Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (114)

Michael Collins

Question:

114. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Transport if he will address a matter regarding driver testing (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6476/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I am aware that the RSA has experienced a number of delays and operating issues since the launch of their new customer portal. Officials in my Department have raised these matters with the RSA who have taken action to address them. The RSA has assured the Department that the situation has now improved and that customers should now be able to access the portal without any undue delay.

As you are aware under the current Level 5 restrictions only essential workers can sit a driving test. We have brought the matter relating to Essential Driver Training (EDT), where driving tests were provided without customers having completed EDT, to the immediate attention of the RSA. The RSA have confirmed that they have now addressed this matter to prevent any recurrence.

My Department will continue to monitor the situation.