prima facie evidence of...

        8. Article 10

          1. 1.A carrier acting in good faith shall be deemed to...

          2. 2.If the luggage registration voucher is not produced, the carrier...

          3. 3.Luggage which is not claimed on the arrival of the...

      4. Chapter IV LIABILITY OF THE CARRIER

        1. Section 1. Personal Injuries

        2. Article 11

          1. 1.The carrier shall be liable for loss or damage resulting...

          2. 2.The carrier shall be relieved of this liability if the...

          3. 3.The carrier shall not be relieved of liability by reason...

        3. Article 12

          1. Subject to article 13, paragraph 1, the court or tribunal...

        4. Article 13

          1. 1.The total damages payable by the carrier in respect of...

          2. 2.The amount referred to in paragraph 1 of this article...

          3. 3.A higher limit may be agreed between the parties to...

          4. 4.The limitations of damages referred to in this article shall...

        5. Section 2. Damage to Luggage

        6. Article 14

          1. 1.The carrier shall be liable for loss or damage resulting...

          2. 2.The carrier shall be relieved of this liability, if the...

          3. 3.The carrier shall not be relieved of liability by reason...

        7. Article 15

          1. 1.Luggage not delivered within fourteen days from the date on...

          2. 2.If a piece of luggage which is deemed to be...

        8. Article 16

          1. 1.When under the provisions of this Convention a carrier is...

          2. 2.The amounts referred to in paragraph 1 of this article...

          3. 3.Higher limits may be agreed between the parties to the...

        9. Section 3. General Provisions

        10. Article 17

          1. 1.The carrier shall be exonerated wholly or in part from...

          2. 2.Where the carrier is liable for the loss or damage...

          3. 3.The carrier shall not be liable under this Convention for...

        11. Article 18

          1. 1.In all cases governed by this Convention, proceedings for liability...

          2. 2.If the loss or damage results from wilful misconduct or...

          3. 3.Subject to the provisions of the preceding paragraph, the total...

        12. Article 19

          1. The franc referred to in this Convention shall be the...

        13. Article 19

          1. The Unit of Account mentioned in this Convention is the...

      5. Chapter V CLAIMS AND ACTIONS

        1. Article 20

          1. 1.The receipt of luggage by a passenger without complaint on...

          2. 2.The passenger shall be relieved of the obligations imposed on...

        2. Article 21

          1. 1.In all legal proceedings arising out of carriage under this...

          2. 2.Where in respect of a claim to which paragraph 1...

          3. 3.Where a judgment entered by a court or tribunal of...

          4. 4.The provisions of the preceding paragraph shall apply to judgments...

          5. 5.Security for costs of proceedings arising out of carriage under...

        3. Article 22

          1. 1.The period of limitation for actions arising out of the...

          2. 2.The period of limitation for actions arising out of carriage...

          3. 3.A written claim shall suspend the period of limitation until...

          4. 4.Subject to the provisions of the preceding paragraph, the extension...

      6. Chapter VI NULLITY OF STIPULATIONS TO THE CONVENTION

        1. Article 23

          1. 1.Any stipulation which would directly or indirectly derogate from the...

          2. 2.In particular, any clause assigning to the carrier the benefit...

          3. 3.Any clause assigning to an arbitral tribunal a jurisdiction which...

      7. Chapter VII FINAL PROVISIONS

        1. Article 31

          1. 1.Any Contracting Party to the Agreement on General Conditions for...

          2. 2.The declaration referred to in paragraph 1 of this article...

        2. Article 32

          1. 1.Any Contracting Party may, at the time of signing, ratifying...

          2. 2.The reservation referred to in paragraph 1 of this article...