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.

About tachographs

Tachographs are devices fitted to buses and trucks. They record the amount of time drivers spend driving and resting, as well as capturing data about the vehicle. Tachographs are now mandatory in the EU.

Under EU and national law, the cab of trucks and buses must be fitted with recording devices known as tachographs. Their function is to record the driving times, breaks and rest periods of individual drivers. Vehicle speed, distance travelled and other related metrics are also logged.

Data is stored in mass memory inside the unit and on driver-specific smart cards. In Ireland, the Road Safety Authority is the legal body responsible for issuing these cards.

The records must be available for inspection by enforcement officers to ensure that the laws governing driver hours and rest times are fully complied with.
Failure to comply with these requirements could result in prosecution by the RSA. Although most commercial vehicles must carry a tachograph, there are some classes of vehicle that are exempt.

Switch from analogue to digital tachographs

Tachographs became mandatory within the EU in May 2006. They replace the old analogue recording devices in all new commercial trucks and buses.

Tachograph cards

Central to the introduction of tachograph technology is the provision of smart cards for use by drivers, companies, calibration workshops and enforcement officers.

The pages in this section explain what each card does and how you can apply for them:

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