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Unofficial payment sites

Unofficial payment sites

If you are applying for your driving test or theory test online then you need to be careful in relation to what site you apply from.  It is estimated that unofficial UK based sites are profiting to the tune of £200,000 per year by processing applicants for the driving test and theory test.

These rogue sites will charge you needless extra money (€23.00 extra for theory test and €18.00 extra for driving test) for just processing your application.  Make sure you book your test through the official sites if booking online.  These are www.theorytest.ie or www.rsa.ie.  It is thought that 1 in 8 applicants got stung in this way last year.  These rogue sites do not provide any hidden extras, they do the same job you could do yourself.

As an applicant you should pay €45.00 for the theory test and €85.00 for the car driving test. 

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Technical Checks for the test

Technical Checks for the test

The main aim of the driving test is for the examiner to assess your driving skills and give you a pass or a fail.  However there will always be a relatively small but significant amount of test applicants who never get to actually sit the practical test due to technical issues with the car or paperwork.

Your vehicle must be properly insured and taxed and you have to have a valid disc in both cases.  If you have paid the tax or insurance but not yet received the disc then the tester will not accept this and cancel your appointment.  If the car is 4 years or older then you must have a valid NCT cert displayed in the front window.  Even if you have a valid disc you must make absolute certain that there are no warning lights on the dashboard.  These are called diagnostic lights and could alert you to potential problems with oil, brakes, airbags or emissions amongst other things.

Your tyres should be properly inflated and not worn, the minimum depth of a tyre is 1.6mm but in reality it should be a lot deeper than this.  The windows must not be overly tinted or cracked.  You must also make sure that your indicators and brake lights are working properly and that you have proper L Plates at the front and back.  And of course make sure that you have a valid learner permit and don't forget to bring it.

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