IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

Our brand new customer portal, MyRoadSafety is now live. It gives you access to all of our digital services, including a new and improved driving test booking system.

MyRoadSafety allows you to safely manage your driver information, test bookings, permits and licences from the comfort of your own home.  

Waiting for a Test Date?

When you register with MyRoadSafety you can set your driving goal. If no suitable test dates are available you will be presented with a facility to be placed on a waiting list. When new driving test slots become available you will be contacted to advise you of this and invite you to log onto MyRoadSafety to make your driving test booking.

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.  

About tachographs

Digital 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. Digital 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

Digital 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 digital 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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