Motorists taking NCT will have to return at a later date to complete test and receive full certificate

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The NCT general manager said this morning that continuing the testing is the 'right thing for the safety of motorists on Irish roads'.

File photo. Image: Shutterstock/wavebreakmedia File photo. Image: Shutterstock/wavebreakmedia THE NCT GENERAL manager said it won’t be possible to provide full NCT certificates to motorists bringing their vehicles in for a test until surveys on lift equipment are completed which could take up to three weeks.

General manager Grant Henderson told RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland the National Car Testing Service had taken the decision to do as much of the test as they can for customers, who will then have to return at a later date to complete the test and receive their certificate. He also urged them to show evidence of having had the car prepared for the test at a repair garage prior to the NCT and their previous NCT cert if stopped by the gardaí

The NCTS took the decision yesterday evening to discontinue the use of vehicle inspection lifts across all 47 test centres “with immediate effect until a full condition survey of all lifts is completed”, it said in a statement.


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I think it has more to do with the keeping the NCT running than it has to do with road safety. The additional car journeys that will be required to go back to the test center will also have a negative impact on road safety, not to mention the environmental costs.

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