Driving Test Resume - Although With Restrictions.
July 22nd, 2020
At long last, the RAS announces the re-opening of test centers. With thousands of people eager to undertake they're driving test, this is welcoming news.
We spoke with Daniel, who is starting college in September, and this would require him to travel from Kildare to Dublin Daily. Daniel said he is eager to get the test done "as this will help with my daily commute. If I don't get to undertake and pass the driving test, I will have to commute by train or bus daily, which will add additional time to my day".
"I have spent the final 6 months of 2019 undertaking my theory test and driving lessons in the hope to have passed my test well before now. I had a test date for the end of March, but this had to be canceled. I now don't know when I'll get my test, I'm hoping to get a cancelation at this stage, but even that is hopeful.
Figures from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) suggest that 33,000 drivers would have passed their tests between March and July.
The service had to be suspended on March 13 and was only able to resume earlier this week. Before COVID between 16,000 or 17,000 drivers were tested every month.
The RAS confirmed that some tests may resume, as exected, all people undertaking the test must wear a facemask.