ROAD TRANSPORT ACT 1999


Number 15 of 1999


ROAD TRANSPORT ACT 1999

REVISED

Updated to 30 June 2016


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Road Transport Act 1999. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 (4/2016), enacted 11 February 2016, and all statutory instruments up to and including European Union (Cereal Seed) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 375 of 2016), made 30 June 2016, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 15 of 1999


ROAD TRANSPORT ACT 1999

REVISED

Updated to 30 June 2016


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Although not included in a collective citation, this Act is one of a group of Acts which deal with the same subject matter:

Road Transport Act 1933 (8/1933)

Road Transport Act 1934 (17/1934)

Road Transport Act 1935 (23/1935)

Transport Act 1944 (21/1944), Part VII

Transport (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1955 (21/1955)

Transport Act 1958 (19/1958)

Transport (No. 2) Act 1959 (40/1959)

Road Transport Act 1971 (8/1971)

Road Transport Act 1978 (8/1978)

Road Transport Act 1986 (16/1986)

Road Transport Act 1999 (15/1999)

Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006 (28/2006)

Road Transport Act 2011 (31/2011)

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

Road Transport Act 1932 (2/1932)

Road Transport Act 1956 (13/1956)

The definitions in the Road Transport Act 1933 are applied by the Road Transport Acts 1934 and 1935 (s. 1(2) of each Act). The following Acts are to be construed together as one with the Road Transport Act 1933:

Transport Act 1944 (21/1944), Part VII (s. 111(2))

Road Transport Act 1971 (8/1971) (s. 12(2))

Road Transport Act 1978 (8/1978) (s. 11(2))

Road Transport Act 1986 (16/1986) (s. 22(2))

Road Transport Act 1999 (15/1999) (other than ss. 17, 18 and 21) (s. 25(2))

Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006 (28/2006) (s. 2 only) (s. 2(10))

Road Transport Act 2011 (31/2011) (s. 23(2))

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1999, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Road Transport Act 2011 (31/2011)

Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006 (28/2006)

Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006)

All Acts up to and including Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 (4/2016), enacted 11 February 2016, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Road Transport Act 1999 (Repeals) (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 683 of 2005)

Road Transport Act, 1999 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 611 of 2005)

Road Transport Act, 1999 (Commencement) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 264 of 1999)

All statutory instruments up to and including European Union (Cereal Seed) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 375 of 2016), made 30 June 2016, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 15 of 1999


ROAD TRANSPORT ACT 1999

REVISED

Updated to 30 June 2016


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Interpretation.

2.

Duration of licence.

3.

Restricted road freight licences.

4.

Issue of transport discs.

5.

Prohibitions and general provisions relating to transport discs.

6.

Offences relating to transport discs.

7.

Regulations relating to transport discs.

8.

Application of provisions relating to transport discs and vehicle plates.

9.

Prohibition relating to the use of unlicensed persons for the carriage of merchandise.

10.

Amendment of section 5 of Road Transport Act, 1978.

11.

Parking and operating space for vehicles to be provided by licence holder.

12.

Licensing document offences.

13.

Arrest without warrant.

14.

Amendment of Road Transport Act, 1986.

15.

Search warrants.

16.

Payment, in lieu of prosecution, to a Member of the Garda Síochána or a transport officer.

17.

Amendment of Road Traffic Act, 1961.

18.

Continuance of orders made under section 14 of Transport Act, 1950.

19.

Amendment of certain superannuation schemes by Córas Iompair éireann.

20.

Continuance of carrier’s licence granted under section 3 of Act of 1986.

21.

Amendment of section 9 of Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Act, 1998.

22.

Expenses.

23.

Repeals.

24.

Commencement.

25.

Short title and construction.

SCHEDULE


Acts Referred to

Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Act, 1998

1998, No. 43

Dublin Transport Authority Act, 1986

1986, No. 15

European Communities Act, 1972

1972, No. 27

Forgery Act, 1913

1913, c. 27

Road Traffic Act, 1961

1961, No. 24

Road Transport Act, 1932

1932, No. 2

Road Transport Act, 1933

1933, No. 8

Road Transport Act, 1935

1935, No. 23

Road Transport Act, 1971

1971, No. 8

Road Transport Act, 1978

1978, No. 8

Road Transport Act, 1986

1986, No. 16

Transport Act, 1944

1944, No. 21

Transport Act, 1950

1950, No. 12

Transport Act, 1958

1958, No. 19

Transport (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1955

1955, No. 21

Transport (Re-organisation of Córas Iompar éireann) Act, 1986

1986, No. 31


Number 15 of 1999


ROAD TRANSPORT ACT 1999

REVISED

Updated to 30 June 2016


AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE LAW IN RELATION TO ROAD TRANSPORT, TO AMEND SECTIONS 12 AND 16 OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT, 1961, TO MAKE PROVISION IN RELATION TO THE CONFERRAL OF ADDITIONAL POWERS ON CÓRAS IOMPAIR ÉIREANN AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [23 rd June, 1999]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Application of Act affected (4.10.2006) by Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006 (28/2006), s. 2(8), commenced on enactment.

Road haulage and road passenger transport operators’ licences.

2.— ...

(8) In ... the Act of 1999 ...—

(a) an international road freight carrier’s licence is to be read as a reference to an international road haulage operator’s licence,

(b) a national road freight carrier’s licence is to be read as a reference to a national road haulage operator’s licence, and

(c) a road freight carrier’s licence is to be read as a reference to a road haulage operator’s licence.