Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (254)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

254. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there have been policy changes or changes to the way in which the national car test, NCT, is conducted in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3465/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The governing legislation for the National Car Test is provided by the Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2017 - S.I. No. 415 of 2017.  These Regulations came into operation on 20 May 2018 (with the exception of Regulation 3(9)(a) that comes into operation on 1 January 2020) and revoked the Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2014 - S.I. No. 322 of 2014.

The main changes introduced to the National Car Test in 2018 are:

- Mutual recognition of valid Certificates of Roadworthiness issued by the competent authorities of other Member States;

- Deficiencies categorised into minor, major and dangerous;

- Cars aged between 30 and 40 years old tested biennially.