A further extension to the expiry dates of driving licences has been announced today by Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton.
The Minister says the move comes as the EU and national Governments take steps in response to the disruption caused by Covid-19 to driver licensing services across the EU.
Minister Naughton says today’s extension to driving licences will address the concerns that drivers have in renewing their licences.
She is strongly encouraging drivers to check the new expiry date of their driving licence by using the expiry date calculator on www.ndls.ie.
Anyone who receives the licence extension will not be sent out a new licence. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) which manages the NDLS will automatically update driver records to show the new expiry date.
A letter will then be sent to every customer who is entitled to the extension, explaining that the expiry date of their licence is being extended. The RSA has also told Insurance Ireland and An Garda Síochána about the new expiry date of driving licences.
Minister Naughton gave more details to Midwest News today