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NCT and Penalty Points
#21
Mine was out in Jan and i never noticed until the week before last so I rang up and got an appointment las friday at 10.20pm, I didnt know they worked that late. In any case there was a boy racer in front of me and he failed due to having those fancy steel pedals on the car. He was not a happy chappy when the tester told him he failed and that there had to be rubber on the pedals
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#22
@ERU I tried all Dublin centers and one in the next county, all three months.
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#23
(06-04-2015, 02:01 AM)vidar Wrote: @IM its now gone to FCPS

@brigade  is it not a case that if your test is due say on 1st jan but you do it in the early testing period sept-31 dec, that your cert is valid from teh 1st jan this for 24 months

No, not my reading of it;
This from the NCT website;
Voluntary Early Testing
"From July 28, 2014, car owners and members of the motor trade will be able to book an NCT test at any point throughout the year prior to their next mandatory test. Previously, NCT tests could only be booked within 90 days of a vehicleâ€s test due date.
By booking and passing on a date prior to this 90-day period, car owners will be given an NCT certificate that expires on the anniversary of their voluntary test. Each subsequent mandatory test will be required to take place on the one or two year anniversary of this voluntary test (depending on the age of the vehicle."
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#24
Your gone beyond the 90 days though. I'm only talking about 90 days early.

Not really sure there's anything to be gained for private owners booking 6 months early based on that quote. Clearly accommodating garages who have to nct as part of a sale
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#25
Since when vidar ? 
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#26
My nct expired recently, put on the long finger.. Went online no dates available in dublin or surrounding counties.
Website says if you need date urgently to phone.
I rang, they said do you want to go to same centre as last time... I said I was flexible... They read out what was available... Every day there was a spot in dublin.

So much for people saying  they can't get a booking.
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#27
(08-04-2015, 07:30 PM)columbo Wrote: My nct expired recently, put on the long finger.. Went online no dates available in dublin or surrounding counties.
Website says if you need date urgently to phone.
I rang, they said do you want to go to same centre as last time... I said I was flexible... They read out what was available... Every day there was a spot in dublin.

So much for people saying  they can't get a booking.

Funny, I did the same today!! (Two months early). No dates online. Rang them and booked in for Thursday week.
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#28
Yeah but ye're mules. The rest of us don't give a shite,
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#29
And that's why I'm giving away free penalty points.... Collect 12 and you get a bike!! 
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#30
NCT expired & no test booked you win a prize...

3 prize infact. 3 nice points. 106

Time to get the buckets of sh1t of the road and the drivers who have no notion of ever getting cars tested.
........"its not our area"
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#31
Nothing  has ever frightened me more then Blue Light looking at my wind screen.
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#32
I would like to apologise for saying it was difficult to get a test in a short period of time. 

The waiting lists for an NCT are ridiculously long at the moment… http://jrnl.ie/2045345 via TheJournal.ie
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#33
It also states people are refusing slots that don't suit them. That's the issue, people insisting on convenient times.
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#34
(18-04-2015, 09:36 AM)ERU Wrote: It also states people are refusing slots that don't suit them. That's the issue, people insisting on convenient times.

I rang for the 24 hour center but it was booked up. 
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#35
another problem is the amount of people who book a test and never have the intention of doing it but just want to be able to show that if stopped they have one booked. this takes up appointment slots that could be used. Id like to know the break down of how many test slots go unused
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#36
Very few probable vicar cause those people usually cancel to avoid the penalty fee.

When I did my car the biggest delay was idiots with no paperwork, parked in the wrong place, etc and instead of fixing the issue took up time arguing
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