A livestock truck was seized by Gardaí conducting a checkpoint in Laois over the weekend.
The action was taken on Sunday, October 25th after multiple road traffic-related offences were detected.
In a brief post on social media, Garda Síochána Laois Offaly said: “A truck was seized which was being driven without insurance, no CVRT, no tax for 1212 days, vehicle seized. FCPNs to follow.”
The RSA states that if a driver does not have a valid CVRT, there is a direct summons to court; on summary conviction, a fine not exceeding €3,000 and/or imprisonment not exceeding 3 months, along with 5 penalty points, will occur.
The same applies for a failure to produce a certificate of roadworthiness within tens days to a Garda station having been requested to do so.
If you drive without insurance, you will be handed 5 penalty points and will have to appear in court. A fine of up to €5,000 can be issued, along with a prison sentence for you to 6 months. The court can disqualify the motorist from driving instead of issuing penalty points.
One car was seized during the operation as it had no NCT since January 2020.
Those found driving a vehicle without an NCT test certificate can face a fine of up to €2,000 and/or up to three months imprisonment.
According to the RSA, the courts may also impose up to 5 penalty points following a successful conviction.