Road Transport Act 1933

Inspection of vehicles carrying merchandise.

35

35. (1) Any member of the Gárda Síochána may, at any time and in any place, inspect and examine any lorry or tractor and for that purpose may do all or any of the following things, that is to say:—

( a) enter into any place in which such lorry or tractor is;

( b) if such lorry or tractor is in motion, require it to stop;

( c) require the driver of such lorry or tractor to drive it forthwith to a convenient place indicated by such member for such inspection and examination.

F35 [ (2) Every person who

( a ) obstructs or interferes with a member of the Garda S í och á na in the exercise of any power conferred by this section, or

( b ) being the driver of a lorry or tractor in motion, fails to stop it when required by a member of the Garda S í och á na under this section so to do, or

( c ) being the driver of a lorry or tractor fails to comply with a requirement made by a member of the Garda S í och á na under this section in relation to such lorry or tractor

shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding £ 500. ]