Written answers

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Driver Test

Photo of Ruairi Ó MurchúRuairi Ó Murchú (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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24. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if plans will be put in place to allow a person (details supplied) who passed their driver theory test in March 2020 but did not receive their licence until July to sit a driver test earlier than the prescribed six months after the licence issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24210/20]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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First-time learner permit holders must wait six months after the date of issue of their permit before they can sit their driving test. Unfortunately, an exception cannot be made to these requirements.

As part of the learning process, the 6 month rule for first time permit holders is designed to give the learner driver the opportunity to gain the minimum level of knowledge, skill and competency that a learner must demonstrate in order to become a fully licensed driver. The more practice and experience a person gets, the better a driver they are likely to become.


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