Road Traffic Act 1968

Control and operation of trailers.

10

10. (1) The Minister may make regulations in relation to the control and operation of vehicles drawn by mechanically propelled vehicles.

(2) Regulations under this section may, in particular and without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), provide for all or any of the following matters:

( a) the licensing of drawn vehicles;

( b) the payment of specified fees in respect of applications for licences or plates under the regulations and the disposition of such fees;

( c) the conditions subject to which drawn vehicles may be operated in public places;

( d) the keeping of specified records, the issue of specified certificates and the specifying of the persons by whom such certificates are to be issued;

( e) the production of the records and certificates to members of the Garda Síochána and specified officers of the Minister.

(3) Different regulations may be made under this section for different circumstances and in respect of different classes of vehicles.

(4) A certificate purporting to be issued pursuant to regulations under this section and stating that a specified person was on a specified day the holder of a licence under the regulations or that on a specified day a licence under the regulations was in force in respect of a specified vehicle shall, without proof of the signature of the person purporting to sign it or that he was the proper person to issue it, be evidence in any legal proceedings until the contrary is shown of the matters so stated.

(5) In a prosecution for an offence under this section in which a licence under regulations under this section is material, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is shown by the defendant, that at the material time, such a licence, then having effect, was not held.

(6) A person who contravenes a regulation under this section which is stated to be a penal regulation shall be guilty of an offence and, in such cases involving a vehicle as may be prescribed and where that person is not the owner of the vehicle, the owner shall also be guilty of an offence.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C12

Application of Act extended by Finance Act 1993 (13/1993), s. 60(2), as amended (23.05.1994) by Finance Act 1994 (13/1994), s. 86, commenced on enactment.

Records.

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[ (2) ( a) The Minister and all the licensing authorities may jointly establish and maintain records in relation to ... licences under section 10 of the Road Traffic Act, 1968...

( b) Records established under this section may contain information derived from registers established under section 6 of the Act of 1920 and shall contain such other information in relation to the licences aforesaid, the holders of the licences, the duties of excise payable thereon and the vehicles licensed under the Act of 1952 as the Minister may determine.

( c) Records referred to in paragraph ( a) shall be established and maintained in such form as the Minister may determine including a form that is not legible if it is capable of being converted into a legible form.

(2A) A licensing authority shall furnish to the Minister or another licensing authority such information, in such form and at such times as he directs for the purpose of the establishment and maintenance of records under this section. ]

Editorial Notes:

E36

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.02.2018) by Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 23 of 2018), in effect as per reg. 2.

E37

Power pursuant to section exercised (14.07.2017) by Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 320 of 2017), in effect as per reg. 2.

E38

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2016) by Road Traffic (Plating and Speed Rating of Agricultural Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 247 of 2014), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E39

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).

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 (5.12.1990) by Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 286 of 1990).

E44

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).

E45

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).

E46

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).