Essential Driver Training (EDT) to recommence for Essential Workers from 10 May


– Motorcycle Initial Basic Training (IBT) to recommence on 10 May – RSA will reopen its EDT Online Portal, on 10 May to allow Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) upload customer training sessions The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has today Friday 7 May confirmed that following the recent decision by government on the gradual reopening of road safety […]

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Weather Warning for Hail Showers


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising drivers to be aware of the dangers posed by hailstones. The advice comes as Met Eireann has forecast wintery showers of hail are expected this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Hail is a common but unpredictable occurrence in Ireland and can lead to slippery and dangerous driving conditions. […]

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New NCTS Centre to open in Tuam, Galway


New two-lane centre will have capacity to inspect over 20,000 vehicles annually Over time it will create an additional 12 jobs for the Tuam area.  The National Car Testing Service (NCTS) and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have announced today Friday 26 March that a new National Car Testing Service centre will open in Tuam, […]

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Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings for Strong winds


Wednesday 10 March 2021. The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads today as Met Eireann has issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds. Met Eireann has issued an Orange Wind weather warning for Cork and Kerry from 8pm Wednesday to 12pm on Thursday. Southwest […]

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Minister Naughton Announces Further Extension to Driving Licences


Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton TD has announced today 24th February 2021, details of a further extension to the expiry dates of driving licences. The move comes as the EU and national Governments take steps in response to the disruption caused by Covid-19 to driver licensing services across the EU. The extension will apply to […]

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New Driving Test Centre to open in Drogheda


The Minister of State in the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD alongside the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have announced today Tuesday 16 February 2021 that it is to open a new Driving Test Centre in Drogheda from Monday 22 February. The new driving test centre will be located at Drogheda Town Football Club, Marian […]

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Public urged to have their say on road safety


Public consultation on next Government Road Safety Strategy is launched Road users called on to have their say before November 18 3 November 2020: Whether they drive a car, cycle a bike, are passengers or pedestrians, all road users are being asked to have their say on road safety policy for the next ten years. […]

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RSA Services affected by move to Level 5 Covid19 Restrictions


Under Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid19, effective from midnight on Wednesday 21 October, for six weeks, the Government has classified some Road Safety Authority (RSA) services as essential services. The Government has classed The Driver Testing Service, the National Driver Licence Service, the National Car Testing Service and the Commercial […]

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Final reminder for residents in Ireland to exchange their UK / NI driving licence for an Irish driving licence


The National Driver Licence Service (NDLS)* is issuing a final reminder to anyone resident in Ireland with a UK / NI driving licence that they need to exchange it now, as their UK/NI licence will not be valid to drive here after 31 December 2020. While the UK has left the EU, a transition period […]

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Minister Ryan and Minister Naughton announce Further Extensions to validity of Driving Licences, in ongoing response to COVID impacts


Minister Eamon Ryan T.D. and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton T.D. at the Department of Transport, today 10/08/2020 have announced details of a further extension to the validity period of driving licences in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the disruption it has caused to licensing services delivered by the Road Safety Authority (RSA). This […]

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