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.

Consultation on the Motor Vehicle Type Approval Regulation (EU) 2018/858 (closed)

This consultation describes the proposed changes to the national type-approval schemes that are being introduced along with the implementation of the Framework Regulation in Ireland

On 1 September 2020, a new EU type-approval regulation, Regulation (EU) 2018/858, will replace Directive 2007/46/EC. This new regulation strengthens the existing legal framework by reinforcing the independence and quality of type-approval testing and by introducing post compliance checks (market surveillance). The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is taking this opportunity to review the national type-approval requirements for motor vehicles. The RSA is launching a public consultation on the type-approval Framework for motor vehicles (PDF), which includes some items for consideration on what is being proposed.

What is the purpose of this consultation?

This consultation describes the proposed changes to the national type-approval schemes that are being introduced along with the implementation of the Framework Regulation in Ireland. The changes will affect the some of the existing technical provisions associated with National Small Series Type-Approvals (NSSTA) and Individual Vehicle Approvals (IVA) for cars, mini-buses, buses, coaches, vans, lorries and trailers.

The consultation will address:

  • Proposed changes for NSSTA
  • Proposed changes for IVA
  • Proposed changes to emissions
  • A summary of the new market surveillance provisions

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 21 June 2020.

Should you wish to provide feedback on this consultation please complete our questionnaire on the type-approval framework for motor vehicles and email email to : [email protected]