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

 

 

Essential workers can request an earlier driving test appointment

If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in this form and we’ll do what we can to 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>

Trailers - Category O

Trailers are classified by their weight when carrying a load, which is known as design gross vehicle weight (DGVW).

Light Trailers (O1, O2)

Light trailers are trailers with a design gross vehicle weight of less than      3,500 kg. Whether you tow a trailer for work or domestic reasons, it is important to know your legal obligations and ensure that you do not drive a vehicle or tow a trailer that your driver licence may not cover. Such trailers typically include anything from small domestic trailers to general duty trailers including flatbed or plant trailers, car transporters, trailer caravans, horse boxes and livestock trailers. See our information booklet here

  

                         

 

View video on towing light trailers here 

  

See below FAQ documents on light trailers:

Braking laws for light trailers here

Calculating the towing capacity of a vehicle here

Couplings on light trailers here

Towing light trailers here

Towing a broken-down vehicle here

Towing a vehicle with A-frame or towing dolly here.

 

Heavy Trailers (O3, O4)

A heavy trailer is a trailer with a design gross vehicle weight (DGVW) above 3,500 kg, and can be classed into two types:

  • trailers and
  • semi trailers also known as articultated trailers towed by a truck or agricultural tractor.

See FAQ document on heavy trailers here.