The backlog has been building through the lockdowns.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) says it will be making online theory tests available to all drivers later this month.

Over 100,00 people are now waiting to sit the test.

The backlog has been largely due to the Level 5 lockdown.

At the moment, online assessments are only available to people who are sitting exams to get a learner permit for a bus or a truck.

RSA Spokesman Brian Farrell says the backlog won’t be cleared until theory test centres can reopen.

He says he hopes to have 4,000 tests a month soon.

“But it won’t be until later in the year until we can accommodate significant numbers of onlie theory tests.”

“That’s why it’s really is the re-opening of the actual physical test centres that we can deliver 50,000 tests a month,” he said.

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