Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Questions (411)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

411. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Transport when the licensed portal for NDI approved driver instructors will be opened again to allow instructors to upload lessons completed by persons awaiting a driving test and for persons who require medical assessment lessons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19906/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The purpose of the Road Safety Authority's Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) online portal is to allow ADIs to upload confirmation of a learner's completion of each individual module laid out in the Essential Driver Training (EDT) system.

As the Deputy is aware, EDT is currently suspended as level 5 restrictions specify that ADIs may only offer lessons to candidates who have completed all 12 of their required EDT modules and have a test date confirmed. No EDT data can be uploaded to the online portal, therefore, because no EDT is currently taking place.

Having previously allowed an additional 7 week window in which to upload any outstanding EDT sessions completed prior to the imposition of level 5, the Road Safety Authority has written to every ADI in the country to confirm that the facility to upload EDT through the online portal will be closed until EDT resumes.

Question No. 412 answered with Question No. 345.