National Car Test (NCT) Passed!
By bnitz on Mar 03, 2006
I'd been told that the NCT was the reason that you don't see many old cars in Ireland. But then I wondered what happens to old cars here? Some seem to end up on farms or set on fire. I talked to a Nigerian man a few days ago who said that european cars often find there way to Nigeria where they are maintained for a long time. One of these old cars ended up in my driveway when its previous owner moved away. I'm amazed that our 19 year old car doesn't leak any fluids, doesn't have any corrosion is safe and doesn't pollute beyond the NCT limits (which seem to be less strict than the limits U.S. cars were required to pass in the mid 1970s.) I can certainly find fault with other aspects of Irish road safety, but I think the NCT is a good idea that should be imported to the U.S. Pollution tests only required in certain U.S. cities and as far as I know, very few U.S. states require a biannual safety test. Wouldn't this help reduce deaths, insurance costs, hospitilizations, and provide a needed boost to the U.S. auto industry?
Is it me, or does our car look a bit boxy, like the '66 rambler?