In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the delivery of many services has been curtailed and, in some cases halted. The NCT, a vital service to determine the roadworthiness of your vehicle, is among these services. You may find yourself with an NCT or driver’s licence that is out of date or due for renewal in the coming months.
Following announcements from the Transport Minister, Shane Ross, the following revisions have been made in relation to vehicle testing and Drivers’ Licences:
- Vehicles that were due for testing on or after 28 March 2020 have the test date extended by 4 months.
- Commercial Vehicle Roadworthy Test ( CVRT) due for testing on or after 28 March 2020 will have the test date extended 3 months.
- Driver’s Licence AND Learner Permits due to expire between 1 March – 30 June 2020 have their expiry date extended by 4 months.
- Theory Test Certificates due to expire between 1 March – 30 June 2020 also have their expiry date extended by 4 months.
- Certificates of Competency ( issued when you’ve passed your driving test and are applying for a full licence) that is due to expire between 1 March – 30 June 2020 have their expiry dates extended by 4 months.
- Initial Basic Training Certificates (motorcycle learners) that are due to expire between 1 March – 30 June 2020 had their expiry date extended by 4 months.
As such, it will no longer be necessary to have a current Certificate of Roadworthiness (CRW) in order to tax commercial vehicles.
If you are in the category of people whose NCT or driver’s licence is out of date, you are still roadworthy for the time being, provided you have the other insurance requirements.
We hope that this answers any questions you might have relating to your driver’s licence or NCT and insurance, but if you’re still in doubt call our Galway office on 091-563518 or contact us via our live chat on our website.