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>

 

Mess & Crash

The statistics

 

Speeding increases the risk of death

  • At 30 km per hour, 1 in 10 pedestrians will die
  • A4 50 km per hour, 5 in 10 pedestrians will die
  • At 60 km per hour, 9 in 10 pedestrians will die

The risk of death in Ireland

Speed is the biggest contributing factor to road deaths in the Republic of Ireland; 29% of road deaths between 1996 and 2004 in Ireland were due to speeding.

The faster the speed, the bigger the hit

  • Crashing into an object at 50 km per hour is like falling from a 3 storey building
  • Crashing into an object at 65 km per hour is like falling from a 5 storey building
  • Crashing into an object at 80 km per hour is like falling from a 8 storey building
  • Crashing into an object at 95 km per hour is like falling from a 12 storey building