Written answers

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Safety

Photo of James BrowneJames Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail)
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1086. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding Germany rejecting the validity of RSA-issued trailer certificates of roadworthiness; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13247/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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I am unable to comment on the operation of other Member States' road safety measures. However, Article 8 of Directive 2014/45/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council provides conditions regarding the proof of test issued with respect to roadworthiness testing within the EU and that Directive states “For the purpose of free circulation, each Member State shall recognise the proof provided by a testing centre or competent authority of another Member State”.

This Directive came into effect from 20 May 2018 and the proof of roadworthiness testing for commercial vehicles and their trailers in Ireland is the Commercial Vehicle Certificate of Roadworthiness (CVRT).


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