Dáil Éireann - Volume 632 - 21 February, 2007

Written Answers. - Vehicle Height Limits.

Ms McManus asked the Minister for Transport the action he has taken to date to reintroduce a maximum height for heavy goods vehicles; and when same will come into effect. [6547/07]

  Mr. Cullen: I announced on 25 January 2007 that I propose to make a regulation to provide for a national maximum vehicle height limit of 4.65 metres. I have asked the Road Safety Authority to prepare a draft regulation providing for this maximum vehicle height limit and to undertake the necessary consultation with the European Commission regarding its introduction. Subject to the outcome of the EU consultation, it would be my intention to implement the height limit at the earliest date possible. I propose to allow a period of two years for the phasing out of the use of existing vehicles that exceed the proposed height limit of 4.65 metres.