Ireland Driving Test 18

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What should a driver do when driving on a motorway and wishing to take a break?

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Explantion: if you feel fired when you are driving on a motorway, stop at a motorway service area or leave at the next exit and find a suitable place to stop to take a break.

What should a driver consider doing when parking a vehicle on a two-way street and facing uphill?

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Explantion: If you are parking on a two-way street facing uphill, it is a good idea to turn the steering to the right. (away from the kerb) This means the kerb will help to hold the vehicle in place and reduce the pressure on the handbrake. Where possible, you should park with the flow of traffic.

What does a 2-plus-1 road have?

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Explantion: A '2—plus-1' road consists of two lanes in one direction of travel and one lane in the other direction. The two-lane section allows for safe overtaking and alternates with a one-lane section roughly every 2 kilometres.

A driver wishes to go straight ahead at a cross junction of equal importance - what should the driver do?

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Explantion: At a cross junction of equal importance traffic approaching from the right has the right of way. It is important to understand that the right of way is not an absolute right. In such a situation, you should proceed with caution while showing due regard for other users of the road.

On exiting the motorway what should a driver do?

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Explantion: When leaving a motorway, enter the deceleration lane and reduce speed. Comply with the speed limits of the road you are entering. Be mindful that you are now driving in a 2-way traffic system where you will encounter vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.

What should a driver do if they drive past their intended exit by mistake?

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Explantion: If you miss your intended exit when driving on a motorway, you should proceed to the next junction exit where you can leave the motorway and then rejoin it the opposite direction.

What is a clearway?

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Explantion: You must not stop or park in a clearway area except outside the times stated on the information plate under the sign.

Where may a driver overtake on a 2-plus-1 road?

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Explantion: A '2-plus-1' road consists of two lanes in one direction of travel and one lane in the other direction. When you need to overtake, you should wait until you reach the 2-lane section which occurs approximately every 2 kilometres.

What should a driver do when joining a motorway from a slip road?

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Explantion: When joining a motorway you should try to match your speed to that of the motorway traffic and merge into it when a suitable gap appears, while yielding to traffic already on the motorway.

When driving on a motorway and wishing to turn back, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: If you miss your intended exit when driving on a motorway, you should proceed to the next junction exit where you can leave the motorway and then rejoin it in the opposite direction.

What should a driver do when leaving a motorway?

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Explantion: When leaving a motorway, enter the deceleration lane and reduce speed. Comply with the speed limits of the road you are entering. Be mindful that you are now driving in a 2-way traffic system where you will encounter vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.

What should a driver do when approaching a sharp right-hand bend on a narrow road?

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Explantion: When approaching a bend, you should assess the severity of the bend and reduce speed in good time. On a right-hand bend the correct position is well to the left, so that you can have a better view of the road ahead. You should always be able to stop safely on your own side of the road within the distance you can see to be clear.

In preparation for driving on a motorway. what changes should a driver make to tyre pressure?

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Explantion: You should ensure that the tyre pressure of your vehicle is correct at all times. Correct tyre pressure is especially important when travelling long distances, on motorways and at speed.

What may the hard shoulder of a motorway be used for?

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Explantion: There are extra dangers when driving on a motorway because of the increased volume of traffic and higher speed. For safety reasons you must not drive or stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency.

What should a driver consider doing when parking on a two-way street facing downhill?

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Explantion: When you are parking on a two-way street facing downhill, it is a good idea to turn the steering wheel towards the kerb. This will assist the handbrake by easing the pressure needed to hold the vehicle. Where possible, park with the flow of traffic.

What should a driver do when leaving a motorway?

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Explantion: When you are leaving a motorway, enter the deceleration lane and reduce your speed. Comply with the speed limit of the road you are entering — most likely you will be in a 2-way traffic system where you will encounter vulnerable road users.

When driving on a motorway, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: The normal 'keep left rules apply when you are driving on a motorway — stay in the left lane unless you are overtaking.

While driving on a primary road that is not divided by a central dividing line, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: In the absence of road markings, you should take up a position far enough to the left to allow traffic to safely pass or overtake on the right but not so far to the left that you could endanger cyclists or pedestrians.

On a motorway, a driver wants to overtake another vehicle - what should the driver do?

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Explantion: When you want to overtake on a motorway, use the Mirror—Signal—Mirror (blind spots)—Manoeuvre routine. Check your mirrors, signal your intention, check your mirrors again (and your blind spots), and complete the manoeuvre when it is safe to do so. Pay particular attention to the speed of the traffic behind you before you move out. When you are finished overtaking, move back into the left-hand lane smoothly.

When driving on a motorway, what should a driver do?

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Explantion: The normal 'keep left rules apply when you are driving on a motorway— stay in the left lane unless you are overtaking.

What should a driver do when travelling on a motorway or dual carriageway?

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Explantion: Motorways and dual carriageways are designed to help traffic travel faster and more safely between destinations. Traffic conditions can change very quickly because of the speed and increased volumes of traffic and lanes, and you need to be particular alert to other drivers changing lanes to other drivers changing lanes or reducing speed.

Is a driver permitted to pick up or set down a passenger on a motorway?

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Explantion: Motorways are designed so that traffic can move faster and more freely. It is illegal and dangerous to stop a vehicle on any part of a motorway except in an emergency or when signalled to do so by a garda.

What should a driver do when approaching a roundabout?

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Explantion: You should always approach roundabouts with caution. Be prepared to give way to traffic already on the roundabout and to stop if necessary.

What should a driver consider doing when parking a vehicle facing down a hill?

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Explantion: When you are parking facing downhill, it is a good idea to angle the wheels towards the kerb. This will help to hold the vehicle in place and ease the pressure on the handbrake.

What is the difference between driving on a motorway and driving on other types of road?

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Explantion: Motorways are designed so that traffic can move faster and more freely, without traffic lights, crossroads, level crossings and other road features that might slow down traffic. There are also restrictions on who may use a motorway—for example L-drivers and motorcycles under 50cc are prohibited.

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