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. 

 

Test appointments are solely by invitation

Test appointments are by invitation only so if you’re already on the driving test waiting list, no further action is needed. We’ll contact you directly when slots become available.

 

If you have received an invitation to book a test, need to cancel a test, or wish to join the waiting list, please go ahead and sign in to MyRoadSafety now.

 

Urgent tests for essential workers only

Under current restrictions, we can only offer tests to essential workers. If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all your driver training please fill in this form and we’ll prioritise your application.

 

If you’re not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee and you will be kept on the waiting list. Know more

 

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 weatherTests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

 

Your motorbike

A well maintained motorbike can reduce the chance of death or injury on the road. Make sure you know your machine and look after it

Vehicle reliability and safety are key issues for any road user but particularly motorcyclists, whose machines offer little protection compared to cars in the event of a collision.

If you ride a motorbike, the following checklist  (P.O.W.D.E.R) will help ensure you are as prepared as you can be for the dangers of riding on public roads.

  • Petrol

Make sure you have enough fuel for the journey. Does your machine have a reserve tank switch or just a warning light? Can you turn the fuel tap to reserve while on the move without taking your eyes off the road? Do you know where the tap is?

  • Oil

Find out how to check the oil level on your machine. Most dry-sump machines require you to check the oil when the engine is hot, while most wet-sump machines should have their oil level checked with the engine cold. Which type is yours? The owner’s handbook will tell you how to perform this check correctly.

  • Water

Is your machine water- or air-cooled? Do you know how to check the coolant level?

  • Damage

Check your bike for signs of obvious wear-and-tear. Are the light lenses or mirrors cracked or broken? Any noticeable buckles in the rims? Any drips or pools under the bike? Check for damage to the tyre walls and rim.

  • Electrics

Check your lights and indicators are clean and working. Do you know where the fuses are and can you replace them?

  • Rubber

As the only point of contact between you and the road, your tyres and their condition are critical to your safety. Too much air in your tyres reduces grip, too little promotes instability because it allows the side walls of the tyres to flex. Know your tyre pressures and the legal minimum tread depth.