Number 24 of 1961


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1961

REVISED

Updated to 12 August 2016


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of Road Traffic Act 1961. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Energy Act 2016 (12/2016), enacted 30 July 2016, and all statutory instruments up to and including Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 447 of 2016), made 9 August 2016, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

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Number 24 of 1961


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1961

REVISED

Updated to 12 August 2016


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2016: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be read together as one (Public Transport Act 2016 (3/2016), s. 10(5)). The Acts in the group are:

Road Traffic Act 1961 (24/1961)

Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1973 (15/1973) (repealed)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (19/1978) (repealed)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1984 (16/1984)

Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987 (34/1987), insofar as it amends the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 1984

Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994)

Road Traffic Act 1995 (7/1995) (repealed)

Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002)

Road Traffic Act 2003 (37/2003) (repealed)

Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004), other than Part 6

Railway Safety Act 2005 (31/2005), Part 17

Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006)

Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006 (28/2006)

Roads Act 2007 (34/2007), s. 12

Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010)

Road Traffic Act 2011 (7/2011)

Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2011 (28/2011)

Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (37/2013), Part 11

Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014)

Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2014 (39/2014)

Vehicle Clamping Act 2015 (13/2015), Part 5 (citation only)

Public Transport Act 2016 (3/2016), s. 8

Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 and 1987: this Act deals with similar subject matter to a group of Acts included in this collective citation (Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987, s. 15(4)). The Acts in the group are:

Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 (14/1975)

Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987 (34/1987), in so far as it amends the Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1999, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Public Transport Act 2016 (3/2016)

Vehicle Clamping Act 2015 (13/2015)

Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2014 (39/2014)

Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014)

Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014)

Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (37/2013)

Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012)

Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2011 (28/2011)

Road Traffic Act 2011 (7/2011)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010)

Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010)

Communications Regulation (Premium Rate Services and Electronic Communications Infrastructure) Act 2010 (2/2010)

Public Transport Regulation Act 2009 (37/2009)

Roads Act 2007 (34/2007)

Water Services Act 2007 (30/2007)

Criminal Justice Act 2007 (29/2007)

Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (25/2007)

Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006 (28/2006)

Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006)

Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006)

Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (14/2006)

Railway Safety Act 2005 (31/2005)

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (10/2005)

Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004)

Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 (33/2004)

Civil Registration Act 2004 (3/2004)

Road Traffic Act 2003 (37/2003)

Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (25/2003)

Communications Regulation Act 2002 (20/2002)

Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002)

Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act 2001 (55/2001)

Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001 (50/2001)

Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001)

Motor Vehicle (Duties and Licenses) Act 2001 (22/2001)

Planning and Development Act 2000 (30/2000)

Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Act 2000 (29/2000)

Road Transport Act 1999 (15/1999)

Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Act 1998 (24/1998)

Bail Act 1997 (16/1997)

Freedom of Information Act 1997 (13/1997)

Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 (4/1997)

Waste Management Act 1996 (10/1996)

Road Traffic Act 1995 (7/1995)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994)

Roads Act 1993 (14/1993)

Finance Act 1993 (13/1993)

Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987 (34/1987)

Dublin Metropolitan Streets Commission Act 1986 (30/1986)

Dublin Transport Authority Act 1986 (15/1986)

Canals Act 1986 (3/1986)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1984 (16/1984)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (19/1978)

Criminal Law Act 1976 (32/1976)

Finance Act 1976 (16/1976)

Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 (14/1975)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1973 (15/1973)

Dangerous Substances Act 1972 (10/1972)

Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968)

Firearms Act 1964 (1/1964)

Civil Liability Act 1961 (41/1961)

All Acts up to and including Energy Act 2016 (12/2016), enacted 30 July 2016, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 447 of 2016)

Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences -Tyres) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 167 of 2016)

Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Newfoundland and Labrador) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 14 of 2016)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 444 of 2015)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 13) (Prescribed Form and Manner of Statements) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 398 of 2015)

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 354 of 2015)

Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences) (Prescribed Notice and Document) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 333 of 2015)

Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences — Cyclists) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 331 of 2015)

National Vehicle and Driver File (Access) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 287 of 2015)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 242 of 2015)

Road Traffic (Speed Limit - Traffic Signs) (Dimensions) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 241 of 2015)

Road Traffic (Co-Ordination of Roadworks) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 139 of 2015)

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 136 of 2015)

Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Manitoba) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 118 of 2015)

National Vehicle and Driver File (Access) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 64 of 2015)

Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 608 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 559 of 2014)

Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2014 (Small Public Service Vehicle) (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 507 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Speed Limit - Traffic Signs) (Local Roads) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 488 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Ontario) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 413 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 381 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 330 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 326 of 2014)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 322 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 253 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 249 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 248 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Plating and Speed Rating of Agricultural Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 247 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 166 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No.4) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 467 of 2013)

Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Local Area Hackney) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 458 of 2013)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 420 of 2013)

Finance Act 1993 (Section 60) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 414 of 2013)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 303 of 2013)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 234 of 2013)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 187 of 2013)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Learner Drivers) (Certificates of Competency) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 86 of 2013)

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 43 of 2013)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 10 of 2013)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 6 of 2013)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Fees) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 559 of 2012)

Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Fixed Charges Offences) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 537 of 2012)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 399 of 2012)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 331 of 2012)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 330 of 2012)

Road Traffic Act 2002 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) (Penalty Points) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 296 of 2012)

Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2011 (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 294 of 2012)

Road Traffic (Special Permits for Particular Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 105 of 2012)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 104 of 2012)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 103 of 2012)

Road Traffic (Courses of Instruction) (Learner Permit Holders) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 4 of 2012)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Learner Drivers) (Certificate of Competency) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 3 of 2012)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 711 of 2011)

European Union (Motor Insurance) (Limitation of Insurance in relation to Injury to Property) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 702 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Blue and Amber Lamps) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 695 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Requirement to have Audible Warning Devices on Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 694 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Courses of Instruction) (Motorcycles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 681 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 672 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 654 of 2011)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 623 of 2011)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Fixed Penalty Notice - Drink Driving) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 595 of 2011)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 13) (Prescribed Form and Manner of Statements) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 541 of 2011)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Sections 15 and 17) (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 540 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 483 of 2011)

European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 477 of 2011)

European Communities (Road Infrastructure Safety Management) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 472 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Driving Mirrors - Additional Requirements for Heavy Goods Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 457 of 2011)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Restraint Systems in Organised Transport of Children) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 367 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 315 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Spray-Suppression) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 272 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 235 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Courses of Instruction) (Learner Permit Holders) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 173 of 2011)

Transport (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 141 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 35 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 544 of 2010)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Learner Drivers) (Certificates of Competency) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 509 of 2010)

Road Traffic (Specialised Vehicle Permits) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 461 of 2010)

Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 452 of 2010)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 403 of 2010)

Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences - New Zealand and Taiwan) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 402 of 2010)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Revocation) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 259 of 2010)

Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Suitability Inspection and Annual Licence Renewal Assessment of Small Public Service Vehicles) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 249 of 2010)

Small Public Service Vehicles (Dublin) (Lost Property) Bye-laws 2010 (S.I. No. 175 of 2010)

Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 576 of 2009)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 567 of 2009)

Road Traffic (Display of Test Disc) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 548 of 2009)

Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 487 of 2009)

Road Traffic (Immobilisation of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 406 of 2009)

Road Traffic (Driving Instructor Licensing) (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 203 of 2009)

Road Traffic (Specialised Vehicle Permits) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 147 of 2009)

Road Traffic (Driving Instructor Licensing) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 146 of 2009)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 130 of 2009)

Road Traffic Acts 1961 To 2007 (Fixed Charge offences) (Prescribed Notice and Document) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 113 of 2009)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 590 of 2008)

Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 589 of 2008)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 588 of 2008)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 471 of 2008)

Official Languages Act 2003 (Section 9) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 391 of 2008)

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 366 of 2008)

Road Traffic (Driving Mirrors Additional Requirements for Heavy Goods Vehicles) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 312 of 2008)

European Communities (Motor Insurance) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 248 of 2008)

Road Traffic (Retreaded Tyres) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 118 of 2008)

European Communities (Road Transport) (Working Conditions and Road Safety) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 62 of 2008)

Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 829 of 2007)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Learner Drivers) (Certificates of Competency) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 725 of 2007)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Learner Drivers) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 724 of 2007)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Learner Drivers) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 719 of 2007)

Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Small Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment and Licensing) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 710 of 2007)

Road Traffic (Components and Separate Technical Units) (Two and Three Wheel Motor Vehicle) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 629 of 2007)

Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 527 of 2007)

Road Traffic (Components and Separate Technical Units) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 375 of 2007)

Road Traffic (Special Permits for Particular Vehicles) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 283 of 2007)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Control of Traffic - Exemption Permits) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 639 of 2006)

Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 637 of 2006)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006)

Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Small Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 493 of 2006)

Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006)

Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2006 (Fixed Charge Offence) (Holding Mobile Phone While Driving) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 444 of 2006)

Road Traffic Act 2006 (Mobile Phones-Prescribed Numbers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 385 of 2006)

Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Blue and Amber Lamps) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 342 of 2006)

Road Traffic (Requirement to Have Audible Warning Devices on Vehicles) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 340 of 2006)

European Communities (Compulsory use of Safety Belts and Child Restraint Systems in Motor Vehicles) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 240 of 2006)

Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 136 of 2006)

Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2005 (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 135 of 2006)

European Communities (Road Transport) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 88 of 2006)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (Revocation) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 833 of 2005)

Road Traffic (Traffic Signs - Periodic Special Speed Limits) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 756 of 2005)

Taxi Regulation Act 2003 (Fees And Licensing) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 651 of 2005)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 62 of 2005)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 12 of 2005)

Road Traffic (Speed Limit - Traffic Signs) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 10 of 2005)

Road Traffic (Ordinary Speed Limits - Certain Vehicles) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 9 of 2005)

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 858 of 2004)

European Communities (Vehicle Testing) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 771 of 2004)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 705 of 2004)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 403 of 2004)

Road Traffic (Removal of Exemption From Wearing Seat Belts by Taxi Drivers) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 402 of 2004)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 157 of 2004)

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 99 of 2004)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 486 of 2003)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 405 of 2003)

Dublin Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 2002 (S.I. No. 546 of 2002)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 322 of 2003)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 97 of 2003)

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 5 of 2003)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 500 of 2002)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 492 of 2002)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 411 of 2002)

Public Enterprise (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 305 of 2002)

National Roads and Road Traffic (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 298 of 2002)

Dungarvan Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 2002 (S.I. No. 295 of 2002)

Mullingar Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 2002 (S.I. No. 294 of 2002)

Dundalk Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 2002 (S.I. No. 293 of 2002)

Castlebar Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 2002 (S.I. No. 292 of 2002)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 93 of 2002)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 55 of 2002)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 51 of 2002)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (No 3) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 550 of 2001)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers)(Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 541 of 2001)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 537 of 2001)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 534 of 2001)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 516 of 2001)

Ballina Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 2001 (S.I. No. 509 of 2001)

European Communities (Road Traffic) (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 463 of 2001)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (No 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 298 of 2001)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 169 of 2001)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers)(Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 75 of 2001)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 74 of 2001)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 38 of 2001)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 32 of 2001)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 368 of 2000)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 367 of 2000)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 255 of 2000)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 224 of 2000)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 3 of 2000)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 445 of 1999)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 395 of 1999)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 366 of 1999)

Letterkenny Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1999 (S.I. No. 364 of 1999)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999)

European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 316 of 1999)

Athlone Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1999 (S.I. No. 241 of 1999)

Waterford Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1999 (S.I. No. 240 of 1999)

Navan Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1999 (S.I. No. 239 of 1999)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 51 of 1999)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 12 of 1999)

Road Traffic (Car Testing) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 481 of 1998)

Road Traffic (Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 358 of 1998)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 295 of 1998)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 273 of 1998)

Road Traffic (Immobilisation of Vehicles) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 247 of 1998)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 208 of 1998)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 207 of 1998)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 48 of 1998)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 47 of 1998)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 511 of 1997)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 405 of 1997)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 404 of 1997)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 396 of 1997)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 193 of 1997)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 182 of 1997)

Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 181 of 1997)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 328 of 1996)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 319 of 1996)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 173 of 1996)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 139 of 1996)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 138 of 1996)

Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 137 of 1996)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 27 of 1996)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 26 of 1996)

European Communities (Road Traffic) (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 353 of 1995)

County of Kerry Traffic and Parking (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1995 (S.I. No. 268 of 1995)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 217 of 1995)

Road Traffic (Parking Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 186 of 1995)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 136 of 1995)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 125 of 1995)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 87 of 1995)

Road Transport (International Carriage of Goods by Road) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 23 of 1995)

County of Louth Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1995 (S.I. No. 22 of 1995)

Dublin Area Traffic and Parking (Temporary) Rules 1994 (S.I. No. 12 of 1995)

Dublin (Parking of Buses) Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1994 (S.I. No. 11 of 1995)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 277 of 1994)

Road Traffic (Built-Up Area Speed Limit) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 224 of 1994)

Road Traffic (Special Speed Limits) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 223 of 1994)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Westmeath) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 184 of 1994)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kilkenny) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 89 of 1994)

County of Offaly Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1993 (S.I. No. 87 of 1994)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Cork and County of Cork) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 80 of 1994)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 56 of 1994)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 48 of 1994)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kildare) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 42 of 1994)

Borough of Limerick and County of Limerick) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 41 of 1994)

Waterford (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1993 (S.I. No. 27 of 1994)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Waterford and County of Waterford) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 26 of 1994)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Sligo) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 15 of 1994)

Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 3 of 1994)

Road Traffic General Bye Laws 1964 (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 393 of 1993)

Dublin Area Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1993 (S.I. No. 334 of 1993)

Dublin (Parking of Buses) Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1993 (S.I. No. 329 of 1993)

County of Kerry Traffic and Parking (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1993 (S.I. No. 327 of 1993)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 322 of 1993)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kerry) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 319 of 1993)

Road Traffic (Control of Supply of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 301 of 1993)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 299 of 1993)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 263 of 1993)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 198 of 1993)

Local Government Act 1991 (Removal of Controls) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 172 of 1993)

Dublin Area Traffic and Parking (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1993 (S.I. No. 131 of 1993)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 126 of 1993)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Bus Lane) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 113 of 1993)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Roscommon) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 96 of 1993)

Road Traffic General Bye-Laws (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 63 of 1993)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 29 of 1993)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 23 of 1993)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 5 of 1993)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 385 of 1992)

Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 384 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 358 of 1992)

European Communities (Road Traffic) (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 347 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 346 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 325 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Co-Ordination of Roadworks) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 323 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 308 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Waterford and County of Waterford) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 280 of 1992)

Dublin (Parking of Buses) Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1992 (S.I. No. 279 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Monaghan) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 262 of 1992)

Taximeter (Fees on Verification and Stamping by Special Inspectors) (No. 2) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 261 of 1992)

Taximeter (Fees on Verification and Stamping by Special Inspectors) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 248 of 1992)

Dublin Meter Parking Places Rules 1992 (S.I. No. 235 of 1992)

County of Wexford Traffic and Parking (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1992 (S.I. No. 200 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Wicklow) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 197 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kildare) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 196 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 195 of 1992)

Road Traffic (General and Ordinary Speed Limits) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 194 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 183 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 172 of 1992)

Limerick (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1992 (S.I. No. 147 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Laois) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 115 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Limerick and County of Limerick) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 109 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Cork and County of Cork) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 98 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kildare) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 49 of 1992)

Cork (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1992 (S.I. No. 44 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 32 of 1992)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 359 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 358 of 1991)

European Communities (Vehicle Testing) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 356 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 320 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 302 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Clare) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 274 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 273 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 272 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 271 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Wicklow) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 270 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 205 of 1991)

Road Traffic General Bye-Laws (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 204 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 185 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 182 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 140 of 1991)

European Communities (Road Passenger Transport) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 59 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Speed Meter Detectors) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 50 of 1991)

Road Traffic (Control of Supply of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 35 of 1991)

County of Westmeath Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1990 (S.I. No. 322 of 1990)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 319 of 1990)

Limerick (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1990 (S.I. No. 317 of 1990)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 286 of 1990)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Tipperary South Riding) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 172 of 1990)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 151 of 1990)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 58 of 1990)

Road Traffic (Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 24 of 1990)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 23 of 1990)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 353 of 1989)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Leitrim) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 330 of 1989)

Town of Mullingar Pay and Display Disc Parking Temporary Rules 1989 (S.I. No. 317 of 1989)

European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 287 of 1989)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989)

Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 267 of 1989)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 266 of 1989)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kildare) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 230 of 1989)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 206 of 1989)

Dublin Meter Parking Places Rules 1989 (S.I. No. 198 of 1989)

Sligo Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1989 (S.I. No. 172 of 1989)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Offaly) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 170 of 1989)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kerry) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 169 of 1989)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kilkenny) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 134 of 1989)

Dublin Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1989 (S.I. No. 41 of 1989)

Town of Mullingar Pay and Display Disc Parking Temporary Rules 1988 (S.I. No. 307 of 1988)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 292 of 1988)

Road Traffic (Bollards and Ramps) (Amendment) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 291 of 1988)

Carlow Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1988 (S.I. No. 283 of 1988)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kilkenny) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 271 of 1988)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Roscommon) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 251 of 1988)

Cork (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1988 (S.I. No. 225 of 1988)

Road Traffic (Co-Ordination of Roadworks) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 220 of 1988)

Naas Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1987 (S.I. No. 201 of 1988)

Kilkenny Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1987 (S.I. No. 200 of 1988)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Monaghan) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 119 of 1988)

Drogheda Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1988 (S.I. No. 77 of 1988)

Road Traffic (Bollards and Ramps) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 32 of 1988)

Waterford (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1987 (S.I. No. 16 of 1988)

European Communities (Road Traffic) (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 322 of 1987)

Road Traffic (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 321 of 1987)

Dublin Area Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1987 (S.I. No. 292 of 1987)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Galway and County of Galway) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 273 of 1987)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Louth) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 272 of 1987)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 236 of 1987)

Dublin Meter Parking Places Rules 1987 (S.I. No. 232 of 1987)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1978 (Part III) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 218 of 1987)

Longford Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1987 (S.I. No. 185 of 1987)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 184 of 1987)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Sligo) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 162 of 1987)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Wicklow) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 141 of 1987)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 139 of 1987)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Clare) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 127 of 1987)

Dublin Metropolitan Street Commission Act 1986 (Termination of Transfer of Functions) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 108 of 1987)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Cork and County of Cork) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 457 of 1986)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 443 of 1986)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 442 of 1986)

Taximeter (Fees on Verification and Stamping by Special Inspectors) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 436 of 1986)

European Communities (Road Transport) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 392 of 1986)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 340 of 1986)

Galway Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1985 (S.I. No. 303 of 1986)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 300 of 1986)

Donegal Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1985 (S.I. No. 243 of 1986)

Road Traffic (Insurance Disc) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 227 of 1986)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Tipperary) (North Riding) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 206 of 1986)

County of Wicklow Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 202 of 1986)

County of Wexford Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 201 of 1986)

County of Westmeath Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 200 of 1986)

Waterford (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 199 of 1986)

County of Tipperary North Riding and County of Tipperary South Riding Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 198 of 1986)

County of Sligo Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 197 of 1986)

County of Roscommon Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 196 of 1986)

County of Offaly Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 195 of 1986)

County of Monaghan Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 194 of 1986)

County of Meath Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 193 of 1986)

County of Mayo Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 192 of 1986)

County of Louth Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 191 of 1986)

County of Longford Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 190 of 1986)

Limerick (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 189 of 1986)

County of Leitrim Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 188 of 1986)

County of Laois Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 187 of 1986)

County of Kilkenny Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 186 of 1986)

County of Kildare Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 185 of 1986)

County of Kerry Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 184 of 1986)

Galway (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 183 of 1986)

Dublin Area Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 182 of 1986)

County of Donegal Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 181 of 1986)

Cork (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 180 of 1986)

County of Clare Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 179 of 1986)

County of Cavan Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 178 of 1986)

County of Carlow Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 177 of 1986)

Dublin Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1986 (S.I. No. 104 of 1986)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Donegal) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 103 of 1986)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Laoighis) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 72 of 1986)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Limerick and County of Limerick) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 38 of 1986)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 23 of 1986)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Waterford and County of Waterford) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 8 of 1986)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Carlow) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 398 of 1985)

Dublin Meter Parking Places (No. 2) Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 366 of 1985)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Meath) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 318 of 1985)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 255 of 1985)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 254 of 1985)

Waterford (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking (No. 2) Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 241 of 1985)

Limerick (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking (No. 2) Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 240 of 1985)

County of Wicklow Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 218 of 1985)

County of Wexford Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 217 of 1985)

County of Westmeath Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 216 of 1985)

Waterford (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 215 of 1985)

County of Tipperary North Riding and County of Tipperary South Riding Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 214 of 1985)

County of Sligo Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 213 of 1985)

County of Roscommon Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 212 of 1985)

County of Offaly Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 211 of 1985)

County of Monaghan Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 210 of 1985)

County of Meath Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 209 of 1985)

County of Mayo Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 208 of 1985)

County of Louth Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 207 of 1985)

County of Longford Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 206 of 1985)

Limerick (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 205 of 1985)

County of Leitrim Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 204 of 1985)

County of Laois Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 203 of 1985)

County of Kilkenny Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 202 of 1985)

County of Kildare Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 201 of 1985)

County of Kerry Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 200 of 1985)

County of Galway Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 199 of 1985)

Dublin Area Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 198 of 1985)

County of Donegal Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 197 of 1985)

Cork (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking (No. 2) Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 196 of 1985)

County of Clare Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 195 of 1985)

County of Cavan Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 194 of 1985)

County of Carlow Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 193 of 1985)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 182 of 1985)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 158 of 1985)

Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 157 of 1985)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Cavan) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 63 of 1985)

Dublin Meter Parking Places Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 27 of 1985)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 20 of 1985)

Cork (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1985 (S.I. No. 4 of 1985)

Road Traffic (Insurance Disc) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 355 of 1984)

Dublin Traffic and Parking (No. 2) Temporary Rules 1984 (S.I. No. 329 of 1984)

European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 233 of 1984)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Longford) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 229 of 1984)

County of Tipperary North Riding and County of Tipperary South Riding Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1984 (S.I. No. 154 of 1984)

County of Louth Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1984 (S.I. No. 153 of 1984)

Limerick (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1984 (S.I. No. 152 of 1984)

County of Laois Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1984 (S.I. No. 151 of 1984)

County of Galway Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1984 (S.I. No. 150 of 1984)

County of Clare Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1984 (S.I. No. 149 of 1984)

County of Carlow Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1984 (S.I. No. 148 of 1984)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Limerick and County of Limerick) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 104 of 1984)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1984 (S.I. No. 38 of 1984)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 18 of 1984)

Cork (County Borough and County) Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1984 (S.I. No. 3 of 1984)

Street Service Vehicles (Dublin) (Lost Property) Bye-Laws 1983 (S.I. No. 365 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1978 (Part III) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 363 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kerry) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 334 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kildare) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 298 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 278 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kildare) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 277 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 276 of 1983)

Road Traffic General Bye-Laws (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 275 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 273 of 1983)

Dublin Meter Parking Places Rules 1983 (S.I. No. 265 of 1983)

Knock Parking Temporary Rules 1983 (S.I. No. 226 of 1983)

Cork Parking Temporary Rules 1983 (S.I. No. 225 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 217 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Cork and County of Cork) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 161 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 127 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 119 of 1983)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1983 (S.I. No. 105 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 91 of 1983)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 90 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Offaly) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 81 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kerry) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 77 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 49 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Clare) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 46 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Wexford) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 45 of 1983)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 330 of 1982)

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 311 of 1982)

Waterford Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1982 (S.I. No. 288 of 1982)

Dublin Traffic and Parking (No. 2) Temporary Rules 1982 (S.I. No. 287 of 1982)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Tipperary South Riding) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 234 of 1982)

Knock Parking Temporary Rules 1982 (S.I. No. 223 of 1982)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1982 (S.I. No. 109 of 1982)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Carlow) (Amendment) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 72 of 1982)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 35 of 1982)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 27 of 1982)

Dublin Traffic and Parking (No. 2) Temporary Rules 1981 (S.I. No. 401 of 1981)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Westmeath) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 365 of 1981)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Bus Lane) (Amendment) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 333 of 1981)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kilkenny) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 332 of 1981)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 276 of 1981)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 270 of 1981)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Cork and County of Cork) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 211 of 1981)

Knock Parking Temporary Rules 1981 (S.I. No. 210 of 1981)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 198 of 1981)

European Communities (Vehicle Testing) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 193 of 1981)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Tipperary North Riding) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 176 of 1981)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Monaghan) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 170 of 1981)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin (Amendment) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 169 of 1981)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1981 (S.I. No. 148 of 1981)

Limerick Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1980 (S.I. No. 102 of 1981)

Waterford Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1979 (S.I. No. 72 of 1981)

Killarney Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1980 (S.I. No. 71 of 1981)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 66 of 1981)

Dublin Traffic and Parking (No. 2) Bye-Laws 1980 (S.I. No. 49 of 1981)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Bus Lane) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 358 of 1980)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Roscommon) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 355 of 1980)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 334 of 1980)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Cavan) (Amendment) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 279 of 1980)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Leitrim) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 278 of 1980)

Road Fund (Winding Up) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 230 of 1980)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 225 of 1980)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Mayo) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 216 of 1980)

Galway Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-laws 1980 (S.I. No. 199 of 1980)

Knock Parking Temporary Rules 1980 (S.I. No. 172 of 1980)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1980 (S.I. No. 82 of 1980)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 54 of 1980)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Bus Lanes) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 413 of 1979)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Louth) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 378 of 1979)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 342 of 1979)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 337 of 1979)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 329 of 1979)

Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 328 of 1979)

Dangerous Substances (Conveyance of Petroleum by Road) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 314 of 1979)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Sligo) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 284 of 1979)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Cavan) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 283 of 1979)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 242 of 1979)

Cork Parking Bye-Laws 1979 (S.I. No. 195 of 1979)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Galway) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 189 of 1979)

Road Traffic (General Speed Limit) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 176 of 1979)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 167 of 1979)

Knock Parking Temporary Rules 1979 (S.I. No. 165 of 1979)

Dublin Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1979 (S.I. No. 53 of 1979)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 51 of 1979)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Waterford and County of Waterford) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 50 of 1979)

Dublin Meter Parking Places Rules 1979 (S.I. No. 26 of 1979)

European Communities (Road Transport) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 16 of 1979)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 360 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 328 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Licensing) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 292 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 291 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 259 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 247 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 226 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1978 (Part III) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 193 of 1978)

Taximeter (Fees on Verification and Stamping by Special Inspectors) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 158 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Longford) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 122 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Carlow) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 121 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Offaly) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 41 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Wicklow) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 31 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 15 of 1978)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kilkenny) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 399 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Laoighis) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 394 of 1977)

European Communities (Road Passenger Transport) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 388 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Cork and County of Cork) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 370 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 359 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 358 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Clare) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 292 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 284 of 1977)

Tullamore Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1977 (S.I. No. 272 of 1977)

Clones Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1977 (S.I. No. 271 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Westmeath) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 270 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 268 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Donegal) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 267 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Wexford) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 238 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 177 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Limerick and County of Limerick) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 157 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kerry) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 145 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 111 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Monaghan) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 110 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kildare) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 105 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 95 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 66 of 1977)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Tipperary North Riding) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 312 of 1976)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Meath) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 300 of 1976)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Roscommon) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 285 of 1976)

Ballyshannon Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1976 (S.I. No. 257 of 1976)

Castlerea Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1976 (S.I. No. 256 of 1976)

Mountrath Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1976 (S.I. No. 249 of 1976)

Clonmel Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1976 (S.I. No. 248 of 1976)

Road Traffic Act 1968 (Part V) (Amendment) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 240 of 1976)

Cork Traffic and Parking (Pedestrianisation) Temporary Rules 1976 (S.I. No. 194 of 1976)

Wicklow Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1976 (S.I. No. 193 of 1976)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 188 of 1976)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Tipperary South Riding) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 172 of 1976)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 160 of 1976)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 151 of 1976)

