Thomas P. BroughanCeist:
653. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will confirm that the derogation in respect of overheight trucks and other vehicles on public roads here will not be extended beyond the set down expiry date of 31 October 2013; from that date a maximum height for a vehicle will be 4.65 metres; the measures that will be taken to ensure that the limit will be enforced once the derogation expires; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41119/13]
Amharc ar fhreagra
Statutory Instrument 366 of 2008 - Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 set the maximum vehicle height at 4.65 metres. Following public consultation undertaken prior to the completion of the Regulations, it was agreed that a five year derogation from that limit would apply to vehicles registered, licensed or in use prior to 1 November 2008. The derogation was introduced to allow a five-year period within which vehicles operating at heights in excess of the new limits could be withdrawn from use in Ireland. I have no proposals to extend the derogation beyond 31st October 2013. Enforcement of all other Road Traffic legislation is a matter for An Garda Síochána
Question No. 654 answered with Question No. 72.
Questions Nos. 655 to 657, inclusive, answered with Question No. 62.
Question No. 658 answered with Question No. 72.