Offences applicable to PSVS

Find out some of the main offences relevant to public service vehicles (PSVS).

Legal instrument Offence description Penalty

SI No 190 of 1963

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipmnet and Use of Vehicles) Regulations, 1963

Regulation 54

Suspension

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place, to comply with provisions of Regulation 57 – suspension requirements (no excessive sway) 

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Guard rails

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place, to comply with provisions of Regulation 61 – requirements for guard rails

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Steering

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place, to comply with provisions of Regulation 62 - steering requirements

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Exhaust pipes

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place, to comply with provisions of Regulation 65 – requirements for exhaust pipes

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Electrical equipment

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place, to comply with provisions of Regulation 66 – requirements for electrical apparatus

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

General construction

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place to comply with provisions of Regulation 67 – requirements for general construction and equipment

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Steps, platforms & stairs

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place to comply with provisions of Regulation 68 – requirements for steps, platforms and stairs

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Exits

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place to comply with provisions of Regulation 69 – requirements for number and situation of exits and entrances

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Exit dimensions

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place to comply with provisions of Regulation 70 – requirements for dimensions of entrances and exits

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Doors

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place, to comply with provisions of Regulation 71 – requirements for doors

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Emergency exits

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place to comply with provisions of Regulation 72 – emergency exits requirements

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Exit access

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place, to comply with provisions  of Regulation 73 – requirements for access to exits

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Markings

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place to comply with provisions of Regulation 77 – requirements for markings

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Maintenance

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place, to comply with provisions of Regulation 78 – maintenance requirements

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 190 of 1963

Regulation 54

Carriage of equipment

Failure by user while large public service vehicle being used in public place to comply with provisions of Regulation 79 – requirements for carriage of certain equipment

 

 

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. 191 of 1963

Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations, 1963, Regulation 61

 

Road Traffic Act 1961

(Section 82)

PSV licence

Contravention by user of public service vehicle of the provisions of Regulation 16 – requirements relating to defective public service vehicles

 

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 (s 102 Road Traffic Act, 1961)

 

SI No. 191 of 1963

Regulation 61

Other PSV offences

Being owner but not the user of public service vehicle in contravention of any of the provisions of Regulations 5, 6, 7, 13 or 14


 

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 (s 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.