Dáil debates

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed) - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Driver Test Waiting Lists

5:30 pm

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent) | Oireachtas source

We are not far off it. The RSA has targeted ten weeks and it has hit 12 weeks, so it is not far off. To make it mandatory would be extremely difficult. I would love to see it below double digit figures and I hope that will happen. After the Clancy amendment, we anticipated that there would be a sharp rise and measures have been introduced in anticipation of that.

More driver testers will be employed and trained, which is essential and will take some time, and people who need a driving licence quickly will be facilitated. The RSA has introduced emergency slots to accommodate people with such requirements.


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