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Calls for doctors, nurses and trainee paramedics to be allowed continue with their driving lessons
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Calls for doctors, nurses and trainee paramedics to be allowed continue with their driving lessons

Mar 18th 2021, 4:29 PM 16,944 Views 16 Comments

There is a huge backlog for both theory tests and driving tests.

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
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RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre

Jan 21st 2021, 3:46 PM 26,537 Views 22 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020
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# On The Road

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020

Dec 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 61,090 Views 23 Comments

Here’s how drivers fared at each centre across the country this year.

RSA warned of 'significant challenge' in making driving tests safe in light of Covid-19
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RSA warned of 'significant challenge' in making driving tests safe in light of Covid-19

Aug 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,674 Views 23 Comments

That’s according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Shane Ross says driving and NCT tests not likely to return anytime soon
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Shane Ross says driving and NCT tests not likely to return anytime soon

May 13th 2020, 7:02 PM 44,670 Views 75 Comments

The Dáil was told that a backlog of approximately 20,000 was building up for driving tests.

Unaccompanied learners: Over 1,600 cars impounded since December last year
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Unaccompanied learners: Over 1,600 cars impounded since December last year

Aug 26th 2019, 3:52 PM 29,433 Views 107 Comments

The RSA and Gardaí are calling on long-term learner permit holders to take their driving test.

New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn
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New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn

Apr 28th 2019, 6:32 AM 21,538 Views 14 Comments

Currently the national average waiting time for a driving test is eight weeks.

Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA
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Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA

Apr 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 52,638 Views 110 Comments

Complaints include drivers being told to disregard speed limits and testers getting into shouting matches.

Over 28,600 people waiting on driving test date - but RSA says backlog is improving
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# Tick Tock

Over 28,600 people waiting on driving test date - but RSA says backlog is improving

Mar 1st 2019, 11:04 AM 13,601 Views 43 Comments

The longest wait times in the country are in Churchtown, Mallow, Skibereen, Sligo, Tralee and Wicklow.

Quitting the smokes, learning to drive and self-care: We asked you what your New Year's Resolution is
# New Year's Resolution
# New Year's Resolution

Quitting the smokes, learning to drive and self-care: We asked you what your New Year's Resolution is

Dec 31st 2018, 6:00 PM 2,508 Views 0 Comments

New year, new you?

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2018
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# On The Road

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2018

Dec 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 69,780 Views 45 Comments

Data released to TheJournal.ie showed the pass rates for each centre where a car tests was carried out this year.

New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence
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# Driving

New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence

Nov 13th 2018, 11:46 AM 35,793 Views 42 Comments

People with non-exchangable full licences will now be able to take the driving test after six rather than 12 EDT lessons.

Poll: Did you pass your driving test on the first attempt?
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# Driving Test

Poll: Did you pass your driving test on the first attempt?

Oct 30th 2018, 8:00 AM 11,602 Views 4 Comments

Hopefully this will make anyone who has failed feel a little bit better.

Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months
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Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months

Jul 1st 2018, 10:00 PM 18,635 Views 30 Comments

The average wait is nearly 12 weeks but some learners have waited much longer to hear about their test date.

We asked you to share your driving test nightmares, and here are the most toe-curling ones
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# Deep Breaths

We asked you to share your driving test nightmares, and here are the most toe-curling ones

Jun 4th 2018, 8:00 PM 9,380 Views 0 Comments

You told us how you stayed as cool as a cucumber during your driving test.

Learner drivers could soon be waiting more than a year to do their driving test
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# Traffic Jam

Learner drivers could soon be waiting more than a year to do their driving test

Apr 13th 2018, 7:19 PM 20,301 Views 69 Comments

Law changes increasing the penalties for learner drivers will lead to a surge in demand for driving tests, Fórsa predict.

What happens if you have to cancel your NCT or driving test due to The Beast?
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# The Beast From The East

What happens if you have to cancel your NCT or driving test due to The Beast?

Feb 28th 2018, 6:01 AM 23,267 Views 12 Comments

What if you have to be on the road?

New booking system for driving tests won't be in place until end of year
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# Learners

New booking system for driving tests won't be in place until end of year

Jan 2nd 2018, 6:30 AM 14,368 Views 17 Comments

In some counties the average waiting time for the test is more than 20 weeks.

Poll: Should it be free to do the driving test?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should it be free to do the driving test?

Dec 19th 2017, 9:05 AM 28,115 Views 102 Comments

The learner permit costs €35 and it costs €85 to sit the driving test for a standard car.

Opinion: Why is the Irish driving test so hard and so expensive?
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Opinion: Why is the Irish driving test so hard and so expensive?

