Ireland Driving Test 16

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What should a driver do when driving at night?

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Explantion: When driving at night in good driving conditions the full headlights of a car will typically let you see 100 metres ahead. So, you should travel at a speed that allows you to stop in that distance.

A driver has been driving regularly in daylight and must now undertake a journey at night. What should the driver do?

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Explantion: If you are not very used to driving at nighttime, it can take quite a while to adjust to conditions at night For that reason, you might need to drive slower until you get used to the reduced visibility at night.

When driving late at night what should a driver be aware of?

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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. 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.

What phrase is recommended for drivers to help them determine a ‘safe headway’ distance from the vehicle in front on a dry road?

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

What should a driver do if there is black ice on the road?

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Explantion: One of the signs that you might be driving on black ice is a sudden decrease in the level of the road noise. This is due to the lack of grip of between the tyres and the road. Another sign is that the steering will seem lighter than normal. If you suspect you are driving on black ice, you should avoid harsh braking, steering and acceleration. This will reduce the risk of skidding.

When driving at night, what is the safest approach for a driver to adopt?

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Explantion: When driving at night in good driving conditions the dipped headlights of a car will typically let you see 30 metres ahead. So, you should travel at a speed that allows you to stop in that distance.

What should a driver do if dazzled by the lights of an oncoming vehicle at night?

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Explantion: If you are dazzled by the lights of an oncoming vehicle, look towards the verge until the vehicle has passed and /or slow down and stop if necessary.

What lights should a driver have on when driving close behind other traffic at night?

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Explantion: When driving at night you should dip your headlights when you meet oncoming vehicles so that you do not dazzle them. You should also dip your headlights when you are driving behind another vehicle so the driver is not dazzled by your lights in their mirror.

What should a driver do when overtaking a large vehicle that is throwing up spray?

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Explantion: In wet weather vehicles throw up spray and muck from the road. If you are overtaking a large vehicle in wet conditions, you need to move out earlier than normal and give yourself some extra clearance room. This will help reduce the amount of spray on your windscreen.

When must a driver use dipped headlights?

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Explantion: When driving at night you should dip your headlights when meeting or following traffic so as not to dazzle or blind other drivers.

When meeting an oncoming vehicle at night, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: If you are dazzled by the lights of an oncoming vehicle, look towards the verge until the vehicle has passed and /or slow down and stop if necessary.

What should a driver do when driving in dense fog?

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Explantion: In dense fog you should reduce your speed and use dipped headlights and fog lights (where fitted). Sidelights are not strong enough in fog, and full headlights can reflect off the fog and make it harder to see where you are going.

When driving at night, a single headlight approaches from ahead. What should a driver do?

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Explantion: When you see a single oncoming headlight at night, you need to be aware that it might not be a motorcycle — it could be a car or a van with a broken headlight.

In wet weather how might a driver judge what is a safe following distance from the vehicle in front?

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Explantion: In wet conditions you should maintain a gap of at least four seconds from the vehicle in front — twice as long as in dry conditions.

What effect does carrying a load have on a vehicle’s braking ability?

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Explantion: When driving a vehicle which is carrying a load, the driver should be aware that the forces acting on the load under braking will increase the distance required to stop.

When driving at night and blinded by the lights of an oncoming vehicle, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: If you are dazzled by the lights of an oncoming vehicle, look towards the verge until the vehicle has passed. Slow down and stop if necessary.

When driving at night the dipped headlights should enable the driver to see for a distance of how many metres?

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Explantion: When driving at night in good driving conditions the dipped headlights of a car will typically let you see 30 metres ahead. So, you should travel at a speed that allows you to stop in that distance.

When driving at night the full headlights should enable the driver to see for a distance of how many metres?

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Explantion: At night in good driving conditions the full headlights of a car will typically let you see 100 metres ahead. So, you should travel at a speed that allows you to stop within that distance.

How might a driver know if there is black ice on the road?

Correct! Wrong!

Explantion: One of the signs that you might be driving on black ice is a sudden decrease in the level of the road noise. This is due to the lack of grip of between the tyres and the road. Another sign is that the steering will seem lighter than normal. If you suspect you are driving on black ice, you should avoid harsh braking, steering and acceleration. This will reduce the risk of skidding.

What should a driver do when driving in dense fog?

Correct! Wrong!

Explantion: In dense fog you should use dipped headlights and fog lights (where fitted). Sidelights are not strong enough in fog. and full headlights can reflect off the fog and make it harder to see where you are going.

When driving at night, when must a driver dip the vehicle’s full headlights?

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Explantion: When driving at night you should dip your headlights when you meet oncoming vehicles so that you do not dazzle them. You should also dip your headlights when you are driving behind another vehicle so the driver is not dazzled by your lights in their mirror.

What effect could incorrectly adjusted headlights have?

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Explantion: You are responsible for making sure that your vehicle is roadworthy and that its headlights are adjusted correctly. If the headlights are out of line they are less effective and may dazzle oncoming traffic, even when dipped.

When may a driver use full headlights when driving at night?

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Explantion: You should use full headlights when driving at night in unlit rural areas — this will enable you to see as far ahead as possible. Make sure, however, that your lights do not dazzle or inconvenience other road users in any way.

How might a driver know if there is black ice on the road?

Correct! Wrong!

Explantion: One of the signs that you might be driving on black ice is a sudden decrease in the level of the road noise. This is due to the lack of grip of between the tyres and the road. Another sign is that the steering will seem lighter than normal. If you suspect you are driving on black ice, you should avoid harsh braking, steering and acceleration. This will reduce the risk of skidding.

What effect does towing a loaded trailer have on stopping ability?

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Explantion: If you are towing a loaded trailer, you need to be aware that your braking distance could be considerably greater. depending on the weight and size of the trailer.

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