Equipment

Find out some of the main equipment related offences relevant to commercial vehicles

Legal instrument Offence description Penalty

SI No. 158 of 1985

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1985
Regulation 4

Under run protection

Contravention of provisions of Regulation 4 – requirements for rear under run protective device

On summary conviction, first offence – a fine not exceeding €1,000.  Second offence under same section/subsection – a fine not exceeding €2,000.  Third or subsequent offence under same section/subsection within 12 consecutive months – fine not exceeding €2,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 3 months, or both (ss.11(5) and 102, Road Traffic Act, 1961).

SI No. 359 of 1991

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

Belt & restraint systems

Contravention of provisions of Regulation 3 – requirements for approved belt and restraint systems

On summary conviction, first offence – a fine not exceeding €1,000.  Second offence under same section/subsection – a fine not exceeding €2,000.  Third or subsequent offence under same section/subsection within 12 consecutive months – fine not exceeding €2,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 3 months, or both (ss.11(5) and 102, Road Traffic Act, 1961).

 

The table above should not be treated as a legal interpretation of any law requirements. It is a matter for each operator, owner and driver to ensure that he or she complies with the applicable law.