Carlow DRIVING TEST CENTRE
Book Your Test Car in Carlow Driving Test Centre:
Select your Driving Test Date
Go to the online calendar and select the date and time of your actual driving test. Fill in your contact details. If the time of your driving test is not available, please contact us directly to make a booking.
Select service you need
Select the service that suits your needs best or contact us directly if you can’t find a package you are looking for. Once your deposit payment has been processed, you are good to go. The balance of payment will be required on the day of your booking. Payments can be made through Credit/ Debit Card or Paypal.
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Overview of the Driving Test Centre in Carlow
The Carlow RSA driving test centre is situated in Church Street, (right beside the Amber filling station) Graiguecullen.
Waiting time for test is approximately 15 weeks and growing. Pass rate here is 54% which is pretty typical. There are no public toilets available here so we rely on the discretion of the testers to allow test candidates access to the test office’s facilities.
You can apply for your driving test in Carlow Driving Test Centre on the RSA website.
Carlow Driving Test Routes
Leaving Carlow test centre at the beginning of your test (and returning at the end) can be very difficult as it has a shared access with the petrol station and shop beside the test centre. It is often very busy. As with many other test centres there are numerous test routes used by the testers, all with various difficulties. The two hill starts, one at Graiguecullen Bridge and another at Centaur Street onto Dublin Street are tricky.
Poorly prepared candidates often incur multiple faults at the Post Office and Shamrock Plaza junctions. These junctions in particular require practice and the guidance of an experienced instructor. Roundabouts are plentiful here in Carlow. The larger ones can be extremely busy. Excellent anticipation and confident clutch control are musts. The smaller roundabouts are just as tricky, cars are very close to each other and you need to be confident yet not too pushy. Tullow Street and Dublin Street are very narrow busy areas, littered with potential hazards, be it other vehicles or pedestrians. Good cooperation with other road users is required here.