Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

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CitationIR SI 7/2021

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 15th January, 2021.

I, EAMON RYAN, Minister for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 5 (1) and 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 (No. 24 of 1961) and the National Roads and Road Traffic (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002 ( S.I. No. 298 of 2002 ) (as adapted by the Transport, Tourism and Sport (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2020 ( S.I. No. 351 of 2020 )), hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

2. Regulation 41 of the Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 ( S.I. No. 537 of 2006 ) shall apply to an application by a person for a driving licence or a learner permit made during the period beginning on 1 January 2021 and ending on 30 June 2021 subject to the modification that paragraph (1)(d) of that Regulation shall not operate or have effect in relation to that application during that period.

GIVEN under my Official Seal,

11 January, 2021.

EAMON RYAN,

Minister for Transport.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations amend the Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 to provide that persons of 70 years or older (except those with an identified/specified illness) applying for a learner permit or driving licence do not need to submit a medical report with their application during the period beginning on 1 January 2021 and ending on 30 June 2021.

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