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  appointments to essential workers

If you are an essential worker and have already applied for a test but need it urgently please complete this online form. We will contact you as soon as appointment slots 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 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.

Speakers Biographies

Speakers at the Road Safety Authority’s iSAFER Conference 28 April 2016

Dr Conor Deasy

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Cork University Hospital

Conor is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine working at Cork University Hospital, Deputy Medical Director of the National Ambulance Service, Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at University College Cork and Associate Adjunct Professor at the School of Primary Care, Monash University, Australia. He is Clinical Lead for National Office of Clinical Audit’s (NOCA) Major Trauma Audit in Ireland, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine (IAEM), Chair of the National Ambulance Service Research Committee, a member of the Irish Committee for Emergency Medicine Training (ICEMT) and an examiner for the College of Emergency Medicine.

Conor Deasy

Conor completed his higher specialist training program in Emergency Medicine in Ireland before moving to Australia where he worked as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre, Melbourne. While there he completed a PhD at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University in collaboration with Ambulance Victoria. To date Conor has published across the domains of patient safety, quality of care, systems of care, procedural sedation as well as out of hospital cardiac arrest. He is the Principle Investigator in Ireland for a number of high profile multinational randomised controlled trials (CRASH 3, HALT-IT). Conor has a particular interest in creating safe, robust, lean patient care pathways in the emergent and acute care settings.

Qualifications: MB, BAO, BCH, BMedSc, DCH, DIMC, Dip Tox, MRCSA&E Ed, FCEM, FACEM, PhD

Ms Maggie Martin

Research Manager, Road Safety Authority

Maggie Martin is currently working as the Acting Research Manager in the Road Safety Authority. Prior to this post, she has worked in research since 1999 primarily in a health and social setting in the Department of Public Health and the Department of Health Promotion in the HSE. From 2004 to 2008 Maggie was the Project Manager for a CAWT Steering to Safety, Cross Border Road Safety project. This led to the production of several reports on road safety and the development of road safety initiatives. She has worked closely with road safety agencies in the North of Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and with the PSNI and An Garda Síochána. Since this project ended, she has worked as an independent researcher with a key focus on Road Safety.

Maggie Martin

Maggie will commence her PhD in the Department of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin this October with a focus on Road Safety Education in young children.

Qualifications: BA Psychology, MSc Business Management (Human Resources) Road Safety Authority’s iSAFER Conference 28 April 2016.

Mr John McCarthy

Principal Officer, Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport

John McCarthy is a Senior Advisor in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

He graduated from Trinity College in 1990 and worked for 16 years in local authorities as well as the private sector. He has worked in the areas of Water, Drainage as well as Traffic and Roads.

John McCarthy

Professor Oliver Carsten

Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Oliver Carsten is Professor of Transport Safety at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. His major research focus is on driver interaction and safety with new driver support systems. He led the UK national project on Intelligent Speed Adaptation and chairs the Road User Behaviour Working Party of PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety.

He has provided advice on safety policy to the UK Department for Transport and to the European Commission, especially on behalf of the European Transport Safety Council. He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Cognition, Technology and Work.

Oliver Carsten

Mr Niall Carty

Head of Raod Safety Advocacy, International Automobile Federation

Niall Carty has worked for the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), based in Paris, since 2011. He is currently the Head of Road Safety Advocacy for the organisation, having previously worked as the Head of Communications for the FIA European office. The FIA is the governing body of world motor sport, and also represents 238 mobility and sporting clubs in 143 countries.

Prior to joining the FIA, he worked as a political advisor in the European Parliament. Road Safety Authority’s iSAFER Conference 28 April 2016.

Niall Carty

Superintendent Con O’Donohue

An Garda Síochána, Garda National Traffic Bureau

Superintendent O’Donohue is an experienced police officer and has over 30 years of service with An Garda Síochána. He has served in mainstream and specialist policing positions. For the past 15 years he has been based at Garda Headquarters, playing a key role in advising the Garda Commissioner on strategic policy formulation in the area of road safety, traffic management and traffic enforcement.

Superintendent O’Donohue has represented An Garda Síochána on several Government Interdepartmental groups as well as many interagency groups. He has worked closely on the introduction of penalty points for driving offences and oversees the operation of the fixed charge system within An Garda Síochána. He is also in charge of the Office for Safety Camera Management which has responsibility for managing the outsourcing of the operation of safety cameras.

Superintendent O’Donohue holds Diplomas in Legal Studies and Management Law, from the Dublin Institute of Technology, and has been conferred with a Bachelor of Science, Management, by the University of Dublin, Trinity College.

Con O'Donohue

Professor Anders Lie

Swedish Transport Administration

Anders Lie is specialist in traffic safety working for the Swedish Transport Administration. He has held his position there since 1995. He has a PhD in Epidemiology from Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Anders Lie has been an active partner in the development of the Vision Zero. From the start he has been representing Sweden as a board member in the Euro NCAP crash test co-operation.

Anders Lie has been active in the development of a Management System Standard for Traffic Safety (ISO 39000). Anders Lie is appointed as a part time adjunct professor at Chalmers University of Technology.

Anders Lie

Mr Mikael Wik

Technical Manager, Sepab

Mr Mikael Wik is technical manager of Sepab Automotive Products. Within his responsibility lies Product development and Technical support. He has an MSc in Mechanical engineering from Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden and Imperial College in London, UK.

Most of his professional life has been within product development of automotive electronics. Mainly as project manager, but also as a designer. Thus he has a deep knowledge of development and customer use of electronic systems. In his role as technical manager for Sepab he is responsible for development and product strategies of all Sepab products, including the ISA-system ExyPro. Road Safety Authority’s iSAFER Conference 28 April 2016.

Mikael Wik

Mr Thomas Lukaszewicz

Manager Automated Driving Europe, Ford Research & Advanced Engineering Centre

Thomas Lukaszewicz joined Ford in 1995 and is an expert in the field of vehicle controls. Based in Cologne, Germany, he leads Ford’s R&A Automated Driving Team in Europe as Manager. His team is working on the next generation of Driver Assistant features toward full autonomous driving.

Before taking up his current position, Thomas was an R&A Supervisor Advanced Active Safety and Driver Assistant where he was responsible delivering technologies like Active City Stop and Advanced Park Assist for different programs.

Thomas Lukaszewicz