Over 50 per cent of cars in Ireland failed the NCT last year
That’s an awful lot of cars.
On average, 52 per cent of cars that underwent the National Car Test (NCT) last year failed it, a figure which accounts for over 650,000 vehicles.
According to data revealed in The Irish Times today, the average pass rate in NCT centres across the country is 48 per cent, while 4,500 cars had to be towed away from centres because they weren’t deemed worthy for the road.
Among the reasons given for the high percentage of cars that failed the test is the age of the national fleet (8.5 years on average) and the cost of maintaining vehicles to the level required to pass the test.
The data also revealed that the centre with the highest pass rate was Cahirciveen in Kerry on 67 per cent while the lowest was Carrick-on-Shannon with 39 per cent.
The results come on the back of recent data which revealed the top two reasons for failing the NCT test.
For more information on the national NCT data, check out the Irish Times report here.