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. 

 

Test appointments are solely by invitation

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 only

Under current restrictions, we can only offer tests to essential workers. If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all your driver training please fill in this form and we’ll prioritise your application.

 

If you’re not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee and you will be kept on the waiting list. Know more

 

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 weatherTests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

 

Tachograph cards - Apply Here

Tachograph cards are a credit card sized plastic card that contain a microchip. There are several different types of tachograph cards - depending on what work you do in road haulage business you may need a different  type of card.

Important Notice regarding Brexit:  Driver cards and UK/NI Driver Licence exchange

A driver resident in Ireland who obtained their RSA issued tachograph card on the basis of a UK/NI driver licence needs to exchange their driving licence.  Once the driver has exchanged their driver licence, then they are advised to apply to the RSA to exchange the driver card.

It is vital that drivers have a valid driving licence and that they are legally allowed to drive in Ireland by exchanging a UK/NI licence for an Irish driving licence.  The driver should apply to the NDLS now using this link https://www.ndls.ie/booking-service.html

As regards driver cards, those drivers who exchanged their UK/NI licence for an Irish one should then apply to the RSA www.rsa.ie for a first time application so that the new driver licence number is recorded on the driver card.  A driver who fails to exchange the driver card could be subject to potential delays at roadside checks in the State or elsewhere.

Tachograph driver card

Tachograph driver cards are required by law for bus and truck drivers. Find out how the card works, what data is stored, when to use it, and how to apply for one.

Tachograph Company card

If you own a passenger or haulage company a company tachograph card will allow you to download the data from your vehicle units.

Workshop card

Workshop tacho cards are issued to authorised workshops only. The card allows calibration of the tachograph itself.

Control card

Control tachograph cards are available only to enforcement officers ( RSA Transport Officers and the Garda Siochana ). They are used to enforce tachograph legislation.

Exemptions

The law exempts the use of a tachograph for certain commercial vehicles

About tachographs

Tachographs are devices fitted to buses and trucks. They record the amount of time drivers spend driving and resting, as well as capturing data about the vehicle. Tachographs are now mandatory in the EU.

Useful Guides

The RSA have produced many guides in the area of tachographs and drivers hours.

Tachograph Equipment

Tachograph recording equipment for vehicles is mandatory in the EU.  Tachographs record key driver and vehicle information, as well as generate records that monitor the drivers' compliance with driving time rules.

Make a complaint

If you are concerned that an operator may be acting illegally as regards Drivers Hours or Tachograph requirements you can submit a complaint to the RSA in confidence.