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.


Links to key research

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

Size: 286kB

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