As with all laws in Ireland, the Gardaí_ enforce the regulations with assistance from the Vehicle Standards Inspectorate of theæRSA.TheæRSAæwill issue a DriveræCPCæcard to each new driver who has successfully completed the examinations, the card will be issued before the student commences periodic training, the card must be kept by the driver at all times.
If you are already a professional bus driver on the 10th September 2008 /professional truck driver on the 10th of September 2009, you will get acquired rights for DriveræCPC. Your licence should have the date of issue before the 10th September 2008 (for bus drivers), or 10th September 2009 (for truck drivers), which will be evidence of your DriveræCPC. YouræCPCæcard will be issued on completion of periodic training.
- If you cannot show your DriveræCPC, you are breaking the law and you could get a fine of up to äå2,000.
- If you fake documentation you could get a fine of up to äå5,000.
- If you drive without a valid DriveræCPCæyou could get a fine of up to äå2,000.
If you or an employer causes or lets another driver who does not have a valid DriveræCPCædrive a relevant vehicle you / they could get a fine of up to äå5,000.