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Almost 58,000 Thousand On Driving Test Waiting List

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06:55 20 Oct 2021


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Nearly 58,000 people are on the waiting list for a driving test.

According to freedom of information figures, 15 test centres have over a 1,000 people on their waiting list. Tallaght is the worst affected in the country.

There are over 92,500 driving test applications in the Road Safety Authority's system at the moment. Over 10,000 of these have a scheduled appointment.

Another 24,500 applications have been deemed ineligible, normally because the drivers haven't taken enough lessons. The other 57,600 are eligible for a test but are on the waiting list.

That includes over 7,000 in the centre in Tallaght which is the longest list in the country.

Brian Farrell, from the Road Safety Authority, says the Covid pandemic is to blame for the delays;

"We are making progress in dealing with the driving test backlog."

Other centres with over 1,000 on their waiting lists include venues in Carlow, Cork, Galway, Kildare, Limerick, Louth, Meath and Waterford.

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