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.

 

Seatbelts

Find out some of the main seatbelt offences relevant to your vehicle.

Legal instrument Offence description Penalty

SI No. 96 of 1971

Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations, 1971 Regulation 5

Fitting of safety belts

Owner or driver of a vehicle not fitted with safety belts in accordance with Articles 3 or 4 of the 1971 Regulations.

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).

SI No 240 of 2006

 (Compulsory Use of Safety belts and Child Restraint systems in Motor Vehicle Regulations) 2006

Use of safety belts

Failure of driver or passengers
to use a safety belt where fitted

€2,000 fine on summary conviction
SI No 240 of 2006

 

Informing passengers of safety belt use

In the case of an M2 or M3 (passenger vehicles for more than 8 persons), failure to inform passengers of the requirement to wear a safety belt


 

€2,000 fine on summary conviction

S.I. No. 367 of 2011

Applies to category M2 and M3 vehicles which are involved in the organised transport of children.

Safety belts on buses used for the organised transport of children

Failure to have restraint systems of an acceptable standard in buses involved in the organised transport of children.

Failure to maintain these systems in a fit for purpose state.

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.