Dáil Éireann - Volume 668 - 25 November, 2008

Written Answers. - Road Traffic Offences.

Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Transport the location of the demarcation lines for prosecutions being brought by his Department through the State Solicitor scheme, at a time when the Road Safety Authority clearly is responsible for such prosecutions and is being represented by an independent firm of solicitors (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42322/08]

  Deputy Noel Ahern: Under the Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No 477 of 2006), the Road Safety Authority is responsible for the prosecution of offences arising from those functions transferred to the Authority, including for example of offences in respect of tachographs and vehicle standards. I can assure the Deputy that no prosecutions for such offences are brought by my Department and therefore no duplication arises.