Ireland Driving Test 21

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What restriction will be noted on a driver’s full licence if they have passed their test on a vehicle with automatic transmission?

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Explantion: If you pass your driving test in a vehicle fitted with automatic transmission, a code 78 will be noted on the full licence in the restrictions / information column.

How should an L-plate be composed?

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Explantion: L-plates should be displayed front and rear. The plates should be a red L on a white background and should be not less than 15cm high with a border of at least 2cm. A learner motorcyclist must wear a yellow tabard displaying L-plates front and rear. The L-plates must be not less than 15cm high on a white background.

When a vehicle is being driven by a person who is not its owner, who should ensure that the correct tax disc is displayed?

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Explantion: If you are the owner or the driver of a vehicle, you must ensure that it is not taxed and that it displays an up-to-date tax disc before you take it on the road.

What should a driver do when travelling on a country road with following traffic, and they meet pedestrians?

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Explantion: When you are driving on a road without footpaths, you should take extra care when you come upon pedestrians on the road. If you have to move out to overtake and there is following traffic, check your mirrors and signal in good time to alert the drivers behind that there is a hazard ahead.

Who may demand to see a driver’s vehicle registration document/vehicle licensing certificate?

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Explantion: A garda may demand to see your driving licence at anytime, and you should always carry this with you when driving. A garda may also examine your insurance disc, tax disc and NCT disc (if applicable). A garda may ask you to produce other documents (including the vehicle's registration document) at a named Garda station within 10 days.

What should a driver do when driving at night on an unlit road?

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Explantion: While driving at night and even with the best headlights, it can be very difficult to see all the hazards that you might come across — for example, pedestrians wearing dark clothing. At night you should drive at a speed that will enable you to stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear ahead.

In relation to pedestrians, what should a driver be aware of when driving on dark winter mornings and evenings?

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Explantion: You should take extra care when driving on dark winter mornings and evenings — vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians (particularly schoolchildren) might not be so easy to see in low light conditions.

What could happen if a driver parks on a footpath?

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Explantion: You should never park on a footpath. Pedestrians (including people with young children in pushchairs and prams) might have to go onto the road to get around your car, and this could put them in danger.

In relation to cyclists and pedestrians, what should a driver be aware of when driving on dark winter mornings and evenings on unlit country' roads?

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Explantion: You should take extra care when driving on dark winter mornings and evenings — vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians (particularly schoolchildren) might not be so easy to see in low light conditions.

Where can drivers locate the Gross Vehicle Weight of their vehicle?

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Explantion: The plate displaying the Gross Vehicle Weight of a vehicle is normally located under the bonnet or in the passenger compartment. If you are not sure where it is located on your vehicle, check the drivers handbook supplied with the vehicle.

What drivers are required to display L-plates on their vehicle?

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Explantion: All learner permit holders except those driving agricultural tractors or works vehicles are required to display L-plates on the front and rear of their vehicle. Learner permit holders in category Al. A and M are required to wear a yellow fluorescent tabard with an L-plate that is clearly visible on the front and back.

If indicators are not fitted or are not working, how should signals be given?

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Explantion: If, for whatever reason, your vehicle does not have indicators or has indicators that are not working, you should know how to use the appropriate hand signals to alert other road users of your intention to change direction.

In relation to pedestrians, what should a driver be aware of when driving on dark winter mornings and evenings?

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Explantion: You should take extra care when driving on dark winter mornings and evenings — vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians (particularly schoolchildren) might not be so easy to see in low light conditions.

What roads are learner permit holders allowed to drive on?

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Explantion: A learner permit holder must not drive on a motorway. It is a serious offence to do so.

Is it permitted to use a vehicle in a public place without a current tax disc displayed?

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Explantion: A motor vehicle must be taxed and must display the up-to-date tax disk before it may be taken on the road.

What should a driver do when driving at night on an unlit road?

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Explantion: While driving at night and even with the best headlights, it can be very difficult to see all the hazards that you might come across — for example, pedestrians wearing dark clothing. At night you should drive at a speed that will enable you to stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear ahead.

If a driver wishes to drive another vehicle which is not currently taxed, would they be allowed to transfer the current tax disc from their own vehicle onto it?

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Explantion: A motor vehicle must be taxed and must display its own up-to-date tax disc before it may be taken on the road. The tax disc includes information about the vehicle, including its make and model colour and registration number.

Which roads are Learner Permit holders not allowed to drive on?

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Explantion: A learner permit holder must not drive on a motorway. It is a serious offence to do so.

In relation to cyclists and pedestrians, what should a driver be aware of when driving on dark winter mornings and evenings on unlit country' roads?

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Explantion: You should take extra care when driving on dark winter mornings and evenings — vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians (particularly schoolchildren) might not be so easy to see in low light conditions.

When a vehicle is being driven by a person who is not its owner but who has the owner’s consent, who should ensure that the vehicle is properly insured?

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Explantion: All drivers must have insurance covering them to drive a vehicle on a public road It is a serious offence to drive a vehicle that is not insured. It is also an offence to allow a vehicle that you own to be driven by an uninsured driver.

When must a current tax disc be displayed on a new vehicle on a public road?

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Explantion: A motor vehicle must be taxed before it may be taken on the road, and it must always display an up-to-date tax disc.

What should a driver do when driving along and there is a cyclist on the road up ahead?

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Explantion: You should overtake only when it is safe to do so. Give extra space to cyclists when you are overtaking them, as they may need to move out to avoid a pothole. or they could be blown into your path on windy days.

If a driver wishes to drive a vehicle but the tax disc is expired, what should they do?

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Explantion: A motor vehicle must be taxed and must display the up-to-date tax disc before it may be taken on the road.

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