Dáil Éireann - Volume 535 - 09 May, 2001
Written Answers - Driving Tests.
Mr. Perry Mr. Perry
174. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government if he will exempt a person (details supplied) in County Sligo from the theory test for a driver's licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13104/01]
Mr. Molloy Mr. Molloy
Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Molloy): Under the Road Traffic Act, 1961, and the Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations, 1999 to 2001, it is a matter for the appropriate licensing authority, in this case Sligo County Council, to determine the eligibility of a person for a provisional driving licence and to issue licences. A person who makes application to a licensing authority for a first provisional licence, in any licence category, in the period 25 April 2001 to 10 June 2001 will, in the first instance, be granted a provisional licence for a limited period of 90 days. On submission to the licensing authority of a theory test certificate for the appropriate licence category the validity period of the licence will be extended for the balance of the period for which a provisional licence is normally granted. On or after the 11 June all applications for first provisional licences must be accompanied by a theory test certificate. The driver theory testing service will commence testing on 11 June.
Dáil Éireann 535 Written Answers Driving Tests.