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. 

 

Test appointments are solely by invitation

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 only

Under current restrictions, we can only offer tests to essential workers. If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all your driver training please fill in this form and we’ll prioritise your application.

 

If you’re not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee and you will be kept on the waiting list. Know more

 

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 weatherTests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

 

Bridge Strikes

Find out some of the bridge strike related offences relevant to commercial vehicles.

Legal instrument Offence description Penalty

Railway Safety Act 2005

Section 138 (3)

Striking a bridge

Bridge Strikes - where the height of a structure in a public place is specified by a traffic sign, it is an offence to drive or attempt to drive under the structure so as to strike it

Direct summons to court, up to €5,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment and 3 penalty points on summary conviction.  On indictment, up to €50,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment

Railway Safety Act 2005

Section 138 (3)

Notification of bridge strike

Failure to notify of strike of a structure in a public place, the height of which is specified by a traffic sign, whether or not damage is apparent

On summary conviction, a fine up to €1,000

 

The table above should not be treated as a legal interpretation of any law requirements. It is a matter for each operator, owner and driver to ensure that he or she complies with the applicable law.