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Over 50,000 People Waiting For A Driving Test

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

9:39 AM - 29 Oct 2020



Over 50,000 people are on the waiting list for a driving test.

The Road Safety Authority says people who apply now are likely to wait about six months for a test.

The RSA says the driving test service resumed on July 20th, on a gradual basis, after a suspension during the lockdown.

Tests are currently operating at a reduced capacity.

The RSA says waiting times are significantly longer than the pre-Covid norm of six weeks - people who apply now are likely to wait between 25 and 30 weeks.

According to freedom of information figures, there are almost 50,500 people waiting for a test in 51 centres across the country.

Nearly 5,300 people are waiting for a test in Tallaght, while there are over 3,300 on the waiting lists for two centres in Cork.

A total of 15 test centres have over 1,000 people on the waiting list, including Dundalk, Carlow, Galway, Gorey and Limerick.

The RSA says it's putting in place a suite of measures to reduce waiting times.



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