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Rules of the Road

The rules all road users must know to keep our roads safe.


The rules of the road are for all road users, including: 

  • drivers 
  • pedestrians 
  • motorcyclists 
  • horse riders 
  • cyclists 
  • people in charge of animals, such as dog-walkers. 

You must have a good knowledge of these rules to pass your driver theory test and your driving test. But learning about road safety doesn’t stop once you pass your driving test – the rules are updated regularly and the more you learn, the safer driver you will be. 

It is important to check this website for updates in case of rule changes. 


View, download and buy the Rules of the Road 

The Rules of the Road is published by the Road Safety Authority and printed copies are available through all good bookshops. 

You can also view and download the Rules of the Road for free in digital versions. 

Rules of the Road (English) pdf | 19662 KB Rialacha an Bhóthair (Gaeilge) pdf | 29206 KB