51% of buses which were tested on the roadside failed.
Last year it was much the same, with half failing.
Both Robert Troy and Liz O Donnell have focused on school buses subcontracted by Bus Eireann even though the RTE report doesn't say whether school buses failed the roadside tests disproportionately or whether more private or BE vehicles failed.
“I’ve requested him to ask Bus Éireann to immediately carry out an audit to ensure that every vehicle that’s currently contracted to Bus Éireann has road worthy vehicle certification and secondly to ask the RSA why they are not prosecuting contractors who are known to be breaking the law," said Troy.
Liz O’Donnell, chairperson of the RSA, has also sent a letter to Bus Éireann which expresses their concerns about the road worthiness of school buses that are operated under the School Transport Scheme.
Mr. Troy has written to Minister for Transport Shane Ross asking him to instruct Bus Éireann to carry out a full audit to ensure that all buses carrying children have an up-to-date road worthiness certificate.
There was no suggestion in the RTE report that any of the vehicles which were tested failed to have a current certificate so I'm not sure why he's making an issue out of that?