Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton TD has announced a further extension to certificates for motorcycle Initial Basic Training (IBT), in order to take account of the impact of the pandemic.
Learner motorcyclists must complete IBT before they can legally ride solo on public roads, and their IBT certs must be in-date for them to continue riding and to take a driving test. During the pandemic, test services have been closed or limited and it has not always been possible to retake IBT after the expiry of certificates. Learner motorcyclists therefore face the double risk of losing their eligibility to drive on public roads and eligibility to take a test.
The validity period of these certs was extended in 2020, and regulations for a further extension have now been signed by Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton. This extension will also allow people to avail of tests as the driver testing service increases its capacity.