Written answers

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

National Car Test Regulation

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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212. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the regulations for errors recorded on odometer readings during national car tests (details supplied); if arrangements can be made to have the reading photographed as part of the NCT in order to prevent disputes over odometer readings. [50563/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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The Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 415/2017) require an NCT test report to contain a vehicle’s odometer reading upon completion of the test. The recorded odometer reading is highlighted in a yellow box on the test report and a corresponding message alongside the reading requests the vehicle presenter to notify a member of staff if the vehicle’s odometer reading is incorrect before leaving the test centre.

While there are no plans to introduce photographic records of odometer readings for NCT purposes, the process by which a vehicle’s odometer reading is confirmed with the vehicle presenter is currently being reviewed.


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