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>

 

Checklist

Why writing a list of things to check about your car before your test makes sense and what should be on the list

Checklist

When you’ve practised hard for your driving test, the last thing you want is to be let down by your car on the day. It is vital that your vehicle is in good working order and has no defects that could embarrass you or, worse, cause your examiner to cancel your test – as they have a right to do. The best way to avoid this happening is to put together a checklist.

Download the Final checks for your Driving Test(PDF)

Here are the main things to look for:

  • Mechanical condition
    Is the car you’ll be using for the test mechanically sound? For example, is the handbrake capable of holding the car on the steepest hill in town?
  • Wiper blades
    Renew if worn.
  • Brake and indicator lights
    Check the indicator lenses are clean and unbroken. If these show a ‘white’ light due to a broken lens, the test will not be conducted.
  • ‘L’ plates
    Attach them front and rear so that they are clearly visible. Place where it will not hamper visibility – tax, insurance and, if applicable, NCT discs should be on the windscreen.
  •  Petrol
    Is there enough in the tank?
  •  Fluids: oil, coolant, brake, power-steering
    Check levels. In particular, check oil pressure in case of leaks.
  • Check tyre pressure
  • Windscreen washer
    Fill the washer bottle and use a windscreen-washer additive
  • Interior mirror
    Remove the various paraphernalia such as air fresheners, furry toys, dice and so on –needless distractions, for you and the Driver Tester
  • Car body
    Clean the car, in particular all windows, both inside and outside.
  • Clean the interior of your car

Technical knowledge

The examiner will also check your technical knowledge of the car as part of the test. This consists of, "Show me or tell me how you would check three of the following”:

  • Tyres
  • Lights
  • Reflectors
  • Indicators
  • Horn
  • Engine oil level
  • Coolant level
  • Windscreen-washer-fluid level
  • Brake-fluid level
  • Power-steering-fluid level