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You can of course be asked any question from the 'Rules of the Road' or on other motoring matters.

Question 1/ When can you over take on the left?
Answer 1/ (a)When the driver in front of you is turning right,(b) when you intend to turn left and are signalling to do so,
(c)In slow moving traffic when the vehicles in the lane on your right are moving slower.

Q2/ At an uncontrolled junction of equal importance to whom should you give way?
A2/ Traffic on the right, traffic already turning, and if turning right; to oncoming traffic coming straight through or turning to their left.

Q3/ At a stop sign that has no white line, where should you stop?
A3/ At the stop sign

Q4/ What position would you take up for a right turn in a one-way street?
A4/ To the extreme right.

Q5/ How would you turn right on a main road?
A5/ Check mirrors, signal , position the vehicle close to the white line in the centre of the road. When a
safe gap occurs, check for overtaking traffic, then complete your turn, do not cut the corner and give way to pedestrians.

Q6/ How would you know a zebra crossing at night?
A6/ By flashing amber beacons.

Q7/ What does the island in the centre of a zebra crossing mean?
A7/ Each side of the island is a separate crossing.

Q8/ What restrictions are there in relation to the use of the horn?
A8/ It must not be used between the hours of 11.30pm and 7.00am in a built up area, except in an

Q9/ When driving at night when should you dip your headlights?
A9/ (a) When meeting oncoming traffic, (b) When following close behind another vehicle, (c) On
continuously lit roads, (d) In falling snow, (e) fog, (f) at dusk/dawn

Q10/ What should you do if dazzled by lights of an oncoming car?
A10/ Slow down and stop if necessary.

Q11/ What is a clearway?
A11/ Stopping or parking are prohibited (except by buses and taxis) for the period indicated on the sign

Q12/What does a broken yellow line mean?
A12/ A broken yellow line marks the edge of the carriageway.

Q13/ What does a single yellow line mean?
A13/ No parking at certain times,

Q14/ What is the legal maximum parking distance from the kerb?
A14/ less than half a metre.

Q15/ How close to a junction can you park?
A15/ 5 metres.

Q16/ Where should you not park?
A16/ Near , a bend, the brow of a hill, a hump back bridge, where there is a continuous white line, where
your vehicle would obstruct a sign, at an entrance, at a bus stop, opposite another vehicle on a narrow
road , at a taxi rank, where parking is prohibited by yellow lines.

Q17/ Where should you not overtake?
A17/ At a bend, a junction, the brow of a hill, a hump back bridge, at a continuous white line or anywhere
your view of oncoming traffic is restricted.

Q18/ What is the two-second rule?
A18/ In dry conditions, stay two seconds behind the car in front. Use a stationary object on the road, start counting when the
car in front passes the object and you should pass after counting two seconds.

Q19/ If you saw a red triangle on the road what would it mean?
A19/ That there is an obstruction on the road ahead.

Q20/ What is the sequence of traffic lights?
A20/ Green, Amber, Red.

Q21/ At a junction when traffic lights are not working to who would you give way?
A21/ Traffic on the right.

Q22/ What does a green light mean?
A22/ Go if safe.

Q23/ What does an amber light mean?
A23/ Stop at the stop line, unless you are to close to stop safely.

Q24/ Name three people in authority for whom you must stop?
A24/ A Garda, a school warden, or a person in charge of animals.

Q25/ If you were entering a one-way street at the no entry end, what road markings would you see?
A25 A continuous white line with a broken white line behind it.

Q26/ When can you cross a continuous white line?
A26/ To avoid an obstruction, for access, or if there is a broken white line on your side of the road.

Q27/ (a) What is the speed limit on national roads? (b) What is the motorway speed limit?
(c) What is the speed limit on a local or regional road?
A27/ (a) 100 k.p.h. (b) 120 k.p.h. (c) 80 k.p.h.

Q28/ What rules apply to a junction box?
A28/ You cannot enter unless your way ahead is clear, with the exception of turning right, you can enter and
wait in the box if you are not obstructing other traffic, and your exit road is clear

Q29/ If there are two sets of white lines in the centre of the road, one continuous, one broken, which would
you obey?

A29/ You obey the line on your side of the road.

Q30/ What do two sets of broken white lines in the centre of the road mean?
A30/ There will be one or two continuous white lines ahead.

Q31/ What does a broken white line in the centre of the road mean?
A31/ Only cross if you can see it is safe to do so.

Q32/ What do white horizontal lines in the centre of the road mean?
A32/ You use them like a traffic island you don't enter.

Q33/ What is the minimum depth of tread on a tyre?
A33/ 1.6mm

Q34/ What distance should you drive from the vehicle in front of you?
A34/ You should allow a gap of at least two seconds (the 2 second rule) and double this in the wet.

Q35/ What are the rules for 'zig-zag' lines?
A35/ Zig-zag lines are found at pedestrian crossings, and mean no overtaking and no parking.

Q36/ What is the difference between a Zebra crossing and a Pelican crossing?
A36/ A Zebra crossing has the black and white stripes on the ground and flashing amber beacons, whilst a Pelican crossing is controlled by traffic lights.

Q37/ What does the flashing amber light at a Pelican crossing mean?
A37/ It means give way to pedestrians crossing but continue if there are none.

Q38/ What does a green arrow (filter light) at traffic lights mean?
A38/ You may turn in the direction of the green arrow if it is safe and clear.

Q39/ What does a flashing amber arrow at traffic lights mean?
A39/ You may turn in the direction of the amber arrow but must first give way to traffic on the road you are entering.

Q40/ On a three lane motorway which is the correct lane for normal driving?
A40/ The left-hand lane.

Q41/ When are you allowed to stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway?
A41/ (a) In the event of a breakdown, (b) in an emergency, (c) when indicated by a Garda to do so.

Q42/ Where would you see two flashing red lights?
A42/ At a level crossing with barriers and lights, and means stop, as a train is approaching.

Q43/ What is a contra flow bus lane?
A43/ It is a bus lane, where the bus moves in the opposite direction to the other traffic, it is for buses only and operates 24 hours a day.

Q44/ Where should you look before reversing?
A44/ You should look all around the vehicle, checking behind by looking into the mirrors and around over both shoulders.

Q45/ What is aquaplaning?
A45/ It is where a film of water builds up between the road and the tyre, and will affect the steering and braking.

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