IMPORTANT NOTICE

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 MyRoadSafety.ie 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 >

 

 

Motorcyclists

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>

 

Code of Practice for Child Car Seat Retailers

 

 

 

As part of our commitment to Action 11 in the government’s Road Safety Strategy 2013–2020, we have published a Code of Practice for Child Car Seat Retailers. The aim of this Code of Practice is to bring all the information and education that customers receive on child car seats at the point of purchase in line with legal requirements and best practice.

By setting this standard of information and education given by child car seat retailers, we want to make sure that people are:
- well informed when they are buying, fitting and using child car seats
- fitting and using the car seats correctly for the safety of children.

We have checked tens of thousands of child car seats through our child car seat checking service – Check it Fits. During these checks, we found that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats had to be adjusted in some way to make sure they were fitted safely.

Fitting checks follow three basic principles:
 - the fitting of the child car seat to the car
-  the suitability of the child car seat for the child
-  the safe fitting of the child car seat as per the manufacturer’s instructions

Our research on these checks shows that road users have different levels of child car seat knowledge and education. Most people had little knowledge of:
-  how to fit a child car seat
-  how to adjust a child car seat as the child grows
-  how to assess if the child car seat is suitable for a particular child.

To deal with these issues, we have developed this voluntary Code of Practice for Child Car Seat Retailers. This was one of our commitments under the government’s Road Safety Strategy 2013–2020.

This Code of Practice will help child car seat retailers to make sure that they have a standard level of information and education about child car seats. They can then share this information with customers who are buying child car seats.

You can view the Code of Practice Document along with a list of participating retailers and manufacturers for 2021 in the 'More Information' section on this page.

If you would like to talk to someone about signing up or have any questions, please e-mail education@rsa.ie and we would be happy to help.