Athlone Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1975 (S.I. No. 134 of 1976)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1976 (S.I. No. 83 of 1976)

Athy Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1975 (S.I. No. 37 of 1976)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 24 of 1976)

Droichead Nua Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1975 (S.I. No. 293 of 1975)

Road Traffic General Bye-Laws (Amendment) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 281 of 1975)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 280 of 1975)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 277 of 1975)

Portumna Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1975 (S.I. No. 208 of 1975)

Limerick Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1975 (S.I. No. 204 of 1975)

European Communities (Road Traffic) (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 178 of 1975)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 158 of 1975)

Killarney Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1975 (S.I. No. 132 of 1975)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 113 of 1975)

Dublin Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Temporary Rules 1975 (S.I. No. 103 of 1975)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 101 of 1975)

Manorhamilton Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1975 (S.I. No. 90 of 1975)

Clifden Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 89 of 1975)

Ballinrobe Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1975 (S.I. No. 82 of 1975)

Trim Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 57 of 1975)

Fermoy Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 56 of 1975)

Road Traffic (General Speed Limit) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 55 of 1975)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 35 of 1975)

Cork Parking Temporary Rules 1974 (Revocation) Rules 1975 (S.I. No. 34 of 1975)

Dublin Parking Temporary Rules 1975 (S.I. No. 28 of 1975)

Dublin Traffic and Parking (Pedestrianisation) Temporary Rules 1975 (S.I. No. 16 of 1975)

Dingle Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 9 of 1975)

Road Traffic Act 1968 (Part V) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 352 of 1974)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 342 of 1974)

Road Traffic Act 1968 (Part V) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 336 of 1974)

Cavan Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1973 (S.I. No. 326 of 1974)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Cork and County of Cork) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 310 of 1974)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 297 of 1974)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 296 of 1974)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 295 of 1974)

Tuam Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 291 of 1974)

Waterford Suburbs Traffic Temporary Rules 1974 (S.I. No. 268 of 1974)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Wicklow) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 263 of 1974)

Limerick Parking Temporary Rules 1974 (S.I. No. 257 of 1974)

Cork Parking Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 249 of 1974)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 247 of 1974)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 246 of 1974)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Meath) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 230 of 1974)

Cork Parking Temporary Rules 1974 (S.I. No. 188 of 1974)

Lahinch Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 177 of 1974)

Birr Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1973 (S.I. No. 172 of 1974)

Drogheda Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1973 (S.I. No. 171 of 1974)

Dublin Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Temporary Rules 1974 (S.I. No. 170 of 1974)

Wexford Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1973 (S.I. No. 165 of 1974)

Crosshaven Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 154 of 1974)

Kilkenny Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 153 of 1974)

Bray Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1973 (S.I. No. 152 of 1974)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kilkenny) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 148 of 1974)

Killarney Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1974 (S.I. No. 143 of 1974)

Tramore Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 142 of 1974)

Road Traffic (General Speed Limit) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 134 of 1974)

Galway Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 124 of 1974)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Tipperary North Riding) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 115 of 1974)

Tubbercurry Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 99 of 1974)

Dublin Traffic Bye-Laws 1974 (S.I. No. 63 of 1974)

Dublin Parking Temporary Rules 1974 (S.I. No. 35 of 1974)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Temporary Authorisation) Order 1974 (S.I. No. 9 of 1974)

Dublin Traffic and Parking (Pedestrianisation) (No. 2) Temporary Rules 1973 (S.I. No. 1 of 1974)

Monaghan Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1973 (S.I. No. 352 of 1973)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kildare) (Amendment) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 351 of 1973)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 350 of 1973)

Road Traffic (General Speed Limit) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 348 of 1973)

Kilmallock Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1973 (S.I. No. 324 of 1973)

Collooney Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1973 (S.I. No. 323 of 1973)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Mayo) (Amendment) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 300 of 1973)

Waterford Suburbs Traffic Temporary Rules 1973 (S.I. No. 266 of 1973)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Cork and County of Cork) (Amendment) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 263 of 1973)

Limerick Parking Temporary Rules 1973 (S.I. No. 247 of 1973)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 225 of 1973)

Road Traffic Act 1968 (Part V) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 221 of 1973)

Cork Parking Temporary Rules 1973 (S.I. No. 166 of 1973)

Listowel Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1973 (S.I. No. 146 of 1973)

Cashel Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1973 (S.I. No. 145 of 1973)

Dublin Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Temporary Rules 1973 (S.I. No. 142 of 1973)

Road Traffic Act, 1968 (Part V) (Amendment) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 138 of 1973)

Killarney Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1973 (S.I. No. 137 of 1973)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 120 of 1973)

Kilkenny Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1973 (S.I. No. 118 of 1973)

Newmarket-On-Fergus Parking Bye-Laws 1973 (S.I. No. 113 of 1973)

Leixlip Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1972 (S.I. No. 110 of 1973)

Galway Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1973 (S.I. No. 101 of 1973)

Dublin Traffic and Parking (Pedestrianisation) Temporary Rules 1973 (S.I. No. 92 of 1973)

Dublin Traffic Temporary Rules 1973 (S.I. No. 62 of 1973)

Dublin Parking Temporary Rules 1973 (S.I. No. 50 of 1973)

Ballyhaunis Parking Bye-Laws 1972 (S.I. No. 38 of 1973)

Clarecastle Parking Bye-Laws 1972 (S.I. No. 7 of 1973)

Carrick-On-Suir Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1972 (S.I. No. 6 of 1973)

Newmarket-On-Fergus Parking Bye-Laws 1972 (S.I. No. 5 of 1973)

Dublin Parking (Pedestrianisation) Temporary Rules 1972 (S.I. No. 3 of 1973)

Letterkenny Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1972 (S.I. No. 337 of 1972)

Dungarvan Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1972 (S.I. No. 336 of 1972)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Limerick and County of Limerick) Regulations 1972 (S.I. No. 273 of 1972)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Galway) (Amendment) Regulations 1972 (S.I. No. 225 of 1972)

Limerick Parking Temporary Rules 1972 (S.I. No. 208 of 1972)

Sligo Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1972 (S.I. No. 154 of 1972)

Waterford Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1972 (S.I. No. 144 of 1972)

Killarney Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1972 (S.I. No. 140 of 1972)

Kilkenny Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1972 (S.I. No. 127 of 1972)

Naas Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1972 (S.I. No. 126 of 1972)

Cork Traffic and Parking (Clearway) Bye-Laws 1972 (S.I. No. 118 of 1972)

Galway Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1972 (S.I. No. 110 of 1972)

Limerick Traffic Bye-Laws 1972 (S.I. No. 102 of 1972)

Dublin Traffic Temporary Rules 1972 (S.I. No. 73 of 1972)

Dublin Parking Temporary Rules 1972 (S.I. No. 58 of 1972)

Cork Traffic Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 32 of 1972)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Laoighis) (Amendment) Regulations 1972 (S.I. No. 28 of 1972)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Offaly) (Amendment) Regulations 1972 (S.I. No. 27 of 1972)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Temporary Authorisation) Order 1972 (S.I. No. 5 of 1972)

Athlone Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 2 of 1972)

Dublin Parking (Pedestrianisation) Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 1 of 1972)

Dundalk Parking Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 340 of 1971)

Ballybunion Parking Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 318 of 1971)

Callan Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 281 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Clare) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 279 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Donegal) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 263 of 1971)

Rathkeale Parking Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 260 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 256 of 1971)

Dublin Parking (No. 2) Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 251 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kerry) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 242 of 1971)

Limerick Parking Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 240 of 1971)

Loughrea Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 224 of 1971)

Midleton Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 215 of 1971)

Youghal Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 214 of 1971)

Arklow Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 213 of 1971)

Cork Parking Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 190 of 1971)

Sligo Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 189 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 188 of 1971)

Letterkenny Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 179 of 1971)

Mullingar Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 178 of 1971)

Kilkenny Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 168 of 1971)

Ballina Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 165 of 1971)

Limerick Traffic and Parking (Clearway) Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 160 of 1971)

Killarney Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 153 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Westmeath) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 150 of 1971)

Galway Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 141 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Roscommon) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 136 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 127 of 1971)

Ceanannus Mór Parking Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 113 of 1971)

Macroom Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 112 of 1971)

Castlerea Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 102 of 1971)

New Ross Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 101 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 96 of 1971)

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Traffic Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 95 of 1971)

Cork Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 94 of 1971)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (Revocation) Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 91 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Louth) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 83 of 1971)

Dublin Parking Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 60 of 1971)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1971 (S.I. No. 59 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Longford) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 56 of 1971)

Limerick Traffic Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 42 of 1971)

Cork Traffic Temporary Rules 1971 (S.I. No. 25 of 1971)

Drogheda Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 18 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Leitrim) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 15 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Cavan) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 14 of 1971)

Road Traffic Act, 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 12 of 1971)

Road Traffic (Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 5 of 1971)

Donegal Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 3 of 1971)

An Uaimh Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 305 of 1970)

Dundalk Traffic Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 304 of 1970)

Roscommon Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 303 of 1970)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 290 of 1970)

Skibbereen Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 276 of 1970)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Meath) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 275 of 1970)

Greystones Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 260 of 1970)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Meath) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 259 of 1970)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 252 of 1970)

Castleblayney Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 250 of 1970)

Newcastle West Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 249 of 1970)

Road Traffic (Construction Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 211 of 1970)

Bundoran Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 210 of 1970)

Carrick-On-Shannon Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 209 of 1970)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 200 of 1970)

Donegal Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 197 of 1970)

Limerick Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 193 of 1970)

Portarlington Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 187 of 1970)

Salterstown, County Louth Traffic Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 183 of 1970)

Castlebar Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 182 of 1970)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Monaghan) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 174 of 1970)

Kilkee Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 173 of 1970)

Waterford Suburbs Traffic Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 172 of 1970)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 164 of 1970)

Youghal Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 158 of 1970)

Cork Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 147 of 1970)

Sligo Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 146 of 1970)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Carlow) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 142 of 1970)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 138 of 1970)

Loughrea Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 129 of 1970)

Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 128 of 1970)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Galway) (Amendment) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 126 of 1970)

Arklow Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 122 of 1970)

Carrickmacross Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 118 of 1970)

Kilkenny Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 106 of 1970)

Mullingar Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 105 of 1970)

Cork Traffic (No. 2) Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 104 of 1970)

Graiguenamanagh Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 102 of 1970)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 100 of 1970)

Tralee Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 95 of 1970)

Thomastown Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 61 of 1970)

Mallow Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 60 of 1970)

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Traffic Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 52 of 1970)

Limerick Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 51 of 1970)

Cork Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 46 of 1970)

Ballybay Parking Bye-Laws 1970 (S.I. No. 39 of 1970)

Boyle Parking Bye-Laws 1969 (S.I. No. 30 of 1970)

Ceanannus Mor Parking Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 23 of 1970)

Cork Traffic Temporary Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 11 of 1970)

Limerick Traffic (No. 2) Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 7 of 1970)

Road Traffic Act, 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 4 of 1970)

Dublin Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (Revocation) Rules 1970 (S.I. No. 2 of 1970)

Dublin Meter Parking Places Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 261 of 1969)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Temporary Authorisation) Order 1969 (S.I. No. 258 of 1969)

Dundalk Traffic Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 253 of 1969)

Ennis Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1969 (S.I. No. 246 of 1969)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 239 of 1969)

New Ross Traffic and Parking (No. 2) Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 218 of 1969)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 217 of 1969)

Tipperary Parking Bye-Laws 1969 (S.I. No. 209 of 1969)

Thurles Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1969 (S.I. No. 206 of 1969)

Carlow Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1969 (S.I. No. 200 of 1969)

Road Traffic Act, 1968 (Part V) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 196 of 1969)

Drogheda Traffic Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 193 of 1969)

Nenagh Parking Bye-Laws 1969 (S.I. No. 186 of 1969)

Belturbet Parking Bye-Laws 1969 (S.I. No. 181 of 1969)

Skibbereen Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 179 of 1969)

Ballinasloe Parking Bye-Laws 1969 (S.I. No. 176 of 1969)

Tuam Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1969 (S.I. No. 175 of 1969)

Enniscorthy Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1969 (S.I. No. 174 of 1969)

Longford Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1969 (S.I. No. 173 of 1969)

Dublin Parking Bye-Laws 1969 (S.I. No. 170 of 1969)

Road Traffic (Parking Fees) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 169 of 1969)

Greystones Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 158 of 1969)

Newcastle West Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 157 of 1969)

Limerick Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 149 of 1969)

Bundoran Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 148 of 1969)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 140 of 1969)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 138 of 1969)

Drogheda Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 132 of 1969)

Carrick-On-Shannon Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 131 of 1969)

Kilkee Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 116 of 1969)

Cork Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 115 of 1969)

Castlebar Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 114 of 1969)

Sligo Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 107 of 1969)

Arklow Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 100 of 1969)

Loughrea Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 99 of 1969)

Road Traffic (Construction Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 94 of 1969)

Mullingar Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 79 of 1969)

Killarney Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 78 of 1969)

Dublin Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 71 of 1969)

Limerick Traffic Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 54 of 1969)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Sligo) (Amendment) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 52 of 1969)

Road Traffic (General Speed Limit) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 45 of 1969)

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 38 of 1969)

New Ross Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 37 of 1969)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Mayo) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 36 of 1969)

Limerick Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 30 of 1969)

Drogheda Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 29 of 1969)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Limerick and County of Limerick) (Amendment) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 28 of 1969)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kildare) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 27 of 1969)

Ballybay Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 24 of 1969)

Cork Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 6 of 1969)

Ceanannus Mor Parking Temporary Rules 1969 (S.I. No. 4 of 1969)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Cork and County of Cork) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 282 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 273 of 1968)

Dundalk Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 269 of 1968)

Dublin Parking (Amendment) Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 268 of 1968)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 242 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Tipperary South Riding) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 214 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Clare) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 212 of 1968)

Carlow Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 211 of 1968)

Skibbereen Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 200 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Wicklow) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 199 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Cavan) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 196 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Tipperary North Riding) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 173 of 1968)

Limerick Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 162 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Wexford) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 153 of 1968)

Drogheda Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 152 of 1968)

Carrick-On-Shannon Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 150 of 1968)

Cork Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 141 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Offaly) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 132 of 1968)

Loughrea Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 122 of 1968)

Arklow Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 118 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Galway) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 110 of 1968)

Kilkenny Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 108 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kilkenny) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 107 of 1968)

Dublin Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 86 of 1968)

Mullingar Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 83 of 1968)

Limerick Traffic Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 77 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Donegal) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 73 of 1968)

Street Service Vehicles (Dublin) (Lost Property (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1968 (S.I. No. 63 of 1968)

Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 58 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Laoighis) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 42 of 1968)

Limerick Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 38 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Longford) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 27 of 1968)

Cork Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1968 (S.I. No. 21 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Louth) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 16 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Leitrim) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 9 of 1968)

Ceanannus Mór Parking Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 7 of 1968)

Ballybay Parking Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 6 of 1968)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Westmeath) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 307 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Roscommon) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 306 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Temporary Authorisations) Order 1967 (S.I. No. 301 of 1967)

Dundalk Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 289 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 274 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 273 of 1967)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 259 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 225 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 224 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Meath) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 222 of 1967)

Dublin Traffic and Parking (Amendment) Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 221 of 1967)

Carlow Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 214 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Kerry) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 208 of 1967)

Skibbereen Parking Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 207 of 1967)

Limerick Parking Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 185 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Sligo) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 172 of 1967)

Drogheda Parking Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 171 of 1967)

Carrick-On-Shannon Parking Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 168 of 1967)

Cork Parking Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 164 of 1967)

Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Traffic (One-Way Streets) (Amendment) Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 149 of 1967)

Arklow Parking Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 148 of 1967)

Drogheda Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1966 (S.I. No. 132 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 113 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 93 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Waterford and County of Waterford) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 74 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (Amendment) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 65 of 1967)

Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 53 of 1967)

Tullamore Parking Bye-Laws 1966 (S.I. No. 38 of 1967)

Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Monaghan) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 32 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 30 of 1967)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 24 of 1967)

Loughrea Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1966 (S.I. No. 16 of 1967)

Cork Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 15 of 1967)

Dublin Traffic and Parking Temporary Rules 1966 (S.I. No. 257 of 1966)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1966 (S.I. No. 233 of 1966)

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Traffic (One-Way Streets) (Amendment) (No. 2) Temporary Rules 1966 (S.I. No. 192 of 1966)

Limerick Parking Temporary Rules 1966 (S.I. No. 181 of 1966)

Portlaoighise Parking Bye-Laws 1966 (S.I. No. 179 of 1966)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Carlow) Regulations 1966 (S.I. No. 127 of 1966)

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Traffic (One-Way Streets) (Amendment) Temporary Rules 1966 (S.I. No. 104 of 1966)

Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 1966 (S.I. No. 99 of 1966)

Waterford Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 87 of 1966)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Limerick and County of Limerick) Regulations 1966 (S.I. No. 80 of 1966)

Carrick-On-Suir Parking Bye-Laws 1966 (S.I. No. 79 of 1966)

Bray Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 59 of 1966)

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1966 (S.I. No. 51 of 1966)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 1966 (S.I. No. 47 of 1966)

Clonmel Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 31 of 1966)

Cork Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1966 (S.I. No. 15 of 1966)

Athy Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 9 of 1966)

Cavan Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 8 of 1966)

Youghal Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 256 of 1965)

Cork Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1965 (S.I. No. 245 of 1965)

Dundalk Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 212 of 1965)

Dungarvan Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 210 of 1965)

Tralee Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 203 of 1965)

Nenagh Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 182 of 1965)

Cork Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 179 of 1965)

Dundalk Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 171 of 1965)

Clones Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 170 of 1965)

Killarney Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 165 of 1965)

Ennis Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 162 of 1965)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1965 (S.I. No. 142 of 1965)

Tullamore Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 127 of 1965)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1965 (S.I. No. 116 of 1965)

Galway Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 109 of 1965)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (Amendment) Regulations 1965 (S.I. No. 86 of 1965)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1965 (S.I. No. 79 of 1965)

Bray Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 59 of 1965)

Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rule 1965 (S.I. No. 44 of 1965)

An Uaimh Parking Bye-Laws 1964 (S.I. No. 31 of 1965)

Cavan Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1964 (S.I. No. 28 of 1965)

Ballina Parking Bye-Laws 1964 (S.I. No. 27 of 1965)

Athlone Parking Bye-Laws 1965 (S.I. No. 17 of 1965)

Mullingar Parking Bye-Laws 1964 (S.I. No. 8 of 1965)

Road Traffic General Bye-Laws 1964 (S.I. No. 294 of 1964)

Drogheda Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1964 (S.I. No. 267 of 1964)

Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Traffic (One-Way Streets) (Amendment) Temporary Rules 1964 (S.I. No. 259 of 1964)

Monaghan Parking Bye-Laws 1964 (S.I. No. 252 of 1964)

Galway Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1964 (S.I. No. 235 of 1964)

Wexford Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1964 (S.I. No. 210 of 1964)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 191 of 1964)

Road Traffic (Petroleum) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 174 of 1964)

Wexford Traffic and Parking Bye-Laws 1973 (S.I. No. 165 of 1964)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 106 of 1964)

Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 1964 (S.I. No. 59 of 1964)

Road Traffic (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 58 of 1964)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 56 of 1964)

Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Traffic (One-Way Streets) Temporary Rules 1964 (S.I. No. 55 of 1964)

Dublin Parking Temporary Rules 1964 (S.I. No. 30 of 1964)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Commencement) Order 1964 (S.I. No. 28 of 1964)

Castlebar Parking Bye-Laws 1964 (S.I. No. 11 of 1964)

Road Traffic (Weighbridges) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 192 of 1963)

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 191 of 1963)

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 190 of 1963)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1963 (S.I. No. 189 of 1963)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1963 (S.I. No. 188 of 1963)

Mallow Parking Bye-Laws 1963 (S.I. No. 159 of 1963)

Cork Parking Bye-Laws 1963 (S.I. No. 158 of 1963)

Tralee Parking Bye-Laws 1963 (S.I. No. 79 of 1963)

Limerick Parking Bye-Laws 1963 (S.I. No. 62 of 1963)

Dublin Appointed Stands (Street Service Vehicles) Bye-Laws 1963 (S.I. No. 50 of 1963)

Street Service Vehicles (Dublin) (Lost Property) Bye-Laws 1963 (S.I. No. 32 of 1963)

Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 18 of 1963)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Commencement) Order 1963 (S.I. No. 17 of 1963)

Dublin Parking Bye-Laws 1962 (S.I. No. 11 of 1963)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Temporary Authorisations) Order 1962 (S.I. No. 172 of 1962)

Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 1962 (S.I. No. 171 of 1962)

Road Traffic (Passenger Accommodation of Mechanically Propelled Vehicles) Regulations 1962 (S.I. No. 143 of 1962)

Omnibus (Stopping Places and Stands) General Bye-Laws 1962 (S.I. No. 122 of 1962)

Limerick Traffic Bye-Laws 1962 (S.I. No. 110 of 1962)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1962 (S.I. No. 91 of 1962)

Road Traffic (Bye-Laws and Temporary Rules) (Amendment) Regulations 1962 (S.I. No. 60 of 1962)

Road Traffic (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations 1962 (S.I. No. 14 of 1962)

Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 1962 (S.I. No. 12 of 1962)

Road Traffic Act, 1961 (Commencement) Order 1962 (S.I. No. 11 of 1962)

Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1961 (S.I. No. 269 of 1961)

Road Traffic (Bye-Laws and Temporary Rules) Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 219 of 1961)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Commencement) Order 1961 (S.I. No. 173 of 1961)

All statutory instruments up to and including Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 447 of 2016), made 9 August 2016, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 24 of 1961


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1961

REVISED

Updated to 12 August 2016


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary And General

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Commencement.

3.

Interpretation.

4.

Application to persons and vehicles in the service of the State.

5.

General provisions with respect to regulations.

6.

Approval of bye-laws made by the Commissioner.

7.

Proof of certain bye-laws and rules.

8.

Finance.

9.

Disposal of fees and fines.

10.

Repeals.

PART II

General Provisions relating To Vehicles

11.

Regulations in relation to use of vehicles in public places.

12.

Maximum weights.

13.

Special permits for particular vehicles.

14.

Weight unladen.

15.

Weighbridges.

16.

Requirements with respect to weighing.

17.

Expenses of extraordinary traffic.

18.

Tests of mechanically propelled vehicles.

19.

Production of test certificate on demand.

20.

Powers of occasional examination, inspection and test.

PART III

Driving Licences

21.

Licensing authority.

22.

Application for Irish driving licence.

22A.

Disqualification for applying for Irish driving licence or learner permit if disqualified for holding such.

22B.

Prohibition on applying for another Irish driving licence or learner permit in respect of a licence or permit already held in respect of vehicle.

23.

Grant of Irish driving licence.

23A.

Recognition of foreign driving licences.

24.

Signing of driving licence by grantee thereof.

25.

Period during which driving licence has effect.

26.

Consequential disqualification orders.

27.

Ancillary disqualification orders.

28.

Special disqualification orders.

29.

Removal of disqualification under consequential or ancillary disqualification order.

30.

Operation of disqualification order.

31.

Disqualifications related to age.

32.

Disqualification on grounds of health.

33.

Certificates of competency.

34.

Certificates of fitness

35.

Provisional licence.

36.

Order for endorsement in case of conviction, disqualification order or removal of disqualification.

37.

Transfer of endorsement to new licence.

38.

Prohibition on driving without driving licence.

39.

Prohibition on applying for driving licence when disqualified.

40.

Production of driving licence on demand by member of Garda Síochána.

41.

Writing of signature on demand by member of Garda Síochána.

42.

Regulations under Part III.

43.

Transitional provisions (Part III).

PART IV

Speed Limits

44.

Ordinary speed limits.

44A.

General speed limit

44B.

Motorway Speed Limit.

45.

Built-up area speed limits.

46.

Special speed limits.

47.

Offence of exceeding speed limit.

PART V

Driving Offences

48.

Driving mechanically propelled vehicle when unfit.

49.

Driving mechanically propelled vehicle while under influence of intoxicating liquor or drug.

50.

Being in charge of mechanically propelled vehicle while under influence of intoxicating liquor or drug.

51.

Driving animal-drawn vehicle or pedal cycle while under influence of intoxicating liquor or drug.

51A.

Driving without reasonable consideration.

52.

Careless driving.

53.

Dangerous driving.

54.

Driving of dangerously defective vehicle.

55.

Parking vehicle in dangerous position.

PART VI

Compulsory Insurance Of Mechanically Propelled Vehicles

56.

Obligation to be insured or guaranteed.

57.

Fine in lieu of damages and imprisonment in addition to damages.

58.

Vehicle insurer.

59.

Vehicle guarantor.

60.

Exempted person.

61.

Deposits by exempted persons.

62.

Approved policy of insurance.

63.

Approved guarantee.

64.

Fraud in obtaining policy or guarantee.

65.

Excepted persons

66.

Certificate of insurance and certificate of guarantee.

67.

Effect of certificate of insurance or guarantee.

68.

Certificate of exemption.

69.

Production of certificate on demand.

69A.

Insurance of certain vehicles entering the State.

70.

Obligation to deliver up certificate.

71.

Obligation of insured or principal debtor to give notice of accident.

72.

Obligation of user of vehicle to give notice of accident.

72A.

Notice of accident involving vehicle temporarily in the State.

73.

Obligation to give information as to insurance.

74.

Amendment of Assurance Companies Act, 1909.

75.

Regulations in relation to certificates, keeping of records and giving of information.

76.

Miscellaneous provisions in relation to insured or guaranteed moneys.

77.

Application and repayment of deposit.

78.

Provisions relating to Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland.

78A.

Vehicle insurers to provide details of motor insurance policies.

78B.

Recovery of sums paid by Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland.

79.

Exception of pedestrian-controlled vehicles.

80.

Special provisions for non-residents.

81.

Transitional provisions (Part VI).

PART VII

Control And Operation Of Public Service Vehicles

82.

Regulations in relation to control and operation of public service vehicles.

83.

Annual inspection and verification of taximeters.

84.

Bye-laws in relation to stands for street service vehicles.

85.

Stopping places and stands for omnibuses.

86.

Bye-laws with respect to stopping places and stands for omnibuses.

87.

Property left in public service vehicle.

PART VIII

Regulation Of Traffic

88.

Bye-laws for the general control of traffic and pedestrians.

89.

Bye-laws for the control of traffic and pedestrians in specified areas.

90.

Parking of vehicles on public roads.

91.

Control of traffic when there is event attracting large assembly, etc.

92.

Prevention of obstruction of traffic by fairs and markets.

93.

Protection of bridges from excessive burdens.

94.

Closing of particular roads to vehicles.

95.

Traffic signs.

96.

Patrol of places where school-children cross public roads.

97.

Removal of vehicles abandoned or unlawfully parked.

98.

Prohibition of obstruction of traffic.

99.

Prohibition of unauthorised holding or getting on to vehicles.

100.

Cyclists holding on to other vehicles.

101.

Provision of car parks by local authorities.

101A.

Control of vehicles by bollards and ramps.

101B.

Immobilisation, removal etc. of unlawfully parked vehicles.

101C.

Control of access to and egress from construction sites by vehicles.

101D.

Roadworks.

PART IX

Miscellaneous

102.

General penalty.

103.

Special provision applying where certain offences are alleged to have been committed.

104.

Notice of offence.

105.

Evidence of speed.

106.

Duties on occurrence of accident.

107.

Duty to give information on demand by member of Garda Síochána.

108.

Right to demand name and address of pedal cyclist.

109.

Obligation to stop.

110.

Disposition of vehicle on arrest of person in charge.

111.

Identification of member of Garda Síochána.

112.

Taking vehicle without authority.

113.

Unauthorised interference with mechanism of vehicle.

114.

Limitations on periods of continuous driving.

115.

Penalty for false declaration, etc.

116.

Liability of Minister for Finance for negligent use of mechanically propelled vehicle.

117.

Extension of personal liability for negligent use of mechanically propelled vehicle.

118.

Liability in respect of person using mechanically propelled vehicle with consent of owner.

119.

Reimbursement of hospitals.

120.

Promotion of road safety

121.

Calculation of passenger accommodation of mechanically propelled vehicles.

122.

Keeping and use of petroleum.

123.

