Cavan Driving Test Delays are completely unacceptable according to local TD Brendan Smith.
The Fianna Fáil TD raised the issue with the Minister for Transport and called on him to outline the measures being implemented to eliminate unacceptable delays in applicants receiving appointments for driving tests at the Cavan test centre.
Deputy Smith said "It's completely unacceptable that people in Cavan are experiencing one of the longest waiting times in the country for a driving test".
According to the Minister for Transport, the current national average waiting time for invitation to test is 21 weeks, far above the service level agreement of 10 weeks.
The Driver Testing service has been under significant pressure to meet unprecedented demand which is 28% up on 2021 figures and 27% up on 2018 pre Covid-19 pandemic figures.
Deputy Brendan Smith reiterated his call that the delays being faced by drivers in Cavan is unacceptable and added that "The Minister and the Department must renew their approach and put more resources in place to combat these long delays.
"Delays in driving tests put a limit on a person's work, education and social life as they cannot drive on their own with a learner permit. It's important we put in place measures which can reduce these unacceptable delays and there are far too many cancellations of tests happening in Cavan," concluded Deputy Smith.