The driving test will determine if you have the skills necessary to progress to being a full driving licence holder. It includes questions on the rules of the road, how your vehicle works and then assesses your driving skills in different road and traffic conditions.
Before undergoing the test you should have achieved a level of knowledge and skill that will satisfy the tester that you are entitled to a full driving licence. It is important that you have done a sufficient amount of driving lessons with an Approved Driving Instructor before undertaking the driving test.
EDS Driving School offers pre-test driving lessons to cover the driving test routes of Raheny Test Centre and Finglas Test Centre. These driving lessons are designed to help you pass the RSA Driving Test.
NB: A person granted a first full driving licence on or after 1st August 2014 must display N-plates on the vehicle for a period of 2 years, and during that period and display N-plates on any other vehicle in respect of which they get a driving licence. For more info go to: rsa.ie/n-plates
In a car: Rules of the road, road signs. Demonstrate technical checks. Work the secondary controls. Demonstrate hand signals. Maintain proper control over the vehicle at all times. Take proper precautions when moving off, stopping, overtaking, changing direction and meeting other traffic. Make safe and reasonable progress when driving, and when meeting and crossing the path of other vehicles.
Secondary controls and technical checks: The tester will ask you to open the bonnet and show where the cars engine oil goes and how to check the level, where brake fluid, windscreen washer fluid and engine coolant goes. The tester will then check the lights by getting you to turn on your dipped headlights, indicators and brakes. Then you will have to demonstrate the secondary controls, hazard lights, front and rear demisters, windscreen wipers and washers, full beam lights, fog lights etc.
You can get further details about the driving test, including fees and requirements, by contacting the Road Safety Authority or by visiting: www.rsa.ie