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Driving Quiz No 1

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1. When can you overtake on the left?

When the driver in front of you is turning right, when you intend to turn left, when the vehicles in the lane on your right are moving slow.

2. At a junction with roads of equal importance, to whom should you give way?

To traffic on the right and traffic and traffic already turning.

3. At a STOP sign which has no white line, where would you stop?

At the STOP sign.

4. What position would you take up for a right turn in a one-way street?

The extreme right-hand lane.

5. How would you know a Zebra crossing at night?

By the yellow flashing beacons.

6. What does the island in the centre of a pedestrian crossing mean?

Each side of the island is a separate crossing.

7. Name the restrictions in relation to the use of the horn.

Must not be used between the hours of 11.30 p.m. and 07.00 a.m. in a built- up area, except in an emergency.

8. When driving at night when should you dip your headlights?

When meeting oncoming traffic when following close behind another vehicle, on continuously lit roads, at the beginning and end of lighting up hours or in fog or snow.

9.What should you do if dazzled by lights of an oncoming vehicle?

Slow down and stop if necessary.

10. What is a clearway?

Stopping and parking prohibited (except by buses or taxis) for a period indicated on the sign.

Driving Quiz No 2

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1. What does the broken yellow line mean?

A broken yellow  line marks the edge of the road (also known as the hard shoulder)

2. How close to a junction can you park?

5 metres.

3. What is the legal parking distance from the kerb?

Half a metre.

4. What does the single yellow line mean?

No parking at certain times-generally during working hours

5. What does the double yellow line mean?

No parking at any time.

6. Where should you not park?

Near a bend, the brow of a hill, opposite another vehicle on a narrow road, at humped back bridge, at a continuous white line, where your veichle obstructs a sign, at an entrance, at a bus stop, or at a taxi rank.

7. Where should you not overtake?

At a bend, the brow of a hill, humped-back bridge, at a continuous white line, or anywhere your view of on coming vehicles is restricted.

8. What is a safe distance from the vehicle in front?

The two second rule, double it to four seconds in wet weather.

9. If you saw a red triangle on the road, what would it mean?

Obstruction or breakdown ahead.

10. At a junction when traffic lights are not working to who would you give way ?

Traffic on the right and traffic already turning.

Driving Quiz No 3

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1. What does the amber traffic light mean?

Stop unless you are too close to stop safely behind the white line.

2. Name three people in authority for whom you must stop.

A Garda, a school warden, or a person in charge of animals.

3. What does the green traffic light mean?

Go - provided the junction is clear.  

4. Name three people in authority for whom you must stop.

A Garda, a school warden and a person in charge of animals.

5. Describe the road markings for NO ENTRY

A continuous white line with a broken white line behind it.

6. When can you cross a continuous white line?

To avoid an obstruction, for access or if the broken white line is on your side of the continuous white line. 

7. What is the National speed limit?

100km per hour for cars - 80km per hour for trucks.

8. What is the speed limit on a motorway?

120 km per hour.

9. (a) What is the minimum thread depth of a tyre? (b) What is the amount of air pressure for a tyre?

(a)  1.6mm   

(b) 2.2 bar pressure or 32 p.s.i. (pounds per square inch)

10. If there are two parallel white lines in the centre of the road - one continuous and one broken, which one would you obey?

You obey the line on your side of the road.

Driving Quiz No 4

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1. What do two parallel broken white lines in the centre of the road mean?

There will be one or two continuous white lines ahead.

2. What does the broken white line in the centre of the road mean?

You may overtake if safe to do so.

3. Why is a STOP sign octagonal and a YIELD sign triangular?

You can recognize them in snowy conditions.  

4. What is meant by a solid white line in the centre of the road?

You must stay on the left & must not cross it unless for access or emergency.

5. What are Hatched markings?

Treat them like a traffic island - you don't enter.

6. Who has priority on the roundabout?

You must give right of way to traffic already on the roundabout.

7. What is the difference between a Pelican crossing & a Zebra crossing?

A pelican crossing is controlled by lights & a zebra crossing by a flashing orange beacon and is controlled by the presence of pedestrians.

8. What do white zig zag lines at a zebra crossing mean?

NO parking for 15m before the crossing & 5m past the crossing.

9. What are the rules regarding Bus Lanes?

A with-flow bus lane runs in the same direction as the traffic beside it & can be used by cyclists and taxis as well as buses & is reserved during the times shown on the information plate.

A contra-flow  bus laneis reserved only for buses, which mean no other traffic can use it day or night

10. What is a filter light?

An arrow light, green or amber, you may proceed in the direction of the arrow if safe to do so.

11. What does a flashing amber light mean?

Proceed if the crossing is clear but pedestrians have priority.

Driving Quiz No 5

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1. What is the difference between a motorway and a dual carriageway?

On motorways exits are to the left only, there are no traffic lights, no junctions and a 120KPH speed limit.

2. Where would you never make a U turn?

In a one way street, where there is a continuous white line or lines, where a sign directs you not to.

3. What is meant by tailgating?

Driving too close to the vehicle in front, not keeping a safe distance.

4. What is coasting & why is it potentially dangerous?

Coasting is when the vehicle is not being driven by the engine i.e. the clutch is held down or the gear lever in neutral. It is dangerous because it reduces the driver's control of the vehicle.

5. Who is responsible for seat belts?

For passengers under 17 years of age, the driver is responsible.

For passengers 17 years of age and over, the person themselves.

6. Can you reverse from a minor road on to major road?

NO. (You may reverse from a major road to a minor road being aware of the possible following traffic.)

7. How would you check your brake lights on your car if you are alone?

Reverse your vehicle towards a window and look at the reflection.

8. How would you test your handbrake is working?

Your brakes are working properly when stationary & when on the move.

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