Ireland Driving Test 27

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Which vehicle is exempt from speed limits when being used in an emergency?

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Explantion: In the course of their duty Gardai, Fire Brigade and ambulance personnel are exempt from some traffic laws including speed limits, as long as they do not put other road users in danger. If you hear or see a Garda or emergency vehicle approaching under emergency conditions, be careful and give way, if it is safe to do so.

Which action contributes to Eco-Driving?

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Explantion: 'Eco driving' contributes to road safety and also reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Eco-conscious drivers read the road well road ahead and anticipate what is going to happen in front. This reduces the need for harsh acceleration and braking which results in a more comfortable and safer drive while saving fuel and reducing emissions.

What should a driver do if a front tyre bursts?

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Explantion: If a front tyre bursts on a vehicle, the steering on the vehicle will become unstable. Don't panic— slow down gradually while keeping a firm hold on the steering wheel. Stop in a safe place to change the wheel, and alert other road users by switching

What should a driver do if an ambulance is stopped up ahead with its flashing blue lights on?

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Explantion: When you come upon an emergency vehicle stopped on the road, you should slow down and be prepared to stop. Do not stop to see what is happening as this could be dangerous and you might cause an obstruction to the flow of traffic.

What should a driver do if their vehicle is broken down and they are awaiting assistance?

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Explantion: If your vehicle breaks down on the road, always switch on the hazard warning lights and stand clear of the vehicle while awaiting assistance — this will warn other traffic that there is a vehicle stopped on the road.

Which action contributes to Eco-Driving?

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Explantion: 'Eco driving' contributes to road safety and also reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Eco-conscious drivers read the road well road ahead and anticipate what is going to happen in front. This reduces the need for harsh acceleration and braking. Fuel consumption can be reduced by using the highest gear possible without causing the engine to labour.

What action should a driver take when they meet a vehicle with flashing blue lights?

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Explantion: When a driver notices an emergency vehicle approaching in the distance, they should check their mirror and move to the left to allow the vehicle to pass. On some occasions it may be necessary to stop.

What can be achieved by the driving style known as ‘Eco-Driving’?

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Explantion: The advantages of 'eco-driving' include improved road safety, improved fuel consumption and reduced emissions. The eco-conscious driver becomes a more efficient driver because they learn to read the road further ahead and display better anticipation skills. This reduces the need for harsh acceleration and braking which results in a more economical style of driving and a smoother drive.

When should a driver use hazard warning lights on a motorway?

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Explantion: If your vehicle breaks down on a motorway, drive it to the hard shoulder and switch on the hazard warning lights to warn following traffic. When it is safe to do so. get out of the vehicle and move behind the barrier. Call for assistance from a motorway emergency phone or using a mobile phone (call the Gardaí)

What should a driver do when they see road works machinery with amber flashing lights up ahead?

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Explantion: When you notice works vehicles ahead, slow down and be prepared to stop for the road works. Be extra careful driving through road works as the road surface could be uneven or slippery.

What can cause a vehicle to skid?

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Explantion: Heavy braking can cause a vehicle to skid, particularly if the road surface is wet or uneven, or if the tyres are worn or incorrectly inflated. Read the road well ahead and try to avoid heavy braking, particularly in wet or slippery conditions.

What action should a driver take when they notice flashing blue lights in the rear-view mirror?

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Explantion: When you notice an emergency vehicle in the rear-view mirror, you should move into the left where it is safe and allow the vehicle to pass safely. Avoid stopping immediately as this could cause a greater obstruction to the emergency vehicle.

In this situation, what should the driver in the right-hand lane of the dual carriageway be aware of?

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Explantion: In wet and windy conditions, watch out for vulnerable road users being blown into your path.

What should a driver do if their vehicle gets a puncture on a motorway?

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Explantion: Don't try to change a wheel on a motorway. as this could be very dangerous. Drive the car on to the hard shoulder, and when it is safe to do so, get out of the vehicle and move behind the barrier. Call for assistance from a motorway emergency phone or using a mobile phone (call the Gardaí).

How are emergency vehicles identified?

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Explantion: If you hear or see an emergency vehicle approaching sounding its siren or flashing lights, be extra careful and give way if it is safe to do so.

Which vehicle is exempt from speed limits when being used in an emergency?

Correct! Wrong!

Explantion: In the course of their duty Gardai, Fire Brigade and ambulance personnel are exempt from some traffic laws including speed limits, as long as they do not put other road users in danger. If you hear or see a Garda or emergency vehicle approaching under emergency conditions, be careful and give way, if it is safe to do so.

What should a driver do when they want to use a mobile phone?

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Explantion: It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving. Driving requires all of your attention, allot the time, so you should never use a mobile phone while on the road. If you want to use a mobile phone, you should find a safe place to stop.

What can cause a vehicle to skid?

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Explantion: Using harsh acceleration at the wrong time can cause a vehicle to skid, especially if the road is wet

How can a driver help the environment?

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Explantion: Drivers should plan well ahead, drive smoothly and avoid harsh acceleration and braking vehicles travelling 112km/h use up 30% more fuel than those travelling at 80km/h. However, you should not drive so slow as to inconvenience other road users.

When parked on a busy road, what should the driver be aware of?

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Explantion: When you park a vehicle on a busy road, make sure it is safe before opening the door, as there could be traffic passing close by.

What should a driver be aware of when queuing where there are multiple lanes of traffic?

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Explantion: When you are queuing in traffic, use your mirrors, and watch out for vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists and cyclists passing on either side.

What precautions could a driver take against the risk of fire in their vehicle?

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Explantion: A strong smell of fuel is usually an indication that something is wrong, and you should stop and investigate as soon as possible. Leaking or spilling petrol can be dangerous because it is so combustible. It is good practice to carry a fire extinguisher in your vehicle, so that you can deal with any small fires

What can cause a vehicle to skid?

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Explantion: Excessive speed can result in a vehicle going into a skid. You should always drive at a safe speed and never exceed the speed limit for the road you are on. Excessive speed is particularly dangerous in wet and slippery conditions.

Which action contributes to Eco-Driving?

Correct! Wrong!

Explantion: 'Eco driving' contributes to road safety and also reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions. Eco drivers will read the road well in advance and avoid harsh acceleration and late braking. Drive smoothly and maintaining a steady speed saves fuel and reduces wear and tear on vehicles.

Which vehicle is exempt from speed limits when being used in an emergency?

Correct! Wrong!

Explantion: In the course of their duty Gardai, Fire Brigade and ambulance personnel are exempt from some traffic laws including speed limits, as long as they do not put other road users in danger. If you hear or see a Garda or emergency vehicle approaching under emergency conditions, be careful and give way, if it is safe to do so.

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