The Road Safety Authority must not put drivers to the expense of having to make two visits to NCT centres with two sets of preparations for the test, according to Roscommon/ Galway Independent deputy Denis Naughten.

He says the current proposal that drivers would have two make two trips to get an NCT cert is contrary to the contract that the company has with the State and if people are forced to attend twice, at the very least they should receive a full refund for the cost of the test.

He argues that the problem exists with the contractor in fulfilling its obligations due to faulty equipment. However, it now seems that the Road Safety Authority is trying to pass this cost on to motorists, which is unacceptable.

Deputy Naughten told Midwest News today that the Road Safety Authority cannot place this burden on motorists who are in no way responsible for the problem and under no circumstances should they be out of pocket as a result.

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