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>

 

Exemptions

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

Tachographs record speed, distance, time and driver hours.  In a limited number of cases their use is not required.

The main exempted cases are:

  • A passenger vehicle constructed and equipped to carry not more than nine people, including the driver
  • A vehicle whose gross vehicle weight is not more than 3.5 tonnes
  • A vehicle with between 10 and 17 seats (including driver’s seat) used exclusively for the non-commercial carriage of passengers
  •  A vehicle with a maximum authorised speed not exceeding 40kph

Download our guide to Exemptions and Derogations from the Tachograph and Drivers Hours rules (PDF) document for further information.

Drivers, operators and bus and truck owners claiming an exemption they are not entitled to will be prosecuted by the Courts.

If your vehicle is exempt based on any one of the reasons detailed in this form you should:

  • Download and complete the Tachograph Declaration Form (PDF)
  • Bring the signed form to your relevant commercial vehicle test (CVRT) test centre when the vehicle is being tested
  • Ask the CVT centre to stamp the form in the box at the bottom of page two: ‘Stamp of Authorised Tester’ and then request that they upload the form to the test record on their computer system.

Alternatively, you can ask your vehicle (CVR) test centre to print off a copy of the Tachograph Declaration Form which will be pre-populated with details of your vehicle. You can then complete the form and following the remaining steps as above