Ireland Driving Test 14

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What should a driver do if a bus in front has moved out to make a left-hand turn and there is oncoming traffic?

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Explantion: Always read the road ahead and be prepared to react to any traffic situations. In this case,you should be aware that the heavy goods vehicle will need extra space to make the turn. So you should not overtake it if by doing so you would cause oncoming traffic to alter speed or course. Remember, you should never overtake when approaching a junction.

What should a driver do if they wish to turn right at traffic lights while the green light is showing and there is oncoming traffic approaching?

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Explantion: If you wish to turn right at a set of traffic lights, drive into the junction where you see a green light, taking care not to block oncoming traffic. Then complete the turn when it is safe to do so.

What should a driver do if a heavy goods vehicle in front has moved out to make a left turn ahead?

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Explantion: Always read the road ahead and be prepared to react to any traffic situations. In this case,you should be aware that the heavy goods vehicle will need extra space to complete the left-hand turn and you should remain behind the vehicle until it has completed its turn.

What should a driver do if they wish to drive across a busy road and the traffic lights which normally control the junction are temporarily out of action?

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Explantion: Always read the road ahead to react to any traffic situation. In this case,do not proceed until it is clear and safe to do so. Do not assume that you have the right of way.

What should a driver do when they want to change to the lane on the right in which there is other traffic?

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Explantion: Any time you change lanes, you should use the Mirror—Signal—Mirror (blind spots)—Manoeuvre routine. Check your mirrors, signal your intention, check your mirrors again (and your blind spots), and when a suitable gap becomes available manoeuvre the vehicle into the next lane, giving way to traffic already in that lane.

Subject to the speed limit, what is the ‘safest’ speed to drive at?

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Explantion: You should always drive at a speed that allows you to stop within the distance ahead that you can see to be clear. If you don't think you could safety bring the vehicle to a stop within the range of what you can see, then you're driving too fast - slow down.

What should a driver do if they see a school bus stopped on the left-hand side of the road ahead?

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Explantion: Always read the road and be prepared to react to any traffic situation-in this case,be aware of vulnerable road users such as school children boarding or alighting from school buses.

When meeting oncoming traffic on a national road, is it permitted to move into the hard shoulder to allow following traffic to overtake?

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Explantion: On national roads, the hard shoulder is normally for the use of pedestrians and cyclists only. If you want to allow a vehicle behind to overtake, you may pull into the hard shoulder briefly as long as no pedestrians or cyclists are using it and there are no junctions or entrances nearby. In the case of motorways, however, you must not drive on the hard shoulder, except in an emergency.

What should a driver do if another vehicle blocks their right of way at a junction?

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Explantion: You should always try to show restraint. It is important to understand that the right of way is not an absolute right of way. and you must always proceed with caution and with regard for other road users.

A driver who is about to undertake a journey is upset or angry. What should they do?

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Explantion: If you drive when you are angry or upset, you are more likely to be involved in a collision, and more likely to react to other drivers' bad behaviour. Take the time to calm down and compose yourself before you set out on a journey.

What should the driver do when driving a vehicle they are not familiar with?

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Explantion: You should know where to find and how to operate all the controls on your vehicle, including all of its safety features and warning lamps. When you are driving, you need to be able to concentrate on what's happening around you and operating the vehicle controls should be second nature to you. When you sit into the driver's seat of a vehicle you are not familiar with, you should do a thorough 'cockpit drill' before you move off.

When driving along and wishing to use a hand-held mobile phone, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: It is an offence and very unsafe to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving a vehicle or riding a motorbike. It is unsafe because it prevents you from concentrating fully on your driving. Using a hands-free phone kit is not illegal, but in some circumstances it could be a dangerous distraction, and you could be prosecuted for dangerous driving, careless driving without due care and attention.

What should a driver do if they are behind schedule in reaching a destination at an appointed time?

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Explantion: You should always drive at a speed that allows you to stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear. Being late for an appointment is no excuse for exceeding speed limits or for driving at an unsafe speed. Arrive alive.

