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.  

Our structure

The overall structure and divisional responsibilities of the RSA.

Our background

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) came into being on 1 September 2006 as a statutory organisation created by the Road Safety Authority Act, 2006.

We are principally funded by, and responsible to, the Department of Transport.

Following the 2006 Act, functions previously undertaken by the Department of Transport, the National Roads Authority and the National Safety Council were transferred to the RSA.

This is the first time in Ireland that key activities related to road safety have been handed to a single statutory body. This means we can co-ordinate and implement road safety initiatives in a way that was not possible until now.

Our directorates

We are organised into directorates

  • Driver Testing and Licensing
  • Road Safety, Research and Driver Education
  • Finance and Commercial Services
  • Vehicle Standards, Testing and Enforcement
  • Corporate Strategy, Policy and Technology