IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving test update

 

Test appointments are by invitation only

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

Under the current restrictions, we can only offer urgent tests to essential workers. If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test but need it urgently please complete this online form.

 

If you are not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Otherwise, it won’t go ahead and the slot will be lost. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee and you will be kept on the waiting list. We will contact you directly once the level 5 restrictions have been lifted and appointment slots are available.

 

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 weather conditions. Tests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users

'Put yourself in their shoes'

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) launched its new Vulnerable Road Users campaign, Monday 9th April 2012. This new campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the vulnerability of road users such as pedestrian and cyclists and calling for all road users especially drivers to share the road safely.

Between 1996 and 2009, 197 pedal cyclists have been killed on Irish road. This represents 4% of all road deaths. An additional 741 cyclists were seriously injured.

During the same period, 5,323 people have been killed on Irish road. Out of this 22% (1162) were pedestrians and an additional 3,863 pedestrians were seriously injured.

As part of the campaign a new 50” TV advert has been developed, which highlights three near misses– an older man walking in dark clothes on a country road, a driver weaves into the path of a cyclist she doesn’t see, and a young man going to work tired gets distracted at a red light. It becomes clear the person who almost causes the collision is the same as the person who was almost the victim. It illustrates how we all use the road differently and encourages you to ‘put yourself in their shoes’.

To raise awareness of those vulnerable on our roads, the RSA launched the new public service Vulnerable Road Users 50” TV and new 30” Radio advert Monday 9th April 2012.

For further information on using the road safely please visit www.rulesoftheroad.ie.  

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Statistics

Between 1996 and 2009:
- 49% of pedal cyclists killed were hit by private cars
- 40% of the cyclists were killed or seriously injured at intersection (i.e. T-junction, cross road etc)
- 43% of the pedal cyclists were killed during the summer months (June to    September).
- 34% of the cyclists were killed at intersection (i.e. T-junction, cross road etc)
- 77% of pedestrians killed were in urban areas
- 59% of pedestrians killed were hit by private cars.
- About 40% of pedestrians killed were otherwise crossing the road
- 33% of pedestrians killed were aged 65 and over.
- 23% of pedestrians were killed on dark roads with no lighting in rural areas.