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Getting on the road

Find out nore about what must be done in order to get your learners permit.

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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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Preparing for Your Driving Test

From the 4th April 2011 all new first time learner permit holders for cars will be required to undertake mandatory essential driver training (EDT) with an approved driving instructor (ADI). The course is made up of of 12 individual one hour lessons. The learner will be able to take the lessons at any point during the learning process and can practice with an accompanying driver during the time while taking lessons. Evidence of completing the lessons will be signed off in a learner’s logbook by the Approved Driving Instructor. The logbook showing completion of the lessons may have to be presented before taking a driving test.

To do the test, you must have held a valid learner permit for at least six months on the day of the test (in the case of a first time learner permit holders, the code 991 will be printed under the restrictions/information section on your learner permit opposite the vehicle category) . This only applies to cars, motorcyclists and works vehicles. You must also have the use of a suitable vehicle. Also mandatory car lessons may apply to you, see information on Initial Basic Training(IBT) for Motorcyclists and Esssential Driver Training(EDT) for car drivers.

Preparing for your driving test


Your appointment
Appointments for driving tests are organised on a first-come-first-served basis approximately one month in advance of your test. This will indicate the time, date and venue for the test together with conditions which must be met. Please read this notice carefully as it may help avoid problems on the day of the test.
It will also set out the arrangements for cancelling your appointment should this prove necessary.
Testing is conducted out of many test centres throughout the country. Where possible, your test will be arranged for the centre you nominate on your application form.
You can apply for your driving test to be conducted through Irish (just complete the Irish language version of the application form and submit as normal).
Day of the test
You should be present in the test centre before the appointed time of your test. If you are late, the test cannot be conducted and the fee will be forfeit.
The driver tester will check your learner permit to establish that it is:

You will be asked to read and sign a statement confirming that: