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Driver Test

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (239)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

239. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Transport if an applicant who had a physical driver theory test is able to swap it for an online theory test; and if he will approve the RSA online plan. [29551/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The RSA has been working to deliver an online service, with a pilot online test underway for trucks and buses. This pilot service has now been extended to include a limited number of car and motorbike tests.

The new offering online will see 4,000 online theory tests available for all categories of vehicles per month. Tests are available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis with the new online service becoming more widely available later in the year. Once the online service is fully established, all customers will be able to opt to do the test online. It is not possible to swap a physical theory test for an online test.

I can confirm that if someone books an online appointment and already has a booking for a physical appointment, the system automatically transfers the booking and they don’t end up with a double booking. In effect, capacity will be freed up in the physical centres if someone switches to online.

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