The driving theory test

The learner driver theory test was introduced in 2001. By law, before applying for a learner permit, candidates must complete and pass a test of their general road safety knowledge and motoring legislation. It applies to anyone applying for a first learner permit in any vehicle category.

The test is designed to check knowledge of topics such as:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Risk perception
  • Eco-driving
  • Hazard awareness
  • Good driving behaviour

The test is computer-based but, like the fast check-in kiosks at airports, is designed for those who have little or no experience of using computers as well as those who do.

You will have a chance to take a practice session on the day before starting on the actual test. If you have special needs please contact the Driver Theory Service and explain your requirements.

Driver Theory Service contact:
1890 606 106 (English language)
1890 606 806 (Irish language)
1890 616 216 (text phone – for the hearing-impaired)

Region Covered

Please check the link below to see the regions that we work with

Contact us

Alert Driving School Mullingar

104 Ballinderry Rd,
Mullingar
,
Co. Westmeath,
Ireland
087-286-3021

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testimonials

  • Just passed my test first time after taking lessons with Alert Driving School. Full of positive feedback and great instruction. I would highly recommend them.
    Brian F. Sept.2013
  • I passed my test first time with Frank. I was a late learner and quite nervous but I was able to do it with Frank's help. Also very kind on purse at €25.
    Mairead f
  • Thanks to you I got there.Great driving lessons, would highly recommend
    Stavros
  • Great stuff Frank passed at first attempt.
    Jack
  • I am a very nervous driver. However having switched to Alert Driving School, Frank guided me successfully through my driving test.
    Geraldine, 48.