Rural Motorists To Face NCT Twice A Year Due To Poorer Road Conditions
MOTORISTS based in rural Ireland will have to get their cars checked by NCT centres twice a year due to poor road conditions, with some county councils proposing a test every four months, such is the condition of Ireland’s country roads.
Following a series of social media posts from motorists depicting large potholes on disintegrating roads, the government plans to tackle the problem head-on, by making sure the cars travelling on the bad surfaces are safe enough to drive.
“Road safety is the most important issue here and motorists need to insure the car they’re driving is not falling asunder,” Minister for Transport Shane Ross explained, “our new proposal will make it compulsory for rural motorists to get their car checked twice a year, which is only fair.
“Tipperary, Longford and Monaghan motorists will have to get their cars checked three times a year due to the extremely poor roads, but rest assured, this new measure will cut down on accidents dramatically, while more importantly generating an extra €2bn for more important areas, like Dublin and Cork”.
The new measures are expected to cover the large scale cost of adding extra lanes on the M50, N7 and N7, allowing even more people to travel to Dublin from rural Ireland.
Dublin motorists with cars over 10 years will in turn go back to an NCT test every three years under the new proposal.