RSA Surveys

Unroadworthy vehicles are a major road safety concern in Ireland. Defective vehicles are not only dangerous to drive, but also pose a significant risk to other road-users.

During 2018 the RSA conducted a survey of vehicle roadworthiness of HCVs and driver compliance with EU rules on driving times, breaks and rest periods. This was the fourth survey of its kind, previous surveys carried out in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

The aim of this survey was to determine the current levels of driver compliance and vehicle roadworthiness of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and buses in Ireland.

The survey information was gathered by RSA Vehicle Inspectors and Transport Officers at roadside inspections.  HGVs and buses were randomly stopped for inspection at roadside locations between the 1st January and 31st December 2018. The analysis of the data and subsequent report was carried out by Insight Consulting Ltd on behalf of the RSA. 

The 2018 report is a summary of the results from the HGV and bus surveys with comparisons to results from previous surveys. 
 

Here you can download the 2018 -  Summary ​​of HGV and bus survey results (PDF)
 

Here you can download the 2016 -  Summary of HGV and bus survey results (PDF)​​

Here you can download the 2014 -  Summary ​​of HGV and bus survey results (PDF)
 
Here you can download the 2012 - Summary of HGV and bus survey results (PDF) ​

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