Ireland Driving Test 15

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What should a driver do if they encounter loose chippings on a road?

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Explantion: Where there are loose chippings on the road, you should slow down and leave extra room (or clearance) between your vehicle and other traffic. This will also give you more time to stop if you need to. and it will help to reduce the amount of chippings your vehicle throws up against other vehicles.

What is the recommended minimum stopping distance for a car travelling at 100 km/h on a dry road?

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Explantion: Normal stopping distance is the distance you travel while you react to a situation plus the distance you travel while you are bringing the vehicle to a stop.

How does driving at high speed affect a vehicle’s road holding?

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Explantion: Driving at high speed is a factor that affects road holding. At higher speeds the airflow under a vehicle reduces tyre grip on the road and when you are approaching a bend or corner, the momentum of the vehicle makes it more difficult to change direction.

What should a driver do when driving in slippery road conditions?

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Explantion: When driving in slippery road conditions, you should be particularly smooth and gradual in the way you accelerate and brake. This will help you avoid skidding or slipping.

What should a driver do when travelling downhill on snow or ice?

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Explantion: When travelling downhill in snow or ice, you should select a lower gear to take advantage of engine braking and use the brakes very gently when you need to.

What is the recommended minimum stopping distance for a car travelling at 100 km/h on a wet road?

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Explantion: Normal stopping distance is the distance you travel while you react to a situation plus the distance you travel while you are bringing the vehicle to a stop. On a wet road, it will take longer to bring the vehicle to a stop, as the tyres do not grip the road as well in the wet.

What effect does a wet road surface have on a vehicle’s braking ability?

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

What is the minimum safe distance to leave between vehicles travelling at 100 km/h on a dry road?

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Explantion: The figure of 62 metres is based on the two-second rule. If you follow the two-second rule, you will leave approximately 1 metre between you and the vehicle in front for every 1.6 km/h of your speed.

What clearance should drivers normally allow for parked vehicles?

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Explantion: When you are passing a parked vehicle, move into the correct position in good time and leave plenty of clearance room between your vehicle and the parked vehicle — just in case someone opens the door in front of you.

What effect does drinking alcohol have on a driver?

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Explantion: Alcohol is a major factor in collisions that lead to death and injury. Even small amounts of alcohol affect your judgement, your concentration and your ability to react to hazards. A driver should never ever drink and drive.

When driving uphill behind a slow-moving vehicle, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: Overtake only if your view of the road ahead is completely clear, there is no oncoming traffic and you can complete the manoeuvre safely. Do not overtake when you are approaching the brow of a hill where you cannot see if there is oncoming traffic.

What is the recommended minimum stopping distance for a car travelling at 50 km/h on a dry road?

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Explantion: Normal stopping distance is the distance you travel while you react to a situation plus the distance you travel while you are bringing the vehicle to a stop.

What effect does spilt diesel have on a road?

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Explantion: Diesel spilt on the road can make the road surface extremely slippery, particularly if the road is wet.

After overtaking another vehicle, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: After overtaking, check your mirrors, signal and return to your normal lane position as soon as it is safe. Take a smooth easy line and don't cut in sharply.

If taking unprescribed medication what should a driver check before driving their vehicle?

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Explantion: Some medication can affect a drivers ability to drive safely. If you are on medication of any kind, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist to tell you if it is safe to drive while taking it. Read the patient information leaflet supplied with the medication.

What should a driver do when overtaking parked vehicles?

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Explantion: When you are passing a parked vehicle, move into the correct position in good time and leave plenty of clearance room between your vehicle and the parked vehicle — just in case someone opens the door in front of you.

What could happen if a driver cuts in too soon when overtaking another vehicle?

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Explantion: You should always ensure that you are safely past the vehicle you are overtaking before resuming normal lane position. Cutting in too soon could lead to a collision.

What is the effect on driving if there is a film of water between the vehicle’s tyres and the road surface?

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Explantion: On a wet road, a film of water can build up between the tyres and the road surface. This is called 'aquaplaning and it has the effect of reducing the grip of the tyres on the road.

What is a likely consequence of sudden braking?

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Explantion: As well as reading the road ahead, you should also be aware of traffic coming behind you. This will help you react correctly in a situation where you need to brake suddenly.

What is the recommended minimum stopping distance for a car travelling at 50 km/h on a wet road?

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Explantion: Normal stopping distance is the distance you travel while you react to a situation plus the distance you travel while you are bringing the vehicle to a stop. On a wet road, it will take longer to bring the vehicle to a stop, as the tyres do not grip the road as well in the wet.

Why does it take longer to stop the vehicle on a wet road?

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

If a motorist or a motorcyclist is taking medication which may affect their driving, what should they do?

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Explantion: Some medication can affect a drivers ability to drive safely. If you are on medication of any kind, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist to tell you if it is safe to drive while taking it. Read the patient information leaflet supplied with the medication.

What stopping distance should a driver allow when they suspect that the road might be icy?

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Explantion: When driving in snow or icy conditions a driver should allow a greater distance from the vehicle in front as stopping distances can be increased by up to ten times the normal.

In dry weather how might a driver judge what is a safe following distance to vehicle in front?

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Explantion: You should maintain a gap of at least two seconds from the vehicle in front — that's the two-second rule.

Which of the following affects the braking distance of a vehicle?

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Explantion: The overall stopping distance of your vehicle depends on its speed and weight — faster and heavier vehicles require greater stopping distances.

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