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Written Answers — Garda Training: Garda Training (31 May 2005)

Michael McDowell: I am informed by the Garda authorities that members of the Garda Síochána are allowed to drive official vehicles in two circumstances: they have completed an official driving course or they hold at least a class B driving licence and have been authorised to drive by the chief superintendent. The following driving courses for members of the Garda Síochána are conducted at the driving...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (20 May 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Shane Ross: Driving instruction is given by instructors who are private individuals who are self employed or employed by a Driving School. As they are not employees of the Road Safety Authority individual instructors and driving schools should refer to the roadmap and to the National Return to Work Safely Protocol, noting that high-risk services are not to resume until Phase 4 at...

Driver Testing and Standards Authority Bill 2004: Second Stage (Resumed). (29 Jun 2005) See 4 other results from this debate

Jimmy Devins: I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak on the Bill designed to establish a driver testing and standards authority. I welcome the fact that the new authority will be based in Ballina where the headquarters of the existing driver testing service is located. While Ballina is not in my constituency, it is on its border and I am sure many in Sligo-Leitrim as well as Mayo will be delighted...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (9 Jun 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn: 548. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the efforts being made to facilitate the return to work of driving instructors; the timeframe for same; and if he will work with his counterpart in the Northern Ireland Executive to ensure the return to work for the sector is at the same time across the island of Ireland in order to not disenfranchise driving instructors based in...

Driver Testing and Standards Authority Bill 2004: Second Stage (Resumed). (28 Apr 2005) See 7 other results from this debate

Denis Naughten: ...of the most vulnerable people in society. The greatest waste has been the lives of many young people who have been involved in road accidents. If one assesses a young person who has passed the driving test and compares him or her with a young person who is about to sit the test, there is no difference in driving ability. There is something wrong about a system where the driving test does...

Written Answers — Department of Defence: Civil Defence Training (19 Nov 2013)

Alan Shatter: Dublin Civil Defence has over 650 active volunteer members. It also has a large fleet of vehicles including ambulances and fire tenders. There are two Road Safety Authority approved driving instructors within Dublin Civil Defence. These instructors provide the required driving lessons to ensure that Dublin Civil Defence has an adequate number of appropriately qualified drivers. Dublin Civil...

Written Answers — Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment: Driver Test (10 Nov 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: 60. To ask the Minister for Trade, Enterprise and Employment if his attention has been drawn to the industrial relations dispute between assisted driving instructors and the Road Safety Authority over the failure to allow the use of toilet and waiting facilities when learner drivers are undertaking their driving test; and if he will engage with the trade union (details supplied) of the...

Written Answers — Motoring Schools: Motoring Schools (10 Feb 2004) See 1 other result from this answer

Jim McDaid: Proposals being developed by my Department for the regulation and quality assurance of driving instruction will involve a test of the competence of individual instructors. A working group comprising representatives of my Department and of instruction interests has formulated the design of the standards that a driving instructor must meet. I am considering what arrangements will be put in...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (22 Jul 2020)

Eamon Ryan: The decision taken by Government, following the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team, to allow for the reopening of certain businesses, including driving instruction, as part of the revised Phase 3 of the Roadmap for reopening the country, was based on assessments of the level of risk to public health of reopening these businesses. It is not an instruction to open such...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (28 Jul 2020)

Eamon Ryan: The decision taken by Government, following the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team, to allow for the reopening of certain businesses, including driving instruction, as part of the revised Phase 3 of the Roadmap for reopening the country, was based on assessments of the level of risk to public health of reopening these businesses.  It is not an instruction to open such...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (11 Mar 2021)

Mattie McGrath: A number of driving instructors have begun a campaign to allow essential driving tests, EDTs, to continue during the extended level 5 restrictions. We know how long that will go on for. They are also trying to set up their own union. Currently only essential workers who have been allocated driving tests are allowed to do the pre-test lessons. Surely if it is safe for one cohort of...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (21 Jul 2020)

Eamon Ryan: I presume that the Deputy is referring to driving instructors. The NPHET, together with a team of national experts, decided which businesses could resume trading in each Phase of the gradual reopening of our economy, and they included driving schools on the list of businesses cleared to reopen on 29 June. It is not the role of the NPHET to provide guidance in relation to individual...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (30 Jun 2020)

Eamon Ryan: There are no provisions under Road Traffic law in relation to permission for driving instructors to work.  The Road Safety Authority (RSA), which has oversight of the sector, did advise Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) to protect themselves, their families and communities by following the official Government and HSE guidelines on hygiene and social distancing.  In...

Written Answers — Driving Tests: Driving Tests (22 Feb 2005)

Martin Cullen: EU Directive 2000/56/EC provides for changes in the type of vehicle that may be presented for a driving test. These changes only apply in respect of truck, bus, or car with trailer driving tests. The Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, SI 705 of 2004, give effect to the provisions of the directive. Vehicles registered before 1 January 2004 are not subject to...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (20 May 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Shane Ross: Driving instruction is provided by instructors who are private individuals either self employerd or who are employed by Driving Schools. They are not employees of the Road Safety Authority. Individual driving instructors and Driving School businesses should refer to the roadmap and to the National Return to Work Safely Protocol, noting that high-risk services are not to...

Written Answers — Driving Tests: Driving Tests (8 Feb 2005)

Martin Cullen: ...tests. The Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, SI 705 of 2004, give effect to the provisions of the directive. These regulations require that a vehicle used for a driving test in licence category C, trucks, which was registered on or after 1 January 2004, must have passenger accommodation for not more than eight persons, a gross vehicle weight of at least...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (7 Jul 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Eamon Ryan: ...Team (NPHET), together with a team of national experts, advised Government in deciding which businesses could resume trading in each Phase of the gradual reopening of our economy. NPHET included driving schools on the list of businesses cleared to reopen on 29 June. It is not the role of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre to provide guidance in relation to specific sectors,...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (24 Mar 2021)

Hildegarde Naughton: ...in the summer 2020, in spite of the inherent risks in a service which inevitably involves testers and test candidates in close proximity in a confined space, there has been no case of Covid transmission during the driving test.  Under current level 5 restrictions, driver tests are continuing but at a significantly reduced capacity, due to the suspension of tests for all but...

Seanad: Road Traffic Bill 2004: Second Stage. (9 Dec 2004) See 1 other result from this debate

Mary Henry: ...the matter would be dealt with during my time in the Seanad but I am now wondering if that will ever happen. When I first became a Member of the Seanad mention was made of the introduction of a driving instructor standards authority. While a voluntary register has been put in place there has been no further progress on the matter. There was a great deal of communication with the Department...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (30 Jun 2020)

Eamon Ryan: As outlined in the revised Roadmap announced by Government, driving tests and instruction may resume from this week starting 29 June.   Driving lessons are provided privately and are not a State service.  As a private company, a driving school must ensure that they can comply with the necessary public health requirements before they can reopen...

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