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Calls Made To Urgently Tackle Cork Driving Test Backlog

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12:05 11 Aug 2023

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Urgent calls have been made to tackle the driving test backlog after it was revealed that over 6,300 learner drivers are waiting to sit their test in Cork

The figures released by the Road Safety Authority also show that the average wait for a driving test in Sarsfield Road, Wilton is 38 weeks, while the average wait in Ballincollig is approximately 12 weeks.

The RSA also confirmed there are over 2,000 confirmed bookings for Cork theory test centres until the end of September.

Sinn Fein's Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire said the situation is ‘simply not good enough’ and has called on the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan to tackle the backlog.

Speaking to RedFM News Deputy O'Laoghaire said public transport is not always an option for people waiting to sit their test:

"This isn't a trivial thing for people. This facilitates people's independence; it facilitates people in getting out to work; and for some people, particularly rural areas, public transport is unfortunately not an option. So people need their car and people need to be able to access a driving test and pass that within a reasonable timeframe. The backlog is simply not acceptable".

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