Driving Test Update

Please note that our customer service agents cannot book or cancel driving tests over the phone or offer any updates on waiting times, so we kindly ask that you do not telephone our call centre for this information.


Update on Driving Test Services:

Please see update in relation to the gradual resumption of driving test services following the latest Government announcement on 29 May.  


Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in this form and we will prioritise your application. Know more >


Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please visit our new customer portal to make an application and manage your booking.


Driver training queries

From 10 May 2021, Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) will be allowed to offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) but only to essential workers, please fill in this form if you are an essential worker and want to complete EDT. The ADI portal will reopen from 10 May 2021. Know more >




Initial Basic Training (IBT) will resume from 10 May 2021 for all motorcyclists, not just essential workers, as will driver testing for all motorcycle categories. Know more >



Covid 19 Safety Measures

We have introduced new safety measures to the driving test which candidates must follow Know more>


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Friday, March 26, 2021

New NCTS Centre to open in Tuam, Galway

The National Car Testing Service (NCTS) and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have announced today Friday 26 March that a new National Car Testing Service centre will open in Tuam, County Galway on Monday 29 March 2021.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

National Slow Down, Day 26th – 27th March 2021

An Garda Síochána will conduct a national speed enforcement operation "Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, for a 24 hour period from 07.00hrs on Friday 26th March to 07.00hrs on Saturday 27th March 2021.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Over a third of road user fatalities have a positive toxicology for alcohol

Research published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) reveals that the presence of alcohol is still a major factor in fatalities on Irish roads.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

RSA and An Garda Síochána remind drivers that parking on footpaths or cycle lanes is unsafe and illegal

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are urging all drivers to park responsibly and not to park on footpaths or cycle lanes, as it poses a road safety risk to vulnerable road users and is an offence.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Road Safety Alert – Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings for Strong winds

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads today as Met Eireann has issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

RSA and Gardai reveal half of HGVs inspected at roadside found to have roadworthiness defects

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are urging Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers to carry out daily walk around checks to look for defects before setting out on a journey.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the Road Traffic (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill & backlogs in the driving test and driving licence services

Opening Statement by RSA Director Mr. Sam Waide to the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks, Tuesday 2 March 2021 and also Briefing Note for the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks, on the Road Traffic (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill & Road Safety Authority (RSA) Services 2 March 2021



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