Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (277)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

358 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Transport if some NCTs are so severe as to render a brand new motor vehicle incapable of passing more than two tests in a week; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7032/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

A passenger car is not liable for the NCT until it is four years old. The test procedures followed during the NCT are in line with best international practice and do not pose a risk of damage to a vehicle being tested provided it has been maintained and operated in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.