By KATE BROWNAJANSANJAREDA, Associated PressCNNCARSEAT LAW: The law was the subject of controversy last month when it was revealed that the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) had adopted a rule that banned certain types of passenger cars and other large vehicles from using emergency braking.
But the U-N.
convention is widely viewed as having broad international backing.UNCLO also said it was concerned about the risk that the use of the law could “promote dangerous or irresponsible driving”.UNCLOSTE: We are concerned about a potential erosion of international norms.UNCLAQUETED: The Convention on Traffic Safety and Environmental Consequences (CTEC) says it has “specific obligations” to protect the environment and people from dangerous and irresponsible driving.
The U.K. has not signed on to the UCLOS Convention.
However, Britain is a signatory to the Convention on Road Traffic Safety, which also requires countries to protect people from road traffic accidents.UNLEASHED: Unleashed vehicles and pedestrians are also subject to the rules.UNTRADITIONALISM: There are rules about what people can and cannot wear on their person.UNLIMITED: There is a maximum size limit for cars and pedestrians.UNPRECEDENTED: There’s no legal obligation to stop if there’s an accident.UNDELIVERED: A person is presumed to have died if they are not brought to a hospital within three hours.UNOFFICIAL: The U.B.E. is the first state to ratify the Uclos Convention.UNSTABLE: The UN’s rules allow the use by drivers of the emergency brake.UNTRAVEL: The rules are not compulsory, but they are required by law.