Extended power of making regulations in relation to application for licence under Finance (Excise Duties) (Vehicles) Act, 1952.

124.

Restriction on section 23 of Criminal Justice Act, 1951.

125.

Saving for indictment for nuisance.

126.

Saving for general power of Commissioner.

127.

Modification of Motor Car (International Circulation) Act, 1909.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed

SECOND SCHEDULE

Offences under this Act involving Consequential Disqualification Orders


Acts Referred to

Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations, 1958

S.I. No. 13 of 1958

Road Traffic Act, 1933

1933, No. 11

Documentary Evidence Act, 1925

1925, No. 24

Roads Act, 1920

1920, c. 72

Road Transport Act, 1932

1932, No. 2

Road Transport Act, 1933

1933, No. 8

Probation of Offenders Act, 1907

1907, c. 17

Licensing Act, 1872

1872, c. 94

Person Act, 1861

1861, c. 100

Insurance Act, 1936

1936, No. 45

Assurance Companies Act, 1909

1909, c. 49

Weights and Measures Act, 1889

1889, c. 21

Weights and Measures Act, 1928

1928, No. 3

Weights and Measures Act, 1904

1904, c. 28

Interpretation Act, 1937

1937, No. 38

Statutory Instruments Act, 1947

1947, No. 44

Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878

1878, c. 52

Local Government Act, 1946

1946, No. 24

Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1896

1896, c. 54

Local Government Act, 1925

1925, No. 5

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851

1851, c. 93

Fatal Injuries Act, 1956

1956, No. 3

Health Act, 1947

1947, No. 28

Finance (Excise Duties) (Vehicles) Act, 1952

1952, No. 24

Criminal Justice Act, 1951

1951, No. 2

Motor Car (International Circulation) Act, 1909

1909, c. 37

Motor Car Act, 1903

1903, c. 36


Number 24 of 1961


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1961

REVISED

Updated to 12 August 2016


AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION IN RELATION TO MECHANICALLY PROPELLED AND OTHER VEHICLES, THE REGULATION AND CONTROL OF ROAD TRAFFIC AND THE USE OF MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLES FOR THE CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS, TO MAKE PROVISION FOR COMPULSORY INSURANCE AGAINST LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE USE OF MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLES, TO REPEAL THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT, 1933, AND CERTAIN OTHER ENACTMENTS, TO AUTHORISE CERTAIN CHARGES AND TO MAKE PROVISION FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [29th July, 1961.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Application of collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010 restricted (28.10.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 87(1), S.I. No. 543 of 2011, as substituted (20.03.2014) by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 23, S.I. No. 147 of 2014.

Exemptions for emergency vehicles.

87.[(1) Requirements under the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010 relating to vehicles and requirements, restrictions and prohibitions relating to the driving and use of vehicles, other than those provided under sections 49, 50, 51A, 52 and 53 of the Principal Act, sections 12, 13 and 15 of the Act of 1994 and sections 4, 5, 11, 12 and 14 of this Act, do not apply to—

(a) the driving or use by a member of the Garda Síochána, an ambulance service (provided by a pre-hospital emergency care service provider recognised by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council established by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (Establishment) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 109 of 2000)) or a fire brigade of a fire authority (within the meaning of the Fire Services Act 1981) of a vehicle in the performance of the duties of that member, or

(b) a person driving or using a vehicle under the direction of a member of the Garda Síochána,

where such use does not endanger the safety of road users.]

C2

Application of collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010 restricted (21.09.2011) by European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 477 of 2011), regs. 1(3), 42(22), sch. 2.

42.— ...

(22) Notwithstanding any provision of any statute listed in the Second Schedule that provides for the consent for a plan or project to which this Regulation applies to be obtained by default on the failure of the public authority to provide a response within a specified timescale or otherwise, that provision shall not have effect in respect of any plan or project to which this Regulation applies.

...

SECOND SCHEDULE

Number

Year

Short Title/Citation

...

...

...

...

...

Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010

...

C3

Term “Commissioner” construed (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 83(1), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

Functions of Commissioner of Garda Síochána.

83.— (1) Any reference to the Commissioner in the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010 or the Roads Acts 1993 to 2007 is to be read as a reference to the Commissioner or another member of the Garda Síochána not below the rank of Chief Superintendent authorised by the Commissioner to act or carry out a function or requirement on his or her behalf.

...

C4

Application of collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2006 restricted (4.05.2009) by Road Traffic (Specialised Vehicle Permits) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 147 of 2009), reg. 6(1)(b)(ii), in operation as per reg. 2.

Grant of specialised vehicle permits

6. (1) The Permits Officer may grant a specialised vehicle permit if— ...

(b) he or she is satisfied that— ...

(ii) the vehicle and that operation will not otherwise contravene the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2006, Regulations made under those Acts, or any other law.

...

C5

Term “provisional licence” construed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(3), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

Learner permit.

11.— ...

(3) A reference to a provisional licence in the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2006 or an instrument made thereunder is to be read as a reference to a learner permit.

...

C6

Application of collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2006 extended (21.07.2006) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 2, S.I. No. 384 of 2006.

Regulations to give effect to acts of European Communities.

2.— The power to make regulations under the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2006 includes the power to make provision in such regulations to give effect to—

(a) a provision of the treaties of the European Communities, or

(b) an act adopted by an institution of those Communities.

C7

Application of collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2002 modified by Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 (14/1975), s. 3(1), as substituted (3.04.2006) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 12(1), S.I. No. 134 of 2006.

Provisions applying to certain offences relating to vehicles.

[3.—(1) (a) This section applies to such of the offences specified in paragraph (b) as may be declared by the Minister by regulations made after consultation with the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to be fixed charge offences and an offence standing so declared is referred to in this section as a fixed charge offence.

(b) The offences referred to in paragraph (a) of this section are:

(i) an offence under the Road Traffic Acts, 1961 to 2002, relating to the prohibition or restriction of the stopping or parking of mechanically propelled vehicles,

...]

C8

Functions in relation to collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2002 transferred from Department of and Minister for Environment and Local Government to Department of and Minister for Public Enterprise and terms construed (18.06.2002) by National Roads and Road Traffic (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 298 of 2002). Note: name of Department of and Minister for Public Enterprise changed to Department of and Minister for Transport (19.06.2002) by Public Enterprise (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 305 of 2002); name further changed to Department of and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (2.04.2011) by Transport (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 141 of 2011).

3. (1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 4 of this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Enterprise.

(2) References to the Department of the Environment and Local Government contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to any administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) of this Article shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Enterprise.

4. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for the Environment and Local Government—

(a) by or under—

(i) the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2002,

...

are transferred to the Minister for Public Enterprise.

(2) References to the Minister for the Environment and Local Government contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to any functions transferred by this Article shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Public Enterprise.

C9

Application of Act extended (23.12.2001) by Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act 2001 (55/2001), s. 56(1), commenced on enactment.

Prohibition on person disqualified for holding driving licence from driving light rail vehicle on public road.

56.—(1) A person who is disqualified under the Act of 1961 for holding a driving licence (within the meaning of section 22 of the Act of 1961) shall not drive a light rail vehicle on a public road.

...

C10

Terms “road” and “public place” construed (11.09.1998) by Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Act 1998 (24/1998), s. 59, S.I. No. 327 of 1998.

Road for purposes of Road Traffic Acts, 1961 to 1995.

59.—For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that—

(a) the word “road” includes, for the purposes of the provisions of the Road Traffic Acts, 1961 to 1995, or any regulations made thereunder, a road in a State airport, and

(b) a State airport is, for the purposes of any enactment, a public place.

C11

Application of collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 1987 modified (1.01.1994) by Roads Act 1993 (14/1993), ss. 17(4), 23(1), S.I. No. 406 of 1993.

Functions generally of the Authority.

17.— ...

(4) The Minister may make regulations providing that any function relating to national roads conferred on him or on a road authority under any enactment (including this Act), or on the Commissioner under the Road Traffic Acts, 1961 to 1987, shall, where the Minister is satisfied that the function could be more effectively performed by the Authority, in lieu of being performed by him or by that authority or by the Commissioner, be performed by the Authority with effect from a date specified in the regulations.

...

The Authority and traffic management.

23.—(1) The Authority may at any time make recommendations in writing to the Commissioner in relation to the performance of his functions under the Road Traffic Acts, 1961 to 1987 and the Commissioner shall have regard to such recommendations in the performance of his functions.

...

C12

Application of Act modified (1.01.1993) by Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 384 of 1992), art. 10(1) and (3).

Visitor’s Driving or Provisional Licence.

10. (1) In respect of the grant of a visitor’s driving licence or a visitor’s provisional licence and the holding of such licences, the Road Traffic Act, 1961 and the Regulations of 1989 shall be modified as follows:—

(a) An application for a visitor’s driving licence or a visitor’s provisional licence may be made to the Automobile Association.

(b) The words “Visitor’s Driving Licence” shall, in the case of a visitor’s driving licence, be inserted in the authorised form referred to in article 16 of the said Regulations.

(c) The words “Visitor’s Provisional Licence” shall, in the case of a visitor’s provisional licence, be inserted in the authorised form referred to in article 23 of the said Regulations.

(d) Sub-article (2) of article 14 of the said regulations shall not apply to a visitor’s driving licence.

(e) The references in sub-article (4) of article 15 of the said Regulations to a driving licence shall (in respect of an application for a visitor’s driving licence) be construed as if it included a reference to a driving permit.

(f) Paragraph (a) of sub-article (1) of article 29 of the said Regulations shall (in respect of an application for a visitor’s driving licence) be construed as if the reference to a driving licence in respect of a category where a reference to a driving permit issued in respect of that category or in respect of a category of vehicles which includes vehicles of that category or the majority of vehicles of that category.

...

(3) (a) For the purpose of the grant of a visitor’s driving licence, in any of the enactments specified in (sub-paragraph (b)) of this paragraph the term “licensing authority” shall include the Automobile Association.

(b) The enactments referred to in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph are —the Roads Act, 1920, the Finance (Excise Duties) (Vehicles) Act, 1952 (No. 24 of 1952), the Road Traffic Act, 1961 and the orders and regulations made under the said Acts.

...

C13

Term “class of mechanically propelled vehicles” in collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 1984 construed (7.11.1989) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 287 of 1989), reg. 2.

2. A reference in the Road Traffic Acts, 1961 to 1984, to a class of mechanically propelled vehicles shall be construed as a reference to a class or category of such vehicles and cognate words and expressions shall be construed accordingly.

Editorial Notes:

E1

Prospective affecting provision: procedure prescribed for costs relating to offences under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010 by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 82, not commenced as of date of revision.

E2

Prospective affecting provision: prescribed offences under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010 subjected to payment deposit notice procedure by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 50, not commenced as of date of revision.

E3

Records of Medical Bureau of Road Safety performing certain functions under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2014 exempted from application of Freedom of Information Act 2014 (14.10.2014) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014), s. 6 and sch. 1 part 1(u), commenced as per s. 1(2).

E4

Procedure prescribed for fixed charge offences under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010 by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), ss. 34-49, not commenced as of date of revision other than s. 48, commenced (25.07.2012) by S.I. No. 293 of 2012.

E5

Alcohol testing procedure and evidentiary requirements prescribed (28.10.11) for offences and proceedings under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010 by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), ss. 9, 10, 20 and 25(4), S.I. No. 543 of 2011.

E6

Procedure prescribed for production of driving licence (28.10.2011) under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010 by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 61, S.I. No. 543 of 2011.

E7

Road Safety Authority designated as authority responsible for certain vehicle testing arrangements required under the collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2006 (13.09.2006) by Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006), art. 3(a)(i).

E8

Functions under Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2004 assigned to Road Safety Authority (31.05.2006) by Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (14/2006), s. 4(1), commenced on enactment.

E9

Road Safety Authority charged with keeping Road Traffic Acts under review and submitting proposals (1.09.2005) by Safety, Health and Welfare At Work Act 2005 (10/2005), ss. 2(1), 57(1)(a), (c) and sch. 1, S.I. No. 328 of 2005.

E10

Requirement to produce driving licence to court prescribed in relation to collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010 by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 22(1) as substituted (24.01.2005) by Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004), s. 21, S.I. No. 26 of 2005; and subsequently substituted (28.10.11) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 63, S.I. No. 543 of 2011.

E11

Duty to give information to member of Garda Síochána for offences under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 1995 imposed (23.12.2001) by Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act 2001 (55/2001), s. 59(1), commenced on enactment.

E12

Procedure prescribed (2.12.1994) for evidence in certain proceedings under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2006 by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 21, S.I. No. 350 of 1994, as amended (4.10.2006) by Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006 (28/2006), s. 1(1)(f), commenced on enactment; s. 21 repealed by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 33(c), not commenced as of date of revision.

E13

Previous affecting provision: certain records held under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010 exempted from application of Freedom of Information Act 1997 by Freedom of Information Act 1997 (13/1997), s. 46(1)(bb) as inserted (9.08.2010) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 26(5), S.I. No. 394 of 2010; repealed (14.10.2014) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014), s. 5 and sch. 4, commenced as per s. 1(2).

E14

Previous affecting provision: Road Safety Authority may be required by Minister to provide advice in relation to functions under Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2004 (31.05.2006) by Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (14/2006), s. 6(1)(a), commenced on enactment; repealed (28.10.2010) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 65(3)(c), S.I. No. 543 of 2011.

E15

Previous affecting provision: application of collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2005 not restricted (5.05.2006 to 1.05.2009) by European Communities (Compulsory use of Safety Belts and Child Restraint Systems in Motor Vehicles) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 240 of 2006), reg. 7(6).

E16

Previous affecting provision: functions of local authority for purposes of collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 1995 specified (1.01.2002) by Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001), s. 63(1)(b), (2) and sch. 12, pt. 1, S.I. No. 588 of 2001. Sch. 12 substituted (31.12.2007) by Water Services Act 2007 (30/2007), s. 115, S.I. No. 846 of 2007 which caused the Road Traffic Acts to move from sch. 12, pt. 1 to pt. 2.

E17

Previous affecting provision: alcohol testing procedure prescribed (21.07.2006) for proceedings under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2006 by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 4(9), S.I. No. 384 of 2006; repealed (28.10.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 33(f), S.I. No. 544 of 2011.

E18

Previous affecting provision: application of collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2004 restricted (24.01.2005) by Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004), s. 27, S.I. No. 26 of 2005; repealed (28.10.11) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 87(2), S.I. No. 543 of 2011.

E19

Previous affecting provision: term “commissioner” defined (24.01.2005) by Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004), s. 28, S.I. No. 26 of 2005; repealed (31.05.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 83(2), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

E20

Previous affecting provision: breath specimen procedure for offences under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2003 prescribed by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 12(1)(c), as substituted (1.12.2003) by Road Traffic Act 2003 (37/2003), s. 2, S.I. No. 647 of 2003; s. 12 repealed (29.10.11) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 33(c), S.I. No. 544 of 2011.

E21

Previous amending provision: certain functions under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 1984 transferred to Dublin Metropolitan Streets Commission (1.06.1987) by Dublin Metropolitan Streets Commission Act 1986 (30/1986), s. 7(1), S.I. No. 67 of 1987; transfer of functions terminated prior to commencement of Dublin Metropolitan Streets Commission Act 1986 (9.04.1987) by Dublin Metropolitan Street Commission Act 1986 (Termination of Transfer of Functions) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 108 of 1987), art. 2.

E22

Previous amending provision: discretion to transfer certain functions under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 1984 to Dublin Transport Authority created by Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 (14/1975), ss. 2(2), 3(1) as substituted by Dublin Transport Authority Act 1986 (15/1986), s. 15(3), not commenced. Dublin Transport Authority Act 1986 repealed (1.01.1988) by Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987 (34/1987), s. 13, commenced as per s. 15(5) and amendments to 1975 Act superseded by later substitutions.

E23

Previous affecting provision: evidentiary provisions for proceedings under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 1978 prescribed (20.07.1978) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (19/1978), s. 23(1), S.I. No. 192 of 1978; Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 repealed (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 4(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994.

E24

Previous amending provision: power to make arrangements to carry out certain functions under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 1973 and to designate certain offences to which s. 3 applies provided (12.07.1975) by Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 (14/1975), ss. 2(2) and 3(1), commenced on enactment; ss. 2(2) and 3(1) substituted as per E-note above.

E25

Previous affecting provision: construction of term “licensing authority” modified by Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1961 (S.I. No. 269 of 1961), art. 15(3) as substituted (18.03.1964) by Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 1964 (S.I. No. 59 of 1964), art. 4; Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1961 revoked (1.01.1993) by Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 384 of 1992), art. 3 and sch. 1.

PART I.

Preliminary and general.

Short title.

1

1.This Act may be cited as the Road Traffic Act, 1961.

Commencement.

2

2.This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as may be fixed therefor by any order or orders of the Minister, either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions of this Act.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E26

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic Act,1961 (Commencement) Order 1964 (S.I. No. 28 of 1964).

2. Section 10 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 shall come into operation on the 18th day of March, 1964, for the purpose of effecting the repeal of sections 21 to 28, 31 to 45 and 81 to 83 of the Road Traffic Act, 1933 (No. 11 of 1933).

3. Sections 21 to 25, 27, 28, 30 to 42 and subsections (1), (3) and (4) of section 43 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 shall come into operation on the 18th day of March, 1964.

E27

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.10.1963) by Road Traffic Act 1961 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1963 (S.I. No. 188 of 1963).

2. Section 10 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 shall come into operation on the 27th day of October, 1963 for the purpose of effecting the repeal of sections 4, 15 to 20, 84 to 97, 99 to 117, 120 to 126, 128 to 136, 139 to 146, 161 to 164 and 166 of the Road Traffic Act, 1933 (No. 11 of 1933).

3. Sections 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 82 and 83 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 shall come into operation on the 27th day of October, 1963.

E28

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.04.1963) by Road Traffic Act 1961 (Commencement) Order 1963 (S.I. No. 17 of 1963).

2. Section 10 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 shall come into operation on the 1st day of April, 1963 for the purpose of effecting the repeal of sections 46, 47, 48, 49, 53, 54 and 55 of the Road Traffic Act, 1933 (No. 11 of 1933).

3. Part IV of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 shall come into operation on the 1st day of April, 1963.

E29

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.05.1962) by Road Traffic Act 1961 (Commencement) Order 1962 (S.I. No. 11 of 1962).

2. Section 10 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 shall come into operation on the 1st day of May, 1962 for the purpose of effecting the repeal of Part V and sections 172 and 174 of the Road Traffic Act, 1933 (No. 11 of 1933).

3. Section 14, Part VI, and section 118 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 shall come into operation on the 1st day of May, 1962.

E30

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.10.1961) by Road Traffic Act 1961 (Commencement) Order 1961 (S.I. No. 173 of 1961).

2. Section 10 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 shall come into operation on the 1st day of October, 1961 for the purpose of effecting the repeal of the enactments specified in Part II of the Schedule to this Order.

3. The provisions of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 specified in Part I of the Schedule to this Order shall come into operation on the 1st day of October, 1961.

PART I

Provisions of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 to come into operation on 1st October, 1961.

Sections 1 to 9, sections 17 to 20, sections 26 and 29, subsections (2), (5) and (6) of section 43, Part V, sections 84 to 92, sections 94 to 117, sections 120 to 127 and the Second Schedule.

PART II

Enactments to be repealed on 1st October, 1961

Session and chapter or number and year

Short title

Extent of repeal

1 & 2 Geo. C., c.45

Public Roads (Ireland) Act, 1911

The whole Act.

No. 11 of 1933

Road Traffic Act, 1933

Sections 7 to 10, 29 and 30, 50 to 52, 98, 118, 119, 127, 137, 138, 147 to 157, 159, 165, 167, 169 to 171,173, 175, 179.

No. 7 of 1940

Fire Brigades Act, 1940

Section 10

No. 24 of 1946

Local Government Act, 1946

Section 69

No. 9 of 1955

Local Government Act, 1955

Sections 36 and 37

No. 3 of 1956

Fatal Injuries Act, 1956

Section 7

Interpretation.

3

3.(1) In this Act, save where the context otherwise requires—

ancillary disqualification order” has the meaning specified in subsection (1) of section 27;

appointed stand” has the meaning specified in subsection (1) of section 84;

appointed weighbridge” has the meaning specified in subsection (1) of section 15;

approved guarantee” has the meaning specified in section 63;

approved policy of insurance” has the meaning specified in section 62;

built-up area speed limit” has the meaning specified in subsection (4) of section 45;

certificate of competency” has the meaning specified in subsection (4) of section 33;

certificate of fitness” has the meaning specified in subsection (4) of section 34;

certificate of exemption” has the meaning specified in section 68;

certificate of guarantee” has the meaning specified in subsection (2) of section 66;

certificate of insurance” has the meaning specified in subsection (1) of section 66;

combination of vehicles” means a mechanically propelled vehicle and a vehicle or vehicles drawn thereby;

the Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána;

consequential disqualification order” has the meaning specified in subsection (1) of section 26;

contravenes” includes refuses or fails to comply with, and “contravention” shall be construed accordingly;

driving” includes managing and controlling and, in relation to a bicycle or tricycle, riding, and “driver” and other cognate words shall be construed accordingly;

F1[driving licence means

(a) an Irish driving licence, or

(b) a foreign driving licence;]

footway” means that portion of any road which is provided primarily for the use of pedestrians;

F2[foreign driving licence means a licence or permit to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle

(a) in respect of a category of vehicle referred to in the European Communities (Recognition of Driving Licences of Other Member States) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 464 of 2008) issued by the competent authority of another Member State or a member state of the European Economic Area, but does not include a licence or permit so issued to a person to enable the person to learn to drive or provisionally to drive a vehicle, or

(b) recognised by an order made under section 23A(1); ]

F3[general speed limit means a speed limit under section 44A of this Act;]

hire-drive agreement” means, in relation to a mechanically propelled vehicle, an agreement under which the vehicle is hired from its registered owner, other than—

(a) a hire-purchase F4[or letting] agreement,

(b) an agreement merely for the carriage of persons or goods, or

(c) an agreement under which the registered owner of the vehicle drives, or provides a driver for, the vehicle;

the insured” has the meaning assigned to it in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 62;

F5[Irish driving licence means a driving licence (within the meaning of section 22(1)) granted by a licensing authority under section 23; ]

large public service vehicle” means a public service vehicle having seating passenger accommodation for more than eight persons exclusive of the driver;

mechanically propelled vehicle” means, subject to subsection (2) of this section, a vehicle intended or adapted for propulsion by mechanical means, including—

(a) a bicycle or tricycle with an attachment for propelling it by mechanical power, whether or not the attachment is being used,

(b) a vehicle the means of propulsion of which is electrical or partly electrical and partly mechanical,

but not including a tramcar or other vehicle running on permanent rails;

F6[Minister means Minister for Transport; ]

mobile weighbridge” has the meaning specified in subsection (7) of section 15;

F4[motorway has the meaning assigned to it by the Roads Act, 1993;]

F4[motorway speed limit has the meaning assigned to it by section 44B (inserted by the Road Traffic Act, 1994) of this Act;]

omnibus” means a large public service vehicle which is for the time being used on a definite route for the carriage of passengers who are carried at separate fares and are picked up and set down along such route whether on request or at fixed stopping places;

ordinary speed limit” has the meaning specified in subsection (3) of section 44;

F7[owner, when used in relation to a mechanically propelled vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer which is the subject of a hire-purchase agreement or letting agreement, means the person in possession of the vehicle under the agreement;]

park”, in relation to a vehicle, means keep or leave stationary, and cognate words shall be construed accordingly;

parking place” has the meaning specified in paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section 90;

pedal bicycle” means a bicycle which is intended or adapted for propulsion solely by the physical exertions of a person or persons seated thereon;

pedal cycle” means a vehicle which is a pedal bicycle or pedal tricycle;

pedal cyclist” means a person driving a pedal cycle;

pedal tricycle” means a tricycle which is intended or adapted for propulsion solely by the physical exertions of a person or persons seated thereon;

F8[pedestrian controlled vehicle] means a mechanically propelled vehicle—

(a) which is neither intended nor adapted for use for carrying the driver or a passenger, or

(b) which is intended or adapted so that there are alternative methods of driving it, namely, by a person carried on it or by a pedestrian,

except during a period during which it is driven while carrying the driver or a passenger

period of cover” has the meaning assigned to it in paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 62 or paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 63 (as may be appropriate);

prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under this Act;

principal debtor” has the meaning assigned to it in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 63;

F7[public place means

(a) any public road, and

(b) any street, road or other place to which the public have access with vehicles whether as of right or by permission and whether subject to or free of charge;]

public road” means a road the responsibility for the maintenance of which lies on a road authority;

public service vehicle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle F9[or combination of vehicles] used for the carriage of persons for reward;

F10[registered owner has the meaning assigned to it by the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 385 of 1992) (as amended by the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 213 of 2004)), but, if those regulations should be revoked, it shall have the meaning assigned to it by such regulations corresponding to those regulations as may for the time being be in force;]

the repealed Act” means the Road Traffic Act, 1933 (repealed by this Act);

road” includes any bridge, pipe, arch, gully, footway, pavement, fence, railing or wall forming part thereof;

F6[road authority means

(a) a county council, referred to in Part 1 of Schedule 5,

(b) a city council, referred to in Part 2 of Schedule 5,

(c) a borough council, referred to in Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 6, or

(d) a town council, referred to in Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 6,

to the Local Government Act 2001; ]

road traffic weighbridge” has the meaning specified in subsection (4) of section 15;

roadway” means that portion of a road which is provided primarily for the use of vehicles;

small public service vehicle” means a public service vehicle which is not a large public service vehicle;

special disqualification order” has the meaning specified in subsection (5) of section 28;

F7[special speed limit has the meaning assigned to it by section 46 (inserted by the Road Traffic Act, 1994) of this Act;]

street service vehicle” means a small public service vehicle the driver of which offers F11[in a public place] himself and the vehicle for hire and for that purpose stands or drives the vehicle F11[in a public place];

test certificate” has the meaning specified in paragraph (b) of subsection (8) of section 18;

use”, in relation to a vehicle, includes park, and cognate words shall be construed accordingly;

F12[F13[vehicle means a mechanically propelled vehicle, a trailer or semi-trailer, an animal-drawn vehicle or a pedal cycle;]]

vehicle guarantor” has the meaning specified in section 59;

vehicle insurer” has the meaning specified in section 58.

F14[(2) Where a vehicle, which, apart from this subsection, would be a mechanically propelled vehicle, stands so substantially disabled (either through collision, breakdown or the removal of the engine or other such vital part) as to be no longer capable of being propelled mechanically, it shall be regarded

(a) for the purposes of the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2010, if it is disabled through collision, as continuing to be a mechanically propelled vehicle, and

(b) for all other purposes of this Act as not being a mechanically propelled vehicle. ]

(3) Save in relation to animal-drawn vehicles, any reference in this Act to a drawn vehicle is to a vehicle attached to another (including attached by way of partial superimposition) for the purpose of being drawn thereby, or actually drawn thereby.

(4) Any reference in this Act to the Rules of the Road is to the publication issued (whether before or after the commencement of this section) under that title by the Minister, being the edition thereof which, at the relevant time, is the latest edition.

(5) Any reference in this Act to use of a vehicle with the consent of a person includes a reference to use with his implied consent and to use on his order.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F1

Substituted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 56(a), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

F2

Inserted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 56(b), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

F3

Inserted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

F4

Inserted (22.07.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 49(1)(a)(i) and (ii), S.I. No. 222 of 1994.

F5

Inserted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 56(c), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

F6

Substituted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 71(a) and (b), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

F7

Substituted (22.07.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 49(1)(a)(iii), (iv) and (v), S.I. No. 222 of 1994.

F8

Substituted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

F9

Inserted (20.03.2014) by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 15, S.I. No. 147 of 2014.

F10

Substituted (20.01.2005) by Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004), s. 32, S.I. No. 8 of 2005.

