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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Driving tests

Last month
April 2023
# Beep beep
75 additional driver testers to be recruited to deal with backlog
This will bring the potential total number of testers to over 200.
This year
Union tells driving testers not to accept cars without valid NCT, against RSA stance
The requirement for a valid certificate was temporarily suspended because of Covid-19 delays.
All time
# Driving tests
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.
# Driving It Home
Essential workers should be allowed to finish driving lessons, Oireachtas committee tells minister
The committee says that stopping essential workers from continuing driving lessons is a “significant oversight”.
# snow storm
RSA 'categorically rejects' criticism after driving tests cancelled due to cold weather
484 tests were cancelled for weather-related reasons last week.
# grab the wheel
Transport Minister confirms driver testing will resume in Phase 3 of the roadmap
Although no date has been set yet, the minister confirmed it will resume over the coming three weeks.
# Cool as a cucumber
We want to hear your most embarrassing driving test moments
Tell us how you stayed as cool as a cucumber during a driving test.
# Tick tock
Almost 45,000 people waiting to get date for driving test
And the wait isn’t short – people are waiting up to seven months for a test in the most severe cases.
# feature creep
You're going to need a PSC to get any kind of driving licence or learner permit from April
Driving licence applications will become the latest state process to be added to the Public Services Card’s remit in just under seven weeks.
# Dangerous Driving
Turns out you didn't need to pass a driving test in Mexico City...until now
Mexico’s roads are among the most dangerous in the world, nearly 50 people a day died last year.
# L plates
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.