Almost 6,000 learner drivers got penalty points last year for not being accompanied by a qualified motorist.
Last year's total was 5,929 - an increase of 185 from 2021, according to Freedom of Information figures.
Brian Farrell, from the Road Safety Authority, there are serious consequences for driving unaccompanied.
"They risk getting two penalty points and an €80 fine.
"They also risk having the car seized and if they're driving that vehicle without permission, the owner of that car faces prosecution."
Of last year's notices, more than a third - or 2,145 - were issued to drivers in Dublin.
619 were issued in Cork, 355 in Kildare, and 263 in Wexford.