Statement from the Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in relation to the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS), the National Car Testing Service (NCT)


The Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and the RSA have confirmed that the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS), the National Car Testing Service (NCT), as well as the Commercial Vehicle Testing System are suspended until further notice with immediate effect. This is in order to comply with the new public restrictions, announced […]

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Statement from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) in relation to the Driver Theory Testing Service


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has today Wednesday 25 March been informed by Prometric the provider of the Driver Theory Test service, that it is suspending the provision of the service in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. Prometric has advised the RSA that, as a result of Covid-19, it is no longer in a position […]

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Suspends Driving Test Service Until 29th March


Following the Government decision to introduce measures to delay the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) the Road Safety Authority (RSA) sought and has received advice from the public health authorities who are managing this public health crisis. Based on that advice we are suspending all driving tests following the conclusion of the last test today […]

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Statement re NCT


Since the issue of the scissors lift in NCTS Centres has come to light the Road Safety Authority has been working with Applus and engaging with other relevant stakeholders to ensure that they are appraised of the issue and to establish the extent of the problem and possible resolutions. This also includes engagement with An […]

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4% Rise in Road Deaths Recorded in 2019


Pedestrian deaths decline by 36% and passenger deaths down by 20%, but 2019 sees 45% rise in driver deaths Vulnerable road user deaths decline by 23%   Provisional road collision statistics for 2019 show deaths resulting from road traffic collisions have increased. A total of 148* people lost their lives in 2019, compared to 142 […]

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Road Safety Alert – Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings for Wind and Rain 18 December 2019


18 December 2019: The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads today as Met Eireann has issued an Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds and rain. Met Eireann have issued an orange weather warning for very strong winds in Cork from 6pm – 9pm today, […]

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41,316 learner drivers told ‘No excuse’ for not sitting test


RSA calls on long-term learner permit holders to sit their driving test without delay In excess of 1,600 vehicles detained from unaccompanied learner permit holders The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has urged multiple learner permit holders, eligible to sit a driving test, to apply for one without delay. There are 41,316 people on their fourth […]

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Anyone living in Ireland with UK driving licence must exchange it for Irish licence before UK leaves EU


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said, that anyone living in Ireland who holds a UK (including Northern Ireland) driving licence must exchange it for an Irish driving licence, before the 31 October 2019, in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. If there is a no-deal Brexit, then after this […]

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Ireland receives EU road safety award for 2019


Ireland named second safest European Union Member State in 2018 Ireland has today been named the winner of this year’s prestigious European Transport Safety Council Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) award. The annual award is presented to a European country that has demonstrated continued progress on road safety combined with a strategic approach to tackling […]

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Cannabis most common illegal drug detected in drivers in 2018


Drug drivers target of June Bank Holiday road safety campaign Medical Bureau of Road Safety report 43% increase in number of drivers’ specimens submitted for analysis in first four months Gardaí report a 15% increase in DUI arrests (alcohol or drugs) in first four months 62 people have been killed or seriously injured in June […]

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