Coronavirus (COVID – 19)
Resumption of RSA services

Driver Testing

You can find further information on the resumption of the driver testing service
and Covid-19 measures here

Please click here for more information

As a result of Covid-19 social distancing measures, our capacity to undertake driving tests is lower than pre-Covid-19 levels.

Given the demand for driving tests and in the interests of fairness, for the foreseeable future we are prioritising customers in order of application date, as well as giving priority to applications from essential workers.

Please note there is no need to contact us to schedule a test as we are unable to schedule one over the phone or by email request. We will contact you once we reach your date of application in scheduling tests.

 We are experiencing delays in responding to customer queries due to the exceptional high number of calls and emails to our customer service teams. You may wish to avail of one of our self-service options to deal with your query;

  • If you wish to cancel a scheduled driving test, click here.
  • If you have any queries in relation to the changes to the delivery of the driving test service, click here.

 For all other urgent queries, please contact our Customer Call Centre at 1890 40 60 40 or 096 25000 between the hours of 8.30 am and 5pm.

Learning to drive?

Welcome to Pass The Test, your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about passing your driving test. On this site, you will be able to find information and resources relating to how to apply for a driving licence and how to prepare for your test, not to mention top tips on how to ace it! You’ll also find information on new laws being introduced to strengthen the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) system in Ireland.

Unaccompanied Drivers & the Law

Under the Graduated Driver Licensing System in Ireland, learner drivers must always be accompanied by a fully qualified driver (not a novice). 

Fixed charge and penalty point arrangements apply to learner drivers detected driving unaccompanied. In addition, penalties apply to the owner of a vehicle being driven by an unaccompanied learner driver. 

Key points:

  • A learner driver detected of driving unaccompanied faces an €80 fine and two penalty points if paid within 28 days, a €120 fine and two penalty points if paid within the next 28 days and €120 and four penalty points if convicted in court.
  • A vehicle being driven by an unaccompanied learner driver can be detained by Gardaí.
  • The owner of a vehicle who allows an unaccompanied learner or unlicensed driver to drive their vehicle is liable to have their vehicle seized by the Gardaí and could face a fine of up to €1,000.

A lower threshold of penalty points leading to disqualification will apply to any driver who is granted their first learner permit on or after 1 August 2014 while they drive under a learner permit, and subsequently during the first two years while they drive under their first full driving licence.

Learning to Drive

Find out what the graduated driving licensing measures are, why they have been designated and who they will affect.

 

Getting Started

The Driving Test

‘Learning to Drive’ can be a stressful but equally rewarding experience for many people.

How to pass your driving test