Ireland Driving Test 29

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What lights must be shown on a parked car, tractor or works vehicle at night on an unlit public road?

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Explantion: When leaving a vehicle on an unlit public road at night you should leave side/parking lights on, so that your vehicle can be seen by other road users.

What should a driver do before starting a journey on which they will encounter a tunnel?

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Explantion: You should know height of your vehicle and the load you are carrying, and plan your route accordingly. Always read the road ahead and watch for warning signs about height restrictions. These may relate to tunnels, low bridges or car park entrances.

Are children allowed to be left unattended in a vehicle?

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Explantion: Children must not be left unattended in a vehicle, even for a short period of time. Children might interfere with the vehicle's controls, and would not be able to deal with an emergency situation, such as a fire or electrical malfunction which could result in serious injury or death.

What is the immediate effect of a head-on collision between two cars at speed?

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Explantion: In a head-on collision passengers in both vehicles are propelled forwards, and if they are not wearing seatbelts they may go through the windscreen. It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that all passengers under the age of 17 wear seatbelts. Older passengers are themselves responsible for wearing seatbelts.

How should a driver negotiate a bend when driving a fully loaded vehicle?

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Explantion: Driving too fast on the approach to a bend and while driving through it with a fully loaded vehicle can lead to a loss of control. This can be prevented by driving in a safe and sensible manner and by reading the road ahead.

What should a driver do before entering a tunnel?

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Explantion: You should know height of your vehicle and the load you are carrying, and plan your route accordingly. Always read the road ahead and watch for warning signs about height restrictions. These may relate to tunnels. low bridges or car park entrances.

What is the maximum gross weight of a vehicle that may be driven by the holder of a category B driving licence?

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Explantion: The holder of a category B driving licence is not permitted to drive a vehicle with a design gross vehicle weight of more than 3,500kgs. This restriction is noted on the licence.

A driver has stalled in the middle of an unguarded level crossing and cannot restart the engine. The warning bell is ringing. What should the driver do?

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Explantion: In this situation, you and all passengers should get out of the vehicle and immediately use the emergency phone at the crossing to contact the signal operator so that trains can be stopped. If necessary, warn other motorists. Do not return to the vehicle until instructed by the signal operator or emergency services.

When is a driver allowed to carry more passengers in a car than there are seat belts available?

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Explantion: A driver must make sure that each passenger in the vehicle has a seatbelt. Failure to wear a seatbelt is an offence. It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that passengers under the age of 17 wear seatbelts. Older passengers are themselves responsible for wearing seatbelts.

In slippery conditions, should the driver of a tractor use the grass verge to improve road holding?

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Explantion: You should not use the grass verge to gain traction on slippery roads. Hidden gulleys in the verge could cause you to lose control.

Where should L-plates be displayed on cars?

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Explantion: The holder of a learner permit must display L-plates on the front and rear of their car at all times when driving on public roads.

What is the maximum number of passengers that may be carried in a vehicle driven by the holder of a category B driving licence?

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Explantion: The holder of a category B driving licence is not permitted to drive a vehicle that has seating for more than 8 passengers excluding the driver.

When is a red flag a sufficient marker for a rear load overhang that exceeds one metre?

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Explantion: During daylight hours, you must use a red flag to mark any load that is protruding more than one metre. At night, you must use a red light.

What danger could be associated with driving a tractor and trailer over a humpbacked bridge?

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Explantion: When towing a trailer, make sure that the tow hitch always has sufficient ground clearance. If this hits the road, for example when travelling over a humpbacked bridge, there is a danger that the trailer will become detached.

What danger can arise from the power take-off shaft of a tractor?

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Explantion: If you are working at the rear of a tractor, you should bear in mind that if the power take-off shaft is not covered, loose clothing might get caught in it and lead to injury or death.

How would a driver calculate the maximum permitted weight of their vehicle?

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Explantion: The maximum permitted weight of a vehicle is the sum of the unladen weight of the vehicle and the maximum load that may be carried in it. It is an offence to overload a vehicle, as it reduces your ability to control it effectively.

When changing a wheel on a public road, what should a person do to ensure their own safety?

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Explantion: When changing a wheel at the side of the road, switch on the vehicle hazard warning lights, and wear reflective or light-coloured clothing. This will help other motorists to react and slow down when passing.

When can the holder of a Category W Learner Permit carry a passenger?

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Explantion: The holder of a category W learner permit may carry a passenger in the vehicle only it the vehicle is designed to take a passenger, and the passenger has held a full driving licence in category W for two or more years.

Generally, what lighting must a car, tractor or works vehicle have when driving at night?

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Explantion: Cars, tractors and works vehicles are required by law to have headlights, front and rear side lights, rear number plate light, rear reflectors, brake lights and indicators.

Why should a tractor be driven more slowly on uneven road surfaces?

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Explantion: Driving a tractor at speed on an uneven road surface could cause the vehicle or the trailer to become unstable and difficult to control.

Why is it dangerous to allow children to stand in the space between the front seats of a car?

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Explantion: When carrying children in a car or goods vehicle, it is the drivers responsibility to make sure that they are suitably restrained.

When are children allowed to stand with their heads up through an open sun roof?

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Explantion: When carrying children in a car or goods vehicle, it is the drivers responsibility to make sure that they are suitably restrained.

What should a driver do if their vehicle breaks down on an automatic railway level crossing?

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Explantion: In this situation, you and all passengers should get out of the vehicle and immediately use the emergency phone at the crossing to contact the signal operator so that trains can be stopped. If necessary, warn other motorists. Do not return to the vehicle until instructed by the signal operator or emergency services

When must the holder of a Learner Permit display L-plates on their car?

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Explantion: The holder of a learner permit must display L-plates on the front and rear of their car at all times when driving on public roads.

When should children be allowed to drive a tractor?

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Explantion: Persons under 16 years of age are not permitted to drive a tractor in a public place.

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