IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving test update 

 

Only essential workers should attend driving test appointments

On the day of your test, you will be asked to confirm that you’re an essential worker. If you are not, the test won’t go ahead. If you are not an essential worker and have an appointment scheduled please cancel your test.

 

If you are an essential worker and need a test urgently please complete this online form

 

Book or reschedule a driving test online

You can book or reschedule a driving test online by signing up or logging into our new customer portal MyRoadSafety. Any non-essential workers wishing to book a driving test can join the waiting list and we will contact you when appointments become 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.

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.