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.

 

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.