Written Answers - Driving Tests.

Thursday, 25 May 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 620 No. 92

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  190.  Ms Shortall  Information on Róisín Shortall  Zoom on Róisín Shortall   asked the Minister for Transport  Information on Martin Cullen  Zoom on Martin Cullen   the data available to him on the profile of driving test applicants in respect of proximity to test centre choices, sex, age and other categories; [930]and the details of same in respect of those currently waiting. [20262/06]

Minister for Transport (Mr. Cullen): Information on Martin Cullen  Zoom on Martin Cullen  Any person may apply for a driving test to be conducted at a driving test centre of their choice. Information on the gender and age of applicants is only compiled once driving tests are completed.

  191.  Ms Shortall  Information on Róisín Shortall  Zoom on Róisín Shortall   asked the Minister for Transport  Information on Martin Cullen  Zoom on Martin Cullen   the data available to him on the profile of provisional licence holders in respect of proximity to test centre choices, sex, age and other categories; and the details of same in respect of those currently waiting. [20263/06]

Minister for Transport (Mr. Cullen): Information on Martin Cullen  Zoom on Martin Cullen  A profile of provisional licence holders in relation to their proximity to test centres and those currently awaiting tests is not available.

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government who hold and administer the National Driver File has advised that the breakdown of provisional licence holders by sex and age at 31st December, 2005 is as follows:

Age Female Male
Under 17 116 2,337
17-19 25,142 34,701
20-24 62,769 53,557
25-29 44,557 34,863
30-34 27,712 23,245
35-39 16,981 15,098
40-44 12,161 9,315
45-49 8,828 5,878
50-54 6,912 3,803
55-59 5,290 2,492
60-64 3,051 1,069
65-69 1,633 590
70-74 801 393
75-79 365 207
80-84 102 92
85 and over 33 172


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