Driving test update 


Driving test waiting list

If you are already on the driving test waiting list, please do not log in to MyRoadSafety to check for availability. Appointment slots are limited to those who have been invited to book a driving test and we will contact you directly when appointments 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. For anyone else, we kindly ask you to visit another time when our portal is not so busy. Thank you for your patience at this time 


We can only offer test appointments to essential workers

If you are an essential worker and haven’t already received a test appointment but need one urgently please complete this online form. We will contact you when appointments become available.

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. It will be saved as a service credit for you to book another test in the future.


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.

Meet the directors

Meet the members of our senior management team.

Our executive team implements the road safety strategy across our five major Directorates.

Sam Waide is our Chief Executive Officer.


The other members of our senior executive are:

  • Director of Vehicle Standards, Testing and Enforcement - Liam Duggan
  • Director of Driver Testing & Licensing - Declan Naughton
  • Director of Strategy, Policy and Technology - Denise Barry
  • Director of Road Safety, Research & Driver Education - Michael Rowland
  • Director of Finance & Commercial Services - Pearse White
  • Head of ICT - Gerry McGuire
  • Head of HR - Alison Coleman
  • Principal Engineer - Caroline Greene/Maria Holmes.


A message from our CEO

Death and injury on our roads is an enormous cost to families and our society as a whole. Sadly, few people in Ireland have not been touched in some way by road collisions and accidents. 

For the RSA, our task is a challenging one, but it is absolutely vital that we succeed. I am confident that with the strong commitment of staff, and collaboration with stakeholders, we can bring about a change in attitudes and behaviour that will benefit all road users.

Bringing about such a culture change means we must deploy our resources effectively across ‘the Three Es’:

  • Enforcement
  • Engineering
  • Education

By doing so, we can make short and long term gains in road safety. We must also continually evaluate our efforts to ensure they are appropriate and effective.
These efforts include:

  • Developing and implementing information and education campaigns
  • Improving the quality of driving through driver training
  • Improving the quality of vehicles
  • Overseeing and helping to enforce the driver licensing system
  • Collaborating with our road safety stakeholders to ensure that our combined efforts are harnessed to best effect

Our main objective is challenging, but simple: Ireland must achieve the same road safety standards seen in best practice countries like Sweden and the UK.

While confident of success, we are pragmatic and realise that change will take time. Nonetheless, every positive step plays a part along the way.

Finally, as each of us has a part to play in road safety, I ask you to reflect on what you, as a road user, can do today to make our roads safer