Ireland Driving Test 28

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What should a driver do if the vehicle’s windows are covered in ice?

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Explantion: Make sure the windows of your vehicle are clear and clean at all times so that you can see road and traffic conditions around you. This is especially important when driving in slippery conditions. It is good practice to carry a can of de-icer in the vehicle and if possible to fill the washer reservoir with a de-icing agent.

If the vehicle’s windows are covered with ice, what should the driver do before undertaking a journey?

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Explantion: Make sure the windows of your vehicle are clear and clean at all times so that you can see road and traffic conditions around you. This is especially important when driving in slippery conditions. It is good practice to carry a can of de-icer in the vehicle and if possible to fill the washer reservoir with a de-icing agent.

What specific observations should a driver make before reversing a vehicle fitted with an audible warning device?

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Explantion: Before reversing, make sure it is safe to do so by taking all appropriate observations to the front sides and rear of the vehicle, including the blind spots Never assume it is safe to reverse just because the vehicle has an audible warning device.

What should a driver do when they intend to reverse their vehicle on a busy street?

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Explantion: When reversing on a busy street. look all around and reverse slowly because there may be passing traffic and pedestrians attempting to cross the road.

How can sunlight affect visibility in a car with grimy windows?

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Explantion: Make sure the windows of your vehicle are clear and clean at all times so that you can see road and traffic conditions around you. Dirty windows are a particular hazard when the sun is low in the sky and at night.

What should a driver do if condensation is affecting the vehicle’s windows?

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Explantion: Make sure the windows of your vehicle are clear and clean at all times so that you can see road and traffic conditions around you. Condensation on the window can seriously impair your ability to make proper observations.

Why is it important to have clean, clear windows?

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Explantion: Make sure the windows of your vehicle are clear and clean at all times so that you can see road and traffic conditions around you. Dirty windows are particularly hazardous when the sun is low and at night.

What should a driver do if dazzled by headlights reflecting in the rear-view mirror of their car?

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Explantion: If the lights of following traffic are dazzling you. adjust your rear-view mirror to the night driving mode. This will allow you to concentrate on the road ahead and not be distracted by lights from following traffic.

What should a driver do if dazzled by lights reflecting in their exterior mirror?

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Explantion: If the lights of following traffic reflecting in your exterior mirror are dazzling you, temporarily adjust the angle of the mirror to relieve the glare and allow you to drive without distraction.

When should rear fog lights be used?

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Explantion: You should use your rear fog lights only in fog or falling snow. Using fog lights in normal road and weather conditions can dazzle or blind following motorists. Also, fog lights may make your brake lights harder to see.

What should a driver do before towing a wide-bodied trailer?

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Explantion: If you intend towing a trailer that is wider or higher than the vehicle that is towing it, you should fit extended mirrors to both sides of the towing vehicle, so that you will be able to assess the traffic situation behind and to the sides.

What should a driver do in order to keep alert during a long journey?

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Explantion: While on a long journey, you should take regular rest breaks. A short walk and a caffeinated drink (tea or coffee) can help to revive you. Keep the vehicle cool and well ventilated with a steady flow of fresh air.

What should a driver do when they intend to reverse onto a side road?

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Explantion: Before reversing onto a side road, check all around to make sure it is safe and clear to carry out the manoeuvre, paying particular attention to pedestrians crossing behind the vehicle and any other approaching traffic.

What should a driver do before towing a caravan?

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Explantion: If you intend towing a caravan that is wider than the vehicle that is towing it, you should fit extended mirrors to both sides of the towing vehicle, so that you will be able to assess the traffic situation behind and to the sides.

What specific observations should a driver make before reversing their vehicle?

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Explantion: Before reversing, look over both shoulders and to the rear to check that there are no children or other road users around the vehicle and that it is safe to reverse.

What would be the effect of a warm vehicle interior on somebody driving at night?

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Explantion: If you are driving at night in a vehicle with a high interior temperature, you can become drowsy. Keep the interior of the vehicle cool and well ventilated, and take regular breaks.

When should high-intensity rear fog lights be used?

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Explantion: You should use your rear fog lights only in fog or falling snow. Using fog lights in normal road and weather conditions can dazzle or blind following motorists. Also. fog lights may make your brake lights harder to see.

At night, what effect could driving with a single headlight have on oncoming drivers?

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Explantion: Motor vehicles (except motorcycles) are required by law to have two headlights. A vehicle with only one headlight could be mistaken for a motorcycle and other road users could believe that it is in a different position on the road than it actually is. You must repair faulty lighting immediately.

What effect would exhaust gases leaking into a vehicle have on the driver?

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Explantion: Exhaust gases leaking into a vehicle can make the driver drowsy or ill, and this can lead to a serious collision. If you suspect that exhaust gases are leaking into the vehicle, you should have it checked by a qualified person.

What should a driver do if the right-hand headlight bulb fails when driving at night?

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Explantion: Motor vehicles (except motorcycles) are required by law to have two headlights. Faulty lights should be repaired immediately. A vehicle with only one headlight could mistaken for a motorcycle.

What in particular should a driver be aware of when driving a high-powered vehicle?

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Explantion: When driving a smooth, high-powered vehicle, you may have the impression that you are travelling slower than you actually are. You should always know the speed at which you are driving, and adjust it as necessary to suit the road and traffic conditions.

What should a driver do if they intend to reverse their vehicle into an area which they cannot see?

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Explantion: Do not attempt to reverse into an area that you cannot see into properly, unless you get assistance from somebody who can advise you when it is safe to do so.

What is the danger associated with applying the handbrake at speed?

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Explantion: The handbrake should never be used when travelling at speed. This practice is potentially dangerous, as the rear wheels could lock up and the vehicle could skid out of control.

When should the handbrake be used to bring a vehicle to a halt?

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Explantion: The handbrake should never be used to bring a vehicle to a halt. This practice is potentially dangerous, as the rear wheels could lock up and the vehicle could skid out of control. In addition, using the handbrake does not operate the rear brake lights to warn following traffic.

What should a driver do when reversing a vehicle with a trailer attached?

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Explantion: When reversing a vehicle with a trailer attached, make sure it is safe by checking all around and using the vehicle's mirrors. Reversing a vehicle with a trailer attached requires a lot of concentration, so watch out for other road users in the vicinity.

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