The Road safety Authority offers a wealth of useful guidance about the purpose of and preparing for you driving test. Here are some tips from the leaflet https://www.rsa.ie/Documents/Learner%20Drivers/Preparing_driving_test_DL_v2.pdf about the purpose of the di=riving test.
What is the Purpose of a Driving Test?
The driving test is designed to find out if you:
- Know the Rules of the Road
- Have the knowledge and skill to drive competently in accordance with those rules
- Drive with due regard for the safety and convenience of other road users
Preparing for your driving test you should:
- Study carefully the Rules of the Road booklet
- Get tuition from an Approved Driving Instructor.
A list of Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) who have been approved
as reaching a high standard can be found by visiting www.rsa.ie.
- Practise driving as much as possible on all types of roads and in all types of traffic situations, including driving at night
- Build up your driving experience and confidence before applying for your test
- Look out for the RSA suite of Learner Driver manuals which are for sale in bookshops for cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses.
- Unnecessarily obstructing traffic or causing annoyance to other road users
- Practising on driving test routes for the most part; congestion on these routes causes inconvenience to residents and test applicants alike.