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The General Inspectorate of Road Transport, appointed to control compliance with the provisions in force in the field of road transport and non-commercial carriage of persons and goods, operates primarily with a view to eliminating any negative phenomena in road transport.
We fulfil this vocation by following the rules of:
- legality - compliance of our activities with applicable law
- effectiveness - full completion of the tasks set before us
- efficiency - the best possible use of resources
We make every effort to ensure that our activities contribute to:
- improving safety in road transport
- improving social conditions in road transport
- restrictions on road degradation
- increasing the level of compliance with the law by drivers and entrepreneurs engaged in road transport
- protecting the transport market from violations of the principles of fair competition
- environmental protection
- continuous improvement of the quality management system
- counteracting corruption threats.
We want to constantly improve our methods and quality of work based on meeting the requirements of the PN-EN ISO 9001: 2009 standard and the system for counteracting corruption threats, so as to increase the effectiveness of enforcement of current legal provisions in the field of road transport, and consequently increase road safety and care for the principle of fair competition.
General Inspectorate of Road Transport employees know and apply the quality policy and procedures described in the Book of Procedures and the Book of Processes. The management of General Inspectorate of Road Transport declares that it will make every effort and provide the necessary resources to implement the Integrated Management System Policy.
The Inspectorate cooperates with the Police, Border Guard, Customs Service, Veterinary Inspection, National Labour Inspectorate, Trade Inspection and road managers in the area of road traffic safety and order, and combating economic crimes in the field of road transport or transport, taking into account properties and competences of these bodies and tasks of the Inspection. The inspection also cooperates with local government authorities as well as with organisations associating road carriers.
Road Transport Inspectorate operates next to the Police in the vast majority of European countries - the specificity of domestic and international road transport, as well as the complex scope of control in relation to this type of transport, its diversity and the degree of complications cause that such tasks can be effectively and properly performed only by specialized bodies. However, while the activity of police services in the field of road safety and order begins and ends on roads, projects implemented by the Inspectorate must be perceived as an element of supervision on behalf of the State on the whole segment of the transport market and business activities related to the transport of people and things. A proof of this may be even one of the provisions of the Road Transport Act, granting voivodship road transport inspectors powers to exercise supervision over licensing authorities and permits in domestic road transport, as well as certificates in the performance of the so-called transport for own needs.
As part of joint ventures with the Police, you can even mention periodic inspection activities in the field of road transport of dangerous goods, as well as the campaign "Safe Coach", during which the bus inspections are intensified before the holidays or breaks, taking into account their technical condition and compliance with regulations on drivers' work and rest time.
The Road Transport Inspection (Inspekcja Transportu Drogowego - ITD) was established by the Act of 6 September 2001 on road transport. The creation of this specialized service resulted from the need to ensure fair competition in road transport, improve traffic safety and protect the environment. The establishment of the Road Transport Inspection was also the fulfilment of one of the European Union accession requirements and was a guarantee of Poland's credibility as a state bordering the Union and applying for membership in the Community.
The organizing of the Inspection was attended by experts - representatives of France and Germany who, as part of the twin project PHARE PL 9908.01 - "Preparation of legal basis and creation of Road Transport Inspection" advised on defining the scope of tasks and organization of the Inspection, training candidates and implementing IT measures. Analogous formations operate in the European Union countries, among others in France, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom. The experience of these services was used in the process of creating the Inspection.
On October 1, 2002, the first 80 ITD inspectors started working on the roads of all Poland. Since the establishment of the Road Transport Inspection, its competences and tasks have been gradually increased. In 2004, the Inspection task was added to the control of pressure transport equipment being placed on the market and the type of fuel used (2005). In 2007, the Inspection gained new tasks related to the implementation in Poland of Directive 2006/22 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum conditions for the implementation of Council Regulations (EEC) no. 3820/85 and 3821/85 regarding social regulations relating to transport activities and repealing Council Directive 88/599 / EEC (OJ L 102, 11.4.2006, p. 35), becoming the basic body performing the control tasks provided for in the Directive.
In October 2004, the Road Transport Inspection joined the European Road Control (Euro Contrôle Route), an international organization associating over a dozen countries of the European Union. Its main tasks include information exchange, coordination of control activities and conducting joint training of inspectors. Cooperation within the ECR is aimed at improving the efficiency of control activities in road transport within the EU, which is to contribute to improving the level of compliance with the law and promoting fair competition in this area of economic life.
On 1 January 2011, ITD obtained the right to inspect passenger cars in the case of:
- reasonable suspicion to the driver that he drives the vehicle in a state of intoxication or in the state after using alcohol or an agent similar to alcohol
- registering traffic violations using control and measurement devices or recording devices
- finding a gross violation of traffic regulations or causing a threat to safety.
On December 30, 2010, by order of the Prime Minister, a new statute was issued to the General Inspectorate of Road Transport and new offices were created - the Centre for Automatic Traffic Supervision (CANARD) and the Office for Electronic Toll Collection (currently Electronic Billing Control Office - BKOE). BKOE has supervised the designated road sections within the electronic toll collection system. The Centre performs tasks related to disclosure by means of stationary devices recording violations of traffic regulations (exceeding the speed limit, not using the light signals). The ordinance also defined the creation of 10 General Inspectorate of Road Transport regional delegations, which independently of the implementation of basic RTI tasks perform tasks related to the operation and maintenance of equipment.
On 1 January 2011, the Chief Inspector of Road Transport obtained the competence of the Minister of Infrastructure in the scope of issuing licenses (licenses, permits and certificates as well as driver's certificates) in international road transport. Formerly, the Road Transport Service Office of the Ministry of Infrastructure dealt with this. Currently, these tasks are carried out by the International Transport Office of GITD.
Since November 3, 2018, General Inspectorate of Road Transport is responsible for the National Electronic Toll Collection System. The inspectorate took over the TOLL via the previous administrator, i.e. from the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways.
The Inspection of Road Transport is directed by the Chief Inspector of Road Transport as the central organ of government administration subordinated to the minister competent for transport. Since 2017, the position of Chief Inspector of Road Transport has been carried out by Alvin Gajadhur.