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.



Find out some of the main insurance related offences relevant to your vehicle

Legal instrument Offence description Penalty

Road Traffic Act 1961

Section 56 (3)

Insurance cover

Contravention of s.56(1) – Use in a public place by person other than the owner of a mechanically propelled vehicle unless an insurer, guarantor etc would be liable for drivers negligence, or there is an approved insurance policy or guarantee in force

On summary conviction, a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment not exceeding six months or both.

See also potential fine in lieu of damages under s.57

SI No. 355 of 1984

Road Traffic (Insurance Disc) Regulations, 1984
Regulation 5(3)

Insurance disc

Contravention of Regulation 5 (1) - user or owner of vehicle in public place without carrying an insurance disc, ten days after the authentication of the certificate of insurance

On summary conviction, first offence – a fine not exceeding €1,000. Second offence under same section/subsection – a fine not exceeding €2,000. Third or subsequent offence under same section/subsection within 12 consecutive months – fine not exceeding €2,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 3 months, or both (ss.11(5) and 102, Road Traffic Act, 1961).


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.