Road Transport Act 2011


Evidence of foreign convictions.

6.— (1) In proceedings under this Act, where the Minister determines that a person has been convicted of an offence referred to in section 2(1), the production to the court of a document that satisfies the condition referred to in subsection (2) and which purports to contain particulars of the conviction in a state, other than the State, of that person for an offence and of the act constituting the offence shall be evidence of the matters stated therein.

(2) The condition mentioned in subsection (1) is that the document concerned purports to be signed or certified by a judge, magistrate or officer of the state referred to in that subsection and to be authenticated by the oath of some witness or by being sealed with the official seal of a minister of state of that state (judicial notice of which shall be taken by the court).

(3) The condition mentioned in subsection (1) shall be regarded as being satisfied without proof of the signature or certification, and the authentication of it, that appears in or on the document.