Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Driver Testing Service

Under Covid19 Level 5 Government restrictions effective from midnight on Wednesday 21 October, for six weeks, you can attend your scheduled driving test appointment provided you are an essential worker involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets. You can view the list of essential services at Level 5 on 

Cancelling your Test

If you are not involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets, please cancel you test appointment here.

Waiting for a Test Date?

We are experiencing a high demand for driving tests at the moment. If you have submitted a driving test application we will be in touch with an appointment date, there is no need to contact us.

Need a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker and require an urgent test in connection with that work, then you can request a test here.  

Better Safer Driver

The Road Safety Authority is committed to helping everyone be a better and safer driver, by providing basic rules for driving, tips for preparing for the driving test and outlining traffic signs.

The ‘Better Safer Driver’ campaign is designed to improve driver skills when performing the most dangerous manoeuvres on our roads. These driving tips are in accordance with the Rules of the Road. The adverts include:

  • Overtaking
  • Driving on bends
  • Making right hand turns
  • Keeping your distance
  • Driving on motorways
  • Driving on a roundabout

This campaign aims to change driver behaviour to make them better drivers, and save lives.

View map of motorway rest areas(PDF)

Motorway Driving Booklet (PDF)

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