What should drivers do if they approach road works and there is earth-moving machinery moving about?

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Explantion: When earth-moving machinery is working, there are likely to be mud and gravel deposits on the road. Also the noise of such machines might make it hard for road workers to hear the approaching traffic. When you come across earth-moving machinery, slow down and proceed with extreme caution.

What action should a driver take in a queue of traffic controlled by traffic lights?

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Explantion: Always read the road ahead and be prepared to react to any situation. From time to time you may have to queue in traffic. In this situation, you should try to remain patient and considerate of other road users. Jumping the queue is inconsiderate, it could be dangerous, and could even provoke road rage incident or cause a collision.

When in a hurry and another vehicle cuts in front, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: If another driver behaves badly, you should try not let it annoy you — show restraint and don't react. Road rage only increases the risk of a collision.

What should the driver do when driving behind a vehicle that is going from side to side on the road in an unsafe manner?

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Explantion: Always read the road and be prepared to react to hazards ahead. If the vehicle in front is moving from side to side, it may indicate that the driver is not paying full attention or that their driving is impaired by drink, drugs or tiredness. Overtake such a vehicle only if you are sure it is safe to do so. If you think the vehicle is a risk to the public safety, you should report it to the Gardaí or to traffic watch lo-call 1890 205 805.

When is it permitted to force oncoming traffic onto the hard shoulder on the opposite side of the road while overtaking?

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Explantion: Overtaking in the manner described here is dangerous. You should overtake another vehicle only when it is safe to do so, both for you and for all other traffic. Before you overtake, make sure the road ahead is clear and that you have enough room to complete the overtaking manoeuvre and return to your side of the road without forcing any other road user to alter speed course.

When being overtaken and there is oncoming traffic, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: When you are been overtaking and there are oncoming vehicles, you should show consideration for all other traffic and slow down to allow the overtaking vehicle to move in front of you to avoid the risk of a collision.

What should a driver do if they do not want to travel as fast as the vehicle in front?

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Explantion: Always read the road ahead and be prepared to react to any traffic situation. You should not drive so slowly that your vehicle unnecessarily blocks other road users. If you want to allow the vehicle behind to overtake, you may pull into the hard shoulder briefly as long as no pedestrians or cyclists are using it and there are no junctions or entrances nearby.

Forcing oncoming traffic onto the hard shoulder on the opposite side of the road - is this safe driving?

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Explantion: Overtaking in the manner described here is dangerous. You should overtake another vehicle only when it is safe to do so, both for you and for all other traffic. Before you overtake, make sure the road ahead is clear and that you have enough room to complete the overtaking manoeuvre and return to your side of the road without forcing any other road user to alter speed course.

When stopped at traffic lights and the green light comes on, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: When stopped at traffic lights and the green light comes on, you should check to ensure the way is clear and proceed only if it is safe to do so.

What should a driver do if they see a truck reversing into a side entrance on the left-hand side of the road ahead?

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Explantion: Always read the road ahead and be prepared to react to any traffic situations. You should be aware of the difficulties of drivers of large vehicles can have reversing into a side entrance. In this case a large vehicle reversing could obstruct your view of the road ahead as you approach, and you should proceed only if you are sure the way ahead is clear.

What should a driver do when they get a puncture while driving?

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Explantion: If you get a puncture while driving, find a suitable and safe place to stop and change the wheel. If you can't find a suitable place immediately, drive slowly (with your hazard warning lights turned on) to avoid further damage to the tyre or rim until a safe place is found.

When driving on a national road is it permitted to drive on the hard shoulder in order to allow faster-moving traffic to overtake?

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Explantion: On national roads, the hard shoulder is normally for the use of pedestrians and cyclists only. If you want to allow a vehicle behind to overtake, you may pull into the hard shoulder briefly as long as no pedestrians or cyclists are using it and there are no junctions or entrances nearby. In the case of motorways, however, you must not drive on the hard shoulder, except in an emergency.

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