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.

 

Update on Driving Test Services:

Please see update in relation to the gradual resumption of driving test services following the latest Government announcement on 29 May.  

 

Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in this form and we will prioritise your application. Know more >

 

Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please visit our new customer portal MyRoadSafety.ie to make an application and manage your booking.

 

Driver training queries

From 10 May 2021, Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) will be allowed to offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) but only to essential workers, please fill in this form if you are an essential worker and want to complete EDT. The ADI portal will reopen from 10 May 2021. Know more >

 

 

Motorcyclists

Initial Basic Training (IBT) will resume from 10 May 2021 for all motorcyclists, not just essential workers, as will driver testing for all motorcycle categories. Know more >

 

 

Covid 19 Safety Measures

We have introduced new safety measures to the driving test which candidates must follow Know more>

 

About tachographs

Tachographs are devices fitted to buses and trucks. They record the amount of time drivers spend driving and resting, as well as capturing data about the vehicle. Tachographs are now mandatory in the EU.

Under EU and national law, the cab of trucks and buses must be fitted with recording devices known as tachographs. Their function is to record the driving times, breaks and rest periods of individual drivers. Vehicle speed, distance travelled and other related metrics are also logged.

Data is stored in mass memory inside the unit and on driver-specific smart cards. In Ireland, the Road Safety Authority is the legal body responsible for issuing these cards.

The records must be available for inspection by enforcement officers to ensure that the laws governing driver hours and rest times are fully complied with.
Failure to comply with these requirements could result in prosecution by the RSA. Although most commercial vehicles must carry a tachograph, there are some classes of vehicle that are exempt.

Switch from analogue to digital tachographs

Tachographs became mandatory within the EU in May 2006. They replace the old analogue recording devices in all new commercial trucks and buses.

Tachograph cards

Central to the introduction of tachograph technology is the provision of smart cards for use by drivers, companies, calibration workshops and enforcement officers.

The pages in this section explain what each card does and how you can apply for them:

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