A campaigner for young drivers says an average waiting time of over three months for a driving test in Kerry is unacceptable.
The national target is ten weeks.
The Road Safety Authority says the delay has been caused by staff retirements.
Kian Griffin from Killorglin founded Ireland Underground, which campaigns on issues affecting young drivers including the rising cost of car insurance.
He says rural areas where public transport may not be readily available should have a shorter waiting time for driving tests: