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>

 

Shuttle

Find out what the Shuttle is, what you can do on it.

Road Safety Interactive Unit (Shuttle)

The main aim of the Road Safety Interactive Unit (or ‘Shuttle’ as we call it) is to provide the general public and other target audiences with the chance to interact with various road safety campaigns and to spread the message about the importance of road safety.  There is something for everyone on the Shuttle because road safety is for everyone.

 

What can you do on the Shuttle?

  • practice your driving and hazard perception skills on our simulators (car, motorbike, bicycle) 

  • enjoy a fully interactive road safety educational experience

  • experience simulated virtual situations in our virtual reality pods and experience first-hand the dangers of driving and texting and driver fatigue

  • practice safe cycling skills on our state of the art bicycle simulator

  • See how driving environments and speed affect your braking distances on the brake reaction timer

  • practice the driver theory test on board

  • Test your fancy footwork by dancing to the Safe Cross Code in the activity zone

  • Take a road safety quiz in the activity zone

  • Learn about tyre safety.  Remember, your tyres are the only contact with the road

Who can take part?

 Some of the key audiences:

  • members of the community as a whole
  • local businesses, including those in out of town locations such as business parks
  • local road safety organisations
  • learner drivers
  • vulnerable road-user groups, including pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists
  • students – pre-school, primary and secondary and third level (Universities and ITs)
  • medical communities

Roll Over Simulator

Accompanying the Interactive Unit we have our roll over simulator.  This simulator continues to be highly effective in encouraging people to use safety belts.  The simulator is a car body fitted to a rotating hydraulic platform.  Participants sit into the simulator and experience a half or a full rotation.  The ‘simulation’ demonstrates how it would feel if you were in a car which turned over in a collision, and the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seatbelt should this occur.  Demonstrations using life size mannequins will also show what happens to a person when they are not wearing a seatbelt.

 

Book the Shuttle & Roll Over Simulator for your event

There are several questions that we need to ask you about your event and the event location before we can process your request for the units.

If you would like the Shuttle and Roll Over Unit to visit your location then you should email shuttlebus@rsa.ie for more information.