Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (997)

Matt Carthy

Question:

997. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position on vehicles with NCT tests due prior to 28 March 2020 but which did not occur due to health issues of vehicle owners or other reasons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6049/20]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My officials and the Road Safety Authority are currently examining the possibility of resuming National Car Test services in light of the roadmap and the national return to work protocols published by government. I hope to make a statement on this matter in the coming weeks.

It is an offence under section 18(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 to use a vehicle in a public place without a valid NCT certificate.

Vehicle owners that were unable to obtain an NCT certificate for their vehicle due to the issue with vehicle lifting equipment are advised to keep their Vehicle Inspection Report in their vehicle at all times and present it if requested to do so by an enforcement authority.