IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving Test Update

 

Please note that our customer service agents cannot book or cancel driving tests over the phone or offer updates on waiting times, so we kindly ask you not to call for this information. Driving tests should be managed directly through MyRoadSafety.ie

 

 

Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in an urgent test request form and we’ll prioritise your application. Know more >

 

 

Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please sign up or log into our new customer portal MyRoadSafety.ie to apply for a driving test and add yourself to the waiting list. This video will show you how

 

 

Essential worker declaration form for driver training

Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) can offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) to essential workers. If you need to complete your driver training, please fill in an  essential worker declaration form and present it to your instructor.

 

 

 

 

Covid-19 safety measures

We have put in place Covid-19 safety measures for the driving test which must be followed or your appointment will not go ahead. Know more>

Buying a used Car

If you are thinking of buying a used car, always get the vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic who is independent from the seller, and carry out a detailed history check before any sale takes place.  

The RSA is warning buyers of used vehicles to be wary of the following activities:

  • Offering for sale of dangerously defective, crashed, stolen or written off vehicles 
  • Reducing a cars mileage to make it appear more attractive, also known as ‘clocking'
  • Replacing original parts with poor quality ones after the vehicle has passed its NCT
  • Using sealants or masking agents to hide serious issues such as corrosion or rust holes 
  • Selling vehicles with fake NCT certificates, Registration certs or motor tax discs

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has additional information and advice when purchasing a used car. You should contact the CCPC on their consumer helpline at 1890 432 432 or 01 4025555 to establish what your rights and options are under consumer protection legislation. 

See below our FAQ documents.

Buying a used car here 

Buying an imported vehicle here

Clocked vehicles and odometer fraud here

Information note on Why the NCT is not a warranty here

Written off vehicles here

End of Life Vehicles

  • When a vehicle has reached its end of life by being damaged in a collision or has reached the end of its useful life i.e. is no longer financially viable to service and repair, it needs to be discarded by its registered owner
  • the disposal of end of life vehicles is controlled by legislation as the vehicle can be hazardous to the environment due to waste meals contained in the vehicle e.g. oil, acid, etc.

See our FAQ document on end of life vehicles here