IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

 

Driving test update

 

Test appointments are by invitation only

Test appointments are by invitation only so if you’re already on the driving test waiting list, no further action is needed. We’ll contact you directly when slots become available.

 

If you have received an invitation to book a test, need to cancel a test, or wish to join the waiting list, please go ahead and sign in to MyRoadSafety now.

 

Urgent Tests for essential workers

Under the current restrictions, we can only offer urgent tests to essential workers. If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test but need it urgently please complete this online form.

 

If you are not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Otherwise, it won’t go ahead and the slot will be lost. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee and you will be kept on the waiting list. We will contact you directly once the level 5 restrictions have been lifted and appointment slots are available.

 

Covid-19 safety measures

We have introduced new safety measures to the driving test which candidates must follow. Know more

 

Weather disruptions

Check if your driving test is affected by adverse weather conditions. Tests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

Safety tips

Tips for safe biking and advice on safety gear

Top 10 safety tips

  1. Be vigilant. Look into the far, middle and near distance, and behind you, using your mirrors and checking over your shoulders, before changing position or turning.
  2. Keep your distance. In poor weather conditions, always leave a bigger gap.
  3. Be seen. Make sure your position is correct. Use dipped headlights and wear high visibility clothing (such as a neon vest and ‘Sam Browne’ reflective belt).
  4. Avoid surprising others. Never do anything on the road that could cause another road user to slow down, brake or swerve or that could startle pedestrians.
  5. Think like other road users. Anticipate how they might react.
  6. Read the road. Ride to current road, weather and traffic conditions.
  7. Match your speed to the conditions. Never let others dictate your pace.
  8. Never ride your bike after consuming alcohol or drugs.
  9. Maintain your bike properly. Regularly check petrol, oil, water, damage, electrics and tyres.
  10. Take lessons from an RSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI). See every ride as a chance to improve your skills.

Wear CE Approved Safety Clothing

Ensure that the safety helmet and protective clothing that you wear every time you get on your bike meets CE approval standards.

  • Jackets and trousers should give you enough protection from impact, abrasion, cold and weather conditions.
  • Use approved body armour on vulnerable areas such as the back, knees, elbows, shoulders, hips and shins. This should be adjustable so it fits snugly and does not move in a crash.
  • You should wear a good reflective jacket to make you more visible on the road.
  • Wear approved protective gloves, and footwear that at least comes above the ankle.