Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (570)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

570. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the measures he plans to take to rectify the waiting time for a driver test of up to 28 weeks at test centres in County Tipperary (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5573/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

This is a matter for the Road Safety Authority. I have referred the question to the Authority for direct reply. I would ask the Deputy to contact my office if a response is not received within 10 days.

It should be stressed that there has been no recent change to the legal position of drivers with learner permits. The recent legislation has only strengthened existing enforcement provisions to control the illegal driving of vehicles by leaners unaccompanied by qualified drivers.