Dec 19th 2017, 7:00 AM 85,984 Views 176 Comments

The driving test is not really a test of your ability to drive safely; it’s a test of your ability to drive flawlessly for one session, writes Barry Dunning.

9 things you'll understand if you learned to drive in Cork
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# Vroom Vroom

9 things you'll understand if you learned to drive in Cork

Sep 29th 2017, 9:00 PM 11,350 Views 5 Comments

“Oh you’re doing the test in WIltoWorst failure rate in the country you know.”

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?
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# Wherefore Art Thou

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?

Sep 3rd 2017, 9:00 PM 21,440 Views 100 Comments

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is as culpable as anyone when it comes to the furore surrounding the Public Services Card. So why is he keeping such a low profile?

Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again?
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Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again?

Feb 24th 2017, 9:52 PM 36,897 Views 150 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said that retesting “is a really good idea”.

Penalty points for mobile phone use could be increased, Ross says
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Penalty points for mobile phone use could be increased, Ross says

Feb 24th 2017, 7:06 PM 16,712 Views 81 Comments

The Transport Minister said he is also looking at the practicalities of additional tests for older drivers.

Learning to drive - the essentials to get you in gear
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# Learning To Drive

Learning to drive - the essentials to get you in gear

Jul 4th 2016, 3:07 PM 4,130 Views 0 Comments

Learning to drive can be stressful and expensive but we are here to make it that little bit easier.

Non-drivers will never understand the joy of nailing the perfect parallel park
# Parallel Parking
# Parallel Parking

Non-drivers will never understand the joy of nailing the perfect parallel park

Feb 22nd 2016, 11:33 AM 6,459 Views 3 Comments

* HEAVENS OPEN*.

Where in Dublin are you most likely to pass your driving test?
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Where in Dublin are you most likely to pass your driving test?

Oct 15th 2015, 6:00 AM 18,684 Views 18 Comments

Less than half of drivers in the capital pass their driving test – but where has the highest pass rate?

F1 youngster to sit driving test after finishing fourth at Hungarian GP
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# L Plate

F1 youngster to sit driving test after finishing fourth at Hungarian GP

Jul 27th 2015, 12:36 PM 5,537 Views 6 Comments

Max Verstappen will use the break to get his road driving licence.

Driving instructors will soon be allowed sit in on your test
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Driving instructors will soon be allowed sit in on your test

Feb 24th 2015, 8:04 PM 25,079 Views 60 Comments

The initial pilot will take place in Waterford and Thurles over a 6 week period.

You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test
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You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test

Jun 7th 2014, 11:18 AM 12,783 Views 68 Comments

The RSA wants your view but it has some of its own ideas.

How should the driving test be changed?
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How should the driving test be changed?

Jun 6th 2014, 2:34 PM 15,929 Views 148 Comments

The Road Safety Authority wants your input.

Planning to take the driver theory or driving test? You need to read this.
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Planning to take the driver theory or driving test? You need to read this.

May 9th 2014, 3:46 PM 52,029 Views 19 Comments

Unofficial test websites have ripped off over 5,000 people in last 12 months. Here’s how to avoid them.

The world just CAN'T understand Irish dad’s reaction to ‘failed’ driving test
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# Sweetin Her Up

The world just CAN'T understand Irish dad’s reaction to ‘failed’ driving test

Feb 5th 2014, 8:30 PM 8,149 Views 3 Comments

Jaeshus Chrisht what’s he saying at’all a’tall.

Irish dad's reaction to 'failed' driving test goes insanely viral
# Irish Dad
# Irish Dad

Irish dad's reaction to 'failed' driving test goes insanely viral

Feb 3rd 2014, 6:34 PM 38,909 Views 13 Comments

He was NOT happy.

You'll only understand these terrors if you've learned to drive
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# L Plates

You'll only understand these terrors if you've learned to drive

Jul 16th 2013, 6:00 PM 29,355 Views 89 Comments

In which case, you’ll never forget it.

Ireland is saying goodbye to the classic driving test feedback form
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Ireland is saying goodbye to the classic driving test feedback form

Jun 16th 2013, 7:45 AM 17,109 Views 25 Comments

The Road Safety Authority has started rolling out tablet computers for examiners, meaning candidates won’t get the usual form back.

Ennis stays top of driving test league tables for 2012
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Ennis stays top of driving test league tables for 2012

Apr 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 8,438 Views 50 Comments

The Clare county town remains just ahead of Sligo as the area where candidates are most likely to pass the driving test.

Warning over unofficial driving test websites
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# Warning

Warning over unofficial driving test websites

Oct 3rd 2011, 8:26 AM 744 Views 0 Comments

The Road Safety Authority has warned learner drivers not to use unofficial websites – which often charge a fee and take personal information – when booking their theory or driving tests.