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.

 

Update on Driving Test Services:

Please see update in relation to the gradual resumption of driving test services following the latest Government announcement on 29 May.  

 

Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in this form and we will prioritise your application. Know more >

 

Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please visit our new customer portal MyRoadSafety.ie to make an application and manage your booking.

 

Driver training queries

From 10 May 2021, Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) will be allowed to offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) but only to essential workers, please fill in this form if you are an essential worker and want to complete EDT. The ADI portal will reopen from 10 May 2021. Know more >

 

 

Motorcyclists

Initial Basic Training (IBT) will resume from 10 May 2021 for all motorcyclists, not just essential workers, as will driver testing for all motorcycle categories. Know more >

 

 

Covid 19 Safety Measures

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

 

Severe Weather Advice

Severe Weather Advice

Bad weather such as torrential rain, severe winds, fog, ice and snow can strike suddenly catching road users off guard.

RTÉ news reporter Teresa Mannion has launched a campaign with the Road Safety Authority on driving in severe weather conditions. Teresa gives advice for driving in snow, on wet roads, flooded roads and in icy conditions. Teresa also explains the weather warning system.

 

                                               

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Winter-Ready Campaign

The purpose of the campaign is to advise people how to prepare for winter. A Booklet 'Be Winter-Ready' can be downloaded from the website www.winterready.ie or can be obtained from the Office of Emergency Planning - LoCall 1890-252736 -  email oep@defence.irlgov.ie .

 

If Severe Weather Strikes!

Before setting off on a journey check to see if there are any problems on your intended route.

Here are some useful links:

Is Your Journey Absolutely Necessary?

In extreme weather conditions you should ask yourself if making a journey by road is absolutely necessary? If it is not you might consider delaying your trip until the weather and road conditions improve. If using the roads in such conditions is unavoidable be prepared. The golden rule is to drive, cycle or walk with care and caution and expect the unexpected.

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Winter?

As the saying goes ‘Prevention is better than cure’, so take some time to prepare both your vehicle and yourself for the challenges of winter driving. Don't get caught out when severe weather strikes.

Your first step should be to get your vehicle serviced to ensure it is fit and safe for winter driving. Secondly you should carry out regular checks on the vehicle.

 You should:

  • check for wear and tear on wiper blades and replace them as soon as they start to smear rather than clean windows
  • keep tyre pressure at the manufacturer's recommended level and check you have at least 3 millimetres of tread depth
  • check that your spare wheel is in good condition and is fully inflated.  Some cars may have an inflation repair kit instead of a spare wheel.  Make sure that you know how to use it
  • make sure all vehicle lights are working and clean and 
  • top up with anti-freeze and screen wash

Be Seen to Be Safe!

When out cycling or walking, especially in rural areas, high visibility reflective clothing and lights are the only way to stay safe when out on the roads.

A vehicle has a greater chance of seeing you during dark winter days and nights if you wear something reflective and carry a torch. In turn cyclists should make sure their bikes are fitted with front and rear lights.

As children make the journey to school often in the dark, parents really need to make sure their child can be seen. If walking or cycling to school, especially in rural areas they need to wear reflective clothing. If your child gets the bus to school, please make sure they wear reflective clothing so they can be seen at the bus stop. Don’t leave them standing on the side of the road in the dark to wait for a bus!

Please visit our Safety Tips section with advice for driving, cycling and walking in adverse conditions. 

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