Thursday September 24, 2020

Covid-19 stalls driving tests for most learners until 2021

Nearly 50,000 applicants have no confirmed date for their test as pandemic restrictions choke system

8th September, 2020
Some 54 driver test centres around Ireland are not yet running at full capacity after the lockdown. Picture: Getty

Applicants for the driving test could be forced to wait more than four months before they can sit one, new figures obtained by the Business Post show.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) said the 54 driver test centres around Ireland were not yet running at full capacity after the Covid-19 lockdown, and it could not confirm when they will return to doing so.

Up-to-date figures reveal that 8,778 people currently have a confirmed date...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

eCity Taxi Ireland has been engaging with Minister for Climate Action and Transport Eamon Ryan’s department, seeking details on his transport initiatives

Róisín Burke | 2 days ago

The Ryanair boss was bullish ahead of Tuesday’s legal challenge which claims Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions are unlawful

Róisín Burke | 1 week ago

One learner driver said they were marked down for going too slowly in a hailstorm

Claire McNamara | 1 week ago