Update on the Driving Licence Change Programme
The National Driver Licence Service have provided an update on Driving Licence Change Programme.
"As and from 25 October 2013 Motor Tax Offices will stop accepting new applications for Driving Licences and Learner Permits however, they will be responsible for processing all applications they have by that date; while they wont be open to the public in the weeks after 25/10/2013 they will clear any existing backlogs.
From 29/10/2013 the new National Driving Licence Service will be open for business and at locations around the country NDLS offices will be open (details of locations at www.ndls.ie )
Any person taking out a new licence or permit, renewing an existing licence or adding categories etc will have to go to the NDLS Office to have a photo and signature taken. This needs to be done only once as subsequent transactions can use the existing photo and signature and phone or postal contact to the NDLS Back Office will suffice.
Lots more information can be seen at the dedicated website for the new licence service. www.ndls.ie"
In practical terms what this means is that you must attend NDLS office to have your picture and signature taken.
You will no longer be able to apply for a driving licence at your local motor tax office.
A map has such small print, it's impossible to safely read it while driving. If you are needing to find a specific address, write out the basic directions in large writing and short sentences, before you drive there. If you must read the directions (not the map) while on the road, do it where you are stopped.