Revealed: Longford NCT centre’s very low pass rate

Longford town is one of the worst places in the country for anyone hoping to pass the NCT according to the latest figures.

The Road Safety Authority fournd that the failure rate at the centre is the third highest nationwide with 57.5pc of the 14,691 vehicles tested last year not making the grade.

Carrick-on-Shannon had the next highest fail rate in the Shannonside region at 54.7pc followed by Castlerea in County Roscommon at 54.6pc and Athlone at 52.8pc.

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Across the four centres a total of 61,869 vehicles were tested in 2016 with the highest percentage of passes recorded at the Athlone centre.

The NCT website advises motorists that they are allowed to book a test at any of the 47 centres located around the country.