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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Pre-legislative Scrutiny of Road Traffic (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019 (2 Mar 2021) See 3 other results from this debate

...: Yes, the Deputy is quite right. We do not know the numbers because when people apply for a test they do not tell us their occupation. The public health advice that we have received is that driving instructors should only be doing pretest lessons and not the mandatory EDT lessons. That is the public health advice that we have got and that is what we abide by in terms of the advice to...

Seanad: Covid-19 (Aviation): Statements (26 Feb 2021)

Barry Ward: ..., particularly with respect to the airline industry as a whole and the difficulties it faces. In the time I have left I will raise a matter that is also pertinent to the Minister of State's portfolio. Driver licences have been mentioned and I have been contacted by a young man in Goatstown who has not yet sat his driving test and clearly cannot do so. More important, he has not finished...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 Feb 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Seán Sherlock: 84. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will address matters raised by driving instructors (details supplied). [9409/21]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 Feb 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: Under provisions set out in S.I. No. 203/2009 - Road Traffic (Driving Instructor Licensing) (No. 2) Regulations 2009 the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is legally required to carry out a check test of an Approved Driving Instructor every two years at the very minimum. This test takes the form of an observation by an RSA examiner of a lesson given by the instructor to a learner driver...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (17 Feb 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The provision of driving instruction has been defined in legislation introduced by my colleague, the Minister for Health, as an essential service that may continue under level 5 restrictions, albeit in extremely limited circumstances. Both Essential Driver Training (EDT) for cars and Initial Basic Training (IBT) for motorcycles are currently suspended. Approved Driving Instructors...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (17 Feb 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The provision of driving instruction has been defined in legislation introduced by my colleague, the Minister for Health, as an essential service that may continue under level 5 restrictions, albeit in extremely limited circumstances. Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) may continue to provide lessons , but only in such circumstances where the learner in question has already completed...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (10 Feb 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: During level 5 restrictions, Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) may continue to provide lessons, but only in such circumstances where the learner in question has already been scheduled a test date. I understand that this causes difficulty in certain situations as candidates cannot book a test until they have completed all 12 lessons. As I am sure the Deputy will appreciate, it was decided,...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Licences (10 Feb 2021)

Eamon Ryan: I am aware that there are a large number of people driving on our roads on their 4th, 5th, 6th or subsequent learner permit. While it is legal for a learner permit holder to drive on our roads as long as they are accompanied by a qualified person, I agree there is a need to reduce the number of people driving on recurring learner permits without clear reasons. In late 2019, the Road...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (10 Feb 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Paul McAuliffe: 154. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the requirements regarding PPE for driving instructors when providing driver lessons, in particular face masks and hand sanitisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6994/21]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (10 Feb 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: During the current level 5 restrictions, Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) may only conduct lessons in circumstances where the learner in question has already been scheduled a test date. My Department is very aware of the difficulty this poses to learners who are unable to avail of instruction because they have not yet completed the 12 lessons required to book a test. As only limited...

Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (27 Jan 2021)

Mattie McGrath: ...chair of the RSA board on the television complaining about the testing. The test centre in Clonmel in Tipperary is the Wild West. Young people are being penalised unfairly. Yesterday morning. four tests were cancelled because of the frost, despite the fact driving instructors were able to drive, the testers drove to work and the people drove with their parents, who took a day off work...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (27 Jan 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: I have no plans to amend the requirements on learner drivers or the driving test itself; we must continue to expect a high standard of our learner drivers before they can be allowed to take to the road as fully licensed drivers. The last year that an amnesty for learner drivers was granted, 1979, there were 614 deaths on our roads with much smaller volumes of traffic, compared with a...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (20 Jan 2021) See 3 other results from this answer

Thomas Pringle: 85. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has organised plans to address the lack of access to toilets, hand washing facilities and shelter for driving instructors at national test centres who are still working under level 5 restrictions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2477/21]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (20 Jan 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: Any public road can be used to either conduct driving lessons, driving tests or practise driving, once the learner driver is operating within the rules of the road and is accompanied by a suitably qualified driver at all times. I have no power to issue instructions to the RSA regarding routes of driving tests. Driving instructors are private individuals and I have no power to issue...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (13 Jan 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: The provision of driving instruction has been defined as an essential service in legislation introduced last October by my colleague, the Minister for Health. Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) may continue to provide lessons under level 5 restrictions, but only in such circumstances where the learner in question has already been scheduled a test date. With regard to making...

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Driver Test (10 Dec 2020)

Hildegarde Naughton: The scheduling of driving tests is the responsibility of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and I have no power to intervene in individual cases. The  Deputy should be aware that the Road Safety Authority cannot schedule applicants for a driving test until the Authority has received the confirmation from the candidate's ADI Instructor that they have the completed 12 Essential...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Driver Test (8 Dec 2020) See 5 other results from this debate

Louise O'Reilly: ...be our priority and she is dead right, but it is not the case if a person cannot access a toilet in the course of his or her work. I like the bit where the Minister of State describes taking a driving test. I think we all know how that happens. The Minister of State talks about the need to protect the building and the health and safety of the workers. We are not seeking to put anyone's...

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters (8 Dec 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: ...single adults and the number of deaths among those sleeping rough; (2) Deputies Louise O'Reilly and Darren O'Rourke - to discuss the need for access to hygiene and health facilities for assisted driving instructors; (3) Deputy Jennifer Whitmore - to discuss changes made by the archdiocese of Dublin to the sibling-first school admissions policy and the impact on families in Wicklow; (4)...

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