If you have the UK registered cars in Ireland, then this article is just for you. You must get GB car stickers to drive your car in Ireland. For those who have not reached their GB stickers, it is the warning from the newly formed Ireland Government. GB acronym, which is also the symbol for Great Britain needs to be shown in the EU country. Let us see what this law states and find out why it is being done and where shall we get GB stickers on our private or commercial cars. The part of Ireland which is part of Great Britain is already knowing this and has got GB stickers installed on their vehicles. For those who have not done yet, the government has released a notice as well. To avoid any penalties in the future, we must abide by this law.
United Kingdom-registered cars will need to display a GB sticker in the Republic of Ireland after Brexit, the government has said. New government advice said the sticker must be presented in any EU country. Motorists from the UK driving in the Republic are currently advised to display the sticker, but the rule is not widely enforced. The advice applies to cars registered in all parts of the UK, including Northern Ireland. The label, a white oval containing the letters GB, standing for Great Britain, must be displayed at the rear of the vehicle. The sticker must be displayed on the back of the car
Northern Ireland is not a part of Great Britain – which is made up of England, Scotland and Wales – but the GB sticker is used for vehicles from all parts of the UK. The rule will apply to drivers even if their number plate includes a GB logo. Not displaying a GB sticker would not invalidate your motor insurance but motorists are urged to comply with relevant requirements, the Association of British Insurers said.
The Department for Infrastructure said the requirement that all UK motorists driving in the Republic of Ireland should display a GB sticker stems from the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic. “It is not a European Union requirement and is not affected by Brexit,” the department said. “We are not aware of any occasion when the Irish government has enforced this.”Sinn Féin MP for West Belfast, Paul Maskey, said he would not be displaying one of the stickers on his car.
Many nationalists in Northern Ireland, who identify as Irish rather than British, raised objections on social media to be required to have a GB sticker. Seamus Leheny of the Freight Transport Association criticized the advice as “frivolous.”
The AA said that drivers from the Republic of Ireland are currently required to display Irish identification on their vehicles when traveling to all parts of the UK, including Northern Ireland. Irish registration plates which incorporate the IRL/EU symbol are acceptable, instead of a sticker. Owners of Irish-registered vehicles will not need a motor insurance green card to drive in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Green cards serve as proof of insurance.
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland said valid Irish insurance discs would be accepted as proof of insurance for Irish vehicles. In a no-deal scenario, though, UK drivers may still need a green card to drive in the EU, including the Republic
it is an essential duty of every citizen of Ireland to get car insurance done immediately. If you have no car insurance in Ireland, then a considerable penalty could be waiting for you.