Over a half of vehicles tested in the region failed to pass their NCT last year.
That’s according to figures released by the Road Safety Authority.
The Sligo centre failed 54% of a total of 10,842 vehicles with 71 of those marked as ‘dangerous fails’.
In Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon test centre reported a fail rate of 55% with 41 vehicles marked as dangerous.
In County Donegal and in Letterkenny, 53% of vehicles did not pass the safety standard required. 79 vehicles there were marked as ‘dangerous’.
While the Donegal Town test centre recorded a fail rate of 49%, with 33 vehicles listed as dangerous.
The centre with the highest number of fails in the country was Clifden in Galway which registered a 61% fail rate. While the highest number of dangerous fails was in Fonthill in Dublin where 409 vehicles were listed as dangerous fails.