IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving Test Update

Please note that our customer service agents cannot manage driving tests over the phone, so we kindly ask you not to call for this information. Driving tests should be managed directly through MyRoadSafety.ie

 

When will I get a driving test?

In line with the easing of restrictions, we are offering driving test invitations to those who are eligible to take their test and have been waiting the longest. Know more >

 

Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please sign up or log into our new customer portal MyRoadSafety.ie to apply for a driving test and add yourself to the waiting list. This video will show you how

 

Essential Driver Training (EDT) update

Approved Driving Instructors (ADI’s) can now offer EDT to all customers so learner drivers no longer need to complete an essential worker declaration form. Know more >

 

 

Covid-19 safety measures

We have put in place Covid-19 safety measures for the driving test which must be followed or your appointment will not go ahead. Know more>

 

Cycling Safety

Advice and tips on how to stay safe while cycling on Irish roads.

Cycling is a common means of transport in Ireland. It’s popular for several reasons: it’s great exercise, it’s cheap and it cuts down on travel time, especially during rush-hour.

But cyclists are also a vulnerable category of road user. Every year there are several cycling fatalities on Irish roads and countless collisions involving cyclists.

As a cyclist, you can reduce your risk of death or injury by following some simple advice:

  • Never cycle in the dark without adequate lighting – white for front, red for rear
  • Always wear luminous clothing such as hi-vis vests, fluorscent armbands and reflective belts so that other road users can see you
  • Wear a helmet
  • Make sure you keep to the left. Always look behind and give the proper signal before moving off, changing lanes or making a turn 
  • Follow the rules of the road, never run traffic lights or weave unpredictably in and out of traffic
  • Maintain your bike properly – in particular, your brakes should work properly and your tyres should be inflated to the right pressure and be in good condition
  • Respect other road users – don’t get into shouting matches with motorists; stop at pedestrian crossings; don’t cycle on the footpath
  • Watch your speed, especially when cycling on busy streets and going downhill
  • Steer well clear of left-turning trucks: let them turn before you move ahead

Cycling for children

Using a bike for the first time and learning to ride has been a rite of passage for generations of Irish children. Cycling is fun and sociable and, like swimming, a life-skill that stands to children in later years.

Yet, like many activities, cycling carries an element of risk. Parents play an important role in minimising the risk by giving them proper guidance and instruction at an early age to ensure that basic safety rules are absorbed while young.

Do’s and don’ts of safe cycling for children

Do ensure they:

  • Cycle a bike matched to their height and experience
  • Wear a safety helmet
  • Use lights in dark or dusky conditions

Don’t allow them to:

  • Cycle on public roads unsupervised (if under 12)
  • Wear loosely-worn scarves or other clothing that could get caught in the wheels or chain-set
  • Take unnecessary risks

 

Cycle Right
 

 


Cycle Right is the National Standard for Cycle Training. It provides practical cycle safety and skills training to promote competent and confident cyclists. Find out more here.

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