Statutory responsibility for the management and operation of the driver licensing service rests with the Road Safety Authority. It is a legal requirement for drivers to carry a valid licence of the appropriate category whenever they drive on public roads. A driving licence may be renewed up to ten years after it has lapsed without the requirement to undergo a driving test. In cases where the applicant for renewal of a licence is over seventy, they must also provide eyesight and medical reports. Once a licence has lapsed for more than ten years, the individual will be treated as a learner and must start from the beginning of the learner driver process.