54.6% of vehicles tested at the NCT centre in Naas last year failed, a proportion above the national average.
The Irish Times reports that Kilkenny passed 55 per cent of vehicles, the highest rate in the State; it means the centre had a fail rate of 45%.
1,465,702 cars were tested in 2016, with an overall pass rate of 47.2 per cent.
The national failure rate was 51.7 per cent.
**Image courtesy The Irish Times