Hall school of motoring

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Preparing for your driving test

First-time learner permit holders (in certain categories) must wait
six months after the date of issue of the particular licence category before they can sit their driving test.

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The Driving Test

To pass the driving test you will need to:

Maintain proper control over the vehicle at all times.
Show anticipation and awareness.
Take proper precautions when moving off, stopping, overtaking, changing direction and meeting other traffic.

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Getting on the Road

Beginning to Drive

Before getting lessons a provisional licence must be obtained.In the Republic of Ireland, you can obtain a learners permit at the age of 17. Before applying for your first learners permit you must pass a computerized Driver Theory Test.

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How long can i have the learners permit?

A learners permit is valid for two years, and will be renewed once without the holder having sat a driving test. After this, proof of an upcoming test appointment or a recent test failure is required for further renewal. A permit holder may not sit a test for at least six months after receiving their permit.

Steps to Take to get yourself behind the wheel

1)Pass your theory test.

2)Apply for the provisional permit.

3)Contact Hall School of Motoring.

Recent changes to the learners permit

Prior to October 2007, a "provisional licence" was issued which had more lax restrictions - on its first renewal, the holder could drive unaccompanied (but must continue to display L plates), and the accompanying driver did not need any experience, just a full licence. The third or further renewals of the licence - e.g. after failing a test and the expiry of your second licence - brought back the accompaniment requirement. This unusual arrangement led to a situation where a learner driver, having failed their driving test on a 2nd Provisional, could legally drive away from the test center unaccompanied.