Road Transport Act, 1978

Provisions relating to vehicle plates.

7.—(1) A certificate purporting to be signed by a Chief Superintendent of the Garda Síochána or by a Superintendent acting on his behalf stating:—

(a) that a vehicle plate was issued on a specified date from a specified vehicle plate issuing station to a specified person in respect of a specified vehicle, or

(b) that on a specified date or during a specified period a vehicle plate was not on issue to a specified person from a specified vehicle plate issuing station either in respect of a specified vehicle or otherwise,

shall, without proof of the signature of the person purporting to sign the certificate or that he was a Chief Superintendent or such a Superintendent, be received in evidence in any legal proceedings under the Principal Act and shall, until the contrary is proved, be accepted as evidence of the facts stated in the certificate.

(2) Section 30 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (7):

“(7) Every vehicle plate issued under this section shall be made of such material as the Minister may prescribe and be of the prescribed pattern and bear the prescribed marks thereon.”.