Clare’s Aontú Rep Calls For Extension Of Driving Test Opening Hours To Curb Backlog

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Clare’s Aontú representative is calling for the extension of test centre opening hours in a bid to curtail the county’s significant driving testing backlog.

The Road Safety Authority is currently processing 3,149 driving test applications in Clare, however less than 8% of these budding motorists have so far received a scheduled test date.

The average waiting time for a driving test in the Banner currently stands at 24 Weeks, while the waiting time is as high as 36 weeks in Shannon.



Aontú’s MidWest PRO, Eric Nelligan believes test centres could easily operate on weekends and for up to 12 hours a day.

Listen to the full interview below