Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2439)

Robert Troy

Question:

2439. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the regulations in respect of errors recorded on odometer readings during national car tests (details supplied). [33488/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

While the operation of the National Car Test is the statutory responsibility of the Road Safety Authority under the Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006), I have no plans to introduce an arrangement to have odometer readings photographed as part of the National Car Test.

It should be noted that periodic roadworthiness testing in the EU is governed by Directive 2014/45/EU which allows for the technical harmonisation of roadworthiness standards amongst Member States. The Directive does not provide for the actions proposed by the Deputy.