‘Failed Dangerous’ 4X4 brought to halt by Gardaí

A 4X4 with a ‘Failed Dangerous’ sticker was brought to a halt in Co. Tipperary yesterday (Monday, October 5), according to members of An Garda Síochána.

The vehicle in question had a ‘Failed Dangerous’ label on the windscreen from the National Car Testing (NCT) Service.

Upon seeing this, Gardaí based in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, stopped the 4X4, subsequently discovering a bald tyre, no tax and no NCT.

Image source: An Garda Síochána Tipperary
Image source: An Garda Síochána Tipperary

Taking to social media yesterday, Gardaí based in Co. Tipperary said:

While on mobile patrol Clonmel Gardaí observed this vehicle displaying an NCT ‘Failed Dangerous’ sticker on the front windscreen.

“The vehicle was stopped and on further inspection the car had a dangerous bald tyre, no NCT and the tax was expired since 2018.

Image source: An Garda Síochána Tipperary
Image source: An Garda Síochána Tipperary

“The car was seized under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act,” the Garda post said.

According to the Road Safety Authority (RSA), a ‘Dangerous Result’, previously classified as ‘Fail Dangerous’ outcome from an NCT test, is a direct risk to road safety.

“Vehicles with dangerous defects identified constitute a direct and immediate risk to road safety such that, the vehicle should not be used on the road under any circumstances,” the authority says.

A sticker stating ‘Failed Dangerous’ will be affixed to the vehicle by the [NCT] vehicle inspector. The vehicle must be repaired, presented for re-inspection and pass before an NCT Certificate can be issued.

“It is illegal for a vehicle to be driven on a public road with dangerous defects, which means the driver may incur penalty points and a court appearance if caught by An Garda Síochána,” the RSA warns.