European Union (National Car Test - EU Roadworthiness Certificates) Regulations 2020.

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 554/2020

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 1st December, 2020.

I, EAMON RYAN, Minister for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972 (No. 27 of 1972) for the purpose of giving further effect to Directive 2014/45/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 20141 , hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Union (National Car Test - EU Roadworthiness Certificates) Regulations 2020.

2. The Road Traffic Act 1961 (No. 24 of 1961) is amended -

(a) in section 3(1) by -

(i) the insertion of the following definitions:

“‘detachable disc’ means that part of a test certificate, for the time being in force in respect of a vehicle, which may be detached from the certificate to be affixed to the vehicle;

‘EU roadworthiness certificate’ in relation to a vehicle means a roadworthiness certificate within the meaning of the Roadworthiness Directive issued by a Member State competent authority or a Member State testing centre which has not expired or otherwise been cancelled or revoked and, insofar as the frequency intervals for vehicle testing are concerned, is still valid by reference to the frequency intervals prescribed by regulations made under section 18 for tests of mechanically propelled vehicles;

‘Member State competent authority’ means an authority or public body in a Member State, other than the State, with responsibility for managing the system of roadworthiness testing in that Member State, including, where appropriate, the carrying out of roadworthiness tests for the purposes of the Roadworthiness Directive;

‘Member State testing centre’ means a public or private body or establishment in a Member State, other than the State, authorised to carry out roadworthiness tests in that Member State for the purposes of the Roadworthiness Directive;

‘Roadworthiness Directive’ means Directive 2014/45/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 20141 ;”, and

(ii) the substitution of the following definition for the definition of “test certificate”:

“‘test certificate’ means -

(a) a certificate issued under section 18, or

(b) an EU roadworthiness certificate;”,

(b) in section 18 -

(i) in subsection (7), by the substitution of “certificate referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of ‘test certificate’ in section 3” for “test certificate”,

(ii) in...

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