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  • National Driver Licence Service (NDLS)

    From 29 October 2013, when applying for either a new or replacement learner permit or driver licence ( Category B, W, M, C or D ), you will need to visit one of the new National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) centres nationwide (Find your local centre at www.ndls.ie ). This service is being transferred from the Local Authority Motor Tax Offices.A new 'Face to Face' Validation process is being rolled out, which will help to combat fraud and keep unlicenced drivers of the road.

  • FREE DRIVER THEORY TEST LESSONS

     FREE DRIVER THEORY TEST CLASS @ The Redemeer Family Centre now every Tuesday night at 7pm. Get hints and tips from an RSA-ADI Instructor. To book your place, find out more detail or get directions CALL Gary on: 083 3349398 www.McBrideDrivingSchool.ie Where Quality Counts.In Association with "Louth leader partnership"

  • How to fight fatique and tiredness when driving

    What to do if you are a tired driver?1. NEVER DRIVE IF YOU'RE FIGHTING SLEEP.2. When you start fighting sleep at the wheel, your impairment is as dangerous as driving over the legal alcohol limit.3. Stop and take a nap for 15 minutes- (set your mobile phone alarm)4. To really make the most of your break take a Caffeine drink before the nap (150mg of Caffeine e.g. 2 cups of coffee).5. After the nap, get some fresh air and stretch your legs.

  • 5 FREE LESSONS TO BE WON.......!!!

    5 FREE DRIVING LESSONS TO BE WON...........!!! For a chance of winning LIKE our FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/McBrideDrivingSchool and SHARE our competition post one lesson will be giving away each week, starting on Easter Sunday 31st March

  • FREE DRIVER THEORY TEST LESSONS

    FREE DRIVER THEORY TEST CLASS @ The Redemeer Centre every Wednesday night at 7pmTo book your place, find out more detail or get directions CALL Gary on: 083 3349398 www.McBrideDrivingSchool.ie

  • Road Safety Alert Frosty and Icy Conditions

     Please take note of the following:  -  Check local and National weather forecasts before setting out on a journey. Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out, carry a screen scraper and de-icer.  Do not use hot water on the windscreen as it can crack the glass.  -   Use your dipped headlights so that others will see you. Make sure your headlights and taillights are all in working order, replace broken bulbs  -   Watch out for "black ice." If the road looks polished or glossy it could be, "black ice” one of winter's worst hazards: Black Ice is difficult to see!

  • 'N for Novice' plate in new learner Driver category

    The new Road Traffic Bill will include a Graduated Driver Licensing system. The Graduated system will include a new category of Novice Driver, covering people in their first two years after qualification. This will be denoted by an ‘N’ plate on vehicles.  

  • New Road Traffic Bill

    “Ireland has made huge strides in reducing road deaths, under successive governments. However, we can never become complacent about road safety. The Christmas safety campaign launched this week should remind people to be vigilant over the festive season. My Department is also bringing forward a range of other long-term measures in the Road Traffic Bill 2012. Ireland is currently ranked sixth in the EU for road safety. I want us to become the safest country in Europe,” Minister Varadkar said.

  • Gift Vouchers now available

    Driving lesson Gift Vouchers make 'Brilliant presents' at Christmas and Birthdays for anyone about to turn 17 or if someone is 'difficult to buy for' and seem to have everything except their Driving LicenceWe can deliver to your door or meet at a suitable location

  • EU licence changes

    EU Licence Changes from 19th January 2013

    The driving licence will be in a new plastic card format. This will effect any person applying for a first licence or renewing an existing licence or learner permit. Bus/Truck licenceThe age in which you can qualify for a Bus/Truck licence has change and will take effect from the 19th January 2013 In the case of C and CE it will increase from age 18 to 21, and for D and DE it is to increase from age 21 to 24. The current ages of 18 for (C,CE) and 21 for (D,DE) will continue to apply to those taking out a licence under Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) rules.

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