RSA concern over unofficial driving/theory test sites
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking anyone booking a driving test online to do so only on the RSA’s official driving test website: www.rsa.ie
Additionally, anyone booking a driver theory test online should do so only on the official theory test website: www.theorytest.ie
The RSA has recently become aware of certain websites in Ireland and the UK offering to book a theory test and driving test, for a charge.
There is no need for anyone to pay a third party website to book a driving test or theory test, as it can be done easily at www.theorytest.ie or www.theorytest.ie, where the only cost incurred is the cost of the test itself.
The RSA is also warning learner drivers of the dangers of passing on their personal details, such as PPS and driver number to these sites.
While such information is required to book a test, it should only be provided when booking a theory test and driving test on the official RSA driving test application or driver theory test websites.
The RSA has highlighted the gathering of such personal data by these unofficial sites to the Data Protection Commissioner, and National Consumer Agency. The RSA has also made contact with these websites to voice the organisation’s concerns.
The RSA has also responded by increasing its online marketing activity to signpost driving test and theory test candidates to the official RSA driving test and theory test booking websites.