waiting list for driving test
By Ciara Colhoun
BBC News NI
The Driver and Vehicle Agency’s online booking system for driving tests reopened on Sunday.
Driving lessons and theory tests are permitted in England from Saturday. Photograph: PA
Driving tests to be prioritised for key workers whose tests were cancelled due to Covid crisis
According to freedom of information figures, there are 697 people waiting in the Letterkenny test centre, 398 in Donegal and 235 in Buncrana.
There are currently 1,330 people in Donegal on the waiting list for a driving test with over 50,000 people waiting nationwide.
A total of 15 test centres have over 1,000 people on the waiting list, including Dundalk, Carlow, Galway, Gorey and Limerick.
The RSA says the driving test service resumed on July 20th, on a gradual basis, after a suspension during the lockdown.
3,611 people are on waiting lists for driving tests at Naas, and over 90,000, nationwide.
Road Safety Authority data released to Kildare South Sinn Féin TD, Patricia Ryan, indicates that 682 people are waiting to take a scheduled test at Naas.
Over 50,000 people are on the waiting list for a driving test.
By Gareth Farrell
In Ennis 701 people are waiting, in Shannon there’s 395 and in Kilrush 140.
The Road Safety Authority says people who apply now are likely to wait about six months for a test, due to Covid.