Road Traffic Act, 1933

Provision of weigh-bridges.

19.—(1) Every council charged with the maintenance of a road may erect at such places on or adjacent to such road as it thinks proper and shall, when required by the Minister so to do, erect at such places on or adjacent to such roads as the Minister directs, machines (in this Act referred to as weigh-bridges) of the prescribed dimensions, power, design, and construction for the weighing of vehicles.

(2) Every council owning a weigh-bridge erected under an enactment repealed by this Act or erected under this section shall maintain such weigh-bridge in good condition and proper order and shall make such weigh-bridge available for the weighing of vehicles at all reasonable times and for that purpose shall provide such staff as may be necessary to operate such weigh-bridge.

(3) Every council maintaining a weigh-bridge under this section may charge for the weighing of vehicles thereon (other than vehicles weighed thereon by direction and in the presence of a member of the Gárda Síochána) such fees as shall be approved of by the Minister.

(4) All expenses incurred by a council in the erection or the maintenance and operation of a weigh-bridge under this section shall be defrayed out of the fees charged under this section for weighing vehicles thereon and, if and so far as such fees are not sufficient to defray such expenses, such expenses shall be deemed to be expenses of maintaining the road on or adjacent to which such weigh-bridge is erected and shall be defrayed accordingly.