Thousands of people in Ireland are driving without ever taking a driving test. Up to 30,000 people are on their 3rd or subsequent provisional licence and have never sat a driving test.
In some cases learners have been driving on Irish roads for over 30 years without ever holding a full licence. To get a third or subsequent learner permit, you must show proof that you’ve applied for a test.
There is no legal requirement to actually sit a driving test before renewing your learner permit. So you can book the test, get the learner’s permit and then never bother sitting the test.
Andrea was joined by Dominic Brophy, Driving instructor and Director of the Professional Driving Instructors Association and listeners to discuss...