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Sligo-Leitrim was the area in the country with the least Garda fines for motorists driving a car without an NCT last year. Just 61 people in the area were punished for the offence, according to Freedom of Information files Overall throughout the country the number of people who settled Garda…

Drivers are advised that all NCT car testing centres in the north west are closed today due to the government’s increased restrictions.   According to the Road Safety Authority, a decision on whether or not the centres can reopen in the coming days will be made later.   People are…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD and the Fianna Fail spokesman on Transport says consideration should be given to suspending all NCT tests until an issue with lifts is resolved. Marc MacSharry, a general election candidate, says this is the approach that has been taken in Northern Ireland. Part of NCT tests that…

Gardaí in County are using a new phone app that allows them to access vehicle and driver history at the roadside. The ‘Mobility App’ was unveiled by the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Siochana in August of this year and is rolling out to personnel around the country. The…

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…

A Sligo Councillor says an NCT for tractors should not come into force. The Road Safety Authority and the government are abiding by european law and it’s expected that the NCT will be in place for tractors capable of driving faster than 40km/h. It’s due to come into force by…