Ireland Driving Test 23

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What would be the effect of overloading a vehicle with passengers or goods?

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Explantion: Overloading your vehicle will make it more difficult to control, and will increase the risk of a collision.

What does this light mean?

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Explantion: If the battery warning light comes on, it means there is some kind of problem with the electrical charging system of the vehicle and the battery isn't being charged properly.

What does this light mean?

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Explantion: If the oil pressure warning light comes on. it means that the oil pressure has dropped. You should not drive the vehicle until the problem is fixed.

What effect can a broken lens have on a headlight?

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Explantion: You are responsible for your vehicle's road worthiness and you should check it at regular intervals. Among the checks you should make are that all the lights are in working order. If you find defects in the lights, you should have them repaired as soon as possible.

What is a possible consequence of driving a vehicle in which the brake fluid level is low?

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Explantion: For your brakes to work correctly, you need to make sure that the brake fluid is kept at the correct level. If the brake fluid is low, the brakes will feel spongy or soft, they won/ work as well as they should and this will increase your stopping distance. Low brake fluid could be the difference between stopping safely and having a collision.

Which of the following is a driver required to keep in good condition?

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Explantion: You are responsible for your vehicle's road worthiness and you should check it at regular intervals. Among the checks you should make are that all the lights. (including the headlights) are in working order.

A driver wishes to drive at night, but their right-hand headlight bulb is blown. What should the driver do?

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Explantion: You must not drive on the road unless your vehicle's headlights are in good working order and adjusted properly.

Which of the following is a driver required to keep in good condition?

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Explantion: You are responsible for your vehicle's road worthiness and you should check it at regular intervals. Among the checks you should make are that all the seatbelts (drivers and passengers') are in good working order.

How would a driver know if a brake-light bulb was not working?

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Explantion: To help you to be sure that the rear brake lights are working correctly, ask someone to stand outside the car and to check that the lights come on when you press the brake pedal.

What does this light mean?

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Explantion: All vehicles are fitted with warning lights to alert you to different things. This light tells you that the directional indicator is on.

Is it permissible to drive a vehicle on a public road when the brake lights are not working?

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Explantion: You must ensure that your vehicle's brake-lights are clean and working correctly before driving on a public road.

What is the purpose of the vehicle’s reflectors?

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Explantion: Motor vehicles are fitted with reflectors to make it easier to be seen by other road users. Keep your reflectors clean to ensure they are most effective.

If the brake pedal of a vehicle feels soft or spongy when applied, what does this mean?

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Explantion: If the brake pedal feels soft or spongy when you press it, it could indicate that the brake fluid level is low and there is a fault in the system.Each time you set out on a journey, test your brakes. Check the brake fluid level regularly.

What should a driver do if a warning light starts flashing on the dashboard of their vehicle?

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Explantion: If a warning light starts flashing while you are driving, you should stop in a safe place and investigate the problem before deciding what action to take.

What effect could an unevenly distributed load have on a vehicle?

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Explantion: When loading a vehicle you should ensure that the load is distributed evenly. An unevenly distributed load may change the vehicle's centre of gravity and this could affect the braking and steering.

What determines the maximum allowed towing capacity of a vehicle?

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Explantion: The maximum weight that your vehicle can safely tow is specified by the manufacturer, and is usually set out in the drivers handbook for the vehicle, and in some cases on a plate attached to the vehicle. This is the safe towing limit for the vehicle and you should not exceed it.

What does ABS do?

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Explantion: Anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a type of braking system found in most modern cars. It comes into play automatically when you brake harshly. In the wet it can help prevent the wheels from skidding so that you can continue to steer while braking. ABS does not reduce the braking distance.

How does the driver know a vehicle’s total load-carrying capacity?

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Explantion: Design Gross Vehicle Weight is the term used by manufacturers for the weight of the vehicle together with the maximum load it is designed to carry. Drivers must understand the carrying capacity of their vehicle. Overloading your vehicle will make it more difficult to control, and it's an offence.

What does this light mean?

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Explantion: All vehicles are fitted with warning lights to alert you to different things. This light comes on when your full beam headlights are turned on.

What effect does overloading a vehicle have on its road-holding?

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Explantion: Overloading your vehicle will make it more difficult to control. Remember: its an offence to overload a vehicle.

Why is it important to ensure that the vehicle headlights are correctly aligned?

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Explantion: You should ensure that your headlights are properly aligned and clean. When dipped, properly aligned headlights are less likely to dazzle oncoming traffic.

What should a driver do if a red warning light lights up on the dashboard of their vehicle?

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Explantion: If a warning light comes on while you are driving, you should stop in a safe place and investigate the problem before deciding what action to take.

In general, how frequently should a vehicle’s lights be checked?

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Explantion: You are responsible for your vehicle's road worthiness and you should check it at regular intervals. Among the checks you should make are that all the lights are in working order.

When a driver operates the indicator switch and hears a more rapid clicking noise than normal, what could this mean?

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Explantion: A rapid clicking noise when you turn on an indicator is usually a sign that one of the indicator bulbs has failed. You are responsible for making sure that your vehicle is roadworthy. This should include a regular check that all your lights, including indicators, are working properly.

How would a driver know if the brake fluid in their vehicle is low?

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Explantion: If the brake pedal feels soft or spongy when you press it. it could indicate that the brake fluid level is low and there is a fault in the system. Check the brake fluid level regularly, and test the brakes each time you set out on a journey.

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