Driving test update 


Only essential workers should attend driving test appointments

On the day of your test, you will be asked to confirm that you’re an essential worker. If you are not, the test won’t go ahead. If you are not an essential worker and have an appointment scheduled please cancel your test.


If you are an essential worker and need a test urgently please complete this online form


Book or reschedule a driving test online

You can book or reschedule a driving test online by signing up or logging into our new customer portal MyRoadSafety. Any non-essential workers wishing to book a driving test can join the waiting list and we will contact you when appointments become available.


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 weather conditions. Tests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

Further reading on GDL

Download and review documents relating to GDl measures in Ireland and abroad.

Size: 175kB

Graduated Driver Licensing Reforms-Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to commonly asked questions on GDL.

Size: 361kB

Graduated Driver Licence Recommendations-December 2009

This paper covers proposals on GDL made in 2009. Appendices A,C and D referred to within can be found in Additional documents to right on this page.

Size: 998kB

Graduated Driving Licensing System-Consultation Paper 2008

This 2008 paper examines possible ways to improve road safety in Ireland by helping learner and novice drivers gain experience over time.

Size: 1MB

Consultation Document on Compulsory basic Training for Motorcyclists in Ireland - March 2007

This 2007 document sets out proposals for how a compulsory basic(CBT)programme for novice motorcyclists in Ireland might be shaped.

Size: 2MB

OECD Report - Young Drivers, The Road to Safety

This document provides and overview of young driver risks and puts fprward recommendations for implementing countermeasures.

Size: 436kB

Graduated Driver Licensing: Effectiveness of Systems and Individual Components

This 2003 report details the graduated licensing systems in operation in Austraila, with a focus on components of the learner and intermediate licence phases.

Size: 679kB

Literature Review: Independent driving in the driver training and on-road assessment protocols–building an evidence base

This 2008 documennt is a review of the technical literature concerning independent driving, commissioned by The Driving Standards Agency in the UK.

Size: 991kB

Initial Basic Trainig Course for Motorcycling

The course syllabus sets out the training that a novice motorcyclist needs to complete before an approved Initial Basic Training (IBT) Instructor can issue the learner/trainee with a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion.