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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)...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport: Chairs Designate of the Road Safety Authority and Dublin Port: Discussion (2 Dec 2020) See 1 other result from this debate

Darren O'Rourke: I wish Mr. Grant and Ms O'Donnell well. I have some questions for Ms O'Donnell. I welcome the push to recruit 80 additional driving testers but is it not the case that we have fewer driving testers employed today than we had on 31 December last year? The figures I have show that we had 145 testers at this time last year and that we now have 139. I heard the Minister of State say that 18...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (24 Nov 2020)

Hildegarde Naughton: Driving instructors are either self-employed or employed by driving schools, and my Department has no role in that business. As I have previously advised Deputies, the Road Safety Authority is developing plans in an ongoing engagement with my Department over recent weeks for their various statutory functions to address the operational and financial consequences of the ongoing and dynamic...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (12 Nov 2020) See 1 other result from this debate

Johnny Mythen: I raise the issue of the increasingly long waiting list for driving tests. Everybody knows the impact Covid-19 is having on the service in this regard. However, the delay in getting tests is having a severe impact in rural areas where public transport is not readily available. At present, 93,791 people are awaiting driver tests. Some 954 of these are in Wexford alone. I am being...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Driver Test (12 Nov 2020) See 4 other results from this debate

Mick Barry: To be clear, the Minister of State indicated that some driving instructors are opposed to this. There are 2,000 driving instructors in the State. I am not in a position to say that every single one of them is opposed to this, but I am aware that the broad mass of those 2,000 driving instructors oppose what is going on here. It is not just some driving instructors - the Minister of State...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Driver Test (12 Nov 2020) See 2 other results from this debate

Darren O'Rourke: I want to come back to driving instructors. I have been contacted by driving instructors over the past number of weeks who have been refused entry to driving testing centres. Yesterday, I was sent a video to my phone from the west of Ireland, showing female and male driving instructors in rain that was falling horizontally and they were outside with a collapsable chair and an umbrella....

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Licences (12 Nov 2020)

Hildegarde Naughton: I appreciate that there are costs involved in the process of learning to drive and obtaining a driving licence, most specifically in respect of insurance, test charges, and lesson fees. I believe, however, that these costs are not particularly high when measured against the cost of running a car in the long term. Nor is the cost of taking the driving test itself unreasonable when held against...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (12 Nov 2020)

Mick Barry: ...for Transport, Tourism and Sport if support will be given to the suspension of all check tests in driver tests during the course of the Covid-19 pandemic in the interests of ensuring the safety of driving instructors and others; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35521/20]

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Driver Test (11 Nov 2020)

Kathleen Funchion: ...a long time, and there is also a backlog with the theory test. The only way to tackle all of this is to have testers in a full-time capacity. There should be consultation with the testers, the driving instructors and their representative groups because I am sure they all have ideas on how to deal with this. Everybody wants to see this matter resolved. The Minister of State is from a...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (11 Nov 2020)

Lynn Boylan: I request that the Minister for Transport comes before the Seanad to outline how he intends to tackle the massive driving test backlog. The number of people waiting for a test has increased by 70% since he took over his Department in June. This week, the Road Safety Authority has confirmed that there are now over 90,000 people awaiting a driving test. A quarter of those waiting are in...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Covid-19 Pandemic (11 Nov 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

Martin Kenny: 52. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the current Covid-19 guidelines for driving instructors and driving testers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35562/20]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driver Test (11 Nov 2020)

Martin Kenny: 55. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that driving instructors are prevented from using toilet facilities and sanitation facilities in driving test centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35566/20]

Written Answers — Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment: Driver Test (10 Nov 2020) See 1 other result from this answer

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...

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