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8,500 People In Midlands Awaiting Driver Theory Test

Portlaoise has by far the highest number waiting.

Extension of opening hours and a new pilot scheme are two suggestions being made to clear a backlog of 105,000 driver theory tests across Ireland. 

The latest figures from the RSA show over 8,500 people in the midlands are waiting for a test. 

Fianna Fáil senator, Mullingar's Aidan Davitt says the Transport Minister will need to take steps to address the list soon:

Local Figures:

Portlaoise: 3,424
Athlone: 2,467
Tullamore: 2,026
Mullingar: 603

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