Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (585)

John Lahart

Question:

585. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason there are no appeals allowed for those who fail their driver tests, particularly those who fail them on multiple occasions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27694/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Driver testing in Ireland is carried out directly by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to a standard that complies with the EU Directive on Driving Licences.

Under section 33(6)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1961, a person aggrieved by a test decision may appeal to the District Court. The Court can examine whether or not the test was conducted properly and if it finds that the tester did not conduct the test in accordance with procedures can direct that a further test be offered to the applicant free of charge.