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 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 >




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>


Protecting our community

For families and society, the cost of death and injury on our roads is enormous. Sadly, many people in Ireland have been touched in some way by road traffic collisions. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility

The Community Road Safety Programme aims to create a sense of public and personal pride in our behaviour on the road. Whether we are pedestrians, motorcyclists, cyclists, drivers or passengers, we all need to take responsibility – and pride – in how we behave on the road.

Muintir na Tire, the National Community Forum and other organisations have asked us to develop a road safety programme which would address road safety issues at community level.

Many groups working in the area of road safety co-operated to develop this programme including:

  • Gardaí
  • education sector
  • health sector
  • local authorities
  • community groups
  • road crash survivors.

The result is a resource pack and an accompanying DVD. The pack has been developed with community groups for community groups.

We will train community leaders through Muintir na Tire and the National Community Forum to deliver this programme locally but the programme is not just for these organisations – anyone can receive training to deliver the programme to their local community.  We urge community groups to get involved with the Community Road Safety Programme and to promote it locally.

What is the Community Road Safety Programme?

It is based on the Rules of the Road and aims to change the attitudes and behaviour of drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists.

The programme focuses on five main topics:

  • speed and speeding
  • use of safety belts, child restraints and safety on buses
  • road user impairment through alcohol, illegal and legal drug use, driver fatigue and mobile phone use
  • unsafe behaviour towards or by vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists young children and older people
  • emergency services

The programme also features information on:

  • good driving practice
  • testimonies from road traffic collision survivors

Further information

If you would like further information on this programme you should contact:

Research & Education Unit
Road Safety Authority
Moy Valley Business Park
Primrose Hill
Co Mayo

Tel: 096 25206
Email: [email protected]