Ireland Driving Test 31

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What does this sign mean when displayed on approach to a motorway?

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Explantion: This sign is used at motorway toll plazas to direct traffic into a lane where the toll charge may be paid by putting the exact change into a coin basket. This lane usually has a height barrier fitted to prevent large vehicle using it. This lane is generally a quicker way through the toll plaza than the cashier lane. No change is given at such lanes.

What should a driver do when driving on a wide road behind a vehicle that has signalled to turn right ahead?

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Explantion: You may overtake on the left when the driver in front has moved out and signalled their intent to turn right and you are going straight ahead - provided there is enough room to do so safely and and your path will not be obstructed by the swing of a large vehicle turning right.

What should a driver do where a section of road ahead has a shallow flooded area?

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Explantion: When you approach a stretch of road with shallow flooding, you should reduce your speed and assess the area for any danger. As you drive through surface water, you should think of pedestrians and cyclists and try not splash them as you pass.

What does this sign mean when displayed on the approach to a motorway?

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Explantion: This sign is used at motorway toll plazas to direct traffic into a lane where the toll charge is collected electronically. When the vehicle passes through the plaza it is identified by means of an electronic tag fitted to the front windscreen. Payment will be collected via the user's account. Only vehicles fitted with the tags are allowed to use those lanes.

How would hydraulic power steering be affected if an engine stalled in slow-moving traffic?

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Explantion: Hydraulic power steering is operated by a pump which is driven by the engine. If the engine stalls, the pump stops working, and the steering becomes heavy and requires much more effort to turn.

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.

When driving on a road with tram lines why should a driver take extra care?

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Explantion: Different surfaces can affect your vehicle's grid on the road and its stopping distances. You should be aware of this when driving on different surfaces.

What kind of vehicles are not prohibited by this sign?

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Explantion: Motor homes are not on the list of vehicles which are prohibited by law from entering a motorway.

What effect could a rear-tyre blow-out have on a vehicle?

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Explantion: If a rear tyre on the vehicle you are driving blows out the vehicle may sway from side to side, and this will affect its stability. Slow down, pull in where it is safe to do so. and switch on the hazard warning lights. Change the wheel or call for assistance.

What does this sign mean?

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Explantion: This sign gives advance warning of a junction with roads of equal importance ahead. At this type of junction you should yield to traffic approaching from the right and traffic already turning.

What does a continuous white line along the centre of the road mean?

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Alert Driving and Consideration

When may the holder of a Category W Learner Permit carry a passenger on a tractor or works vehicle?

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Explantion: The holder of a category W license may carry a passenger in the vehicle only if: 1. The vehicle is designed to take a passenger, and 2. the passenger has held a full driving license in category W for two or more years.

What does this road marking mean?

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Explantion: A single continuous white line along the centre of the road means all traffic must keep to the left of the line. You are not permitted to overtake or perform a U-turn on this section of road.

What should a driver add to windscreen washer fluid in freezing weather?

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Explantion: In cold weather, use an anti-freezing agent in the windscreen washer fluid, so that the windscreen can be cleared if required.

What does a white line in the centre of the road mean?

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Explantion: You must not not cross or straddle a continuous white line in the center of the road unless you wish to enter land or premises and it is safe to do so.

At traffic lights a driver should take particular care for which road users coming up on the left?

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Explantion: Before moving off at traffic lights you should be aware of cyclists and motorcyclists coming up on the left - in particular where there is an advanced stop line for cyclists ahead of that for other road users.

When the fluid reservoir is full to the mark, how would a driver check that the power-assisted steering is working effectively?

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Explantion: Before starting a journey, check that the PAS (power-assisted steering) is working by the starting the engine and turning the sterring whell from full left lock to full right lock, to see that it operated smoothly and effectively.

What should a driver do at an amber traffic light?

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Explantion: By law you must stop at an amber traffic light if it is safe to do.

What should a driver be aware of when making a left-hand turn?

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Explantion: When you are turning left, you should be aware that cyclists and pedestrians may come up on your inside. Always check to your left before you make a left turn.

What must a driver be aware of before entering a roundabout?

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Explantion: When you enter a roundabout, you must give way to traffic already on the roundabout approaching from your right. Do not enter a roundabout if by doing so you would force another vehicle to slow down or stop.

What action should a driver take if the engine in their vehicle cuts out suddenly when they are driving along?

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Explantion: If the engine in the vehicle you are driving cuts out signal and steer to the side of the road. Switch on the hazard warning lights and contact the relevant breakdown service to get assistance.

When a driver is driving in a line of traffic and does not intend to overtake, what should the driver do?

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Explantion: You should always allow sufficient distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front. This will enable you so stop safely if necessary, and it will give overtaking vehicles enough room to pull in safely to the left after they have passed you.

Why is a windscreen laminated?

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Explantion: A laminated windscreen (a plastic film sandwiched between two layers of glass) is designed not to break into large fragments when struck by an object. This is to prevent serious injury to the driver and passengers.

How does wet weather affect a vehicle’s engine performance?

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Explantion: Wet weather does not affect the performance of the vehicle's engine. It does, however, affect the vehicle's road holding and braking distances. It can also affect a driver's observations.

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