There are standards set by law for the condition of your vehicle. You must know these standards and make sure your vehicle complies with the law. This section sets out the basic information you need to know. For further information on the testing of your vehicle please see www.ncts.ie or lo-call 1890 412 413.
As a driver, you must make sure that your vehicle is in good working order. You must ensure that the steering, brakes, front and rear lamps, reflectors, rear view mirrors, safety belts, speedometer, tyres, windscreen wipers, horn and silencer are checked regularly.
We advise motorists that it would be useful to have the following items available for use in your vehicle:
- A first aid kit
- A fire extinguisher
- At least 2 high-vis vests or jackets(fluorescent and reflective)
- 2 red warning triangles
The above are examples of items that might be useful in an emergency. You might choose to carry other items that you feel might be helpful.
REMEMBER It is a serious offence to drive an unsafe vehicle on a public road.
Motor vehicles must be tested for their roadworthiness. This section sets out the minimum standards required for your vehicle. You should check the following on a regular basis: