Driving Test Update


Please note that our customer service agents cannot book or cancel driving tests over the phone or offer updates on waiting times, so we kindly ask you not to call for this information. Driving tests should be managed directly through



Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in an urgent test request form and we’ll prioritise your application. Know more >



Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

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



Essential worker declaration form for driver training

Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) can offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) to essential workers. If you need to complete your driver training, please fill in an  essential worker declaration form and present it to your instructor.





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>

Deaths on Irish roads 2020

 Last year (2020) saw an increase in road deaths. 148 fatalities compared with 140 in 2019. This data is provisional and correct as of 2 February 2021.

Deaths on Irish Roads 2020

In the period January - December 2020 there were 137 fatal collisions resulting in 148 fatalities on Irish roads. This represents eight more fatal collisions and eight more deaths (+6%) compared to provisional Garda data for the full year of 2019.

Of the 148 fatalities, there were 62 Drivers killed, 26 Passengers, 32 Pedestrians, 17 Motorcyclists and 10 Pedal Cyclists.

April (7) and May (6) had the lowest number of fatalities in 2020. February (19) and September (18) were particularly dangerous.

The average number of deaths per month in 2020 (12.3 deaths per month) is greater than the monthly average in 2019 (11.6).

Saturday (29) was the most dangerous day in 2020, followed by Monday and Wednesday ( both with 25 fatalities).

In 2020, Cork (24) and Dublin (20) had the highest number of road fatalities.


*Please note: All figures for 2019 and 2020 are provisional and subject to change. Updated 2 February 2021.