The National Car Test (NCT) is a preventative road safety measure that ensures vehicles using Irish roads are subject to a basic safety check at regular intervals. Find further information about the test including what the test examines and important recent updates.
See here for statement in relation to RTE's Prime Time programme on the NCTS on 21 April 2016
The Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test (CVRT) is a roadworthiness test for all commercial vehicles, buses with more than eight passenger seats and ambulances, all over one year old. Find out more about how to book a CVRT and what the test entails
You need to keep your vehicle and trailers in a roadworthy condition all the time and not just when you are preparing for an annual test.
If you have any concerns about the roadworthiness condition of a commercial vehicle for e.g. School Bus, Truck, Trailer or indeed any other type of commercial vehicle you can report your concerns in confidence to the RSA.
HCVs are required to take a commercial vehicle test every year to renew their commercial vehicle certificate of roadworthiness. Vehicles that fail must have failure items repaired before they can be re-tested.
LCVs are required to take a commercial vehicle test every year to renew their commercial vehicle certificate of roadworthiness. Vehicles that fail must have failure items repaired before they can be re-tested.
Since 2013 RSA are responsible for authorising and supervising CVR Test Operators and CVR Testers. Find out more about becoming a CVR Test Operator or Tester
Find information on what preventative maintenance is and how to determine how frequently vehicles should be subject to preventative maintenance.
Find out some of the main roadworthiness related offences relevant to commercial vehicles.