Deering welcomes introduction of online tracking system for driving license applications

10th March, 2014


Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has welcomed the plans of the National Driver License Service (NDLS) to introduce an online tracking system for driving licenses, similar to that of the passport office. Deputy Deering was speaking after he received a response to a recent Parliamentary Question on the matter, where he suggested the introduction of an online tracking system in order to introduce efficiencies to the service.

 “I welcome the plans of the NDLS to introduce an online tracking system for driving license applications. I raised this matter in the Dáil recently as I felt that the introduction of such a system could lead to greater efficiency and transparency in the application process.

“The online tracking system already works very well for the passport service, where people can track the progress of their application online. This allows applicants to plan ahead, as they know when their passport will be ready. In turn this also ensures increased efficiency in the passport office, as it means less people need to ring the helpline to ask about the progress of their application.

 “I was delighted to receive a positive response to my suggestion to introduce a similar online tracking mechanism for driving license applications. The letter I received from the CEO of the Road Safety Authority, in response to my Dáil question, also details plans to introduce the option of phone, postal and online applications, which should greatly speed up the process for people applying for their driving licence.”