Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012

Certificate of roadworthiness.

5.— (1) Where a CVR test operator issues a pass statement in relation to tests carried out on a CVR vehicle in accordance with section 4 the Minister shall issue, or cause to be issued, a certificate of roadworthiness in respect of that vehicle.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) the Minister may make regulations providing for—

(a) the issue, form, display, validity and duration of a certificate of roadworthiness,

(b) the issue of, and fee for, a certificate of roadworthiness and a replacement certificate of roadworthiness,

(c) the revocation of a certificate of roadworthiness (and related matters including the reimbursement of fees),

(d) the giving up of a certificate of roadworthiness that has been revoked, and

(e) the recall and retesting of a vehicle in respect of which a certificate of roadworthiness has been issued.

(3) A person who contravenes a provision of regulations made under subsection (2) 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.

(4) The existence of a certificate of roadworthiness that is in force in respect of a vehicle does not affect any prosecution for an offence under the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2011.