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.

 

Prosecutions

Here you will find details of prosecutions by the Road Safety Authority in respect of breaches of Drivers Hours, Tachograph & Operator Licensing legislation. A number of prosecution cases may be under appeal and the status of these cases may change.

Note. Publication of Convictions: In circumstances where a person or operator is convicted of a road transport related offence, details of the conviction (including name and penalty applied) will be published on the RSA website at www.rsa.ie

The RSA is responsible for enforcing EU and national transport legislation on tachographs, EU driver hour rules, Road transport working time directive and the licensing of road haulage and passenger operators to engage in hire and reward operations. Since 2009 the RSA have initiated prosecutions against drivers and operators in respect of breaches of this legislation and since then there has been a significant year on year increase in the number of prosecution cases completed.

We have now introduced a search facility whereby you can now browse our enforcement prosecution data in several different ways


Yearly totals


2021 - 8
2020 - 74
2019 - 74
2018 - 92
2017 - 88


The number of cases completed for the current year are updated periodically.  There is a natural time lapse from an offence being committed, prosecution, possible appeal and this information being made available. 

During 2008 & 2009, the RSA increased its range of educational and advisory services to the industry, helping them to become and remain compliant.

Two major, inter-linked priorities were set in 2008:

  • highly-visible, comprehensive road transport enforcement and
  • a communications campaign aimed at informing drivers and operators of their legal obligations.

In the final quarter of 2009 legal representation services were put in place across the State to enable the RSA to take prosecutions for breaches of legislation dealing with driving times, breaks and rest periods, tachographs, Working Time and operator licensing. 

Prosecution Search

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