Friday, January 22, 2021

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has reminded people waiting to sit their driving test that only essential workers should attend their appointments due to current Level 5 restrictions.

The RSA said essential workers travelling to attend their driving test are exempt from the 5km travel limit, and are advised to bring proof of their appointment with them in case they are stopped at a Garda checkpoint.

If you are unsure whether you qualify as an essential worker, the RSA recommend checking the list on the Government website, and if you are not, you are asked to cancel your test appointment.

Essential workers can still apply for their test as normal on

RSA chief executive Sam Waide said non-essential workers cancelling their tests will allow the system to continue to operate during restrictions.

“Adhering to the Government’s public health guidance during this challenging time is vital. Therefore, if you have a test appointment and are not an essential worker please cancel your test appointment.

“Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee and you can use it at a later date to book a test appointment,” Mr Waide said.

“As a non-essential worker, by cancelling your test appointment we can ensure that the service continues to operate as specified by Government and cater only for those who need it most during the current Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions.

“The slot can then be reassigned to someone involved in essential service and retail,” he added.

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