Ireland Driving Test 13

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How should a driver proceed if their view is obstructed at a junction?

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Explantion: At junctions where the view is obstructed, move carefully into a position where you can see without interfering with other road users. Then assess the situation before you continue.

What should a driver who wishes to perform a U-turn do?

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Explantion: If you want to do a U-turn you must first choose a place where it is safe and legal to do it. Check all around for other road users and do not impede their right of way. Complete the manoeuvre efficiently and safely.

When should a driver use the vehicle’s rear view mirror?

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Explantion: You should use your mirrors to stay aware of traffic behind and around you. Always check your mirror before you change direction on a road, and before you signal or begin a manoeuvre.

What might be described as a bus driver’s ‘blind spots’?

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Explantion: A blind spot is an area a driver cannot see when looking forward or when looking in a mirrors. The bigger the vehicle, the bigger the blind spots,and you should keep this in mind if you are driving behind a truck or a bus. If you are driving behind a truck and you cannot see the truck's mirror, then the truck driver cannot see you.

What should drivers do if they become drowsy while driving?

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Explantion: Driving when you are tired can be very dangerous, and tiredness is one of the main causes of serious road collisions. Being very tired may cause you to micro-sleep (or nod off momentarily). At 100 km/h you travel at 28 metres a second, so if you micro sleep for just 4 seconds you would travel over 100 metres without being in control of the vehicle. If you become drowsy while driving, stop in a safe place and take a short nap. Then get some fresh air and stretch your legs for a few minutes before setting off again. Taking a caffeine-based drink such as coffee may also help.

How does rain affect driving in this situation?

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Explantion: When it is wet, your tyres do not grip the road surface as well as when it is dry, your stopping distance is increased and you are more likely to skid. For these reasons you should slow down during or after rain and keep a greater distance from the vehicle in front.

Where are the blind spots that a driver needs to be aware of when towing a loaded trailer?

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Explantion: A blind spot is an area a driver cannot see when looking forward or when looking in a mirrors. You should always check your blind spots before changing direction or changing lanes. The bigger the vehicle, the bigger the blind spots, and you should keep this in mind if you are driving behind a large vehicle, such as one towing a loaded trailer. In this situation, if you cannot see the towing vehicle's mirror, then the driver of that vehicle cannot see you.

When driving into a narrow gap between oncoming vehicles and vehicles parked on the left. What should a driver do?

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Explantion: When you meet approaching traffic at a narrow gap, you should show consideration and slow down to appropriate speed so that you and the other vehicles can pass by safely. If necessary give way to other vehicles.

Where are the blind spots on a truck (for its driver) that a driver in a car behind the truck needs to be aware of?

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Explantion: A blind spot is an area a driver cannot see when looking forward or when looking in a mirrors. The bigger the vehicle, the bigger the blind spots,and you should keep this in mind if you are driving behind a truck or a bus. If you are driving behind a truck and you cannot see the truck's mirror, then the truck driver cannot see you.

When driving along and wishing to stop at a shop on the side of the street in order to make a purchase, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: You may park where it is safe and legal to do so. Your parked vehicle must not cause a danger or obstruction to other road users.

When is it permissible to overtake another vehicle on the left-hand side?

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Explantion: You may overtake on the left when the driver in the front has moved out and signalled their intent to turn right and you are going straight ahead-provide there is enough room to do so safely and your paths will not be obstructed by the swing of a large vehicle turning right.

Why is tailgating (driving too close behind the vehicle in front) dangerous?

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Explantion: If you close to the vehicle in front and it brakes suddenly,you will not have enough time ti react. For that reason you should always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. One way of calculating the safe distance is the 'two-second rule': allow at least two seconds to elapse between the vehicle in front and your vehicle passing a fixed point such as a lamp post or sign post.

What should a driver who wishes to perform a turnabout do?

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Explantion: If you want to do a turnabout, you must first choose a place where it is safe and legal to do so. Check all around for other road users and do not impede their right of way. Complete the manoeuvre efficiently and safely.

What should a driver do when there are dark clouds and visibility is reduced during daylight hours?

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Explantion: Drivers need to see and be seen during all periods of low light level-for example, at dusk and dawn and in some bad weather conditions. At times of low light, you should turn on dipped headlights. The Road Safety Authority recommends that motorcyclists and drivers turn on their dipped headlights or daytime running lights during daylight hours.

When driving behind a heavy goods vehicle that is signalling to turn right, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: Heavy good veichles need extra space on the road, and when they are turning the overhang of the vehicle may swing out into the path of overtaking or passing traffic. For that reason,it is a good idea to stay back and let the heavy goods vehicle complete its turn unless there is sufficient space to overtake safely.

When a driver is at a junction where visibility is extremely limited, what should the driver do?

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Explantion: Where your view is obstructed at a junction, you should move carefully into a position where you can see, but without interfering with other road users. You should then assess the situation before you continue.

What should the driver do if they are driving and feel tired?

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Explantion: Driving when you are tired can be very dangerous, and tiredness is one of the main causes of serious road collisions. Being very tired may cause you to micro-sleep (or nod off momentarily). At 100 km/h you travel at 28 metres a second, so if you micro sleep for just 4 seconds you would travel over 100 metres without being in control of the vehicle. Never drive if you are fighting sleep.

When a driver is driving behind another vehicle that they do not intend to overtake, what should the driver do?

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Explantion: You should always allow sufficient distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front. This will enable you to stop safely if necessary, and it will give overtaking vehicles enough room to pull in safely to the left lane after they have passed you.

When driving behind a bus that is signalling to turn left and there is oncoming traffic, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: Always allow a bus to complete a left hand turn - this is because your field of view might be restricted and it could be dangerous to attempt overtaking it.

What danger can arise during daylight when a driver enters an area that is heavily shaded by overhanging trees?

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Explantion: When you enter a heavily shaded area after driving in bright sunlight, it might take a while for your eyes to adjust to the change, and you might not see a hazard immediatly ahead.

When should signals (for example, with indicators) be given to other road users?

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Explantion: Giving signals is a way of telling other road users what you intend to do. So, you should signal properly before turning off,turning right or left, changing lanes, overtaking, slowing down or stopping. Signal clearly and in good time, and keep in mind that giving a signal does not give you the right of way.

How does giving a late signal affect other road users?

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Explantion: Giving signals is a way of telling other road users what you intend to do. So, you should signal properly before turning off,turning right or left, changing lanes, overtaking, slowing down or stopping. Signal clearly and in good time, and keep in mind that giving a signal does not give you the right of way. Late signals may confuse other road users.

What should a driver do when approaching traffic lights stuck on red?

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Explantion: When you approach a junction with the traffic lights stuck on red, stop at the line, take the required observation and proceed with caution when it is safe to do so. Treat the junction as 'unmarked' and do not assume that you have the right of way.

What should a driver do when being overtaken by another vehicle?

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Explantion: When you are being overtaking by another vehicle,you should continue at the same pace but be alert increase the overtaking vehicle suddenly pulls back in front you.

Is tailgating allowed on a motorway or dual carriageway?

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Explantion: If you close to the vehicle in front and it brakes suddenly,you will not have enough time ti react. For that reason you should always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. One way of calculating the safe distance is the 'two-second rule': allow at least two seconds to elapse between the vehicle in front and your vehicle passing a fixed point such as a lamp post or sign post.

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