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.  

Links to key research

A round-up of important road safety research in Ireland and the EU

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Alcohol In Fatal Road Crashes in Ireland

Study of fatal crashes involving alcohol in 2003

Size: 2MB

Annual National Seatbelt Survey 2008

Results from the annual adult and child seatbelt survey

Size: 565kB

Child Casualties Report

1997-2006 study of children(0-14 years)and road deaths

Size: 680kB

EU Performance Index

EU Road Safety Index road safety statistics from 27 European capitals

Size: 5MB

Free Speed Survey 2006

Study of average driving speeds in urban and rural areas

Size: 407kB

Motorcycle Road Collision Casualties, 1997-2006

Trends in fatal collisions involving motorcycles

Size: 2MB

Road Collision Facts, 2008

Detailed analysis of road crashes based on information supplied by the Garda Siochana

Size: 995kB

Safety in Irish Cities, 1997-2006

Pattern of road collisions in different Irish cities

Size: 175kB

Scientific Evidence Behind One Drink Impairs Driving

Summary of the evidence behind RSA claim that even one drink can affect driving competence by Dr.Bedford