April 8, 2010

National Car Test new contract, Association meeting with Road Safety Authority

To the board and the directors of the Road Safety Authority.

Further to our last meeting with the association and their CEO Mr Noel Brett and prior to the issue of another contract on NCT, the association brought to the attention of Mr Noel Brett a few legalities that need to be addressed.

1. The first was a request not to issue the contract to carry out tests to a single provider which is in clear contravention of anti-competition law and contrary to European Law Article 2 of directive 96/96.

2. We also brought to the attention of Mr Bett that by issuing a back dated test certificate we deemed it not to be valid nor would it be a legal certificate. We the association put it to Mr Brett that the certificate should be dated from the date of the test and not the date of first registration. On this issue Mr Brett agreed that this would be the case when the new contract was awarded.Since our meeting with Mr Brett he seems to have backtracked on what was agreed on the day. The NCT now appears to be more interested in raising revenue raising and tracking vehicles more so than road safety or respect for the general public competition laws or indeed european law.

One now has to ask themselves would your local drivers licence office or motor insurance company back date your licence or your insurance.

As the very relevant views of the association and the general motorist have not been taken on board the RSA now leaves us with no other option but to raise these matters at European level and with the local relevant bodies.

John Doherty. 086 8789925 John Lernihan 0872509123

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  • Paddy Doherty

    April 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I offer full support to this organisation’s goals and objectives.
    If I can be of any assistance, please call 0877991411.
    Best Regards.


  • Padraic Boylan

    May 18, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Well done John , keep it up and up, here in Sligo lets get a few names together and form a branch offically because this country needs a strong voice in every region to lobby for the motorist

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