F11

Substituted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

F12

Inserted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 71(c), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

F13

Substituted (25.07.2012) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 46(a), S.I. No. 314 of 2012.

F14

Substituted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 72, S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

Modifications (not altering text):

C14

Terms “county council” and “city council” construed (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 9(2), S.I. No. 214 of 2014.

Cesser and amalgamation of certain local government areas

9. ...

(2) Except where otherwise provided for by this Act, a reference, however expressed, in any enactment—

(a) to a county council or a city council (including a reference construed by section 3(2) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Principal Act as a reference to a county council or to a city council, as the case may be) shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to a county council, a city council or a city and county council, and

(b) to a county council and a city council (including a reference so construed) shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to a county council, a city council and a city and county council.

...

C15

Term “town council” construed (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 25(2), S.I. No. 214 of 2014.

Dissolution of town councils — consequential provisions

25. ...

(2) A function of a town council (including a reference construed by section 3(2) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Principal Act as a reference to a town council and whether of general application to town councils or otherwise under an enactment) that—

(a) has not been repealed or otherwise provided for by this Act, or

(b) is neither spent nor obsolete,

shall, if the context permits in respect of one or more than one town council concerned, be read as a reference to a function of the local authority in whose administrative area the town council so dissolved is situated.

...

Editorial Notes:

E31

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to s. 123 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of s. 123 notes that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 3.

Application to persons and vehicles in the service of the State.

4

4.(1) Save as is otherwise provided by this section, this Act applies to persons in the public service of the State and to vehicles owned by the State.

(2) Part VIof this Act shall not apply to—

(a) a vehicle owned by the State or a person using such vehicle in the course of his employment,

(b) a vehicle under seizure by a person in the service of the State in the course of his duty or a person using such vehicle in the course of his employment, or

(c) a member of the Garda Síochána or an officer of any Minister using a vehicle for the purpose of a test, removal or disposition of the vehicle pursuant to this Act or any regulation thereunder.

General provisions with respect to regulations.

5

5.(1) The Minister may make regulations prescribing any matter or thing which is referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed.

(2) Every regulation made under this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E32

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to other sections (ss. 6, 11, 15, 18, 33, 42, 44, 44A, 45, 46, 65, 82, 86, 90, 95, 97, 101B, 101D, 103, 121, 122) of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of the section notes that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 5, and it is not listed here.

E33

Power pursuant to section exercised (22.09.2015) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 13) (Prescribed Form and Manner of Statements) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 398 of 2015).

E34

Power pursuant to section exercised (29.10.2012) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 399 of 2012).

E35

Power pursuant to section exercised (17.11.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (Fixed Penalty Notice - Drink Driving) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 595 of 2011).

E36

Power pursuant to section exercised (28.10.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (Sections 15 and 17) (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 540 of 2011).

E37

Power pursuant to subs. (1) exercised (15.12.2006) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (Control of Traffic - Exemption Permits) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 639 of 2006).

E38

Power pursuant to subs. (1) exercised (18.07.2006) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (Mobile Phones-Prescribed Numbers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 385 of 2006).

E39

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2005) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (Revocation) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 833 of 2005).

E40

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2002) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers)(Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 541 of 2001).

E41

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.04.2001) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers)(Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 75 of 2001).

E42

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.08.1998) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 207 of 1998).

E43

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.10.1997) by Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 181 of 1997), in effect as per reg. 2.

E44

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.11.1993) by Road Traffic (Control of Supply of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 301 of 1993).

E45

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.03.1991) by Road Traffic (Control of Supply of Vehicles) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 35 of 1991).

E46

Power pursuant to section exercised (5.12.1990) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 286 of 1990).

E47

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.08.1987) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (Part III) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 218 of 1987).

E48

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.1984) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (Part III) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 363 of 1983).

E49

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.1983) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 127 of 1983).

E50

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.1982) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 35 of 1982).

E51

Power pursuant to section exercised (11.07.1978) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (Part III) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 193 of 1978).

E52

Power pursuant to section exercised (29.08.1974) by Road Traffic (Speed Limits)(County of Wicklow) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 263 of 1974)

E53

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.12.1967) by Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 274 of 1967).

E54

Power pursuant to section and s. 46 exercised (1.11.1967) by Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 224 of 1967).

E55

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (28.10.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 13) (Prescribed Form and Manner of Statements) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 541 of 2011); revoked (22.09.2015) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 13) (Prescribed Form and Manner of Statements) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 398 of 2015), reg. 5.

E56

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.1996) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 173 of 1996); revoked (1.08.1998) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 207 of 1998), reg. 3.

E57

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (17.12.1993) by Road Traffic General Bye Laws 1964 (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 393 of 1993); revoked (1.10.1997) by Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 182 of 1997), reg. 3 and sch. 1, pt. 1.

E58

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (10.03.1993) by Road Traffic General Bye-Laws (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 63 of 1993); revoked (1.10.1997) by Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 182 of 1997), reg. 3 and sch. 1, pt. 1.

E59

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (29.07.1991) by Road Traffic General Bye-Laws (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 204 of 1991); revoked (29.09.1998) by Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 182 of 1997), reg. 3 and sch. 1, pt. 1.

E60

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (30.09.1983) by Road Traffic General Bye-Laws (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 275 of 1983); revoked (1.10.1997) by Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 182 of 1997), reg. 3 and sch. 1, pt. 1.

E61

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (14.10.1976) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (Part V) (Amendment) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 240 of 1976); revoked (11.07.1978) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (Part III) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 193 of 1978), reg. 4 and sch. 3.

E62

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (28.11.1975) by Road Traffic General Bye-Laws (Amendment) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 281 of 1975); revoked (1.10.1998) by Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 182 of 1997), reg. 3 and sch. 1, pt. 1.

E63

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (9.12.1974) by Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 342 of 1974); revoked (28.11.1977) by Road Traffic (Speed Limits)(County Borough of Dublin and County of Dublin) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 358 of 1977), reg. 7.

E64

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (22.11.1974) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (Part V)(Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 336 of 1974); revoked (11.07.1978) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (Part III) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 193 of 1978), reg. 4 and sch. 3.

E65

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (9.09.1974) by Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Wicklow) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 263 of 1974); revoked (20.02.1978) by Road Traffic (Speed Limits)(County of Wicklow) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 31 of 1978), reg. 7.

E66

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (6.08.1974) byRoad Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103)(Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 1974(S.I. No. 246 of 1974); revoked (10.08.1976) by Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 188 of 1976), reg. 6 and sch. 2.

E67

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (22.07.1974) by Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Meath) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 230 of 1974); revoked (1.01.1977) by Road Traffic (Speed Limits)(County of Meath) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 300 of 1976), reg. 7.

E68

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (27.07.1973) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (Part V) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 221 of 1973); revoked (11.07.1978) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (Part III) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 193 of 1978), reg. 4 and sch. 3.

E69

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (29.05.1973) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (Part V) (Amendment) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 138 of 1973); revoked (11.07.1978) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (Part III) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 193 of 1978), reg. 4 and sch. 3.

E70

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (14.10.1969) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (Part V) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 196 of 1969); revoked (11.07.1978) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (Part III) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 193 of 1978), reg. 4 and sch. 3.

E71

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.02.1968) by Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Leitrim) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 9 of 1968); revoked (15.07.1980) by Road Traffic (Speed Limits) (County of Leitrim) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 278 of 1980), reg. 7.

Approval of bye-laws made by the Commissioner.

6

6.(1) A bye-law made by the Commissioner under this Act which is required by this Act to be made with the consent of the Minister shall be submitted in the prescribed manner to the Minister for his approval.

(2) Where a bye-law is submitted to the Minister under this section, the Minister shall either, as he thinks proper, refuse to approve of the bye-law, approve thereof without modification or make such modifications therein as he thinks proper and approve of the bye-law as modified.

(3) A bye-law approved of by the Minister under this section (whether with or without modification) shall be published in the prescribed manner.

(4) No such bye-law as is mentioned in the foregoing subsections of this section shall be of any force or effect unless or until it has been submitted to and approved of by the Minister and published in accordance with this section.

(5) Where the Commissioner proposes to make under this Act a bye-law which is required by this Act to be made after consultation with the local authority concerned, the following provisions shall have effect:

(a) the Commissioner shall give, to the corporation of every county or other borough, council of a county, council of an urban district and commissioners of a town to which or to any part of which the bye-law is intended to apply, notice of his intention to make the bye-law, and the Commissioner shall consider all representations made to him by any such corporation, council or commissioners in respect of the proposed bye-law;

(b) the Commissioner shall, if and when he submits the bye-law to the Minister under this section, give to every such corporation, council and commissioners notice of the submission, and the Minister shall consider all representations made to him by such corporation, council or commissioners in respect of the bye-law;

(c) the Minister shall not approve of the bye-law before the expiration of one month after notice of the submission of the bye-law to him was given under this section to every such corporation, council and commissioners;

(d) for the purposes of this subsection, a bye-law shall not be deemed to be intended to apply to any part of a county unless it is intended to apply to some part of the county which is not in any borough, urban district or town.

(6) The making of representations pursuant to subsection (5) of this section shall—

(a) where they are made by the council of a county, the corporation of a borough other than a county borough, the council of an urban district or the commissioners of a town, be a reserved function for the purposes of the County Management Acts, 1940 to 1955, and

(b) where they are made by the corporation of a county borough, be a reserved function for the purposes of the Acts relating to the management of the county borough.

(7) Every bye-law made under section 86 or section 88 of this Act and approved of under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is approved of and, if a resolution annulling the bye-law is passed by either such House within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the bye-law is laid before it, the bye-law shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C16

Terms “county council” and “city council” construed (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), s. 9(2), S.I. No. 214 of 2014.

Cesser and amalgamation of certain local government areas

9. ...

(2) Except where otherwise provided for by this Act, a reference, however expressed, in any enactment—

(a) to a county council or a city council (including a reference construed by section 3(2) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Principal Act as a reference to a county council or to a city council, as the case may be) shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to a county council, a city council or a city and county council, and

(b) to a county council and a city council (including a reference so construed) shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to a county council, a city council and a city and county council.

...

Editorial Notes:

E72

Power pursuant to subs. (3) and s. 5 exercised (7.04.1962) by Road Traffic (Bye-Laws and Temporary Rules) (Amendment) Regulations 1962 (S.I. No. 60 of 1962).

E73

Power pursuant to subss. (1), (3) and ss. 5, 84(3), 89(4) and 90(7) exercised (28.09.1961) by Road Traffic (Bye-Laws and Temporary Rules) Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 219 of 1961).

Proof of certain bye-laws and rules.

7

7.(1) Section 4 of the Documentary Evidence Act, 1925, shall apply to every bye-law F15[and rule made under the Road Traffic Acts, 1961 to 1994.]

(2) Subsection (1) of section 6 of the Documentary Evidence Act, 1925, is hereby amended by adding to the official documents mentioned in that subsection bye-laws F15[and rules made under the Road Traffic Acts, 1961 to 1994], and the said section 6 shall have effect accordingly.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F15

Substituted (22.07.1994) Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 49(b), S.I. No. 222 of 1994.

Finance.

8

8.(1) All expenses incurred by any Minister or by the Commissioner in execution of the Roads Act, 1920, of the Finance (Excise Duties) (Vehicles) Acts, 1952 and 1960, or of this Act shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, F16[be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.]

(2) F17[]

(3) F17[]

(4) F17[]

(5) F17[]

(6) So far as may be necessary for the purposes of the transition from the repealed Act to this Act, the references to this Act in subsections (1), (2) and (4) of this section shall be construed as including references to the repealed Act.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F16

Substituted (18.07.1980) by Road Fund (Winding Up) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 230 of 1980), reg. 2 and sch.

F17

Deleted (18.07.1980) by Road Fund (Winding Up) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 230 of 1980), reg. 2 and sch.

Disposal of fees and fines.

9

9.F18[(1) Save as is otherwise expressly provided by this Act, all fees and other sums received under this Act or regulations thereunder by the Commissioner or any other member of the Garda Síochána or by an authorised person (within the meaning of section 103 of this Act) shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance directs.]

(2) Save as is otherwise expressly provided by this Act, all fines in respect of offences under this Act shall be paid into the Exchequer in accordance with such directions as may from time to time be given by the Minister for Finance.

(3) All moneys paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer under this section shall, for the purposes of section 2 of the Roads Act, 1920, be deemed to have been paid into the Exchequer under that Act.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F18

Substituted (19.04.1995) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 47, S.I. No. 86 of 1995.

Modifications (not altering text):

C17

Functions transferred and references to “Department of Finance” and “Minister for Finance” construed (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3, 5 and sch. 1 part 2, in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 6-9.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Finance contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

3. The functions conferred on the Minister for Finance by or under the provisions of —

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

(b) the statutory instruments specified in Schedule 2,

are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

...

5. References to the Minister for Finance contained in any Act or instrument under an Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Order shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

...

Schedule 1

Enactments

...

Part 2

1922 to 2011 Enactments

Number and Year

Short Title

Provision

(1)

(2)

(3)

...

...

...

No. 24 of 1961

Road Traffic Act 1961

Sections 9, 87(1)(e), 101(11) and (12) and 120(2)

...

...

...

Repeals.

10

10.(1) The enactments mentioned in the First Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

(2) Orders, regulations, bye-laws and rules made under any enactment repealed by this Act and in force at the commencement of this section shall continue in force and be regarded as having been made under the corresponding provision of this Act, and they shall be capable of being amended or revoked accordingly, and documents issued under any such order, regulation, bye-law or rule and in force at such commencement shall continue in force for the purposes of this Act.

PART II.

General Provisions relating to Vehicles.

Regulations in relation to use of vehicles in public places.

11

11.(1) The Minister may make regulations in relation to the use of vehicles in public places.

(2) Regulations under this section may, in particular and without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, make provision in relation to all or any of the following matters :

(a) the construction of vehicles;

(b) vehicle equipment;

(c) the use and misuse of vehicles and vehicle equipment;

(d) the conditions subject to which vehicles and vehicle equipment may be used;

(e) the duties of drivers of vehicles and passengers therein;

(f) the equipment of such drivers and passengers;

(g) the use of loudspeakers (including any equipment or devices used in connection therewith) in or on vehicles;

(h) particulars to be affixed to or painted on vehicles.

(3) Different regulations may be made under this section—

(a) in respect of different classes of vehicles,

(b) for different circumstances and for different areas.

(4) A person shall not use in a public place a vehicle which does not comply with a regulation under this section applying in relation to the vehicle.

(5) (a) A person who contravenes subsection (4) of this section or a regulation under this section shall be guilty of an offence and, where the contravention is of the said subsection (4) and such person is not the owner of the vehicle, such owner shall also, in such cases as may be prescribed, be guilty of an offence.

(b) Where a person who contravenes subsection (4) of this section is not the owner of the vehicle and the owner is charged with an offence under this section, it shall be a good defence to the charge for such owner to show that the use of the vehicle on the occasion in question was unauthorised.

(6) In this section “vehicle equipment” includes all equipment, fittings and instruments fitted to a vehicle or carried on it, and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, lights, reflectors and towing gear F19[and any device which is capable of being used to indicate the existence of, or to frustrate the operation of, electronic or other apparatus being used to give indications from which the speed at which a person was driving can be inferred.]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F19

Inserted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

Modifications (not altering text):

C18

Application of section restricted (23.12.2001) by Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act 2001 (55/2001), s. 61, commenced on enactment.

Restriction on application of regulations made under section 11 of Act of 1961.

61.—Regulations made under section 11 of the Act of 1961 shall not apply to a light rail vehicle.

C19

Application of regulations under section extended (27.10.1963) by Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 191 of 1963), reg. 20(3)(a) and (b), as substituted (27.08.1970) by Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 200 of 1970), reg. 4.

Grant of public service vehicle licence.

[20. (1)...

(3) Where an application for the grant of a public service vehicle licence is duly made, the Commissioner shall, subject to sub-article (4) of this article, grant the licence where he is satisfied that—

(a) where the application is for a licence for the use of a vehicle as a large public service vehicle, the vehicle complies with the regulations in operation under section 11 of the Act applicable to such vehicles,

(b) where the application is for a licence for the use of a vehicle as a public hire vehicle, the character and previous conduct of the applicant are such that the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold such a licence and that the vehicle complies with the regulations in operation under section 11 of the Act applicable to licensed public hire vehicles,

...]

Editorial Notes:

E74

Imposition of penalty points relating to the use of defective or worn tyres provided (17.04.2016) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), part 9 as inserted (17.04.2016) by Road Traffic Act 2010, s. 54(d), commenced in part by Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 54(D)) (Defective or Worn Tyres) (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 168 of 2016), in effect as per reg. 2.

E75

Penalty of €80 for fixed charge offence under subs. (5) prescribed (17.04.2016) by Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences-Tyres) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 167 of 2016), in effect per reg. 2.

E76

Power pursuant to this section, ss. 12 and 13 exercised (1.01.2016) by Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 354 of 2015), in effect as per reg. 2.

E77

Power pursuant to this section, ss. 12 and 13 exercised (1.01.2016) by Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 253 of 2014).

E78

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.01.2016) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 249 of 2014).

E79

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.01.2016) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 248 of 2014).

E80

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.01.2016) by Road Traffic (Plating and Speed Rating of Agricultural Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 247 of 2014).

E81

Power pursuant to this section and s. 12 exercised (1.06.2015) by Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 136 of 2015), in effect as per reg. 2.

E82

Offence under subs. (5) for a contravention of sub-article (2) or (3) of Article 3 of the Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 224 of 2000), declared to be a fixed charge offence (8.12.2014) by Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 559 of 2014), reg. 4(b)(i).

E83

Power pursuant to section exercised (2.04.2014) by Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 166 of 2014).

E84

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.10.2012) by Road Traffic (Driving Mirrors - Additional Requirements for Heavy Goods Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 457 of 2011).

E85

Certain offences under Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1978 ( S.I. No. 360 of 1978 ) as amended and Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) Regulations 1963 ( S.I. No. 189 of 1963) made under section declared to be fixed charge offences and amounts set for fixed charges in respect of contravention (3.08.2012) by Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2011 (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 294 of 2012), reg. (5)(b), (c)(i) and schs. 2 and 3 part 1.

E86

Power pursuant to section and s. 13 exercised (2.04.2012) by Road Traffic (Special Permits for Particular Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 105 of 2012).

E87

Power pursuant to section exercised (21.12.2011) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Blue and Amber Lamps) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 695 of 2011).

E88

Power pursuant to section exercised (21.12.2011) by Road Traffic (Requirement to have Audible Warning Devices on Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 694 of 2011).

E89

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.10.2011) by Road Traffic (Restraint Systems in Organised Transport of Children) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 367 of 2011).

E90

Power pursuant to section exercised (8.06.2011) by Road Traffic (Spray-Suppression) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 272 of 2011).

E91

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 235 of 2011).

E92

Power pursuant to section exercised (21.12.2011) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Blue and Amber Lamps) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 695 of 2011).

E93

Power pursuant to section exercised (21.12.2011) by Road Traffic (Requirement to have Audible Warning Devices on Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 694 of 2011).

E94

Power pursuant to section (1.10.2012) exercised by Road Traffic (Driving Mirrors - Additional Requirements for Heavy Goods Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 457 of 2011).

E95

Power pursuant to section (31.10.2011) exercised by Road Traffic (Restraint Systems in Organised Transport of Children) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 367 of 2011).

E96

Power pursuant to section exercised (8.06.2011) by Road Traffic (Spray-Suppression) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 272 of 2011).

E97

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 235 of 2011).

E98

Power pursuant to this section and s. 13 exercised (24.09.2010) by Road Traffic (Specialised Vehicle Permits) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 461 of 2010).

E99

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (8.06.2010) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Revocation) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 259 of 2010).

E100

Power pursuant to section exercised (21.12.2009) by Road Traffic (Display of Test Disc) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 548 of 2009).

E101

Power pursuant to section exercised (14.12.2009) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 487 of 2009).

E102

Power pursuant to this section and s. 13 exercised (4.05.2009) by Road Traffic (Specialised Vehicle Permits) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 147 of 2009).

E103

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.11.2008) by Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 366 of 2008).

E104

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2009) by Road Traffic (Driving Mirrors Additional Requirements for Heavy Goods Vehicles) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 312 of 2008); revoked (1.10.2012) by Road Traffic (Driving Mirrors - Additional Requirements for Heavy Goods Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 457 of 2011).

E105

Power pursuant to section exercised (29.04.2008) by Road Traffic (Retreaded Tyres) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 118 of 2008).

E106

Power pursuant to section exercised (5.09.2007) by Road Traffic (Components and Separate Technical Units) (Two and Three Wheel Motor Vehicle) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 629 of 2007).

E107

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2007) by Road Traffic (Components and Separate Technical Units) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 375 of 2007).

E108

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.05.2006) by Road Traffic (Requirement to Have Audible Warning Devices on Vehicles) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 340 of 2006).

E109

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.05.2006) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Blue and Amber Lamps) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 342 of 2006).

E110

Power pursuant to section exercised (20.01.2005) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 12 of 2005).

E111

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (17.12.2004) by Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 858 of 2004).

E112

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2004) by Road Traffic (Removal of Exemption From Wearing Seat Belts by Taxi Drivers) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 402 of 2004).

E113

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (18.03.2004) by Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 99 of 2004).

E114

Power pursuant to this section, ss. 12 and 13 exercised (16.01.2003) by Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 5 of 2003).

E115

Power pursuant to this section, ss. 5 and 12 exercised (20.02.2002) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 51 of 2002).

E116

Power pursuant to this section, ss. 5 and 12 exercised (13.07.2000) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 224 of 2000).

E117

Power pursuant to this section, ss. 5, 18 and 123 exercised (4.01.2000) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 395 of 1999).

E118

Power pursuant to this section, ss. 5 and 12 exercised (30.09.1997) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 404 of 1997).

E119

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (23.05.1996) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 137 of 1996).

E120

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (23.05.1996) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 138 of 1996).

E121

Power pursuant to this section, ss. 5 and 12 exercised (23.05.1996) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 139 of 1996).

E122

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (5.02.1996) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 26 of 1996).

E123

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (5.02.1996) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 27 of 1996).

E124

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.02.1994) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 3 of 1994).

E125

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.12.1993) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 322 of 1993).

E126

Power pursuant to this section, ss. 5 and 12 exercised (1.12.1992) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 325 of 1992).

E127

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.04.1992) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 358 of 1991).

E128

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (20.12.1991) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 359 of 1991).

E129

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.11.1991) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 273 of 1991).

E130

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (8.07.1991) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 182 of 1991).

E131

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.04.1991) by Road Traffic (Speed Meter Detectors) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 50 of 1991).

E132

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.01.1991) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 319 of 1990).

E133

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (17.10.1989) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 267 of 1989).

E134

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (17.10.1989) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 266 of 1989).

E135

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.07.1986) by Road Traffic (Insurance Disc) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 227 of 1986).

E136

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.01.1986) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 157 of 1985); revoked (1.01.2016) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 249 of 2014), in effect as per reg. 2.

E137

Power pursuant to this section, ss. 5 and 13 exercised (6.06.1985) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 158 of 1985).

E138

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.07.1984) by Road Traffic (Insurance Disc) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 355 of 1984).

E139

Power pursuant to this section, ss. 5 and 12 exercised (30.09.1983) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 278 of 1983).

E140

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (31.07.1981) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 270 of 1981).

E141

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (28.09.1979) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 328 of 1979).

E142

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.02.1979) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 360 of 1978).

E143

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (27.09.1974) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 297 of 1974).

E144

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (15.03.1971) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 96 of 1971).

E144

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (18.09.1970) by Road Traffic (Construction Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 211 of 1970).

E146

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.09.1970) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 128 of 1970); revoked (1.01.2016) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 249 of 2014).

E147

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.09.1970) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 138 of 1969).

E148

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (23.05.1969) by Road Traffic (Construction Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 94 of 1969).

E149

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.12.1967) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 273 of 1967).

E150

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (13.02.1967) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 32 of 1967).

E151

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (20.04.1965) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1965 (S.I. No. 79 of 1965).

E152

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (27.10.1963) by Road Traffic (Lighting of Vehicles) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 189 of 1963).

E153

Power pursuant to this section, ss. 5, 12 and 13 exercised (27.10.1963) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 190 of 1963).

E154

Previous affecting provision: certain offences under section declared fixed charge offences (3.04.2006) by Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2005 (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 135 of 2006), regs. 4 and 5, in effect as per reg. 2; revoked (31.07.2015) by Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences) (Prescribed Notice and Document) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 333 of 2015), reg. 5(a), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E155

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section, ss. 5, 18 and 123 exercised (15.09.2003) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 405 of 2003); revoked (4.01.2009) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 567 of 2009), reg. 15(a).

E156

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (19.03.2002) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 93 of 2002); revoked (21.12.2011) by Road Traffic (Requirement to have Audible Warning Devices on Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 694 of 2011).

E157

Previous affecting provision: certain offences under section declared fixed charge offences (25.08.2003) by Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 322 of 2003), reg. 3; revoked and superseded (3.04.2006) by Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2005 (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 135 of 2006), reg. 8(c) as per E-note above.

E158

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section, ss. 5, 18 and 123 exercised (1.03.2002) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 55 of 2002); revoked (15.09.2003) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 405 of 2003), reg. 17(b).

E159

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section, ss. 5, 18 and 123 exercised (1.01.2002) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (No 3) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 550 of 2001); revoked (15.09.2003) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 405 of 2003), reg. 17(a).

E160

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section, ss. 5, 18 and 123 exercised (1.07.2001) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (No 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 298 of 2001); revoked (1.01.2002) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (No 3) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 550 of 2001), reg. 20.

E161

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section, ss. 5, 18 and 123 exercised (12.02.2001) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 32 of 2001); revoked (1.01.2002) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (No 3) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 550 of 2001), reg. 20.

E162

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section, ss. 5, 18 and 123 exercised (21.11.2000) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 368 of 2000); revoked (1.01.2002) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (No 3) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 550 of 2001), reg. 20.

E163

Previous affective provision: power pursuant to this section, ss. 5, 18 and 123 exercised (4.01.2000) by Road Traffic (Car Testing) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 481 of 1998), revoked before coming into operation (4.01.2000) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 395 of 1999), reg. 1(2).

E164

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (25.02.1998) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 48 of 1998); revoked (8.06.2010) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Revocation) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 259 of 2010), reg. 2(c).

E165

Previous affecting provision: application of subs. (5)(b) not restricted (20.10.1993) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 299 of 1993), reg. 6; revoked (19.12.2005) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (Revocation) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 833 of 2005), reg. 2.

E166

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (20.10.1993) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 299 of 1993); revoked (19.12.2005) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (Revocation) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 833 of 2005), reg. 2.

E167

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section, ss. 5 and 12 exercised (1.01.1987) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 442 of 1986); revoked (16.01.2003) by Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 5 of 2003), reg. 61(1)(b).

E168

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section, ss. 5 and 12 exercised (5.05.1983) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 119 of 1983); revoked (30.09.1983) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 278 of 1983), reg. 6.

E169

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (25.10.1978) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 291 of 1978); revoked (8.06.2010) by Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Revocation) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 259 of 2010), reg. 2(b).

E170

E171

Maximum weights.

12

12.(1) The Minister may make regulations for all or any of the following purposes:

(a) specifying the maximum weight unladen of mechanically propelled vehicles, of vehicles drawn thereby and of combinations of vehicles;

(b) specifying the maximum weight laden of mechanically propelled vehicles, of vehicles drawn thereby and of combinations of vehicles;

(c) specifying the maximum weight to be transmitted to the ground or any specified area of the ground by any part of a mechanically propelled vehicle or of a vehicle drawn thereby;

(d) specifying the manner in which and the conditions under which any particular weights (other than weights unladen) prescribed by the regulations are to be ascertained.

(2) Different regulations may be made under this section—

(a) in respect of different classes of vehicles or of combinations of vehicles,

(b) for different circumstances.

