We conduct inspections at the roadside in conjunction with the Garda Síochána to check compliance with vehicle roadworthiness standards and also drivers’ hours, tachograph, drivers CPC and requirement to hold a Road Transport Operator Licence.
Transport Officers and Vehicle Inspectors are equipped with a smartphone app which gives them quick access to certain information about vehicles, drivers and operators. We have also begun using ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) technology at roadside checks in order to enhance our targeting of non-compliant vehicles, drivers and operators. Furthermore, vehicles with expired Certificates of Roadworthiness (CRW’s) have been added to the Garda Síochána ANPR systems and alerts will be sent to the Garda where a vehicle is being driven with an expired CRW.
An RSA Vehicle Inspector will carry out visual checks on the roadworthiness of your vehicle or trailer. He/she will check that a valid Certificate of Roadworthiness (CRW) is displayed on the vehicle(s) (including trailers) and will check the physical condition of your vehicle to assess its roadworthiness. This is a limited visual inspection and the inspector may require the vehicle to be brought to a Commercial Vehicle Testing Centre for further inspection.
Transport Officers and Vehicle Inspectors will give you education and advice, on the rules in place and how you can comply, over the course of an inspection.