Road Traffic Act 2014

Amendment of Principal Act

6. The Principal Act is amended—

(a) in section 33, by inserting after subsection (3C) (inserted by section 92 of the Act of 2010) the following:

“(3D) An issuing authority shall not carry out nor cause to be carried out a test for a certificate of competency unless the person to be tested, when presenting for the test, produces a record of having completed any minimum period of driving experience prescribed under section 42(3) (h).

(3E) If a record referred to in subsection (3D) is not produced in accordance with that subsection, the application for a certificate of competency is refused and any fee paid in respect of the application is forfeited.”,

(b) in section 36(3) —

(i) in paragraph (a), by deleting “the conviction and”, and

(ii) in paragraph (c) (iv), by deleting “of the conviction and”,

(c) in section 38, by inserting after subsection (7) the following:

“(8) A member of the Garda Síochána may arrest without warrant a person who in the member’s opinion—

(a) is committing, or has committed, an offence under subsection (1), and

(b) is disqualified from holding a driving licence.”,


(d) in section 42(3) (inserted by section 10 of the Act of 2006), by substituting for paragraph (h) the following:

“(h) the nature of and manner of conducting tests and the minimum period of driving experience to be completed and recorded by a person before he or she may undergo a test;”.