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  appointments to essential workers

If you are an essential worker and have already applied for a test but need it urgently please complete this online form. We will contact you as soon as appointment slots 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 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.

2020 news

31 January 2020

NCTS further update Re: Vehicle Inspection Lifts


NCTS can confirm that we have now recommenced underbody inspections in a small number of centres nationwide.

The reinstated vehicle inspection lifts will only be used for those drivers who are due to undergo a Driving Test shortly, Taxi Drivers and those due for retest.

Those centres where underbody inspections have recommenced are:

  • Deansgrange (South Dublin)
  • Ballinasloe
  • Athlone
  • Skibbereen
  • Ballina
  • Enniscorthy

We would like to advise that this does not mean that full test inspections are available to all other customers at this time.

We expect to be in a position to reinstate more vehicle inspection lifts across the network and more information will be provided on this over the coming days.

All customers should continue to book and turn up for their NCT as normal. The test will be completed with the omission of the underbody inspection, however if the vehicle fails on another element of the test, they must present their vehicle for retest as normal.

All vehicle owners are reminded that the roadworthiness of their vehicle is their responsibility at all times. In addition, motorists are being advised to keep a copy of their Vehicle Inspection Report with them in order to present it to a member of An Garda Síochána, if required.

Once again, NCTS would like to apologise to all our customers for this inconvenience and we are endeavouring to restore normal service as soon as possible.

Further updates will be provided over the coming days.



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