IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving test update 

 

Driving test waiting list

If you are already on the driving test waiting list, please do not log in to MyRoadSafety to check for availability. Appointment slots are limited to those who have been invited to book a driving test and we will contact you directly when appointments 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. For anyone else, we kindly ask you to visit another time when our portal is not so busy. Thank you for your patience at this time 

 

We can only offer test appointments to essential workers

If you are an essential worker and haven’t already received a test appointment but need one urgently please complete this online form. We will contact you when appointments become available.

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. It will be saved as a service credit for you to book another test in the future.

 

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.

Standards

Standards are a key component of road safety. This section deals with standards for vehicles, private and commercial, on Irish roads

Vehicle standards

Vehicle standards, and vehicle testing for compliance, are a vital aspect of road safety.

Road safety statistics show that dangerous and defective vehicles are a factor in road deaths and serious injuries.

Vehicle owners, by law, must get their vehicle tested through the NCT, otherwise they can put themselves and others at risk by driving vehicles that may be dangerously defective, for example with poor brakes, damaged suspension, worn tyres, or defective lighting.

See our Vehicle Standards section for more information about the standards that apply to cars and commercial vehicles.

The Vehicle Standards & Enforcement Directorate of the Road Safety Authority deals with standards for vehicles in use on our roads and standards that must be met before a vehicle enters into service.

Second hand cars

You should get a valid certificate of roadworthiness when you purchase a second hand car over 4 years old.  This certificate simply confirms that the vehicle met a set of basic requirements at the time it was tested having regard that only items visible and accessible can be assessed.

No reliance may be placed by a prospective purchaser on the certificate of roadworthiness for assurance that the vehicle is in good condition when they purchase it. 

Instead, you should get a suitably qualified mechanic or auto engineer to inspect the vehicle before you buy it.   If you purchased a vehicle which you later found unsatisfactory, or unfit for purpose, you can contact the Competition and Consumer protection commission for advice on your rights.

Further information

For specific queries on vehicle standards, contact:

Vehicle Standards
The Road Safety Authority
Moy Business Park
Primrose Hill
Dublin Road
Ballina
Co Mayo

Tel: 096 25014

Fax: 096 25252

Email: [email protected]