Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (155)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

155. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Transport the reason a person (details supplied) cannot get a driver test given that they are an essential worker. [7009/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

While this is an operational matter for the RSA, under current level 5 restrictions , driver tests are only being scheduled for essential workers involved in the provision of essential services and retail outlets. Anyone looking for an urgent driving test appointment and falls into either of these categories can apply to book a driving test at www.myroadsafety.ie If there is no available slot and they have made an application, they can ask to be prioritised by accessing https://www.rsa.ie/en/RSA/Learner-Drivers/The-Driving-Test/Request-an-urgent-driving-test/ and providing the relevant details.

While there is some capacity for urgent test slots, it must be understood that the Road Safety Authority (RSA)'s capacity to make these available in all cases will be limited.