Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012
Maintenance of CVR vehicles.
30.— (1) The owner of a CVR vehicle shall ensure that it is periodically inspected, that any defects discovered are rectified and that the vehicle is maintained in a roadworthy condition.
(2) The owner of a CVR vehicle shall keep a record of any checks, tests, inspections, repairs or other action to rectify defects carried out in complying with subsection (1).
(3) The Minister may make regulations providing for the proper maintenance of CVR vehicles.
(4) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (3), regulations under that subsection may provide for—
(a) minimum standards in relation to CVR vehicle roadworthiness,
(b) the carrying out of inspections in relation to different classes of CVR vehicles by suitably qualified persons,
(c) the carrying out of repairs and other action to rectify defects,
(d) the keeping of records and other information or data concerning inspections, repairs or other action taken to rectify defects discovered by inspections, and
(e) the completion of an annual declaration by an owner of a CVR vehicle or other competent person regarding the inspection, repair and maintenance of vehicles.
(5) The owner of a CVR vehicle who fails to comply with subsection (1) or with a provision of regulations made under subsection (3) that is stated in the regulations to be a penal provision commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class A fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to both.
Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (10.09.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) (Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 348 of 2013), in effect as per reg. 2.
A class A fine means a fine not greater than €5,000 as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 4(1), S.I. No. 662 of 2010.