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Do you have to arrive at the driving test with a fully licenced driver?

  • 30-08-2021 4:51pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭ JackieChang

    My girlfriend has her test soon and is wondering if I need to come along or will she fail if she's not with a fully licenced driver.

    I arrived by myself for my test, but that was many moons ago. I think she'll be grand? But she wants a real answer from internet people.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,396 ✭✭✭ CrowdedHouse

    Yea she'll be grand having the car seized for driving unaccompanied, fines, points etc.

    Seven Worlds will Collide

  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1

    My friend got a text to bring a qualified driver with her for Skibbereen so maybe safer she has one attend

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,534 CMod ✭✭✭✭ spurious

    Unless they are spying out the window of their offices they won't know whether she arrived alone or not, or whether she leaves alone.

    I have never heard of anyone being done for unaccompanied driving outside the test centre, but perhaps it happens.

    To be sure to be sure, have a 'full' driver with her.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,482 ✭✭✭✭ coylemj

    If the tester asks, can't she just say her father/mother accompanied her and has gone around the corner for a coffee? It's not their job to police the rule about driving unaccompanied.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 16,981 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III

    It can't be a good (or even legal) idea.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 447 ✭✭ drogon.

    I don't think the tester can fail her for not showing up with a fully licensed driver. The only risk is driving too and from the test centre, you could get away with it years ago. But they are getting strict with it and can easily get the car seized. So it is a gamble.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,554 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Given they're liable to fail you if your insurance disc stripe isn't green enough, you'll probably find that it is their job to police anything about what you do.