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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.

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22 July 2013

Voluntary Replacement Offer High Visibility Vests between September 2011 and December 2011

Between September 2011 and December 2011 Optipro supplied the Road Safety Authority (RSA) with High Visibility vests, many of which the Road Safety Authority distributed free of charge to the public.

Subsequent testing carried out on samples of these garments identified a potential performance deficit in the reflective tape used on these products.

These products are required to be manufactured to European Standards EN471 and EN1150 which require a specific area of bright coloured day time visible material and a retro reflective tape which provides increased visibility.

Testing has shown irregularities with the performance of the retro reflective tape and this means that it may be less reflective than the standard requires. While the reflective material may not be as bright as required, wearers of these garments are, however, offered much greater visibility and are therefore more safe while wearing them than not.

This potentially reduced performance affects only a very small percentage of all RSA garments issued. These affected garments can be identified by the sew-in neck label, and relate to those bearing the “OptiPro” name.

Only High Visibility vests with this label are affected.

No other RSA branded garments are affected.

OptiPro has undertaken to replace these garments free of charge and should you wish to avail of a replacement garment you should return the original High Visibility vest by post to Optipro, PO Box 861, South City Delivery Office, Togher, FREEPOST FCK718, Cork.

More detailed information on how to identify these specific garments is to be found at the following websites: www.rsa.ie, www.optiprosafety.com .

Further information on this exchange programme can be obtained by calling FreePhone 1800 989822 which is open from 09.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday.

This is a voluntary replacement offer being made by the suppliers of this product on behalf of the RSA.

The RSA would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

You can view the Product Safety Voluntary Replacement Notice here

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions on the notice and for tips on Keeping Safe with Your High Visibility Vest.


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