Why you need a CVRT

Our ultimate goal is to keep Irish roads safe. Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing (CVRT) is part of that effort.

There are four main reasons your vehicle needs an annual CVR test

In order to get your Certificate of Roadworthiness (CRW).

Only when you pass your CVR test, will you get your Certificate of Road Worthiness (CRW).​
This certificate is proof that a vehicle met a set of basic safety standards on the day it passed its test,  however it cannot be regarded as a warranty as regards the condition of the vehicle. 

It checks the basic condition of your vehicles.

The CVR test makes sure that, every year, all goods and passenger vehicles on the road have been fairly tested. The test identifies vehicle failure points on items tested in accordance with the CVRT manuals 

The CVRT confirms that a vehicle satisfies basic safety standards on the day the test is carried out.  It tests what is accessible and visible.  ​

All commercial vehicles must be tested when they are over one year old and annually after that.​

It saves time.

Yearly tests and well-maintained vehicles mean fewer breakdowns. The CVRT programme improves the overall efficiency for goods and passenger vehicle testing.

Its the Law.

The legislation states that all commercial vehicles must be tested when they are over one years old and annually after that. So having your vehicle tested means avoidance of penalty points and fines. ​

Have concerns about the condition of a Commercial Vehicle in use on Public Roads? 

If you have any concerns about the roadworthiness condition of a commercial vehicle for e.g. School Bus, Truck, Trailer or indeed any other type of commercial vehicle you can report your concerns in confidence to the RSA. Visit our complaints page​ to find out more.  ​


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