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Driving test update 

 

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Covid-19 safety measures

We have introduced new safety measures to the driving test which candidates must follow. Know more

 

Weather disruptions

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2021 News

11 January 2021

Minister Naughton announces exemption for over 70’s to provide medical report when applying for a driving licence

Minister of State in the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, has announced today that in light of the surge of Covid-19 cases and, in order to ease the burden on medical services, there will be an extension in the exemption that allows for those aged over 70 to apply for a driving licence without the need to provide a medical report.

Minister Naughton said  “This means that persons of 70 years of age or over can apply for, and renew, their driving licence without the need to submit a medical report, on the condition that they do not have an identified or specified illness and are not applying for a truck or bus category.

This extended measure will eliminate the need for our drivers over the age of 70 from having to make an unnecessary journey to their GP, or to the NDLS centre, as we continue to work to minimise social interactions in our efforts to tackle COVID-19.”

Explaining the exemption which has been extended to June 2021, Minister Naughton said “All drivers who are over 70  years of age will be contacted directly with an application pack which will allow them to apply for a new licence by post.

The NDLS service, which is managed by the RSA, will be sending out application packs to those eligible to apply by post in the coming weeks. The pack will include a partially completed application form that the customer must complete. Those drivers who have the option to apply online can do so at any time at www.ndls.ie

“Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to ask all motorists, not just those aged 70 or over, to take the utmost care while driving. In these challenging times it can be all too easy to be distracted on the road. Take care. Stay apart. Stay safe.”

Note
The Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006) as  amended, in regulation 41, provide for certain persons to provide a medical report when applying for a driving licence or a learner permit.  Subsection (d) requires all persons 70 years of age or more to comply with the requirement to provide a medical report.


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