The RSA is responsible for enforcing EU and national transport legislation on tachographs, EU driver hour rules, Road transport working time directive and the licensing of road haulage and passenger operators to engage in hire and reward operations. Since 2009 the RSA have initiated prosecutions against drivers and operators in respect of breaches of this legislation and since then there has been a significant year on year increase in the number of prosecution cases completed.
We have now introduced a search facility whereby you can now browse our enforcement prosecution data in several different ways
2017 - 41
2016 - 111
2015 - 148
2014 - 135
2013 - 97
The number of cases completed for the current year are updated periodically. There is a natural time lapse from an offence being committed, prosecution, possible appeal and this information being made available.
During 2008 & 2009, the RSA increased its range of educational and advisory services to the industry, helping them to become and remain compliant.
Two major, inter-linked priorities were set in 2008:
- highly-visible, comprehensive road transport enforcement and
- a communications campaign aimed at informing drivers and operators of their legal obligations.
In the final quarter of 2009 legal representation services were put in place across the State to enable the RSA to take prosecutions for breaches of legislation dealing with driving times, breaks and rest periods, tachographs, Working Time and operator licensing.
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