Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Vehicle Testing

Photo of Mark WardMark Ward (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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1000. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if drivers who have an out-of-date NCT but cannot get a test date due to Covid-19 restrictions, can continue driving; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6112/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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The Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 132 of 2020) provides a 4-month extension to NCT test due dates for vehicles with an NCT certificate in force on 28 March 2020 and also to vehicles with a first NCT test due during the period beginning on 28 March 2020 and ending on 31 July 2020. 

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.


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