IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

Closure of driving test application system from Thursday 26 November 2020.  

Our brand new customer portal, MyRoadSafety will go live on Monday 30 November 2020. This will give you access to all of our digital services, including a new and improved driving test booking system.

MyRoadSafety allows you to safely manage your driver information, test bookings, permits and licences from the comfort of your own home.   However, to prepare for this move we‘ll have to close our current driving test application system and ask for your patience while we get things up and running for you. We expect the portal to be available at 2pm on Monday.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Driver Testing Service

Under Covid19 Level 5 Government restrictions effective from midnight on Wednesday 21 October, for six weeks, you can attend your scheduled driving test appointment provided you are an essential worker involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets. You can view the list of essential services at Level 5 on www.gov.ie 

Cancelling your Test

If you are not involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets, please cancel you test appointment here.

Waiting for a Test Date?

We are experiencing a high demand for driving tests at the moment. If you have submitted a driving test application we will be in touch with an appointment date, there is no need to contact us.

Need a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker and require an urgent test in connection with that work, then you can request a test here.  

About Your Car

Why the NCT exists, which vehicles it applies to, and the benefits of having vehicles tested

Looking after your vehicle and maintaining it properly is a good habit anyway, but it also means it has a much better chance of passing the National Car Test (NCT).

Introduced in 2000, the NCT is a preventative road safety measure that ensures cars using Irish roads are subject to a basic safety check at regular intervals. The NCT confirms that a vehicle satisfies basic safety standards on the day the test is carried out.  It tests what is accessible and visible. It does not confer a warranty as regards the condition of the vehicle.

Passenger cars are required to undergo a roadworthiness test when they are four years old and every two years thereafter. An annual NCT for cars 10 years and older commenced with effect from 1 June 2011.

Looking after your vehicle and maintaining it properly is a good habit but it also means it has a much better chance of passing the NCT.

Benefits of the NCT
• Safer, more reliable vehicles
• Longer vehicle service life
• Reduced fuel consumption
• Reduced air and noise pollution
• Avoidance of Penalty-points Since 1 May 2009, you can receive penalty points for driving a vehicle on a public road that does not have a valid NCT

A vehicle needs to be serviced in line with Manufacturer’s guidelines, even if it has a valid NCT cert. A dealer should be willing to give their own warranty on a vehicle they’re selling. If not, this should immediately raise concerns regarding the condition of the vehicle. All buyers of second hand vehicles are advised to have the vehicle independently assessed before purchase.

Booking your NCT
When your vehicle is due to be tested, you must book with the NCTS : they will then send you an SMS, email or letter with details of your test appointment.

Find out more about the NCT including the benefits of the NCT and the legislation underpinning the NCT on National Car Test (NCT).