Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Driver Testing Service

Under Covid19 Level 5 Government restrictions effective from midnight on Wednesday 21 October, for six weeks, you can attend your scheduled driving test appointment provided you are an essential worker involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets. You can view the list of essential services at Level 5 on 

Cancelling your Test

If you are not involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets, please cancel you test appointment here.

Waiting for a Test Date?

We are experiencing a high demand for driving tests at the moment. If you have submitted a driving test application we will be in touch with an appointment date, there is no need to contact us.

Need a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker and require an urgent test in connection with that work, then you can request a test here.  

Fatigue, Sleep Disorders and Driving Risk

Fatigue, Sleep Disorders and Driving Risk

The Road Safety Authority held their fifth Annual Academic Road Safety Lecture, marking the first day of ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ which runs until Sunday 12 October.

The theme of the lecture was ‘Fatigue, Sleep Disorders and Driving Risk’ and was attended by over 100 road safety stakeholders.

Driver Fatigue

Speakers at the lecture was Professor Walter McNicholas, Director of the Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Unit at St. Vincent's University Hospital, and Ms Ellen Townsend, Policy Director at the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).  Prof McNicholas’ presentation looked at sleep apnoea, sleepiness and driving risk, and Ms Townsends’ presentation gave an EU perspective on fatigue as a risk factor for professional drivers.

Velma Burns

At the Lecture Mr John Dixon shared his experience of living with sleep Apnoea. See his video below.

Download lecture agenda here (PDF).

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