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 

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.  

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.