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Over 100 seriously dangerous cars a week taken off Irish roads by NCT

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Over 100 seriously dangerous cars a week taken off Irish roads by NCT

Over 3,000 seriously dangerous cars have been taken off motorists at NCT centres around the country, new figures from Applus have revealed.

115 cars a week are being loaded up on trailers and taken off motorists so far this year, with numbers set to be significantly higher than in 2014, where 4,800 cars were removed from the road after failing their NCT and deemed too dangerous to drive.

The figures show that over 820,000 motors have had their NCT so far this year and of those 51pc failed and 3,059 were taken off the road.

More than 90pc of cars that failed passed the NCT the second time around while the top causes of fails this year were defects in the front suspension, headlamps, tire condition, brake line and stop lamps.

The AA stressed that the number of dangerous cars taken off the road is relatively small considering the number of cars which have gone through the NCT this year.