The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is renewing its warning to anyone booking a driving test online to do so only on the RSA’s official driving test website rsa.ie and anyone booking a driver theory test online to do so on the official theory test website theorytest.ie.
The reminder comes as certain websites in the UK continue to offer to book a theory test and driving test, for a charge in excess of the price charged on the RSA’s official sites.
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 rsa.ie or theorytest.ie where the only cost you will incur 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 website at rsa.ie and official driver theory test website at theorytest.ie
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 its 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.