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.

Insurance

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.