Quicker turnaround time required for driving tests

A local Labour Party representative is calling on the government to implement a 10 week turn around for driving tests.

The number of people waiting to get a test carried out continues to rise across the north west region with over 700 in Sligo, almost 500 in Leitrim and over 1,800 in Co. Donegal.

The RSA warned at the end of October it could be upwards of 6 months before you could be seen for a test if you booked then.

Speaking to OceanFM News, Nessa Cosgrove says the majority of people waiting are under 30 and they need clarification for when they can get on the road.

Meanwhile, about 15,000 motorists living in the Republic and still using a UK driving licence face being put off the road within weeks as the Brexit transition deadline looms.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is warning drivers that time is running out to exchange licences before December 31st, with waiting times for processing applications of up to 20 days or more.