IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving Test Update

 

Please note that our customer service agents cannot book or cancel driving tests over the phone or offer updates on waiting times, so we kindly ask you not to call for this information. Driving tests should be managed directly through MyRoadSafety.ie

 

 

Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in an urgent test request form and we’ll prioritise your application. Know more >

 

 

Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please sign up or log into our new customer portal MyRoadSafety.ie to apply for a driving test and add yourself to the waiting list. This video will show you how

 

 

Essential worker declaration form for driver training

Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) can offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) to essential workers. If you need to complete your driver training, please fill in an  essential worker declaration form and present it to your instructor.

 

 

 

 

Covid-19 safety measures

We have put in place Covid-19 safety measures for the driving test which must be followed or your appointment will not go ahead. Know more>

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.