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Abnormal Loads

Movement of Abnormal Loads

Statutory Instrument No. 147 of 2009, Road Traffic (Permits for Specialised Vehicles) Regulations, 2009 introduces a streamline permit system to be administered by An Garda Siochana for the movement of loads not exceeding 27.4 metres in length and 4.3 metres in width on the major interurban routes and to Cork, Rosslare and Ringaskiddy ports.


An abnormal load must adhere to the maximum weight limits set down by S.I. 5 of 2003 Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) Regulations 2003 and the maximum height limit set down in S.I.366 of 2008 Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2008.


This “Permit for Specialised Vehicles” form when signed by the Garda Síochána Permits Officer grants permission to move abnormal loads as defined under the above Regulations, on inter-urban routes specified in the Schedule of Designated Roads.  Any deviations from the Schedule of Designated Roads in above Regulations require independent authorisation from the Local Authority concerned and or Minister for Transport.


Please see appropriate support documents on this page.