IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving Test Update

Please note that our customer service agents cannot book or cancel driving tests over the phone or offer any updates on waiting times, so we kindly ask that you do not telephone our call centre for this information.

 

Update on Driving Test Services:

Please see update in relation to the gradual resumption of driving test services following the latest Government announcement on 29 May.  

 

Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in this form and we will prioritise your application. Know more >

 

Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please visit our new customer portal MyRoadSafety.ie to make an application and manage your booking.

 

Driver training queries

From 10 May 2021, Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) will be allowed to offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) but only to essential workers, please fill in this form if you are an essential worker and want to complete EDT. The ADI portal will reopen from 10 May 2021. Know more >

 

 

Motorcyclists

Initial Basic Training (IBT) will resume from 10 May 2021 for all motorcyclists, not just essential workers, as will driver testing for all motorcycle categories. Know more >

 

 

Covid 19 Safety Measures

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

 

Tachograph, Drivers Hours and Working Time legislation

Legislation dealing with tachograph, drivers hours and working time rules. 

Note. Publication of Convictions: In circumstances where a person or operator is convicted of a road transport related offence, details of the conviction (including name and penalty applied) will be published on the prosecutions section of the RSA website

Tachograph related legislation

Drivers Hours related legislation

Working Time legislation

  • Council Directive No. 2002/15 on the organisation of the working time of persons performing mobile road transport activities;
  • S.I. 36 of 2012 – European Communities (Road Transport)(Organisation of the working time of persons performing mobile road transport activities) Regulations 2012;
  • S.I.  49 of 2015 - European Communities (Road Transport) (Organisation of working time of persons performing mobile road transport activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2015;
  • S.I.  342 of 2015 –  Organisation of working time (Non-application of certain provisions to persons performing mobile road transport activities) Regulations 2015;
  • Road Traffic Act 1961 – (extract Section 114);

EU legislation dealing with enforcement of tachograph and  drivers hours related provisions


[Disclaimer:  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all of the legal provisions associated with the rules on driving and resting time of HGV/PSV drivers, working time or tachographs]