IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving test update 

 

Driving test waiting list

If you are already on the driving test waiting list, please do not log in to MyRoadSafety to check for availability. Appointment slots are limited to those who have been invited to book a driving test and we will contact you directly when appointments 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. For anyone else, we kindly ask you to visit another time when our portal is not so busy. Thank you for your patience at this time 

 

We can only offer test appointments to essential workers

If you are an essential worker and haven’t already received a test appointment but need one urgently please complete this online form. We will contact you when appointments become available.

If you are not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Otherwise, it won’t go ahead and the slot will be lost. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee. It will be saved as a service credit for you to book another test in the future.

 

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.

Managing for safety

A summary of the good health and safety practices that drivers should be aware of and operators should use in the day-to-day running of their transport businesses

Self-Declaration

Did you know! –All operators of Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCVs) are required by law to make an online ‘Self-Declaration’ to the RSA in relation to their Heavy Goods Vehicles, Goods trailers, Buses and Ambulances!

To find out more or to register and complete your self-declaration visit www.cvrt.ie  

 

As a bus or truck operator your priorities must be the health, safety and welfare of your staff, passengers and other road users. You should build health and safety and risk assessments into all aspects of your transport business.

The other major focus of your business is meeting obligations regarding general road safety.

Preventing bus and truck collisions

Road traffic crashes caused by buses and trucks occur because of unsafe vehicles and unsafe driving. They are largely preventable and have a range of negative consequences:

  • They can have a significant impact on your company costs in terms of insurance, vehicle repairs and staff turnover
  • Those involving large vehicles, which tend to cause more serious incidents than smaller vehicles, reflect badly on the road haulage and road passenger industry
  • Most deaths associated with large truck and bus crashes occur to people outside the truck or bus – occupants of other vehicles as well as pedestrians and cyclists.

Using unsafe vehicles, driving carelessly or engaging in other unsafe driving behaviour (such as excessive driving, not taking enough breaks or taking insufficient rest or break periods) increases the likelihood of an incident that can lead to serious or catastrophic consequences for drivers, operators and other road users.

Download the RSA Guide to keeping your commercial vehicle roadworthy (PDF)

The Road Safety Authority has produced a comprehensive guide – Bus and Truck Operators’ Guide to Managing for Road Safety (PDF) – to make sure that all vehicles used for carrying goods and passengers are used safely and legally.

The procedures and systems in the guide are designed to monitor and control drivers’ hours, record-keeping, speeding and driver licensing.