Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Sinn Féin TD for Roscommon/Galway Claire Kerrane has requested the Street Security Authority to think about establishing a short lived Driver Take a look at Centre in Ballinasloe given the rising backlog for driving exams resulting from Covid-19.
The ready listing for driving exams on the finish of January stood at over 92,000 folks nationally with 3,967 of that quantity in Galway Metropolis and County.
Deputy Kerrane argues that Ballinasloe is completely positioned given the ample house on the NCT centre and added that session was wanted with between the Division of Transport and Accredited Driving Instructors and their commerce unions to design a roadmap that may enable them to renew driving exams in a protected method.
“The Street Security Authority have been searching for numerous actions from Authorities in an effort to help them to satisfy demand in relation to the rising ready lists for driving exams.
“Final October, the RSA sought permission to rent 80 further testers. Regardless of this, approval for simply 40 has been granted however they’re nonetheless not in place. This reveals clearly that the Authorities will not be taking this situation significantly.
“The Division of Transport must be proactive in relation to tackling the ready listing for driving exams which as of the tip of January this 12 months stood at over 92,000 folks with 3,967 of them ready in Galway Metropolis and County.
“Ballinasloe is completely positioned to help in lowering the backlog of ready lists for driving exams and never only for these in Galway. There’s ample house on the present NCT Centre and I’ve requested the RSA to have a look at this.
“We additionally have to see session between the Division of Transport and Accredited Driving Instructors and their commerce unions to design a roadmap that may enable them to renew driving exams in a protected method.
“For folks residing in rural areas significantly, having a driver licence is totally important for each day life. I’m additionally acutely aware of the numerous younger individuals who with no licence are stranded in some ways particularly those that have completed faculty and are searching for work or examine.”