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 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 >




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>


Maintaining your vehicles

You need to keep your vehicle and trailers in a roadworthy condition all the time and not just when you are preparing for an annual test.

Did you know! – All operators of Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCVs) are required by law to make an online ‘Self-Declaration’ to the RSA in relation to their Heavy Goods Vehicles, Goods trailers, Buses and Ambulances!

To find out more or to register and complete your self-declaration visit


Key steps to maintaining your vehicles

If you follow these few simple steps, your goods vehicle, trailer and bus will always be reliable and roadworthy:

  • Give someone in your organisation overall responsibility for
    making sure your vehicles are roadworthy
  • Make sure your drivers always carry out daily walk-around
  • Fix defects in your yard before vehicles go on the road
  • Put in place an effective maintenance programme
  • Monitor all vehicle maintenance, defects and repairs
  • Make sure you have the facilities and expertise to maintain and
    repair your vehicles
  • Make sure all staff involved with the roadworthiness of vehicles
    are trained in their duties and know their responsibilities

If you are an operator you must know your legal obiligations and fulfil them. This includes making sure your vehicles and trailers are always roadworthy and safe.

Please read the Road Safety Authority's guide to keeping your commercial vehicle roadworthy(PDF).

Watch the Road Safety Authority's HGV checks video.

You can find out more about vehicle maintenance & repair by visiting

Make a Complaint relating to Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness, Drivers Hours, Tachographs and/or Unlicensed Haulage

If you have concerns that a operator or driver may be acting illegally as regards their Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness requirements you can report your concerns in confidence to the RSA in any of the following ways

  • In Person – Call into our office, Clonfert House, Bride Street, Loughrea, Co Galway.  Where you can speak to one of our staff in the strictest confidence
  • In Writing – Post your complaint to Enforcement Section, Road Safety Authority, Clonfert House, Bride Street, Loughrea, Co Galway
  • By email – Complete a complaint form (DOC)​ and submit to
  • By phone – You can speak to one of our staff on 091 872600 (enforcement section) or call our lo-call confidential hotline on 1890 253 163.
  • Online - make a complaint online​​ via our website.​