Cártaí Tacaghraif

Digital tachograph cards are a credit card sized plactic card that contains a microchip. There are several different type of tachograph cards - depending on what work you do in road haulage business you may need a different  type of card 

Cárta tiománaí

Drivers of buses and trucks are required by law to use a digital tacho card. A driver card stores data about the drivers, including break and rest times. Find out how to apply for driver card and what to do if you lose your card

Cárta comhlachta

If you own a passenger or haulage company a company tachograph card will allow you to download the digital data from your vehicle units.

Workshop card

Workshop tacho cards are issued to authorised workshops only. The card allows calibration of the tachograph itself.

Cárta rialúcháin

Control tachograph cards are available only to enforcement officers ( RSA Transport Officers and the Garda Siochana ). They are used to enforce digital tachograph legislation.


The law exempts the use of a tachograph for certain commercial vehicles

Maidir le tacagraif

Digital tachographs are devices fitted to buses and trucks. They record the amount of time drivers spend driving and resting, as well as capturing data about the vehicle. Digital tachographs are now mandatory in the EU.

Treoracha Úsáideacha

The RSA have produced many guides in the area of tachographs and drivers hours.

Tachograph Equipment

Tachograph recording equipment for vehicles is mandatory in the EU.  Tachographs record key driver and vehicle information, as well as generate records that monitor the drivers' compliance with driving time rules.

Make a complaint

If you are concerned that an operator may be acting illegally as regards Drivers Hours or Tachograph requirements you can submit a complaint to the RSA in confidence.