Driving test update


Test appointments are by invitation only

Test appointments are by invitation only so if you’re already on the driving test waiting list, no further action is needed. We’ll contact you directly when slots 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.


Urgent Tests for essential workers

Under the current restrictions, we can only offer urgent tests to essential workers. If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test but need it urgently please complete this online form.


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.

Weights and Dimensions

Information on the maximum permitted weights and dimensions of mechanically propelled vehicles and trailers operating in Ireland.

The maximum permitted weights and dimensions of all mechanically propelled vehicles can be viewed at the following links:

Weights and Dimensions of Mechanically Propelled Vehicles and Trailers


Five Axle Trucks

Regulations are now in place effective on 01 February 2018 giving effect to a maximum weight laden imit for 5 or more axle non-articulated rigid trucks.

See FAQ document on Five Axle Trucks here.


Abnormal Loads

Any operator who wants to transport a vehicle or load that falls outside of the limits allowed under Road Traffic (Construction Equipment & Use of Vehicles) Regulations 2003, S.I. No. 5 of 2003  must obtain a permit from Garda Síochána or local authority.

See FAQ document on abnormal or indivisible loads here.


See regulations on abnormal loads at the following links:

Road Traffic (Specialised Vehicle permits) Regulations 2009 – S.I. 147 of 2009 (as amended)

Road traffic (Specialised Vehicle Permits) (Amendment) Regulations – S.I. 461 of 2010

Road Traffic (Special Permits for Particular Vehicles) Regulations 2007 – S.I. 283 of 2007