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Most of the cars failed to clear the initial NCT test last year

A new finding shows that half of the 1.4 million cars that were subjected to the National Car Test last year failed the initial test.

The latest figures were released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Statistics also show that the vast majority (97%) of cars pass after one or more additional tests.

At the same time, men were fined the most for driving last year. Two-thirds (62%) of the total penalty is in the name of men.

However, women are one step ahead in cases of speeding. About 70 percent of women and 62 percent of men were caught speeding.

As of December 31, 2019, there were 864 drivers with 12 penalty points. Of these, 122 drivers received 12 penalty points in 2019 alone. 511,084 drivers have penalty points on their licenses in Ireland.

Road Accidents

140 lives were lost on Irish streets last year. The highest number of deaths in road accidents was in September, 18 people.

The capital, Dublin, has been hit hardest by road accidents. 19 lives lost on the streets of Dublin. Cork ranks second in road accidents, with 14 people killed on the roads of Cork.

Six out of every ten people killed on Irish roads in 2019 (57.9%) are car users. 19.3% of pedestrians and 11.4% of motorcyclists were killed in road accidents.

At the same time, statistics show that men are more likely to be injured in road accidents.

In 2018, 78% of those killed on Irish roads were men. In addition, six out of ten injured (57.5%) were also men.

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