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# Driving Test

This year
Driving testers raised concerns after RSA allowed cars without valid NCT to be used for test
An RSA spokesperson said that there is a responsibility on motorists to ensure their car is always roadworthy.
All time
Unite criticises "unsafe practice" of RSA conducting live driving test training during Covid-19
The trade union says the RSA are failing to comply with social distancing guidelines.
Almost a quarter of a million people are now waiting to sit a driving practical or a theory test
The figures show 105,216 are awaiting the driving test, while 119,253 are waiting for a theory test.
Calls for doctors, nurses and trainee paramedics to be allowed continue with their driving lessons
There is a huge backlog for both theory tests and driving tests.
RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
The RSA launched a new online portal in December.
Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020
Here’s how drivers fared at each centre across the country this year.
RSA warned of 'significant challenge' in making driving tests safe in light of Covid-19
That’s according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Shane Ross says driving and NCT tests not likely to return anytime soon
The Dáil was told that a backlog of approximately 20,000 was building up for driving tests.
Unaccompanied learners: Over 1,600 cars impounded since December last year
The RSA and Gardaí are calling on long-term learner permit holders to take their driving test.
New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn
Currently the national average waiting time for a driving test is eight weeks.
Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA
Complaints include drivers being told to disregard speed limits and testers getting into shouting matches.
Over 28,600 people waiting on driving test date - but RSA says backlog is improving
The longest wait times in the country are in Churchtown, Mallow, Skibereen, Sligo, Tralee and Wicklow.
Quitting the smokes, learning to drive and self-care: We asked you what your New Year's Resolution is
New year, new you?
Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2018
Data released to showed the pass rates for each centre where a car tests was carried out this year.
New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence
People with non-exchangable full licences will now be able to take the driving test after six rather than 12 EDT lessons.
Poll: Did you pass your driving test on the first attempt?
Hopefully this will make anyone who has failed feel a little bit better.
Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months
The average wait is nearly 12 weeks but some learners have waited much longer to hear about their test date.
We asked you to share your driving test nightmares, and here are the most toe-curling ones
You told us how you stayed as cool as a cucumber during your driving test.
Learner drivers could soon be waiting more than a year to do their driving test
Law changes increasing the penalties for learner drivers will lead to a surge in demand for driving tests, Fórsa predict.
What happens if you have to cancel your NCT or driving test due to The Beast?
What if you have to be on the road?
New booking system for driving tests won't be in place until end of year
In some counties the average waiting time for the test is more than 20 weeks.
Poll: Should it be free to do the driving test?
The learner permit costs €35 and it costs €85 to sit the driving test for a standard car.
Opinion: Why is the Irish driving test so hard and so expensive?
The driving test is not really a test of your ability to drive safely; it’s a test of your ability to drive flawlessly for one session, writes Barry Dunning.
9 things you'll understand if you learned to drive in Cork
“Oh you’re doing the test in WIltoWorst failure rate in the country you know.”
It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?
Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is as culpable as anyone when it comes to the furore surrounding the Public Services Card. So why is he keeping such a low profile?
Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again?
Transport Minister Shane Ross has said that retesting “is a really good idea”.
Penalty points for mobile phone use could be increased, Ross says
The Transport Minister said he is also looking at the practicalities of additional tests for older drivers.
Learning to drive - the essentials to get you in gear
Learning to drive can be stressful and expensive but we are here to make it that little bit easier.
Non-drivers will never understand the joy of nailing the perfect parallel park
Where in Dublin are you most likely to pass your driving test?
Less than half of drivers in the capital pass their driving test – but where has the highest pass rate?
F1 youngster to sit driving test after finishing fourth at Hungarian GP
Max Verstappen will use the break to get his road driving licence.
Driving instructors will soon be allowed sit in on your test
The initial pilot will take place in Waterford and Thurles over a 6 week period.
You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test
The RSA wants your view but it has some of its own ideas.
How should the driving test be changed?
The Road Safety Authority wants your input.
Planning to take the driver theory or driving test? You need to read this.
Unofficial test websites have ripped off over 5,000 people in last 12 months. Here’s how to avoid them.
The world just CAN'T understand Irish dad’s reaction to ‘failed’ driving test
Jaeshus Chrisht what’s he saying at’all a’tall.
You'll only understand these terrors if you've learned to drive
In which case, you’ll never forget it.
Ireland is saying goodbye to the classic driving test feedback form
The Road Safety Authority has started rolling out tablet computers for examiners, meaning candidates won’t get the usual form back.
Ennis stays top of driving test league tables for 2012
The Clare county town remains just ahead of Sligo as the area where candidates are most likely to pass the driving test.
Warning over unofficial driving test websites
The Road Safety Authority has warned learner drivers not to use unofficial websites – which often charge a fee and take personal information – when booking their theory or driving tests.