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



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 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>

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