(3) A person shall not use on a public road—

(a) a vehicle or combination of vehicles of which the weight unladen exceeds the maximum weight specified by a regulation under this section applying in relation to the vehicle or combination,

(b) a laden vehicle or combination of vehicles of which the weight as then laden exceeds the maximum weight laden specified by a regulation under this section applying in relation to the vehicle or combination F20[or indicated on a plate or certificate issued under section 11 of the Road Traffic Act, 1968, and in force in respect of the vehicle or combination], or

(c) a vehicle any part of which transmits to the ground a greater weight than the maximum weight specified in respect of such transmission by a regulation under this section applying in relation to the vehicle F20[or indicated on a plate or certificate issued under section 11 of the Road Traffic Act, 1968, and in force in respect of the vehicle].

F21[(4) (a) Where a person contravenes subsection (3) of this section he and, if he is not the owner of the vehicle or combination of vehicles, such owner shall each be guilty of an offence.

(b) A person who is guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to F22[a fine not exceeding 2,000] or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.]

F23[(4A) Where a person contravenes subsection (3)(b) of this section and the load or loads were consigned to such person by one consignor alone, that consignor shall be guilty of an offence.

(4B) In a prosecution under subsection (4A) of this section it shall be a good defence for the consignor to prove

(a) that it was not practicable for the consignor to estimate the laden weight of the vehicle or combination of vehicles, or

(b) that an estimate of the laden weight of the vehicle or combination of vehicles carried out by the consignor prior to the dispatch of the goods indicated that the weight of the vehicle or combination of vehicles did not exceed the maximum weight laden specified by a regulation under this section applying in relation to the vehicle or combination of vehicles.

(4C) In this section consignor means a person who engages the services of another person for the carriage by road of merchandise in a vehicle or combination of vehicles.]

(5) Where a person charged with an offence under this section is the owner of the vehicle or combination of vehicles, it shall be a good defence to the charge for him to show that the vehicle or combination was being used on the occasion in question by another person and that such use was unauthorised.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F20

Inserted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

F21

Substituted (18.07.1984) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1984 (16/1984), s. 3(2), commenced on enactment.

F22

Substituted (5.03.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 18(1)(a) and table, pt. 1, ref. no. 1, S.I. No. 86 of 2007.

F23

Inserted (30.08.1999) by Road Transport Act 1999 (15/1999), s. 17(1), S.I. No. 264 of 1999.

Editorial Notes:

E172

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to s. 11 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of s. 11 notes that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 12. These statutory instruments are not separately listed under this section.

E173

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2014) by Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 608 of 2014).

E174

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.04.2013) by Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 43 of 2013).

E175

Certain offences under Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) Regulations 2003 ( S.I. No. 5 of 2003), made under this section, declared to be fixed charge offences and amounts set for fixed charges in respect of contravention (3.08.2012) by Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2011 (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 294 of 2012), reg. (5)(a) and sch. 1.

E176

Additional penalty potentially prescribed for offence under section (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 15(1), S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

E177

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (15.12.2011) by Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 654 of 2011); revoked by (19.12.2014) by Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 608 of 2014), reg. 3.

E178

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (27.06.2011) by Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 315 of 2011); revoked (15.12.2011) by Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 654 of 2011).

E179

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (17.09.2010) by Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 452 of 2010); revoked (27.06.2011) by Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 315 of 2011), reg. 3.

E180

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (23.12.2009) by Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 576 of 2009); revoked (17.09.2010) by Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 452 of 2010), reg. 3.

E181

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (23.12.2008) by Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 589 of 2008); revoked (23.12.2009) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 576 of 2009), reg. 3.

E182

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (18.12.2007) by Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 829 of 2007); revoked (23.12.2008) by Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 589 of 2008), reg. 3.

E183

Previous affecting provision: fine in subs. (4) increased (31.10.2002) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 23(1)(a) and table, pt. 1, ref. no. 1, S.I. No. 491 of 2002. Fine increased as per above F-note.

Special permits for particular vehicles.

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13.(1) The Minister may make regulations for all or any of the following purposes:

(a) the issue of special permits authorising particular vehicles or combinations of vehicles which contravene one or more regulations under section 11 or 12 of this Act to be used notwithstanding such contravention;

(b) specifying the limitations, restrictions and conditions which are to be, or may be, inserted in the special permits, including conditions as to compensation, or as to securing by deposit the payment of compensation, for damage to public roads which may arise from the use of the vehicles or combinations of vehicles to which the special permits relate;

(c) specifying the persons by whom the special permits may be issued;

(d) specifying the manner in which applications for the special permits are to be made.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Part of this Act, the use of a vehicle or combination of vehicles under and in accordance in all respects with a special permit issued in respect of the vehicle or combination under regulations under this section shall not constitute an offence under section 11 or 12 (as the case may be) of this Act.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E184

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to s. 11 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of s. 11 note that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 13. These statutory instruments are not separately listed under this section.

E185

Power pursuant to section exercised (13.06.2007) by Road Traffic (Special Permits for Particular Vehicles) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 283 of 2007).

Weight unladen.

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14.(1) For the purposes of this Act, the weight unladen of a vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be taken to be the weight of the vehicle or combination inclusive of all additions, but exclusive of the weight of water, fuel or accumulators (other than boilers) used for the purpose of propulsion and of loose tools or loose equipment.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) of this section—

(a) each of the following shall, with respect to a vehicle or combination of vehicles, be an addition:

(i) a body,

(ii) a part,

(iii) a fitting,

(iv) a receptacle,

(b) in a case in which there is one addition only, the reference to all additions shall be construed as a reference to that addition,

(c) in a case in which, there being two additions (and not more), on no occasion are both of them used, the reference to all additions shall be construed as a reference to the heavier only of the additions or, where they are of equal weight, to one of them only,

(d) in a case in which, there being three or more additions, on no occasion are all of them used, the reference to all additions shall be construed as a reference to the heaviest combination of the additions which is used on any occasion.

(3) In a case coming within paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of this section, where one only of the additions is used on a particular occasion, “combination of the additions” in that paragraph shall, in relation to that occasion, be taken as referring to that addition.

(4) (a) Anything placed on a vehicle or combination of vehicles for the purpose of the conveyance of goods or burden of any other description shall, subject to the next paragraph, be a receptacle for the purposes of the foregoing subsections of this section.

(b) Anything so placed is excepted from the foregoing paragraph if in relation to no journey are goods or burden of any other description both loaded into and unloaded from it without its being removed from the vehicle or combination.

(5) In a prosecution under this Act, the onus of proving that anything comes within the exception specified in subsection (4) of this section shall lie on the defendant.

Weighbridges.

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15.(1) (a) A road authority may declare any weighbridge (whether maintained by them or not, whether within or outside their functional area and whether a road traffic weighbridge or not) to be an appointed weighbridge for the purposes of this Act, and every weighbridge so declared shall be known and is in this Act referred to as an appointed weighbridge.

(b) Any such declaration may be revoked by a subsequent declaration made by the same road authority.

(c) Where a road authority make a declaration under this subsection, they shall give the prescribed notice to the public of the making of the declaration.

(2) A road authority may (and, if required by the Minister, shall) provide on or adjacent to any public road in their charge a weighbridge of such dimensions, power, design and construction as may be approved of by the Minister.

(3) Every road authority owning a weighbridge erected under an enactment repealed by the repealed Act, under the repealed Act or under this section shall maintain the weighbridge in good condition and proper order and shall make the weighbridge available for the weighing of vehicles and their loads at all reasonable times.

(4) A weighbridge maintained under subsection (3) of this section shall be known and is in this Act referred to as a road traffic weighbridge.

(5) The road authority by whom a road traffic weighbridge is maintained may charge for weighings on the weighbridge (except weighings requisitioned under this Act by a member of the Garda Síochána or an officer of a road authority F24[or an officer of the Minister]) such fees as they may fix from time to time.

(6) A road authority may contribute, on such conditions as they think fit, to the cost of the provision, maintenance or operation of an appointed weighbridge other than a road traffic weighbridge provided by themselves.

(7) (a) A road authority may acquire and operate a weighbridgewhich is transportable and may make it available for use by members of the Garda Síochána F24[or an officer of the Minister].

(b) References in this Act to a mobile weighbridge are to a weighbridge under this subsection.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F24

Inserted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

Editorial Notes:

E186

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (12.10.1963) by Road Traffic (Weighbridges) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 192 of 1963).

Requirements with respect to weighing.

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16.(1) Where an authorised officer observes a vehicle or combination of vehicles on any occasion on a public road and he suspects that the weight laden of the vehicle or combination or the weight transmitted to the ground by any part of the vehicle or combination is such that the use of the vehicle or combination constitutes an offence under this Act—

(a) in case the officer has with him a mobile weighbridge, the officer may require the person in charge of the vehicle or combination—

(i) to permit the officer to ascertain by means of the mobile weighbridge the weight transmitted to the ground by any part of the vehicle or combination with the load or loads (if any) thereon; and

(ii) to do all such things as may be indicated by the officer and are reasonably necessary to facilitate him in effecting such ascertainment;

(b) in any other case, the officer may require the person in charge of the vehicle or combination to do all or any of the following things:

(i) forthwith to bring the vehicle or combination with the load or loads (if any) thereon to any appointed weighbridge named by the officer and not more than F25[25 kilometres] distant by the shortest available route from the place at which the requisition is made;

(ii) to carry the officer to the weighbridge in the vehicle or combination;

(iii) to cause the vehicle (or any part thereof) or combination (or any part thereof) with the load or loads (if any) thereon to be weighed on the weighbridge in the presence of the officer.

(2) Where—

(a) an authorised officer observes a vehicle or combination of vehicles on any occasion on a public road,

(b) the officer suspects that the weight unladen of the vehicle or combination is such that use of the vehicle or combination constitutes an offence under this Act, and

(c) the vehicle or combination either has no load or has a load or loads which can be unloaded without undue inconvenience, the officer may require the person in charge of the vehicle or combination to do all or any of the following things :

(i) forthwith to bring the vehicle or combination, inclusive of all additions with it on the said occasion, to any appointed weighbridge named by the officer and not more than F25[25 kilometres] distant by the shortest available route from the place at which the requisition is made;

(ii) to carry the officer to the weighbridge in the vehicle or combination;

(iii) to unload the vehicle or combination if it has a load or loads;

(iv) to cause the vehicle or combination, inclusive of all additions with it on the said occasion, to be weighed on the weighbridge in the presence of the officer.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2) of this section—

(a) each of the following shall, with respect to a vehicle or combination of vehicles, be an addition:

(i) a body,

(ii) apart,

(iii) a fitting,

(iv) a receptacle,

(b) in a case in which there is one addition only, any reference to all additions shall be construed as a reference to that addition.

(4) Anything placed on a vehicle or combination of vehicles for the purpose of the conveyance of goods or burden of any other description shall be a receptacle for the purposes of subsections (2) and (3) of this section.

F26[(5) A person who contravenes a requirement under this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to F27[a fine not exceeding 2,000] or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.]

(6) Where a weighing is, consequent upon a requirement under this section, carried out on an appointed weighbridge not maintained by a road authority, the fee for the weighing shall be recouped to the person paying it by—

(a) in case the weighbridge was declared to be an appointed weighbridge by one road authority only—that authority, and

(b) in any other case—by such one of the road authorities by whom the weighbridge was declared to be an appointed weighbridge as may be agreed upon between those authorities or, in default of agreement, as may be determined by the Minister.

(7) (a) In this section “authorised officer” means—

(i) a member of the Garda Síochána, or

(ii) an officer F28[or a servant] of the road authority charged with the maintenance of the public road on which the vehicle or combination of vehicles is observed, authorised by that authority as an authorised officer for the purposes of this section.

F28[or

(iii) an officer of the Minister authorised by the Minister as an authorised officer for the purposes of this section.]

(b) Where a person appointed to be an authorised officer for the purposes of this section makes a requirement under this section, he shall, if requested by the person to whom the requirement is addressed, produce his authorisation as such officer for examination by that person.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F25

Substituted (30.08.1999) by Road Transport Act 1999 (15/1999), s. 17(2), S.I. No. 264 of 1999.

F26

Substituted (18.07.1984) by Road Traffic Act 1984 (16/1984), s. 3(3), commenced on enactment.

F27

Substituted (5.03.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 18(1)(a) and table, pt. 1, ref. no. 2, S.I. No. 86 of 2007.

F28

Inserted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

Modifications (not altering text):

C20

Application of section extended (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 16, S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

Extension of powers of authorised officer under section 16 of Principal Act.

16.—(1) The powers conferred on an authorised officer by section 16 (1) and 16 (2) of the Principal Act are hereby extended—

(a) to include power to inspect any part of a vehicle or combination of vehicles for the purpose of forming an opinion as to whether or not the appropriate regulations under sections 11 and 12 of that Act have been or are being complied with, and

(b) to include power to require the person in charge of a vehicle or combination of vehicles not to proceed further in the vehicle or combination if and so long as—

(i) the vehicle or combination having been weighed in accordance with the said section 16, there is, in the opinion of the officer, a contravention of section 12 (3) of the Principal Act in relation to that vehicle or combination, or

(ii) the authorised officer is of opinion that the vehicle or combination does not comply with a regulation under section 11 or 12 of the Principal Act and would, if permitted to proceed further, be likely to cause damage to a public road.

(2) A member of the Garda Síochána may arrest without warrant a person who has refused or failed to comply with a requirement mentioned in subsection (1) (b) (ii).

Expenses of extraordinary traffic.

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17.(1) Where it appears to the road authority charged with the maintenance of a public road that, having regard to the average expense of repairing that road, extraordinary expenses have been or will be incurred in repairing the road by reason of the damage caused by excessive weight passing along the road or other extraordinary traffic thereon, the amount of the extraordinary expenses shall be paid to the road authority by the person by whom or in consequence of whose order such weight or traffic has been conducted and, in default of that amount being so paid, it shall be recoverable as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall have effect subject to the following provisos:

(a) any person required by the subsection to pay extraordinary expenses may enter into an agreement with a road authority for the payment to them of a composition in respect of the relevant weight or traffic and, on paying the composition, shall not be liable under the subsection;

(b) the subsection shall be construed as not applying to damage caused as a result of—

(i) Córas Iompair Éireann carrying on a passenger road service,

(ii) a person carrying on a passenger road service under a licence granted under the Road Transport Act, 1932, or

(iii) a person carrying on a business authorised by a merchandise licence granted under the Road Transport Act, 1933;

(c) proceedings under the subsection shall be commenced within twelve months after the time at which the damage was done, or, where the damage is in consequence of any particular building contract or work extending over a long period, shall be commenced not later than six months after the completion of the contract or work;

(d) in any such proceedings the amount for which judgment may be given shall be the amount of the expenses shown to the satisfaction of the court to have been or to be likely to be incurred by the road authority by reason of the damage from the extraordinary traffic.

F29[(3) The jurisdiction relating to the recovery under this section of the amount of any extraordinary expenses incurred by a road authority in repairing a road shall, concurrently with the High Court, be exercised at the election of the plaintiff by

(a) the judge of the Circuit Court for the time being assigned to the circuit or, as may be appropriate, the justice of the District Court for the time being assigned to the district, where the damage was done, or

(b) the judge of the Circuit Court for the time being assigned to the circuit or, as may be appropriate, the justice of the District Court for the time being assigned to the district, where the defendant or one of the defendants resides or carries on business.]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F29

Inserted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

Tests of mechanically propelled vehicles.

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18.(1) A person shall not use in a public place a F30[] vehicle to which this section applies unless at that time there is in force in respect of the vehicle a test certificate.

(2) Where a person contravenes subsection (1) of this section, he and, if he is not the owner of the vehicle, such owner shall each be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to F31[a fine not exceeding 2,000] or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(3) Where, in a prosecution for an offence under this section, it is shown that, a demand having been made under section 19 of this Act,—

(a) the person on whom the demand was made refused or failed to produce a test certificate then and there, or

(b) such person, having duly produced a test certificate consequent upon the demand, refused or failed to permit the member of the Garda Síochána to whom such certificate was produced to read and examine it,

it shall be presumed, until the contrary is shown by the defendant, that the vehicle was being used in contravention of this section.

(4) Where a person charged with an offence under this section is the owner of the vehicle, it shall be a good defence to the charge for the person to show that the vehicle was being used without his consent and either that he had taken all reasonable precautions to prevent its being used or that it was being used by his servant acting in contravention of his orders.

(5) Where a person charged with an offence under this section was the servant of the owner of the vehicle, it shall be a good defence to the charge for the person to show that he was using the vehicle in obedience to the express orders of the owner.

(6) In this section “the issuing authority” means the person who, in the case in question and in accordance with the regulations under this section, is the issuing authority.

(7) The owner of a F30[] vehicle to which this section applies may apply to the issuing authority for a test certificate in respect of the vehicle.

(8) Where an application is duly made under subsection (7) of this section and the prescribed fee is paid—

(a) the issuing authority shall test or cause to be tested the vehicle in accordance with the regulations under this section,

(b) in case the issuing authority is satisfied as a result of the test that the vehicle complies with the prescribed requirements, it shall issue a certificate (in this Act referred to as a test certificate) certifying such compliance,

(c) in case the issuing authority is not so satisfied—

(i) the issuing authority shall refuse to issue a test certificate and shall issue to the applicant a statement of the reasons for the refusal,

(ii) if the applicant is aggrieved by the refusal or the grounds thereof, he may appeal to the Justice of the District Court having jurisdiction in the place where the vehicle is ordinarily kept and the Justice may either refuse the appeal or direct a new test of the vehicle.

(9) The Minister may make regulations for the purpose of giving effect to this section.

(10) Regulations under this section may, in particular and without prejudice to the generality of subsection (9) of this section, make provision for all or any of the following matters:

(a) the classes of F30[] vehicles to which this section applies;

(b) exempting from subsection (1) of this section the use of vehicles for specified purposes or in specified circumstances;

(c) the specifying of the persons to be issuing authorities for the purposes of this section;

(d) the specifying of the persons by whom issuing authorities may cause tests to be carried out for the purposes of this section;

(e) the specifying of the persons by whom new tests directed pursuant to subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (c) of subsection (8) of this section are to be carried out;

(f) the making of applications for test certificates and the specifying of conditions subject to which such applications may be made;

(g) the fees to be paid by applicants for test certificates and the disposition of such fees;

(h) the requirements in respect of which tests are to be carried out;

(i) the nature of tests;

(j) the manner in which, the conditions under which and the apparatus with which tests are to be carried out;

(k) the maintenance of apparatus used for carrying out tests;

(l) powers of inspection of premises and apparatus used for testing F30[] vehicles;

(m) the keeping of records by specified persons;

(n) the form and period of validity of test certificates;

(o) the delegation by issuing authorities to specified persons of the functions of such authorities under paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection (8) of this section.

(11) Regulations under this section may make different provisions for different classes of cases coming within the same matter.

(12) A person who contravenes a regulation under this section which is stated to be a penal regulation shall be guilty of an offence.

(13) The existence of a test certificate shall not affect any prosecution for an offence under any other section of this Act.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F30

Deleted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

F31

Substituted (5.03.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 18(1)(a) and table, pt. 1, ref. no. 3, S.I No. 86 of 2007.

Modifications (not altering text):

C21

Application of section extended (4.01.2010) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 567 of 2009), reg. 3, in operation as per reg. 1(2).

Application

3. (1) Section 18 and these Regulations apply to a vehicle, other than a small public service vehicle or a vehicle mentioned in paragraph (4)—

(a) from the fourth anniversary of first registration of the vehicle, or

(b) where the vehicle was first registered—

(i) before 1 January 1992, from the anniversary of first registration of the vehicle which occurred in the year 2000,

(ii) between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 1996, from the anniversary of first registration of the vehicle which occurred in the year 2001, or

(iii) between 1 January 1997 and 31 December 1998, from the anniversary of first registration of the vehicle which occurred in the year 2002

(2) The test due dates for a vehicle mentioned in paragraph (1) are:

(a) from the commencement of these Regulations until 31 May 2011, the anniversary dates mentioned in paragraph (1) and each subsequent biennial of those dates, and

(b) from 1 June 2011, the anniversary dates mentioned in paragraph (1) and—

(i) from the tenth anniversary of first registration of the vehicle, each subsequent anniversary of those dates, and

(ii) in any other case, each subsequent biennial of those dates.

(3) Section 18 and these Regulations apply to—

(a) a small public service vehicle, other than a new small public service vehicle, from the date of the application for a SPSV licence in respect of the vehicle,

(b) a new small public service vehicle, on the anniversary of the issue of its SPSV licence.

(4) The test due date for a vehicle mentioned in paragraph (3) is the date or anniversary date, as the case may be, mentioned in that paragraph and each subsequent anniversary of those dates.

(5) This Regulation does not apply to a vehicle—

(a) first registered prior to 1 January 1980,

(b) which is used solely on an off-shore island,

(c) on the day on which a test certificate in respect of the vehicle had been refused, or

(d) which is owned or operated by the Garda Síochána or the Defence Forces.

C22

Application of section extended (4.01.2000) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 395 of 1999), regs. 3 and 4, in operation as per reg. 1(2).

3. (1) Subject to sub-article (2) and to article 4, section 18 of the Principal Act and these Regulations shall apply to vehicles having at least four wheels, which are designed and constructed primarily for the carriage of passengers and which have a maximum of 8 seats excluding the driver’s seat and a maximum design gross vehicle weight of 3,500 kilograms.

(2) Sub-article (1) shall not apply to a vehicle—

(a) which is an historic vehicle,

(b) which is solely used on an off-shore island,

(c) which is being driven to a test centre, for the purposes of having a test, or a re-test, carried out, for which an appointment had been made prior to the time of such driving,

(d) on the day on which a test certificate in respect of the said vehicle had been refused,

(e) which is a small public service vehicle in accordance with the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations, 1995 (S.I. No. 136 of 1995)

4. (1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) of article 3, section 18 of the Principal Act and these Regulations shall apply to a vehicle that was first registered—

(i) before 1 January, 1992, from the anniversary of first registration which occurs in the year 2000;

(ii) between 1 January, 1992 and 31 December 1996, inclusive of both dates, from the anniversary of first registration which occurs in the year 2001;

(iii) on or after 1 January, 1997, from the anniversary of first registration which occurs in the year 2002, or, from the fourth anniversary of first registration, whichever is the later day;

(iv) in the case of a vehicle for which a certificate of roadworthiness in accordance with the European Communities (Vehicle Testing) Regulations 1991 to 1999 was issued on or before 3 January 2000, from the date on which such certificate ceases to be current.

Editorial Notes:

E187

Offence under subs. (2) declared to be a fixed charge offence (8.12.2014) by Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 559 of 2014), reg. 4(b)(ii).

E188

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to ss. 11 and 123 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of those sections notes that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 18. These statutory instruments are not separately listed under this section.

E188

Power pursuant to section exercised (28.07.2014) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 322 of 2014).

E189

Power pursuant to section exercised (6.08.2013) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 303 of 2013).

E191

Power pursuant to section exercised (4.02.2013) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 10 of 2013).

E192

Power pursuant to section exercised (2.04.2012) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 104 of 2012).

E193

Power pursuant to section exercised (2.04.2012) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 103 of 2012).

E194

Power pursuant to section exercised (3.01.2012) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 711 of 2011).

E195

Power pursuant to section exercised (3.01.2012) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 623 of 2011).

E196

Power pursuant to section exercised (4.01.2010) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 567 of 2009).

E197

Power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (1.11.2002) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 500 of 2002).

E198

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (30.04.2009 and 25.11.2009) by Road Traffic (Driving Instructor Licensing) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 146 of 2009); revoked (3.06.2009) by Road Traffic (Driving Instructor Licensing) (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 203 of 2009), reg. 51.

E199

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (23.12.2008) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 588 of 2008); revoked (4.01.2010) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 567 of 2009), reg. 15(b).

E200

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.02.2009) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 590 of 2008); revoked (4.01.2010) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 567 of 2009), reg. 15(c).

E201

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.03.2005) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 62 of 2005); revoked (1.02.2009) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 590 of 2008), reg. 3.

E202

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.09.2003) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 405 of 2003), reg. 3, in operation as per reg. 1(2); revoked and superseded (4.01.2009) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 567 of 2009), reg. 15(a).

E203

Previous affecting provision: fine in subs. (2) increased (31.10.2002) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 23(1)(a) and table, ref. no. 2, S.I. No. 491 of 2002. Fine increased as per above F-note.

E204

Previous affective provision: application of section extended (4.1.2000 and other dates) by Road Traffic (Car Testing) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 481 of 1998), reg. 3, in operation as per reg. 1(2); revoked before coming into operation and superseded (4.01.2000) by Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 395 of 1999), reg. 1(2).

E205

Previous affecting provision: fine in subs. (2) increased (18.07.1984) by Road Traffic Act 1984 (16/1984), s. 3(1) and table, ref. no. 10, commenced on enactment. Fine increased as per above E-note.

Production of test certificate on demand.

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19.(1) (a) Where a member of the Garda Síochána has reasonable grounds for believing that a F32[] vehicle to which section 18 of this Act applies has been used in a public place on a particular occasion (including a case in which the member has himself observed the use) and that the actual user of the vehicle on that occasion was a particular person, the member may, at any time not later than one month after the occasion, demand of the person the production of a test certificate in respect of the vehicle in force on the occasion and, if the person refuses or fails to produce any such certificate then and there, he shall, unless within ten days after the day on which the production was demanded he produces such certificate in person to a member of the Garda Síochána at a Garda Síochána station named by the person at the time at which the production was demanded, be guilty of an offence.

(b) In a prosecution for an offence under this subsection, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is shown by the defendant, that he did not, within ten days after the day on which the production was demanded produce the certificate in person to a member of the Garda Síochána at a Garda Síochána station named by the defendant at the time at which the production was demanded.

(c) It shall be a good defence in a prosecution for an offence under this subsection if the defendant shows that on the occasion in question—

(i) he did not use the vehicle, or

(ii) he was the servant of the owner of the vehicle and was using the vehicle in obedience to the express orders of the owner.

(2) (a) Where a member of the Garda Síochána has reasonable grounds for believing that a F32[] vehicle to which section 18 of this Act applies has been used in a public place on a particular occasion (including a case in which the member has himself observed the use), the member may, at any time not later than one month after the occasion, demand of the owner of the vehicle the production of a test certificate in respect of the vehicle in force on the occasion and, if the owner refuses or fails to produce any such certificate then and there, he shall, unless within ten days after the day on which the production was demanded he produces such certificate in person to a member of the Garda Síochána at a Garda Síochána station named by the owner at the time at which such production was demanded, be guilty of an offence.

(b) In a prosecution for an offence under this subsection, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is shown by the defendant, that he did not, within ten days after the day on which production was demanded, produce the certificate in person to a member of the Garda Síochána at a Garda Síochána station named by the defendant at the time at which the production was demanded.

(c) It shall be a good defence in a prosecution for an offence under this subsection if the defendant shows—

(i) that the vehicle was not used on the occasion in question, or

(ii) that a person other than himself used the vehicle on the occasion in question, that it was so used without his consent and either that he had taken all reasonable precautions to prevent its being so used or that the person so using it was his servant acting in contravention of his orders.

(3) Where a person produces pursuant to this section a certificate to a member of the Garda Síochána but refuses or fails to permit the member to read and examine it, he shall be guilty of an offence and the member may demand of him his name and address.

(4) Where a person whose name and address is demanded under subsection (3) of this section refuses or fails to give his name and address or gives a name or address which is false or misleading, he shall be guilty of an offence.

(5) A member of the Garda Síochána may arrest without warrant—

(a) a person who pursuant to this section produces a certificate but refuses or fails to permit the member to read and examine it, or

(b) a person who, when his name and address is demanded of him by the member under this section, refuses or fails to give his name and address or gives a name or address which the member has reasonable grounds for believing to be false or misleading.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F32

Deleted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

Powers of occasional examination, inspection and test.

