Disruption to tests
What happens if weather or other conditions affect your driving test.
Sometimes local and national weather conditions make it unsafe for driving tests to take place. This could be caused by flooding, ice, snow and high winds. Occasionally, we may have to cancel your test due to unforeseen circumstances such as tester unavailability.
If this happens, we will contact you and you will be added to our waiting list as a priority customer. When new driving test slots become available you will be invited to log into MyRoadSafety.ie to make a new booking for a driving test free of charge.
Please check Met Éireann's website for weather updates in your area and do not drive to the test centre if conditions are dangerous.
Driving test disruption update
While all driving test centres are currently open, due to the severe weather there may be some disruptions to individual driving tests. Where this happens you will be contacted directly, you won't lose your fee and you will be sent another invite to book a test in the coming days.
As customers have prepared in advance for their test we want to minimise any disruption while at the same time we want to avoid taking unnecessary risks. Each centre is reviewed on a case-by-case basis throughout the day, having regard to the category of test (e.g. car / bike etc.) and local conditions.
Drivers are asked not to travel if they feel it is unsafe to do so. You can cancel your test using our online portal and you will not lose your fee. We will issue you another invite to book your test in the coming days.
|Driving Test Centre||Tests Cancelled|
|Carlow Talbot Hotel|
|Carrick On Shannon|
|Dun Laoghaire / Deansgrange|
|Kilkenny (Government Buildings)|
|Kilkenny (O'Loughlin Gaels)|
|Loughrea (Clonfert House)|
|Mallow (Cork Racecourse Mallow)|
|Mulhuddart (Carlton House Hotel)|
|Newcastle West (Longcourt House Hotel)|
You may judge your local road conditions to be too dangerous for you to travel. If this happens, you can cancel your test at MyRoadSafety.ie and go to the My Bookings page where you will see a list of all your current bookings.
Select ‘Weather Conditions’ as your cancellation reason. Don’t worry, you will not lose your fee and you will be kept on the waiting list. We will contact you as soon as new test appointments become available and invite you to log onto MyRoadSafety to book a new test.
If this happens, we will contact you and you will be added to our waiting list as a priority customer. When new driving test slots become available you will be invited to log into MyRoadSafety.ie to book another driving test free of charge.