IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

 

Driving test update

 

Test appointments are by invitation only

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

Under the current restrictions, we can only offer urgent tests to essential workers. If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test but need it urgently please complete this online form.

 

If you are not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Otherwise, it won’t go ahead and the slot will be lost. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee and you will be kept on the waiting list. We will contact you directly once the level 5 restrictions have been lifted and appointment slots are available.

 

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 weather conditions. Tests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

Extended rearward-facing child seat

Only move your child out of a rearward-facing baby carrier when their head has crowned the top of the seat, or they have gone over the maximum weight outlined by the manufacturer. Some extended rearward-facing seats can accommodate children up to 25kgs (55lbs) in the rearward position. They are larger than the Group 0 rearward-facing seats and, therefore, need to be fitted into the car. Make sure they can be fitted safely and securely into the car, as some cars may not be suitable.

A baby’s head is five times heavier on their bodies than an adult head on an adult body. Therefore, babies need extra support to protect their neck and head from a whiplash-type injury. Because of this, rear-facing car seats provide more support for your baby than forward-facing seats. They protect your baby’s head and neck much better than a forward-facing car seat does. This is because, in an impact, the force is spread out much more, rather than being focused completely on the baby’s neck, as would be the case in a forward-facing child car seat. (See Child Safety in Cars DVD.) Children should use these rear-facing seats for as long as possible.