20

20.(1) Where a member of the Garda Síochána observes a mechanically propelled vehicle or combination of vehicles in a public place and he suspects that there is a defect affecting the vehicle or combination which is such that it is, when in use, a danger to the public or, in the case of a public service vehicle, there is a defect affecting it which is such that either it is a danger to the public or it is rendered unfit for the carriage of passengers, he may inspect and examine the vehicle or combination and, for the purpose of carrying out the inspection and examination, may do all such things and make all such requirements in relation to it as are reasonably necessary.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) of this section and without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred thereby, a member of the Garda Síochána may—

(a) require the person in charge of a mechanically propelled vehicle or combination of vehicles to bring it to a convenient place indicated by the member suitable for the carrying out of an inspection and examination under this section and not more than five miles distant by the shortest available route from the place at which the requisition is made, and to carry the member in the vehicle or combination,

(b) drive a mechanically propelled vehicle or combination of vehicles for a reasonable time and distance,

(c) require the person in charge of a mechanically propelled vehicle or combination of vehicles to drive it or cause it to be driven for a reasonable time and distance in such direction and manner and at such speed as the member directs, and to carry the member in it while it is being so driven,

(d) carry out or cause to be carried out such tests as the member considers reasonable.

(3) Where a member of the Garda Síochána has, F33[consequent upon an inspection and examination under section 12 of the Road Traffic Act, 1968, of a mechanically propelled vehicle, or] consequent upon having inspected and examined under this section a mechanically propelled vehicle, reasonable grounds for believing that there is a defect affecting it which is such that it is, when in use, a danger to the public, he may—

(a) instruct the person in charge that it is not to be driven in a public place until the defect has been remedied,

(b) require the person in charge or the owner to submit it for a further examination and test at a specified time and place.

(4) Where a member of the Garda Síochána has, consequent upon having inspected and examined under this section a public service vehicle, reasonable grounds for believing that there is a defect (other than a defect referred to in subsection (3) of this section) affecting it which is such that it is rendered unfit for the carriage of passengers, he may—

(a) instruct the person in charge that it is not to be used for the carriage of passengers for reward until the defect is remedied,

(b) require the person in charge or the owner to submit it for a further examination and test at a specified time and place.

(5) Where a member of the Garda Síochána has, F34[consequent upon an inspection and examination under section 12 of the Road Traffic Act, 1968, of a vehicle drawn by a mechanically propelled vehicle, or] consequent upon having inspected and examined under this section a vehicle drawn by a mechanically propelled vehicle, reasonable grounds for believing that there is a defect affecting it which is such that it is, when in use, a danger to the public, he may—

(a) instruct the pers-5on in charge that the vehicle is not tobe drawn in a public place by a mechanically propelled vehicle until the defect is remedied,

(b) require the person in charge or the owner to submit the vehicle for a further examination and test at a specified time and place.

(6) A member of the Garda Síochána may test any pedal cycle and, for the purpose of carrying out the test, may do all such things and make all such requirements in relation to the cycle as are reasonably necessary.

(7) For the purposes of subsection (6) of this section and without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred thereby, a member of the Garda Síochána may—

(a) drive any pedal cycle for a reasonable time and distance,

(b) require any person in charge of a pedal cycle to drive it or cause it to be driven for a reasonable time and distance in such a direction as the member directs.

(8) Where a member of the Garda Síochána has, consequent upon having tested under this section a pedal cycle, reasonable grounds for believing that it has a dangerous defect, he may—

(a) instruct the person in charge of the cycle that it is not to be driven in a public place until the defect is remedied,

(b) require such person to submit the cycle for a further test at a specified time and place.

(9) A person who, in a case in which a requirement under subsection (1), (2), (6) or (7) of this section has been made on him, contravenes the requirement shall be guilty of an offence.

(10) (a) A person who, in a case in which an instruction under subsection (3) of this section that a vehicle is not to be driven in a public place until a defect is remedied has been given to him or in which he is aware that such an instruction has been given, so drives it or causes or permits it to be so driven before the defect is remedied shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to F35[a fine not exceeding 2,000] or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(b) Where a person is charged with an offence under this subsection, it shall be a good defence for him to show that, at the time the instruction was given, there was not a defect affecting the vehicle which was such that the vehicle was, when in use, a danger to the public.

(11) (a) A person who, in a case in which a requirement under subsection (3) of this section has been made on him, contravenes the requirement shall be guilty of an offence.

(b) Where a person is charged with an offence under this subsection, it shall be a good defence for him to show that, at the time the requirement was made, there was not a defect affecting the vehicle which was such that the vehicle was, when in use, a danger to the public.

(12) (a) A person who, in a case in which an instruction under subsection (4) of this section that a vehicle is not to be used for the carriage of passengers until a defect is remedied has been given to him or in which he is aware that such an instruction has been given, so uses it or causes or permits it to be so used before the defect is remedied shall be guilty of an offence.

(b) Where a person is charged with an offence under this subsection, it shall be a good defence for him to show that, at the time the instruction was given, there was not a defect affecting the vehicle which was such that the vehicle was rendered unfit for the carriage of passengers.

(13) (a) A person who, in a case in which a requirement under subsection (4) of this section has been made on him, contravenes the requirement shall be guilty of an offence.

(b) Where a person is charged with an offence under this subsection, it shall be a good defence for him to show that, at the time the requirement was made, there was not a defect affecting the vehicle which was such that the vehicle was rendered unfit for the carriage of passengers.

(14) (a) A person who, in a case in which an instruction under subsection (5) of this section that a vehicle drawn by a mechanically propelled vehicle is not to be so drawn in a public place until a defect is remedied has been given to him or in which he is aware that such an instruction has been given, so draws it or causes or permits it to be so drawn before the defect is remedied shall be guilty of an offence.

(b) Where a person is charged with an offence under this subsection, it shall be a good defence for him to show that, at the time the instruction was given, there was not a defect affecting the vehicle which was such that the vehicle was, when in use, a danger to the public.

(15) (a) A person who, in a case in which a requirement under subsection (5) of this section has been made on him, contravenes the requirement shall be guilty of an offence.

(b) Where a person is charged with an offence under this subsection, it shall be a good defence for him to show that, at the time the requirement was made, there was not a defect affecting the vehicle which was such that the vehicle was, when in use, a danger to the public.

(16) (a) A person who, in a case in which an instruction under subsection (8) of this section that a cycle is not to be driven in a public place until a defect is remedied has been given or in which he is aware that such an instruction has been given, so drives it or causes or permits it to be so driven before the defect is remedied shall be guilty of an offence.

(b) Where a person is charged with an offence under this subsection, it shall be a good defence for him to show that, at the time the instruction was given, the cycle had not a dangerous defect.

(17) (a) A person who, in a case in which a requirement under subsection (8) of this section has been made on him, contravenes the requirement shall be guilty of an offence.

(b) Where a person is charged with an offence under this subsection, it shall be a good defence for him to show that, at the time the requirement was made, the cycle had not a dangerous defect.

(18) Where a requirement is made under subsection (3), (4), (5) or (8) of this section—

(a) the person required shall have the right to be present at the examination and, if he exercises this right—

(i) he shall be afforded an opportunity of observing the examination,

(ii) he shall have the further right to bring with him to the examination another person selected by him and, if he exercises this right, the person accompanying him shall also be afforded an opportunity of observing the examination,

(b) if he does not exercise his right to be present at the examination, he shall have the right to be represented at it by another person selected by him and, if he exercises this right, the person representing him shall be afforded an opportunity of observing the examination.

In this subsection “examination” includes “test”.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F33

Inserted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968). s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

F34

Inserted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

F35

Substituted (5.03.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 18(1)(a) and table, pt. 1, ref. no. 4, S.I. No. 86 of 2007.

PART III.

Driving Licences.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F36

Substituted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 57(1), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

F37

Substituted (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 50(a), S.I. No. 5 of 2013.

Modifications (not altering text):

C23

Power of Minister to access information for grant of licences under Pt. III (ss. 21-44) extended (5.12.2005) by Civil Registration Act 2004 (3/2004), s. 66(1)(f), S.I. No. 764 of 2005, as amended (1.01.2011) by Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010), s. 21, S.I. No. 648 of 2010.

Power of Ard-Chláraitheoir to give information to others.

66.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2003 or any other enactment, an tArd-Chláraitheoir may, after consultation with the Minister and the Minister for Social and Family Affairs, give such information as may be prescribed in relation to births, [marriages, civil partnerships, decrees of divorce, decrees of nullity of marriage, decrees of dissolution or decrees of nullity of civil partnership], registered under this Act or under any of the repealed enactments to—

...

(f) the Minister for Transport for the purpose of the grant of driving licences and provisional licences under Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1961,

...

C24

Powers of authority to grant licence under Pt. III (ss. 21-44) extended (17.06.1993) by Finance Act 1993 (13/1993), s. 59(1), commenced on enactment.

Extension of powers of licensing authorities in relation to grant of certain licences.

59.—(1) A licensing authority may grant a driving licence or a provisional licence under Part III of the Act of 1961 to a person who does not ordinarily reside in the functional area of the authority if the person has previously held either of those licences or a driving licence under Part III of the Act of 1933.

...

C25

Application of Pt. III (ss. 21-44) modified (1.01.1993) by Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 384 of 1992), art. 9(2), commenced as per art. 2.

Driving Licence or Permit.

9. ...

(2) Part III of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 modified as follows, shall apply in respect of the driving permit of a visitor in like manner as it applies in respect of a driving licence—

(a) Sections 22, 23, 24, 25, subsection (2) of section 28, subsections (2) and (3) of section 31, sections 36 and 39 and subsection (5) of section 40 shall not apply to a driving permit.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 30 with respect to the suspension of a driving licence, whenever a visitor who holds a driving permit is disqualified under section 26, 27 or 28 for holding any driving licence in respect of a category or categories of mechanically propelled vehicles comprising any vehicle which the driving permit licenses him to drive, the driving permit shall stand suspended.

(c) An order under section 26 or 27 disqualifying a person for holding a driving licence during a specified period and thereafter until the person produces a certificate of competency shall not be made, and the appropriate authority for the purpose of those sections shall be the Automobile Association.

(d) An application for an order under subsection (1) of section 28 may be made to any Justice of the District Court, and the appropriate authority for the purpose of that section shall be the Automobile Association.

(e) The following words shall be omitted from subsection (4) of section 34—“but, where the issuing authority so thinks proper, it may defer a decision under this subsection pending production by the applicant of a certificate of competency”.

(f) In paragraph (a) of subsection (5) of section 34 there shall be substituted “any Justice of the District Court” for “a Justice of the District Court having jurisdiction in the place in which such person ordinarily resides”.

(g) For the purpose of section 37, an endorsement authorised to be made on a driving permit under this article shall be deemed to be an endorsement made on a driving licence under Part III.

...

Editorial Notes:

E206

Pt. III (ss. 21-44) applied to period during which a provisional licence has effect (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 17(5).

E207

Categories of vehicles for purposes of Pt. III (ss. 21-44) prescribed (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 6.

E208

Licencing authorities required to keep records for licences granted under Pt. III (ss. 21-44) (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 55.

E209

Person conducting test under Pt. III (ss. 21-44) exempted from application of regulations (5.05.2006) by European Communities (Compulsory use of Safety Belts and Child Restraint Systems in Motor Vehicles) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 240 of 2006), reg. 11(1)(d).

E210

Interruption prescribed under certain circumstances (31.10.2002) for duration of penalty points or disqualification period under Part III (ss. 21-44) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 6, S.I. No. 491 of 2002; substituted by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 53(4), not commenced as of date of revision. Note: s. 6 of the Act of 2002 has only been commenced in so far as it applies to an offence under s. 47 of this Act (exceeding speed limit).

E211

Previous affecting provision: application of Pt. III (ss. 21-44) not restricted (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), reg. 19; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

E212

Previous affecting provision: application of Pt. III (ss. 21-44) modified by Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1961 (S.I. No. 269 of 1961), art. 14(2) as substituted (18.03.1964) by Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 1964 (S.I. No. 59 of 1964), art. 4. Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1961; revoked (1.01.1993) by Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 384 of 1992), art. 3 and sch. 1.

F36[Licensing Authority.

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F37[21. In this Part, licensing authority means the Road Safety Authority and references to a licensing authority shall be read as references to the licensing authority.]]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F36

Substituted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 57(1), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

F37

Substituted (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 50(a), S.I. No. 5 of 2013.

F38[Application for Irish driving licence.

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22. (1) Subject to this Part, a person may apply to a licensing authority for a licence (Irish driving licence) to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle of a specified category.

(2) An application for an Irish driving licence

(a) shall be made

(i) to the licensing authority F39[]

(ii) in accordance with the regulations made under section 42(2)(c),

(b) shall be accompanied by

(i) any certificate of competency or fitness required under regulations under this Act, and

(ii) the fee payable on the taking out of such a licence,

and

(c) shall contain

(i) a recent photograph of the applicant, and

(ii) the applicants personal public service number allocated and issued to him or her under section 262(2) of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005.

(3) Details of an applicants personal public service number referred to in subsection (2)(c) may be entered in licence records.

(4) (a) A person to whom this subsection applies may inspect and examine licence records and may take, or be supplied by the Minister or the licensing authority F39[], as may be appropriate, with

(i) such information from the records, and

(ii) such copies of licence records or of such extracts from such records,

as the person may reasonably require.

(b) This subsection applies to

(i) persons or categories of person with the approval of the Minister in fulfilling obligations under European Union and other international enactments and agreements for the exchange of driver and vehicle information, and

(ii) such other categories of person and the purpose for such access as may be prescribed.

(5) In this section licence records means records maintained under section 60 (as amended by section 86 of the Finance Act 1994) of the Finance Act 1993. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F38

Substituted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 57(1), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

F39

Deleted (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 50(b), S.I. No. 5 of 2013.

Modifications (not altering text):

C26

Application of section extended (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 16.

Application of certain provisions of Act to provisional licences.

16. Section 22(2), (4) and (5), sections 26 and 27, section 28(1), (3), (4) and (5) and sections 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39 and 41 of the Act apply in relation to provisional licences as if a reference to a driving licence in any of those provisions were a reference to a provisional licence, except that —

(a) a consequential or ancillary disqualification order does not operate so as to disqualify a person for holding a provisional licence for a period after a specified period until he or she has produced to the appropriate licensing authority a certificate of competency,

(b) the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences does not operate so as to disqualify a person who holds a driving licence in respect of vehicles of a category or categories, for applying for a provisional licence in respect of that category or any of those categories for the purpose of learning to drive in order to pass a test where, by virtue of any provision of the Act, he or she is required to produce a certificate of competency, and

(c) where the holder of a provisional licence in respect of vehicles of a category for any period has been granted a certificate of competency in respect of that category, he or she shall not by virtue of the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences, be disqualified for applying for a driving licence in respect of that category for any period within the period for which the provisional licence has been granted.

Editorial Notes:

E213

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to s. 42 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of s. 42 notes that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 22. These statutory instruments are not separately listed under this section.

E214

Power pursuant to subs. (4)(b)(ii) exercised (9.07.2015) by National Vehicle and Driver File (Access) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 287 of 2015).

E215

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to subs. (4)(b)(ii) exercised (19.02.2015) by National Vehicle and Driver File (Access) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 64 of 2015); revoked (9.07.2015) by National Vehicle and Driver File (Access) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 287 of 2015), reg. 3.

E216

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to subs. (4) exercised (29.10.2013) by Finance Act 1993 (Section 60) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 414 of 2013), reg. 2 and sch.; revoked (19.02.2015) by National Vehicle and Driver File (Access) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 64 of 2015).

E217

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), reg. 19; revoked (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a) and superseded as per above C-note.

E218

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E219

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 18; revoked (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), reg. 57 and sch. 8 and superseded by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 as per above E-note.

E220

Previous affecting provision: application of subss. (2), (4) and (5) extended (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), reg. 18; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

F40[Disqualification for applying for Irish driving licence or learner permit if disqualified for holding such.

22A

22A. (1) Where a person is disqualified by this Act for holding any driving licence or learner permit

(a) whatsoever during a period, he or she shall be disqualified for applying for any Irish driving licence or learner permit whatsoever, or

(b) in respect of vehicles of a category during a period, he or she shall be disqualified for applying for an Irish driving licence or a learner permit in respect of vehicles of that category,

for that period or any period the whole or part of which is within that period.

(2) Where a person is disqualified for applying for any Irish driving licence or learner permit

(a) whatsoever for a period, he or she shall not apply for any such licence or permit whatsoever for that period,

(b) in respect of a category of vehicle for a period, he or she shall not apply for such a licence or permit in respect of that category, for that period,

and, if he or she does so and obtains such a licence or permit on the application, it is void and of no effect. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F40

Inserted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 57(1), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

F41[Prohibition on applying for another Irish driving licence or learner permit in respect of a licence or permit already held in respect of vehicle.

22B

22B. Where a person has been granted an Irish driving licence or a learner permit in respect of vehicles of a category for a period, he or she is disqualified for applying for an Irish driving licence or a learner permit in respect of vehicles of that category for that period or any part of it. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F41

Inserted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 57(1), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

F42[Grant of Irish driving licence.

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23. (1) Where an application is duly made for an Irish driving licence, the licensing authority shall grant the licence unless it appears to them

(a) that the applicant is disqualified for applying for the licence, or

(b) that, having regard to the particulars contained in the application, the applicant has not a satisfactory knowledge of the Rules of the Road.

(2) Subject to this Part and any regulations under it, an Irish driving licence shall be granted for a period of 12 months or such longer period as may be prescribed beginning on

(a) in case the licence is granted during a period during which an Irish driving licence previously granted to the applicant remains unexpired the day following the expiration of the driving licence previously granted, and

(b) in any other case the day on which the licence is granted. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F42

Substituted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 57(1), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

Editorial Notes:

E221

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to s. 42 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of s. 42 notes that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 23. These statutory instruments are not separately listed under this section.

E222

Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (19.01.2013) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 483 of 2011).

F43[Recognition of foreign driving licences.

23A

23A. (1) The Minister may by order declare that a licence or permit permitting a person to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle, not being a licence or permit issued to a person to enable that person to learn or provisionally to drive such a vehicle, issued by the competent authority of a state other than the State, shall be recognised for the purpose of exchange of that licence or permit for a driving licence, in respect of any one or more of the categories in respect of which the licence or permit is held, and subject to such restrictions, if any, as may be specified in the order.

(2) Every order made by the Minister under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is mad e and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under it.]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F43

Inserted (21.07.2006) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 8, S.I. No. 384 of 2006.

Editorial Notes:

E223

The section heading is taken from the amending provision in the absence of one included in the amendment.

E224

Power pursuant to section exercised (13.01.2016) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Newfoundland and Labrador) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 14 of 2016).

E225

Power pursuant to section exercised (2.04.2015) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Manitoba) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 118 of 2015).

E226

Power pursuant to section exercised (16.09.2014) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) (Ontario) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 413 of 2014).

E227

Power pursuant to section exercised (12.08.2010) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences - New Zealand and Taiwan) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 402 of 2010

E228

E229

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.07.2007) by Road Traffic (Recognition of Foreign Driving Licences) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 527 of 2007).

Signing of driving licence by grantee thereof.

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24.F44[]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F44

Repealed (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 57(2), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

Period during which driving licence has effect.

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25.F45[]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F45

Repealed (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 57(2), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

Consequential disqualification orders.

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F46[26. (1) Subject to subsection (5)(b), where a person is convicted of an offence specified in the Second Schedule, the court shall make an order (consequential disqualification order) declaring him or her to be disqualified for holding a driving licence.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), a consequential disqualification order operates to disqualify the person to whom the order relates for holding any driving licence whatsoever during a specified period or during a specified period and thereafter until he or she has produced to the F47[] licensing authority, as may be specified in the order, a certificate of competency or a certificate of fitness or both.

(3) A consequential disqualification order resulting from a conviction for an offence under

(a) section 52 or 53 tried on indictment where the contravention involved the driving of a mechanically propelled vehicle, or

(b) section 106, where

(i) the offence involved a contravention of F48[paragraph (a), (aa) or (b)] of subsection (1) of that section,

(ii) injury was caused to a person,

(iii) a mechanically propelled vehicle was involved in the occurrence of the injury, and

(iv) the convicted person was the driver of the vehicle concerned,

operates to disqualify the person to whom the order relates for holding any driving licence whatsoever during a specified period and, unless the court is satisfied that a special reason (which it shall specify when making its order) had been proved by the convicted person to exist in his or her particular case such that it should not so operate, thereafter until the person has produced to the F47[] licensing authority, as may be specified in the order, a certificate of competency or both a certificate of competency and a certificate of fitness.

(4) (a) The period of disqualification specified in a consequential disqualification order shall, where the person to whom the order relates is convicted of an offence under

(i) section 4 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 consisting of a contravention of subsection (1) of that section,

(ii) section 5(1) of the Road Traffic Act 2010,

(iii) section 52 or 53, tried on indictment,

(iv) section 106, where the offence involved the matters specified in subparagraphs (i) to (iv) of subsection (3)(b) of this section,

(v) section 12 F49[, 14 or 17A] of the Road Traffic Act 2010, or

(vi) section 138(3) of the Railway Safety Act 2005, tried on indictment,

be not less than 4 years in the case of a first offence under the section concerned and not less than 6 years in the case of a second or any subsequent offence under the same section.

(b) The period of disqualification specified in a consequential disqualification order shall, where the person to whom the order relates is convicted of an offence under section 4 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 consisting of a contravention of subsection (2), (3) or (4) of that section or an offence under subsection (2), (3) or (4) of section 5 of the Road Traffic Act 2010, be

(i) in the case of a first offence under the section concerned, not less than the appropriate period specified in column (3) of the Table to this subsection, and

(ii) in the case of

(I) a second or subsequent offence under that section, or

F50[(II) a first offence under that section, where the person has been previously convicted of an offence under the other section,]

not less than the appropriate period specified in column (4) of that Table.

(c) In paragraph (b)appropriate period means the period that is appropriate having regard to

(i) the concentration of alcohol in the blood, urine or breath, as the case may be, of the person concerned in relation to which that person was convicted of the offence concerned, and

(ii) the concentrations of alcohol in blood, urine or breath, as may be appropriate, specified in column (2) of the Table to this subsection.

TABLE

Reference Number

Concentration of alcohol

First offence under the section concerned

F51[Second or any subsequent offence under the same section or first offence where previously convicted under the other section]

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

1.

(a) Not exceeding 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood;

(b) Not exceeding 107 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine;

(c) Not exceeding 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

6 months

1 year

2.

(a) Exceeding 80 milligrammes but not exceeding 100 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood;

(b) Exceeding 107 milligrammes but not exceeding 135 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine;

(c) Exceeding 35 microgrammes but not exceeding 44 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

1 year

2 years

3.

(a) Exceeding 100 milligrammes but not exceeding 150 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood;

(b) Exceeding 135 milligrammes but not exceeding 200 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine;

(c) Exceeding 44 microgrammes but not exceeding 66 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

2 years

4 years

4.

(a) Exceeding 150 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood;

(b) Exceeding 200 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine;

(c) Exceeding 66 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

3 years

6 years

(5) (a) Subject to paragraph (b), the period of disqualification specified in a consequential disqualification order shall, where the person to whom the order relates is convicted of an offence under section 52 or 53 tried summarily or under section 56, be not less than 2 years in the case of a first offence under the section concerned and not less than 4 years in the case of a second or any subsequent offence under the same section committed within the period of 3 years from the date of the commission of the previous offence or, in the case of more than one such offence, the last such offence.

(b) Where a person is convicted of an offence under section 52 tried summarily or under section 56, the court may, in the case of a first offence under the section concerned, where it is satisfied that a special reason (which it shall specify when making its order) has been proved by the convicted person to exist in his or her particular case to justify such a course

(i) decline to make a consequential disqualification order, or

(ii) specify a period of disqualification in the consequential disqualification order of less than 1 year.

(6) The period of disqualification specified in a consequential disqualification order shall, in a case not coming within subsection (4) or (5), be not less than 1 year.

(7) Where a person is convicted of an offence under section 49 or 50 of this Act or section 13 or 15 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 (the former section) whether before or after the commencement of section 4, 5, 12 or 14 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 and is subsequently convicted of one or more offences under any other of those sections (the latter section) the conviction under the latter section shall, for the purposes of this section, be regarded as a second or, as the case may be, a subsequent conviction for an offence under the latter section.

(8) Where a person is convicted of an offence (the latter conviction) under section 49 or 50 of this Act or section 13 or 15 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 whether before or after the commencement of section 4, 5, 12 or 14 of the Road Traffic Act 2010, and

(a) the conviction is, or is by virtue of subsection (7) to be regarded as, a second or subsequent conviction for an offence under the same section, and

(b) a period of 4 years or more during which such person was not disqualified for holding a driving licence has elapsed since the previous conviction of the person by reference to which the later conviction is, or is by virtue of subsection (7) to be regarded as, a second or subsequent conviction,

the court may, for the purposes of this section, deal with the later conviction as a first conviction.

(9) Subject to subsections (10) and (11), in every case in which an appeal may be brought in respect of a conviction for an offence on conviction of which a consequential disqualification order may be made, jurisdiction to make, confirm, annul or vary a consequential disqualification order is conferred on the appellate court unless it otherwise has that jurisdiction or the conferring of that jurisdiction is unnecessary because the appeal is by way of rehearing.

(10) A consequential disqualification order shall not be annulled on appeal unless

(a) the conviction by reference to which it was imposed is reversed, or

(b) the provisions of subsection (5)(b) apply.

(11) Where a consequential disqualification order is, on an appeal, made or varied, the requirements of subsections (2) to (7) shall be complied with and the provisions of subsection (8), where relevant, shall also apply. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F46

Substituted (28.11.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 65(1), S.I. No. 543 of 2011.

F47

Deleted (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 50(c)(i), S.I. No. 5 of 2013.

F48

Substituted (8.02.2016) by Public Transport Act 2016 (3/2016), s. 8(b), commenced on enactment.

F49

Substituted (26.11.2014) by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 13(a), S.I. No. 535 of 2014, in effect as per reg. 2.

F50

Substituted (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 50(c)(ii), S.I. No. 5 of 2013.

F51

Substituted (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 50(c)(iii), S.I. No. 5 of 2013.

Modifications (not altering text):

C27

Application of section extended by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 65(4) as inserted (28.10.2011) by Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2011 (28/2011), s. 10, S.I. No. 542 of 2011.

Consequential disqualification orders.

65.— ...

(4) For the purposes of section 26 of, and the Second Schedule to, the Principal Act (inserted by this section)—

(a) the reference to section 4 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 in—

(i) paragraph 4 of the Second Schedule to, and

(ii) section 26(4)(a)(i) and 26(4)(b) of,

the Principal Act shall be deemed to include a reference to section 49 of the Principal Act,

(b) the reference to section 5 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 in—

(i) paragraph 5 of the Second Schedule to, and

(ii) section 26(4)(b) of,

the Principal Act shall be deemed to include a reference to section 50 of the Principal Act,

(c) the reference to section 5(1) of the Road Traffic Act 2010 in section 26(4)(a)(ii) of the Principal Act shall be deemed to include a reference to section 50(1) of the Principal Act,

(d) the reference to section 12 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 in—

(i) paragraph 6 of the Second Schedule to, and

(ii) section 26(4)(a)(v) of,

the Principal Act shall be deemed to include a reference to section 13 of the Road Traffic Act 1994, and

(e) the reference to section 14 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 in—

(i) paragraph 6 of the Second Schedule to, and

(ii) section 26(4)(a)(v) of,

the Principal Act shall be deemed to include a reference to section 15 of the Road Traffic Act 1994.

C28

Application of section extended (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I No. 537 of 2006), reg. 16.

Application of certain provisions of Act to provisional licences.

16. Section 22(2), (4) and (5), sections 26 and 27, section 28(1), (3), (4) and (5) and sections 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39 and 41 of the Act apply in relation to provisional licences as if a reference to a driving licence in any of those provisions were a reference to a provisional licence, except that —

(a) a consequential or ancillary disqualification order does not operate so as to disqualify a person for holding a provisional licence for a period after a specified period until he or she has produced to the appropriate licensing authority a certificate of competency,

(b) the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences does not operate so as to disqualify a person who holds a driving licence in respect of vehicles of a category or categories, for applying for a provisional licence in respect of that category or any of those categories for the purpose of learning to drive in order to pass a test where, by virtue of any provision of the Act, he or she is required to produce a certificate of competency, and

(c) where the holder of a provisional licence in respect of vehicles of a category for any period has been granted a certificate of competency in respect of that category, he or she shall not by virtue of the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences, be disqualified for applying for a driving licence in respect of that category for any period within the period for which the provisional licence has been granted.

Editorial Notes:

E230

Procedure prescribed for orders made under section (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 44 and Pt. 9 (regs. 42 to 52).

E231

Previous affecting provision: section amended (5.03.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 6(1)(a) to (e), S.I. No. 86 of 2007.

E232

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19; revoked and superseded (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a), and reg. 16 as per above C-note.

E233

Previous affecting provision: subss. (3) and (4) substituted (25.05.1995) by Road Traffic Act 1995 (7/1995), s. 2, commenced on enactment.

E234

Previous affecting provision: section substituted (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 26, S.I. No. 350 of 1994.

E235

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E236

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), art. 18; revoked and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 57 and sch. 8, and art. 19 as per above E-note.

E237

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3 and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

E238

Previous affecting provision: section amended (18.07.1984) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1984 (16/1984), s. 3(4), commenced on enactment; amended as per above E-note.

E239

Previous affecting provision: section amended (20.07.1978) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (19/1978), s. 25, S.I. No. 192 of 1978; amended as per above F-notes.

E240

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), reg. 18; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

Ancillary disqualification orders.

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27.(1) (a) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this Act or otherwise in relation to a mechanically propelled vehicle or the driving of any such vehicle (other than an offence in relation to which section 26 of this Act applies) or of a crime or offence in the commission of which a mechanically propelled vehicle was used, the court may, without prejudice to the infliction of any other punishment authorised by law, make an order (in this Act referred to as an ancillary disqualification order) declaring the person convicted to be disqualified for holding a driving licence.

(b) A disqualification under this subsection—

(i) shall disqualify the convicted person either for holding any driving licence whatsoever or for holding a driving licence in respect of a class or classes of mechanically propelled vehicles, and

(ii) shall so disqualify him during a specified period or during a specified period and thereafter until he has produced to the F52[] licensing authority a certificate of competency or a certificate of fitness or both.

(2) Subject to subsection (3) of this section, in every case in which an appeal may be brought in respect of a conviction of an offence on conviction of which an ancillary disqualification order may be made, jurisdiction to make, confirm, annul or vary an ancillary disqualification order is hereby conferred on the appellate court unless it otherwise has that jurisdiction or the conferring of that jurisdiction is unnecessary because the appeal is by way of rehearing.

(3) Where an ancillary disqualification order is, on an appeal, made or varied, the requirements of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section shall be complied with.

(4) An ancillary disqualification order shall be subject to appeal notwithstanding that an appeal is not taken against the relevant conviction.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F52

Deleted (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 50(d), S.I. No. 5 of 2013.

Modifications (not altering text):

C29

Application of section extended (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I No. 537 of 2006), reg. 16.

Application of certain provisions of Act to provisional licences.

16. Section 22(2), (4) and (5), sections 26 and 27, section 28(1), (3), (4) and (5) and sections 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39 and 41 of the Act apply in relation to provisional licences as if a reference to a driving licence in any of those provisions were a reference to a provisional licence, except that —

(a) a consequential or ancillary disqualification order does not operate so as to disqualify a person for holding a provisional licence for a period after a specified period until he or she has produced to the appropriate licensing authority a certificate of competency,

(b) the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences does not operate so as to disqualify a person who holds a driving licence in respect of vehicles of a category or categories, for applying for a provisional licence in respect of that category or any of those categories for the purpose of learning to drive in order to pass a test where, by virtue of any provision of the Act, he or she is required to produce a certificate of competency, and

(c) where the holder of a provisional licence in respect of vehicles of a category for any period has been granted a certificate of competency in respect of that category, he or she shall not by virtue of the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences, be disqualified for applying for a driving licence in respect of that category for any period within the period for which the provisional licence has been granted.

Editorial Notes:

E241

Procedure prescribed for orders made under section (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 45 and Pt. 9 (regs. 42 to 52).

E242

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19; revoked and superseded (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a), and reg. 16 as per above C-note.

E243

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E244

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), art. 18; revoked and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 57 and sch. 8, and art. 19 as per above E-note.

E245

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3 and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

E246

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), reg. 18; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

Special disqualification orders.

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28.(1) Where an officer of the Garda Síochána F53[or appropriate licensing authority] has reasonable grounds for believing that a person who is the holder of a driving licence is by reason of disease or physical or mental disability unfit to drive any mechanically propelled vehicle whatsoever or any class or classes of mechanically propelled vehicles covered by such licence, such officer F53[or licensing authority] may apply to a Justice of the District Court having jurisdiction in the place in which such person ordinarily resides for an order under this subsection, and if the Justice is satisfied that such person is by reason of disease or physical or mental disability unfit to drive any mechanically propelled vehicle whatsoever or any such class or classes of mechanically propelled vehicles as are within the terms of the application, he may make the appropriate order declaring such person to be disqualified for holding a driving licence until he produces to the F54[licensing authority] a certificate of fitness.

(2) Where an officer of the Garda Síochána has reasonable grounds for believing that a person who is the holder of a driving licence is incompetent to drive any mechanically propelled vehicle whatsoever or any class or classes of mechanically propelled vehicles covered by such licence, such officer may apply to a Justice of the District Court having jurisdiction in the place in which such person ordinarily resides for an order under this subsection in respect of such person, and if the Justice is satisfied that such person is incompetent to drive any mechanically propelled vehicle whatsoever or any such class or classes of mechanically propelled vehicles as are within the terms of the application, he may make the appropriate order declaring such person to be disqualified for holding a driving licence until he produces to the F54[licensing authority] a certificate of competency.

(3) An order shall not be made under this section in respect of a person unless not less than ten days’ previous notice in writing of the application for the order has been given to him.

(4) A person who is aggrieved by a special disqualification order made in respect of him may appeal to the Circuit Court.

(5) Orders made under this section are referred to in this Act as special disqualification orders.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F53

Inserted (22.07.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 49(1)(c), S.I. No. 222 of 1994.

F54

Substituted (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 50(e), S.I. No. 5 of 2013.

Modifications (not altering text):

C30

Application of section extended (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I No. 537 of 2006), reg. 16.

16. Section 22(2), (4) and (5), sections 26 and 27, section 28(1), (3), (4) and (5) and sections 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39 and 41 of the Act apply in relation to provisional licences as if a reference to a driving licence in any of those provisions were a reference to a provisional licence, except that —

(a) a consequential or ancillary disqualification order does not operate so as to disqualify a person for holding a provisional licence for a period after a specified period until he or she has produced to the appropriate licensing authority a certificate of competency,

(b) the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences does not operate so as to disqualify a person who holds a driving licence in respect of vehicles of a category or categories, for applying for a provisional licence in respect of that category or any of those categories for the purpose of learning to drive in order to pass a test where, by virtue of any provision of the Act, he or she is required to produce a certificate of competency, and

(c) where the holder of a provisional licence in respect of vehicles of a category for any period has been granted a certificate of competency in respect of that category, he or she shall not by virtue of the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences, be disqualified for applying for a driving licence in respect of that category for any period within the period for which the provisional licence has been granted.

Editorial Notes:

E247

Procedure prescribed for orders made under section (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 46 and Pt. 9 (regs. 42 to 52).

E248

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19; revoked and superseded (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a), and reg. 16 as per above C-note.

E249

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E250

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), art. 18; revoked and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 57 and sch. 8, and art. 19 as per above E-note.

E251

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3 and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

E252

Previous affecting provision: application of subss. (1) and (3)-(5) extended (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), reg. 18; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

Removal of disqualification under consequential or ancillary disqualification order.

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F55[29. (1) This section applies to a person in respect of whom a disqualification order has been made, whether before or after the commencement of section 7 of the Road Traffic Act 2006, disqualifying the person for holding a licence during a period of more than 2 years, and which is the first such order made in respect of that person within a period of 10 years.

(2) A person to whom this section applies may, at any time following the completion of one-half of the period specified in the disqualification order, apply to the court which made the order, for the removal of the disqualification.

(3) In considering an application made under this section a court, without prejudice to its power to have regard to all of the matters that appear to the court to be relevant, may, in particular, have regard to the character of the applicant, his or her conduct after the conviction and the nature of the offence.

F56[(4) Where a court considers it to be appropriate the court may

(a) confirm the period specified in the order of disqualification, or

(b) order the removal of the disqualification from a specified date that is such that the disqualification will have effect for a least two-thirds of the period specified in the order of disqualification, or a period of 2 years, whichever is the greater. ]

(5) A person intending to make an application under this section shall give 14 days notice in writing to the Superintendent of the Garda Síochána for the district in which the person ordinarily resides.

(6) The court hearing an application under this section may order the applicant to pay the whole or any part of the costs.

(7) In this section disqualification order means a consequential or an ancillary disqualification order.]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F55

Substituted (5.03.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 7, S.I. No. 86 of 2007.

F56

Substituted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 67(1), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

Modifications (not altering text):

C31

Application of section extended (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I No. 537 of 2006), reg. 16.

Application of certain provisions of Act to provisional licences.

16. Section 22(2), (4) and (5), sections 26 and 27, section 28(1), (3), (4) and (5) and sections 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39 and 41 of the Act apply in relation to provisional licences as if a reference to a driving licence in any of those provisions were a reference to a provisional licence, except that —

(a) a consequential or ancillary disqualification order does not operate so as to disqualify a person for holding a provisional licence for a period after a specified period until he or she has produced to the appropriate licensing authority a certificate of competency,

(b) the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences does not operate so as to disqualify a person who holds a driving licence in respect of vehicles of a category or categories, for applying for a provisional licence in respect of that category or any of those categories for the purpose of learning to drive in order to pass a test where, by virtue of any provision of the Act, he or she is required to produce a certificate of competency, and

(c) where the holder of a provisional licence in respect of vehicles of a category for any period has been granted a certificate of competency in respect of that category, he or she shall not by virtue of the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences, be disqualified for applying for a driving licence in respect of that category for any period within the period for which the provisional licence has been granted.

Editorial Notes:

E253

Procedure on removal of disqualification under subs. (1) provided (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 48.

E254

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19; revoked and superseded (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a), and reg. 16 as per above C-note.

E255

Previous affecting provision: application of section transitionally modified (25.05.1995) by Road Traffic Act 1995 (7/1995), s. 3, commenced on enactment. S. 3 only applied to offences committed on or after the 2.12.1994 and before the passing of the Road Traffic Act 1995.

E256

Previous affecting provision: subs. (1A) inserted (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 27, S.I. No. 350 of 1994. Section substituted as per above F-note.

E257

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E258

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), art. 18; revoked and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 57 and sch. 8, and art. 19 as per above E-note.

E259

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3 and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

E260

Previous affecting provision: subs. (1) substituted and subs. (8) inserted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 19, S.I. No. 169 of 1968. Section substituted as per above F-note.

E261

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), reg. 18; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

Operation of disqualification order.

30

F57[30.F58[(1) A person in respect of whom a consequential, ancillary or special disqualification order is made stands disqualified in accordance with the order for holding a driving licence, and

(a) an Irish driving licence or learner permit held by him or her at the date of the order stands suspended, correspondingly,

(b) where he or she holds a foreign driving licence to which the European Communities (Recognition of Driving Licences of Other Member States) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 464 of 2008) apply, those Regulations do not apply to that licence, or

(c) a foreign driving licence (other than a licence referred to in paragraph (b)) held by him or her at the date of the order has no effect in the State.]

(2) Where a disqualification is removed under section 29 of this Act, subsection (1) of this section shall cease to have effect as and from the date from which the disqualification is so removed.

(3) (a) Save as provided by paragraphs (b) to (e) of this subsection

(i) a special disqualification order shall come into operation immediately it is made and a consequential or ancillary disqualification order shall come into operation on the fifteenth day after it is made,

(ii) the operation of a special, ancillary or consequential disqualification order shall not be suspended or postponed.

(b) Where an appeal is being brought against a special disqualification order, the court making the order may direct the suspension of the operation of the order pending the appeal.

(c) Where a consequential or ancillary disqualification order (or, where the order is related to a conviction, that conviction) is the subject of an appeal, notice of which is lodged within fourteen days of the making of the order, and the convicted person has duly entered into a recognisance to prosecute the appeal, the operation of the order shall stand suspended pending the appeal.

(d) When making, confirming or varying a consequential or ancillary disqualification order the court may, at its discretion but subject to paragraph (e) of this subsection, postpone the operation of the order for a period not exceeding six months.

(e) A Court shall not postpone under paragraph (d) of this subsection the operation of a consequential or ancillary disqualification order unless it is satisfied that a special reason (which it shall specify when postponing the operation of the order) relating to his personal circumstances (including the nature of his employment) has been proved by the convicted person to exist in his particular case.

(4) Where

(a) a notice of appeal has been lodged in a case in which a consequential, ancillary or special disqualification order has been made,

(b) the operation of the order stands suspended pending the appeal, and

(c) the appellant has given notification in writing that he wishes to withdraw the appeal,

the suspension of the operation of the order shall be regarded as having terminated immediately before the day on which the notification was given and the period of disqualification shall begin on that day.

(5) Where

(a) a consequential or ancillary disqualification order (or, where the order is related to a conviction, that conviction) is the subject of an appeal,

(b) the operation of the order stands suspended pending the appeal, and

(c) the appeal is not prosecuted or the order is confirmed or varied by the appellate court,

the period of disqualification shall begin on the day on which the appropriate order of the appellate court is made, save in a case where the operation of the consequential or ancillary disqualification order is postponed under paragraph (d) of subsection (3) of this section.

(6) Where

(a) a consequential, ancillary or special disqualification order operates until the person concerned produces to the F59[] licensing authority a certificate of competency or fitness, and

(b) such person produces to that authority such certificate,

the authority shall, where appropriate, note the production of such certificate on the relevant driving licence.]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F57

Substituted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 20, S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

F58

Substituted (28.11.11) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 64(1), S.I. No. 543 of 2011.

F59

Deleted (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 50(f), S.I. No. 5 of 2013.

Editorial Notes:

E262

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19; revoked and superseded (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a), and reg. 16 as per above C-note.

E263

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E264

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), art. 18; revoked and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 57 and sch. 8, and art. 19 as per above E-note.

E265

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3 and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

E266

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), reg. 18; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

Disqualifications related to age.

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31.(1) A person who has not attained the age of sixteen years shall be disqualified for holding any driving licence whatsoever during the period expiring on his attaining that age.

(2) The Minister may make regulations specifying an age, being the age of seventeen years or more, as the age below which a person shall be disqualified for holding a driving licence for a specified class of mechanically propelled vehicles.

(3) A person who has not attained an age specified in regulations under subsection (2) of this section shall be disqualified for holding a driving licence, for mechanically propelled vehicles of the class in relation to which the regulations specify that age, during the period expiring on his attaining that age.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C32

Application of section extended (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 16.

Application of certain provisions of Act to provisional licences.

16. Section 22(2), (4) and (5), sections 26 and 27, section 28(1), (3), (4) and (5) and sections 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39 and 41 of the Act apply in relation to provisional licences as if a reference to a driving licence in any of those provisions were a reference to a provisional licence, except that —

(a) a consequential or ancillary disqualification order does not operate so as to disqualify a person for holding a provisional licence for a period after a specified period until he or she has produced to the appropriate licensing authority a certificate of competency,

(b) the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences does not operate so as to disqualify a person who holds a driving licence in respect of vehicles of a category or categories, for applying for a provisional licence in respect of that category or any of those categories for the purpose of learning to drive in order to pass a test where, by virtue of any provision of the Act, he or she is required to produce a certificate of competency, and

(c) where the holder of a provisional licence in respect of vehicles of a category for any period has been granted a certificate of competency in respect of that category, he or she shall not by virtue of the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences, be disqualified for applying for a driving licence in respect of that category for any period within the period for which the provisional licence has been granted.

Editorial Notes:

E267

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to s. 42 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of s. 42 notes that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 31. These statutory instruments are not separately listed under this section.

E268

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.01.2013) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 483 of 2011).

E269

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19; revoked and superseded (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a), and reg. 16 as per above C-note.

E270

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E271

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), art. 18; revoked and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 57 and sch. 8, and art. 19 as per above E-note.

E272

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3 and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

E273

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), reg. 18; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

Disqualification on grounds of health.

32

32.(1) This section applies to a person suffering from any disease or physical or mental disability declared by the Minister by regulations to be a disease or disability such that a sufferer therefrom shall be disqualified for holding any driving licence whatsoever.

(2) A person to whom this section applies shall be disqualified for holding any driving licence whatsoever during the period during which he is suffering from the relevant disease or disability.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C33

Application of section extended (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I No. 537 of 2006), reg. 16.

Application of certain provisions of Act to provisional licences.

16. Section 22(2), (4) and (5), sections 26 and 27, section 28(1), (3), (4) and (5) and sections 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39 and 41 of the Act apply in relation to provisional licences as if a reference to a driving licence in any of those provisions were a reference to a provisional licence, except that —

(a) a consequential or ancillary disqualification order does not operate so as to disqualify a person for holding a provisional licence for a period after a specified period until he or she has produced to the appropriate licensing authority a certificate of competency,

(b) the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences does not operate so as to disqualify a person who holds a driving licence in respect of vehicles of a category or categories, for applying for a provisional licence in respect of that category or any of those categories for the purpose of learning to drive in order to pass a test where, by virtue of any provision of the Act, he or she is required to produce a certificate of competency, and

(c) where the holder of a provisional licence in respect of vehicles of a category for any period has been granted a certificate of competency in respect of that category, he or she shall not by virtue of the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences, be disqualified for applying for a driving licence in respect of that category for any period within the period for which the provisional licence has been granted.

Editorial Notes:

E274

Diseases and disabilities for purpose of subs. (1) listed (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 33 and sch. 2.

E275

Procedure prescribed for orders made under section (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), Pt. 9 (regs. 42 to 52).

E276

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19; revoked and superseded (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a), and reg. 16 as per above C-note.

E277

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E278

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), art. 18; revoked and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 57 and sch. 8, and art. 19 as per above E-note.

E279

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (3.11.1986) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 340 of 1986); revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

E280

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3 and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

Certificates of competency.

33

33.(1) In this section “the issuing authority” means the person who, in the case in question and in accordance with regulations made by the Minister, is the issuing authority for the purposes of this section.

(2) A person, other than a person to whom section 32 of this Act applies, may apply to the issuing authority for a certificate of competency in the following cases:

(a) where he is disqualified for holding a driving licence until he produces a certificate of competency,

(b) where under the regulations under this Act an application by him for a driving licence is required to be accompanied by a certificate of competency.

(3) Where an application is duly made under this section and the appropriate fee is paid, the issuing authority shall test or cause to be tested—

(a) the competency of the applicant to drive the class or classes of mechanically propelled vehicle to which the application relates, and

(b) the knowledge of the applicant of the Rules of the Road, the test, so far as it is a test of competency to drive, being carried out in such vehicles (to be provided by the applicant) as the person carrying out the test considers necessary.

F60[(3B) An issuing authority shall not carry out nor cause to be carried out a test for a certificate of competency unless the mechanically propelled vehicle in which the test is to be carried out displays on its front windscreen

(a) a licence taken out under section 1 of the Finance (Excise Duties) (Vehicles) Act 1952, F61[and]

(b) where the vehicle is a vehicle to which section 18 applies, a test certificate,

for the time being in force, in respect of the vehicle.

(3C) If a licence or test certificate referred to in subsection (3B) is not displayed in accordance with that subsection, the application for a certificate of competency is refused and any fee paid in respect of the application is forfeited. ]

(4) On completion of a test under subsection (3) of this section, the issuing authority shall either—

(a) refuse the application, or

(b) F62[where a person has not been issued with a theory test certificate (within the meaning of European Communities (Driving Theoretical Tests) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 52 of 2003)) in respect of the category of vehicle in respect of which the person applied for a certificate of competency] subject to being satisfied that the applicant has a satisfactory knowledge of the Rules of the Road, issue a certificate (in this Act referred to as a certificate of competency) certifying—

(i) in case the application is for a certificate of competency to drive any mechanically propelled vehicle whatsoever and the issuing authority is satisfied that the applicant is competent to drive any mechanically propelled vehicle whatsoever—that the applicant is competent to drive any mechanically propelled vehicle whatsoever, or

(ii) in any other case—that the applicant is competent to drive any specified class or classes of mechanically propelled vehicle, being a class or classes in respect of which a certificate of competency was applied for and which the issuing authority is satisfied that the applicant is competent to drive,

but, where the issuing authority so thinks proper, it may defer a decision under this subsection pending production by the applicant of a certificate of fitness.

(5) (a) A person aggrieved by the deferring of a decision under subsection (4) of this section may appeal to a Justice of the District Court having jurisdiction in the place in which such person ordinarily resides, and the Justice may either refuse the appeal or direct that the application shall be dealt with without requiring a certificate of fitness.

(b) A decision under this subsection of a Justice of the District Court shall be final and not appealable.

(6) (a) A person aggrieved by a decision under subsection (4) of this section may appeal to a Justice of the District Court having jurisdiction in the place in which such person ordinarily resides, and the Justice may either refuse the appeal or, if satisfied that the test was not properly conducted, direct that the applicant shall be given a further test.

(b) A decision under this subsection of a Justice of the District Court shall be final and not appealable.

(7) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, it shall be lawful for a person who does not hold a driving licence, or is disqualified for holding a driving licence, to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle during a test under this section, and the driving shall not be a contravention of any provision of this Act merely by reason of his not being the holder of a driving licence.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F60

Inserted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 92, S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

F61

Substituted (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 50(g), S.I. No. 5 of 2013.

F62

Inserted (21.07.2006) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 9, S.I. No. 384 of 2006.

F63

Inserted by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 6(a), not commenced as of date of revision.

F64

Inserted by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 21, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C34

Prospective affecting provision: subss. (3D) and (3E) inserted by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 6(a), not commenced as of date of revision.

F63[(3D) An issuing authority shall not carry out nor cause to be carried out a test for a certificate of competency unless the person to be tested, when presenting for the test, produces a record of having completed any minimum period of driving experience prescribed under section 42(3) (h).

(3E) If a record referred to in subsection (3D) is not produced in accordance with that subsection, the application for a certificate of competency is refused and any fee paid in respect of the application is forfeited.]

C35

Prospective affecting provision: subs. (3A) inserted by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 21, not commenced as of date of revision.

F64[(3A) (a) Notwithstanding anything contained in subsection (3) of this section, a test under that subsection shall not be carried out save where the issuing authority has satisfied itself in the prescribed manner that the eyesight of the applicant or, in the case of an applicant with a defect of eyesight for the time being corrected, the eyesight of the applicant as so corrected, complies with the prescribed standard.

(b) A person aggrieved by a refusal, in pursuance of paragraph (a) of this subsection, to carry out a test may appeal to a Justice of the District Court having jurisdiction in the place in which the person ordinarily resides, and the Justice may either refuse the appeal or, if satisfied that the eyesight or corrected eyesight of the applicant complies with the prescribed standard, direct the issuing authority to test or cause to be tested the applicant under subsection (3) of this section.

(c) A decision under this subsection of a Justice of the District Court shall be final and not appealable.]

C36

Issuing authority specified and powers of issuing authority modified (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), regs. 3(1), 23.

Definitions.

3. (1) In these Regulations — ...

“Minister” means Minister for Transport;

...

Issuing authority and delegation of functions.

23. (1) The issuing authority for the purposes of section 33 of the Act is the Minister and in this Part “issuing authority” means the Minister.

(2) The functions of the issuing authority under section 33(4) of the Act are delegated to driver testers.

C37

Procedure under subs. (4) provided (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 29.

Deferred decision on application for certificate of competency.

29. (1) In a case where a decision on an application has been deferred under section 33(4) of the Act the applicant may submit to the issuing authority a valid certificate of fitness in respect of the category to which the application for a certificate of competency relates.

(2) On receipt of such certificate of fitness, the issuing authority shall, subject to section 33(4), either refuse the application for a certificate of competency or issue a certificate of competency.

C38

Application of section restricted (7.11.1989) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 287 of 1989), arts. 3 and 4.

3. Notwithstanding section 33 (7) of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 (No. 24 of 1961), Regulations under section 42 of that Act may provide that the issuing authority for the purposes of section 33 of that Act shall not test or cause to be tested an applicant for a certificate of competency unless the applicant holds such driving licence or provisional licence as may be specified in the Regulations.

4. Regulations of the type referred to in Article 3 of these Regulations shall have effect in accordance with their terms and subsections (3) and (7) of section 33 and section 42 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 are hereby amended accordingly.

C39

Limited certificates of competency under subs. (4)(b)(ii) provided (24.07.1969) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 22(1), S.I. No. 139 of 1969.

Limited certificates of competency for special cases.

22.—(1) Where an applicant for a certificate of competency under section 33 of the Principal Act so requests and the issuing authority within the meaning of that section so determines, a certificate of competency issued under subsection (4) (b) (ii) of that section to that applicant shall, notwithstanding anything in that Act, contain a statement that, in relation to a class of vehicles in respect of which the certificate is issued, it is limited to a specified type of vehicle belonging to that class.

...

Editorial Notes:

E281

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to s. 42 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of s. 42 notes that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 33. These statutory instruments are not separately listed under this section.

E282

Test for purposes of subs. (4) prescribed (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 26(1).

E283

Procedure in relation to appeals under subss. (5) and (6) prescribed (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 30.

E284

Endorsements and disqualifications under section provided (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), pt. 9 (regs. 42-52).

E285

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to this section and s. 5 exercised (31.10.1980) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 334 of 1980); revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

E286

Previous affecting provision: issuing authority specified and powers of issuing authority modified and procedure under section provided (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), regs. 25, 28, 31 and 32; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

Certificates of fitness.

34

34.(1) In this section—

the issuing authority” means the person who, in the case in question and in accordance with regulations made by the Minister, is the issuing authority for the purposes of this section;

relevant aspects of his physical and mental condition” means, in relation to a person proposing to apply for a certificate of fitness, such aspects of his physical and mental condition as are declared by the Minister by regulations to be for the purposes of this section relevant aspects of a person’s physical and mental condition in the case of an application for that certificate of fitness.

(2) A person, other than a person to whom section 32 of this Act applies, may apply to the issuing authority for a certificate of fitness in the following cases:

(a) where he is disqualified for holding a driving licence until he produces a certificate of fitness,

(b) where under the regulations under this Act an application by him for a F65[Irish driving licence] is required to be accompanied by a certificate of fitness.

(3) A person who proposes to apply for a certificate of fitness shall, within the prescribed period prior to his application, cause himself to be examined by a registered medical practitioner and shall obtain from the practitioner a signed report in writing as to the relevant aspects of his physical and mental condition.

(4) Where—

(a) an application is duly made under this section to the issuing authority, and

(b) the appropriate fee is paid and the application is accompanied by the appropriate report referred to in subsection (3) of this section,

the issuing authority shall, after consideration of the application and report, either—

(i) refuse the application, or

(ii) issue a certificate (in this Act referred to as a certificate of fitness) certifying—

(I) in case the application is for a certificate of fitness to drive any mechanically propelled vehicle whatsoever and the issuing authority is satisfied that the applicant is fit to drive any mechanically propelled vehicle whatsoever—that the applicant is fit to drive any mechanically propelled vehicle whatsoever, or

(II) in any other case—that the applicant is fit to drive any specified class or classes of mechanically propelled vehicle, being a class or classes in respect of which a certificate of fitness to drive was applied for and which the issuing authority is satisfied that the applicant is fit to drive,

but, where the issuing authority so thinks proper, it may defer a decision under this subsection pending production by the applicant of a certificate of competency.

(5) (a) A person aggrieved by a decision under subsection (4) of this section or the deferring of such decision may appeal to a Justice of the District Court having jurisdiction in the place in which such person ordinarily resides, and the Justice may either refuse the appeal or give such direction to the issuing authority as he considers just, and the issuing authority shall comply with any such direction.

(b) A decision under this subsection of a Justice of the District Court shall be final and not appealable.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F65

Substituted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 57(3), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

Modifications (not altering text):

C40

Term “registered medical practitioner” construed (13.02.2008 and 3.07.2008) by Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (25/2007), ss. 2 and 108(1), S.I. Nos. 24 and 231 of 2008.

Interpretation.

2.— In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires— ...

“registered medical practitioner” means a medical practitioner whose name is entered in the register;

...

Construction of references to registered medical practitioner and Medical Council, etc.

108.— (1) Every reference to a registered medical practitioner contained in any enactment or any statutory instrument shall be construed as a reference to a registered medical practitioner within the meaning of section 2 .

...

C41

Issuing authority specified and powers of issuing authority modified (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), regs. 3(1) and 34.

Definitions.

3. (1) In these Regulations — ...

“Minister” means Minister for Transport;

...

Issuing authority and delegation of functions under section 34 of Act.

34. (1) The issuing authority for the purposes of section 34 of the Act is the Minister.

(2) The functions of the Minister as the issuing authority under section 34(4) of the Act are delegated to such officer or officers of the Minister as he or she specifies. Any such officer so specified shall, for the purpose of the performance of such functions, be known as an issuing officer.

C42

Application of section extended (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I No. 537 of 2006), reg. 16.

Application of certain provisions of Act to provisional licences.

16. Section 22(2), (4) and (5), sections 26 and 27, section 28(1), (3), (4) and (5) and sections 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39 and 41 of the Act apply in relation to provisional licences as if a reference to a driving licence in any of those provisions were a reference to a provisional licence, except that —

(a) a consequential or ancillary disqualification order does not operate so as to disqualify a person for holding a provisional licence for a period after a specified period until he or she has produced to the appropriate licensing authority a certificate of competency,

(b) the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences does not operate so as to disqualify a person who holds a driving licence in respect of vehicles of a category or categories, for applying for a provisional licence in respect of that category or any of those categories for the purpose of learning to drive in order to pass a test where, by virtue of any provision of the Act, he or she is required to produce a certificate of competency, and

(c) where the holder of a provisional licence in respect of vehicles of a category for any period has been granted a certificate of competency in respect of that category, he or she shall not by virtue of the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences, be disqualified for applying for a driving licence in respect of that category for any period within the period for which the provisional licence has been granted.

Editorial Notes:

E287

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to s. 42 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of s. 42 notes that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 34. These statutory instruments are not separately listed under this section.

E288

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.01.2013) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 483 of 2011).

E289

Form for medical report under section and period for purposes of subs. (3) prescribed (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 37(1) and sch. and (2).

E290

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19; revoked and superseded (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a), and reg. 16 as per above C-note.

E291

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E292

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), art. 18; revoked and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 57 and sch. 8, and art. 19 as per above E-note.

E293

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3 and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

E294

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), reg. 18; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

E295

Previous affecting provision: issuing authority specified and powers of issuing authority modified (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), regs. 34 and 35; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

Provisional licence.

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F66[35.(1) A person who wants to learn to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle of any category in order to pass a test for a certificate of competency may, except in such cases as may be prescribed, apply for a permit (learner permit) licensing him or her provisionally to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle of that category in a public place.

(2) An application for a learner permit shall be

(a) made to the licensing authority F67[],

(b) in accordance with the regulations under section 42, and

(c) accompanied by the appropriate fee.

(3) Where an application under subsection (2) is duly made, a learner permit shall be granted to the applicant by the licensing authority.

(4) A learner permit has effect in accordance with its terms and conditions.

(5) In a prosecution for an offence under

(a) section 38(2), it is a defence for the defendant to show that, at the time he or she drove the vehicle, he or she held a learner permit then having effect and permitting him or her to drive the vehicle,

(b) section 38(4), it is a defence for the defendant to show that the person employed to drive the vehicle held, at the time he or she drove the vehicle, a learner permit then having effect and permitting him or her to drive the vehicle,

(c) section 40, it is a defence for the defendant to show that, in lieu of producing a driving licence in accordance with that section, he or she produced a learner permit having effect at the material time and permitting him or her to drive the vehicle and that he or she permitted the member of the Garda Síochána to whom it was produced to read it.

(6) Sections 22(2), (4) and (5), 26, 27, 28(1), (3), (4) and (5), 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40 and 41 apply to learner permits as they apply to driving licences, except that where

(a) a person has been disqualified under section 26 or 27 for holding a driving licence during a specified period and thereafter until he or she has produced to the F67[] licensing authority a certificate of competency, the person may, at the end of the specified period, apply for and be granted a learner permit in accordance with section 35,

(b) a person has been disqualified under section 28(2) for holding a driving licence, he or she may apply for and be granted a learner permit in accordance with section 35, and

(c) a holder of a learner permit in respect of a vehicle of any category for a period has been granted a certificate of competency in respect of such category he or she shall not, by virtue of the application of section 22(5), be disqualified for applying for a driving licence in respect of vehicles of that category for any period which or part of which is within that period.]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F66

Substituted (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(1), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

F67

Deleted (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 50(h), S.I. No. 5 of 2013.

Editorial Notes:

E296

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to s. 42 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of s. 42 notes that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 35. These statutory instruments are not separately listed under this section.

E297

Previous affecting provision: subs. (3) amended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(2), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; amended section substituted as per F-note above.

Order for endorsement in case of conviction, disqualification order or removal of disqualification.

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36.(1) F68[]

(2) F69[]

(3) (a) Where a person is convicted of an offence and a consequential or ancillary disqualification order is made by the court on his conviction, the court shall by order direct particulars of F70[] the disqualification order to be endorsed on the driving licence held by such person or, if he is not the holder of a driving licence but subsequently a driving licence is granted to him, on that driving licence.

(b) Where a consequential or ancillary disqualification order is suspended F71[] pending an appeal, the relevant order under this subsection shall also stand suspended F71[], but, upon the appellant having given notification in writing that he wishes to withdraw the appeal, the suspension F71[] of the order under this subsection shall be regarded as having terminated immediately before the day on which the notification was given.

(c) In every case in which an appeal may be brought in respect of a conviction of an offence on conviction of which a consequential or ancillary disqualification order was made and in the case of an appeal under subsection (4) ofsection 27 of this Act, jurisdiction to make, confirm or annul an order made under paragraph (a) of this subsection is hereby conferred on the appellate court unless it otherwise has that jurisdiction or the conferring of that jurisdiction is unnecessary because the appeal is by way of rehearing, and the appellate court shall—

(i) where it makes a disqualification order and in consequence makes an order under paragraph (a) of this subsection, annul the order previously made under that paragraph,

(ii) where it confirms the disqualification order, confirm the order made under paragraph (a) of this subsection,

(iii) where it annuls the disqualification order, annul the order made under paragraph (a) of this subsection,

(iv) where it varies the disqualification order, annul the order previously made under paragraph (a) of this subsection and by a new order direct particulars F70[] of the disqualification order (as varied) to be endorsed on the driving licence held by the person concerned or, if he is not the holder of a driving licence but subsequently a driving licence is granted to him, on that driving licence.

(4) (a) Where a special disqualification order is made in relation to any person, the court shall by order direct particulars of the special disqualification order to be endorsed on the driving licence held by such person or, if he is not the holder of a driving licence but subsequently a driving licence is granted to him, on that driving licence.

(b) Where a special disqualification order is suspended F71[] pending an appeal, the relevant order under this subsection shall also stand suspended F71[], but, upon the appellant having given notification in writing that he wishes to withdraw the appeal, the suspension F71[] of the order under this subsection shall be regarded as having terminated immediately before the day on which the notification was given.

(c) Where an appeal is taken in a case in which an order has been made under this subsection, the Circuit Court shall (as may be appropriate)—

(i) annul such order, or

(ii) annul such order and make an order under this subsection.

(5) Where a disqualification is removed under section 29 of this Act, the court shall by order direct particulars of the removal to be endorsed on the driving licence held by the person concerned or, if he is not the holder of a driving licence but subsequently a driving licence is granted to him, on that driving licence.

F72[(6) In the cases referred to in subsections (3) and (4) of this section, the Minister shall cause the particulars referred to in those subsections to be endorsed on the appropriate entries.

(7) Where a disqualification referred to in section 29 of this Act is removed under that section or the period of a disqualification referred to in subsection (3) or (4) of this section expires (being in each case a disqualification to which an order relates that stands endorsement on an entry), the Minister shall cause the endorsement and any endorsement relating to the relevant conviction (if any) to be removed from the entry concerned.

F73[(8) The Courts Service shall inform the Minister of an order made

(a) under subsection (3) or (4) of this section,

(b) suspending or postponing an order under either of those subsections, or

(c) under section 29 of this Act removing a consequential or ancillary disqualification.]

(9) In this section, entry has the meaning assigned to it by the Road Traffic Act, 2002.]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F68

Repealed (31.10.2002, 1.06.2003, 25.08.2003, 4.06.2004, 3.04.2006, 1.09.2006, 1.05.2009, 1.02.2013) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 25(2), commenced in stages by S.I. No. 491 of 2002, art. 2(1)(b), S.I. No. 214 of 2003, art. 3(c), S.I. No. 321 of 2003, art. 3(c), S.I. No. 248 of 2004, art. 3(b), S.I. No. 134 of 2006, art. 3(d), S.I. No. 443 of 2006, art. 2(c), S.I. No. 149 of 2009, art. 2(b)(ii) and S.I. No. 296 of 2012, art. 2(b)(ii) and S.I. No. 12 of 2013, art. 2(c). S. 25(2) states: (2) Subsections (1) and (2) of section 36 ... are repealed as respects offences committed after the commencement of this section.

F69

Repealed (31.10.2002, 1.06.2003, 25.08.2003, 4.06.2004, 3.04.2006, 1.09.2006, 1.05.2009, 1.02.2013) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 25(2), commenced in stages by S.I. No. 491 of 2002, art. 2(1)(b), S.I. No. 214 of 2003, art. 3(c), S.I. No. 321 of 2003, art. 3(c), S.I. No. 248 of 2004, art. 3(b), S.I. No. 134 of 2006, art. 3(d), S.I. No. 443 of 2006, art. 2(c), S.I. No. 149 of 2009, art. 2(b)(ii) and S.I. No. 296 of 2012, art. 2(b)(ii) and S.I. No. 12 of 2013, art. 2(c). S. 25(2) states: (2) Subsections (1) and (2) of section 36 ... are repealed as respects offences committed after the commencement of this section.

F70

Deleted (22.06.2015) by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 6(b)(i) and (ii), S.I. No. 252 of 2015.

F71

Deleted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

F72

Inserted (1.06.2003, 25.08.2003, 4.06.2004, 3.04.2006, 1.09.2006, 1.05.2009) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 8(b), partially commenced by S.I. No. 214 of 2003, S.I. No. 321 of 2003, S.I. No. 248 of 2004, S.I. No. 134 of 2006, S.I. No. 443 of 2006, S.I. No. 149 of 2009.

F73

Substituted (24.01.2005) by Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004), s. 24, S.I. No. 26 of 2005.

Modifications (not altering text):

C43

Application of section extended (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I No. 537 of 2006), reg. 16.

Application of certain provisions of Act to provisional licences.

16. Section 22(2), (4) and (5), sections 26 and 27, section 28(1), (3), (4) and (5) and sections 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39 and 41 of the Act apply in relation to provisional licences as if a reference to a driving licence in any of those provisions were a reference to a provisional licence, except that —

(a) a consequential or ancillary disqualification order does not operate so as to disqualify a person for holding a provisional licence for a period after a specified period until he or she has produced to the appropriate licensing authority a certificate of competency,

(b) the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences does not operate so as to disqualify a person who holds a driving licence in respect of vehicles of a category or categories, for applying for a provisional licence in respect of that category or any of those categories for the purpose of learning to drive in order to pass a test where, by virtue of any provision of the Act, he or she is required to produce a certificate of competency, and

(c) where the holder of a provisional licence in respect of vehicles of a category for any period has been granted a certificate of competency in respect of that category, he or she shall not by virtue of the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences, be disqualified for applying for a driving licence in respect of that category for any period within the period for which the provisional licence has been granted.

C44

Application and construction of section modified (31.05.2006) by Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (14/2006), s. 4(2), commenced on enactment.

Functions of Authority.

4.— ...

(2) The Minister may by order confer on the Authority such functions of the Minister under section 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 9 of the Road Traffic Act 2002 or section 36(6), (7) or (8) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 as specified in the order and, accordingly, a reference to the Minister in a provision so specified or connected with it includes a reference to the Authority.

...

C45

Construction of section modified (1.06.2003, 25.08.2003, 4.06.2004, 3.04.2006, 1.09.2006, 1.05.2009, 10.01.2013) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 8(a), commenced by S.I. No. 214 of 2003, S.I. No. 321 of 2003, S.I. No. 248 of 2004, S.I. No. 134 of 2006, S.I. No. 443 of 2006, S.I. No. 149 of 2009 and S.I. No. 12 of 2013.

Endorsement of certain convictions and disqualifications on entries.

8.—For the purpose of enabling the convictions and the disqualification orders referred to in subsections (3) and (4) of section 36 of the Principal Act to be endorsed on the entries of those concerned in lieu of being endorsed on the licences held by them, the following amendments of the said section 36 are made as respects such convictions occurring, and such orders made, after the commencement of this section—

(a) the references in those subsections to an order directing particulars of a conviction or of a disqualification order to be endorsed on the licence held by a person or, if the person is not the holder of a licence but subsequently a licence is granted to him or her, on that licence are construed as references to an order directing that those particulars be endorsed on the entry then existing or subsequently made in relation to the person, and

...

Editorial Notes:

E298

Procedure for purposes of subss. (1) and (2) prescribed (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 47.

E299

Conditions for cancellation of endorsement under subs. (4) provided (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 46(5)(b).

E300

Ministerial functions under subss. (6)-(8) conferred on Road Safety Authority (13.09.2006) by Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006), art. 2.

E301

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19; revoked and superseded (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a), and reg. 16 as per above C-note.

E302

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E303

Previous affecting provision: subs. (1) amended (22.07.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 49(1)(d), S.I. No. 222 of 1994. Section amended as per above F-notes.

E304

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), art. 18; revoked and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 57 and sch. 8, and art. 19 as per above E-note.

E305

Previous affecting provision: application of section not restricted (12.11.1986) by Dublin Transport Authority Act 1986 (15/1986), s. 48, S.I. No. 357 of 1986; repealed (1.01.1988) by Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987 (34/1987), s. 13, commenced as per s. 15(5).

E306

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3 and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

E307

Previous affecting provision: section amended (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968. Section amended as per above F-notes.

E308

Previous affecting provision: application of section modified (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), regs. 18 and 45-48; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

Transfer of endorsement to new licence.

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37.F74[]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F74

Repealed (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 51, S.I. No. 5 of 2013.

Editorial Notes:

E309

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I No. 537 of 2006), reg. 16.

E310

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19; revoked and superseded (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a), and reg. 16 as per above C-note.

E311

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E312

Previous affecting provision: subs. (2)(a)(i) amended (22.07.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 49(1)(e), S.I. No. 222 of 1994.

E313

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), art. 18; revoked and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 57 and sch. 8, and art. 19 as per above E-note.

E314

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3 and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

E315

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), reg. 18; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

Prohibition on driving without driving licence.

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38.(1) A person shall not drive a mechanically propelled vehicle in a public place unless he holds a driving licence for the time being having effect and licensing him to drive the vehicle.

F75[(2) (a) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and, subject to subsection (5), is liable on summary conviction

(i) where at the time of the commission of the offence he or she had been the holder of a driving licence (other than a learner permit) which had expired beyond its period of validity for a period of not more than 12 months before the commission of the offence, to a fine not exceeding 1,000, and

(ii) in any other case, to a fine not exceeding 2,000.]

(b) In a prosecution for an offence under this subsection, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is shown by the defendant, that he did not, at the time he drove the vehicle, hold a driving licence then having effect and licensing him to drive the vehicle.

(3) The owner of a mechanically propelled vehicle shall not employ a person to drive the vehicle in a public place unless the person holds a driving licence for the time being having effect and licensing him to drive the vehicle.

(4) (a) A person who contravenes subsection (3) of this section shall be guilty of an offence.

(b) In a prosecution for an offence under this subsection, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is shown by the defendant, that the person employed to drive the vehicle did not, at the time he drove the vehicle, hold a driving licence then having effect and licensing him to drive the vehicle.

F75[(5) A person

(a) who is summarily convicted of the offence of contravening subsection (1) and was at the time he or she committed the offence

(i) disqualified for holding a driving licence, or

(ii) a person required to produce a certificate of competency or a certificate of fitness before obtaining a driving licence,

in lieu of the penalty mentioned in subsection (2)(a), or

(b) who is summarily convicted of the offence of contravening subsection (3) in a case in which the person employed to drive the vehicle was at the time he or she drove the vehicle

(i) disqualified for holding a driving licence, or

(ii) a person required to produce a certificate of competency or a certificate of fitness before obtaining a driving licence,

in lieu of the penalty mentioned in section 102,

is liable to a fine not exceeding 5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.]

(6) Subsections (1) to (5) of this section shall not apply in relation to a member of the Garda Síochána driving a mechanically propelled vehicle in the course of his duty.

(7) Pedestrian-controlled vehicles which are specified for the purposes of this subsection by the Minister by regulations and which comply with the conditions stated in the regulations are hereby excepted from subsections (1) to (5) of this section and sections 40 and 41 of this Act.

F76[(8) A member of the Garda Síochána may arrest without warrant a person who in the members opinion

(a) is committing, or has committed, an offence under subsection (1), and

(b) is disqualified from holding a driving licence.]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F75

Substituted (21.07.2006) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 12, S.I. No. 384 of 2006.

F76

Inserted (22.06.2015) by Road traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 6(c), S.I. No. 252 of 2015.

Modifications (not altering text):

C46

Application of section restricted (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 8.

Excepted vehicles.

8. The pedestrian controlled vehicles which are excepted from section 38(1) to (5) and from sections 40 and 41 of the Act are pedestrian-controlled vehicles which are neither constructed nor adapted for use for carrying the driver or a passenger and which do not exceed 407 kg in weight unladen.

C47

Application of section modified (1.01.1993) by Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 384 of 1992), art. 9(1).

Driving Licence or Permit.

9. (1) A visitor who is for the time being the holder of a driving permit may drive in a public place a vehicle which he is licensed by the driving permit to drive, other than a vehicle of a category in respect of which he is disqualified for holding a driving licence, and section 38 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961, shall be modified accordingly.

...

Editorial Notes:

E316

A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to s. 42 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of s. 42 notes that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 38. These statutory instruments are not separately listed under this section.

E317

Licence limited to specified vehicle type for purpose of section (24.07.1969) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 22(2), S.I. No. 139 of 1969.

E318

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3; and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

E319

Previous affecting provision: application of subss. (1)-(5) restricted (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), reg. 7; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

E320

Previous affecting provision: application of section modified by Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1961 (S.I. No. 269 of 1961), art. 14(1); as substituted (18.03.1964) by Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 1964 (S.I. No. 59 of 1964), art. 4. Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1961 revoked (1.01.1993) by Mechanically Propelled Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 384 of 1992), art. 3 and sch. 1.

Prohibition on applying for driving licence when disqualified.

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F77[39. (1) A person shall not apply for an Irish driving licence or a learner permit if he or she is disqualified for applying therefor.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F77

Substituted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 58, S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

Modifications (not altering text):

C48

Application of section extended (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I No. 537 of 2006), reg. 16.

Application of certain provisions of Act to provisional licences.

16. Section 22(2), (4) and (5), sections 26 and 27, section 28(1), (3), (4) and (5) and sections 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39 and 41 of the Act apply in relation to provisional licences as if a reference to a driving licence in any of those provisions were a reference to a provisional licence, except that —

(a) a consequential or ancillary disqualification order does not operate so as to disqualify a person for holding a provisional licence for a period after a specified period until he or she has produced to the appropriate licensing authority a certificate of competency,

(b) the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences does not operate so as to disqualify a person who holds a driving licence in respect of vehicles of a category or categories, for applying for a provisional licence in respect of that category or any of those categories for the purpose of learning to drive in order to pass a test where, by virtue of any provision of the Act, he or she is required to produce a certificate of competency, and

(c) where the holder of a provisional licence in respect of vehicles of a category for any period has been granted a certificate of competency in respect of that category, he or she shall not by virtue of the application of section 22(5) of the Act to provisional licences, be disqualified for applying for a driving licence in respect of that category for any period within the period for which the provisional licence has been granted.

Editorial Notes:

E321

Previous affecting provision: fine in subs. (2) increased (5.03.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 18(1)(a) and table, pt. 1 ref. no. 5, S.I. No. 86 of 2007. Section substituted as per F-note above.

E322

Previous affecting provision: fine in subs. (2) increased (31.10.2002) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 23(1)(a) and table, pt. 1, ref. no. 6, S.I. No. 491 of 2002. Fine increased as per E-note above.

E323

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19; revoked and superseded (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 5(a), and reg. 16 as per above C-note.

E324

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (2.12.1994) by Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994), s. 29(1), S.I. No. 350 of 1994; repealed (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(4), S.I. No. 718 of 2007.

E325

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), art. 18; revoked and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 57 and sch. 8, and art. 19 as per above E-note.

E326

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (1.10.1984) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 234 of 1984), reg. 5; revoked (15.11.1999) by European Communities (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 351 of 1999), reg. 3 and superseded (15.11.1999) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 352 of 1999), art. 19 as per above E-note.

E327

Previous affecting provision: fine in subs. (2) increased (18.07.1984) by Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1984 (16/1984), s. 3(1) and table, ref. no. 3, commenced on enactment. Fine increased as per E-note above.

E328

Previous affecting provision: application of section extended (18.03.1964) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 29 of 1964), reg. 18; revoked (13.11.1989) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 285 of 1989), reg. 60 and sch. 7.

Production of driving licence on demand by member of Garda Síochána.

40

F78[40. (1) A member of the Garda Síochána may demand of a person

(a) driving in a public place a mechanically propelled vehicle, or

(b) accompanying under regulations under this Act the holder of a learner permit while such holder is driving in a public place a mechanically propelled vehicle,

the production to him or her for his or her inspection of a driving licence then having effect and licensing the person to drive the vehicle. If the person refuses or fails so to produce the licence there and then, he or she commits an offence.

(2) A member of the Garda Síochána may demand of a person who is driving in a public place a mechanically propelled vehicle and is not the holder of a driving licence the production to him or her for his or her inspection of a learner permit then having effect and licensing the person to drive the vehicle. If the person refuses or fails so to produce the learner permit and is a person falling within section 35(1), he or she commits an offence.

(3) Where a person who is driving in a public place a mechanically propelled vehicle and of whom the production of a driving licence is demanded under paragraph (a) of subsection (1) or is required under subsection (4)(a) produces, in accordance with the demand or requirement, a learner permit then having effect and licensing the person to drive the vehicle concerned, the person has not committed an offence under subsection (1) or (4)(a), as the case may be.

F79[(a) Where a person of whom the production of a driving licence or learner permit is demanded under this section refuses or fails to produce the licence or permit there and then, a member of the Garda Síochána may require the person to produce within 10 days after the date of the requirement the licence or permit in person to a member of the Garda Síochána at a Garda Síochána station to be named by the person at the time of the requirement. If the person refuses or fails so to produce the licence or permit, he or she commits an offence.]

(b) In any proceedings a certificate, purporting to be signed by the member in charge of the Garda Síochána station at which the defendant concerned was required, under paragraph (a), to produce the driving licence or learner permit, stating that the defendant did not, within 10 days after the day on which the production was required, produce a driving licence or learner permit in accordance with paragraph (a) shall, without proof of the signature of the person purporting to sign the certificate or that he or she was the member in charge of the Garda Síochána station, be evidence, until the contrary is shown, of the facts stated in the certificate.

(c) Where any person is required to produce a driving licence or learner permit at a Garda Síochána station and the person produces the licence or permit within 10 days after the day on which the production was required, the member in charge of the Garda Síochána station shall issue a certificate stating that the licence or permit was so produced and such certificate shall be evidence of the facts stated in the certificate.

(5) Where a person of whom the production of a driving licence or learner permit is demanded or required under this section produces the licence or permit in accordance with the demand or requirement, but refuses or fails to permit the member of the Garda Síochána to whom it is produced to read the licence or permit, he or she commits an offence.

F80[(6) Where a person of whom the production of a driving licence or learner permit is demanded or required under this section refuses or fails so to produce the licence or permit or produces the licence or permit but refuses or fails to permit the member of the Garda Síochána to whom it is produced to read the licence or permit, the member may demand of the person his or her name and address and date of birth and, if the person refuses or fails to give to the member his or her name and address and date of birth or gives to the member a name or address or date of birth which is false or misleading, he or she commits an offence.]

(7) A member of the Garda Síochána may arrest without warrant

(a) a person who under this section produces a driving licence or learner permit to the member but refuses or fails to permit the member to read it, or

F81[(b) a person who, when his or her name and address and date of birth are lawfully demanded of him or her by a member of the Garda Síochána under this section, refuses or fails to give to the member his or her name and address and date of birth or gives to the member a name or address or date of birth which the member has reasonable grounds for believing to be false or misleading.]

(8) A person who, when the production of a driving licence or learner permit is demanded or required of him or her under this section, does not produce the licence or permit because he or she is not the holder of a driving licence or learner permit is deemed to fail to produce his or her driving licence or learner permit, as the case may be, under this section.

F82[(9) Section 1(1) of the Probation of Offenders Act 1907 does not apply to an offence under this section.]]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F78

Substituted (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 59(1), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

F79

Substituted (28.10.2011) by Road Traffic (No. 2 ) Act 2011 (28/2011), s. 2(a), S.I. No. 542 of 2011.

F80

Substituted (28.10.2011) by Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2011 (28/2011), s. 2(b), S.I. No. 542 of 2011.

F81

Substituted (28.10.2011) by Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2011 (28/2011), s. 2(c), S.I. No. 542 of 2011.

F82

Inserted (28.10.2011) by Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2011 (28/2011), s. 2(d), S. I. No. 542 of 2011.

Modifications (not altering text):

C49

Application of section restricted (21.10.2006) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006), reg. 8.

Excepted vehicles.

8. The pedestrian controlled vehicles which are excepted from section 38(1) to (5) and from sections 40 and 41 of the Act are pedestrian-controlled vehicles which are neither constructed nor adapted for use for carrying the driver or a passenger and which do not exceed 407 kg in weight unladen.

Editorial Notes:

E329

Procedure prescribed (28.10.11) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), ss. 8(1), (3), (4) and 60(1). S. 8(1), (3) and (4), S.I. No. 543 of 2011.

E330

Previous affecting provision: subss. (1), (1A) amended (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 13, S.I. No. 718 of 2007; subss. (1), (1A) substituted as per F-note above and s. 13 repealed (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 59(2)(c), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

E331

Previous affecting provision: subss. (1A), (1B) inserted (1.01.2003) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 18, S.I. No. 598 of 2002; superseded as per F-note above and s. 18 repealed (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 59(2)(b), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

E332