Ireland Driving Test 32

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If the wiper blades are frozen to the windscreen, what should the driver do?

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Explantion: Before starting a journey in icy weather, make sure that the windows are clear. Use the demister to clear the windows and defrost the wipers so that they can be used to clear the windscreen.

What should a driver do to reduce the risk of neck injury in a rear-end collision?

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Explantion: Head restraints are designed to protect the neck and spine in a collision and thus prevent or reduce whiplash. They should be properly adjusted for both the driver and the passengers.

When a wiper blade fails to clear the windscreen what should the driver do?

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Explantion: Use the windscreen wipers to keep the windscreen clear of rain, spray, snow or fog. Check them regularly to ensure that they are in good working order, and replace them when they become worn, before they become ineffective.

What is the effect of resting the foot on the clutch pedal?

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Explantion: The clutch is the connection between the engine the gearbox. It enables the vehicle to move when a gear is engaged. When driving, you should not rest your foot on the clutch pedal, because it might disengage the selected gear and/or damage the clutch mechanism.

When should a driver use the vehicle side lights?

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Explantion: You should use the side lights of your vehicle when parking on an unlit road at night, so that the vehicle can be easily seen by other road users.

What should the driver of a vehicle with power-assisted steering (PAS) do if steering become more difficult as they are driving?

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Explantion: Most modern vehicles have power-assisted steering (PAS). PAS requires less effort and feels lighter, especially when carrying out manoeuvres such as parking, U-turns and reversing. You should be aware that is is easy to oversteer with PAS.

When driving a vehicle with a diesel engine in freezing weather, what should a driver ensure?

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Explantion: Road diesel is supplied with an anti-waxing agent added to it. This is generally prevents the fuel from freezing at temperatures as low as -15°C.

What problem is indicated when wipers suddenly cease to function?

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Explantion: Check the vehicles windscreen wipers regularly to ensure the blades are in good condition, and check that there is water in the washer bottle. If the wipers stop working suddenly, the most likely cause is a blown fuse.

What is the minimum legal tread depth for tyres on cars?

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Explantion: All road vehicles, except motorcycles and vintage vehicles, must have a minimum tyre tread depth of 1.6mm over the main tread. However, for safety reasons, you should replace the vehicle's tyres before they become this worn.

What is a possible effect of over-filling the engine with oil?

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Explantion: Catalytic converters are part of most vehicles exhaust system. They remove up to 75% of the carbon monoxide, nitrogen and hydrocarbons from the vehicles exhaust. Catalytic converters can be permanently damaged if, for example, the car is filled with leaded petrol rather than unleaded, or if the engine is over-filled with oil.

Is a driver allowed to use rebated (green) diesel fuel in a car on a public road?

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Explantion: If, in its normal use, a vehicle is used on a public road, it must use unmarked (white) diesel, as the appropriate excise duties are included in the purchase price. You can be prosecuted for using green diesel in a vehicle on a public road.

While driving in rain, a driver notices that the wiper blades are worn. What should they do?

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Explantion: Use the windscreen wipers to keep the windscreen clear of rain, spray, snow or fog. Check them regularly to ensure that they are in good working order, and replace them when they become worn, before they become ineffective.

In general, above what gross vehicle weight must be a trailer have brakes fitted?

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Explantion: Brakes must be fitted to a trailer if its gross vehicle weight exceeding 750kg or half the weight of the towing vehicle.

What is the effect of an incorrectly adjusted driver’s seat?

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Explantion: Before starting a journey, you should adopt a suitable and comfortable driving position by adjusting the driver's seat to a position where all the vehicle controls can be operated efficiently.

Which part of the vehicle must be maintained in good condition?

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Explantion: You are responsible for your vehicle's roadworthiness 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.

What should a driver do if the fuel system becomes air-locked?

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Explantion: The fuel system can become air-locked if you let the fuel get too low or if there is a leak in the system. You should have the problem corrected before driving. The solution may be as simple as bleeding the fuel system to release the air.

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 should a driver check regularly to ensure they have will have a good clear view of the road when driving?

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Explantion: Check the vehicles windscreen wipers regularly to ensure the blades are in good condition, and check that there is water in the washer bottle.

When replacing a wheel, in what order should wheel nuts be tightened?

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Explantion: When fitting a wheel to your vehicle, tighten the nuts gradually and evenly by tightening them 'diagonally'. For example, if the wheel has four nuts, first tighten the two nuts along one diagonal, then the nuts on the other diagonal. If the wheels has five nuts, tighten each alternate nut until all are tightened. All nuts should be tightened be the manufacturer's recommended torque.

What does using the vehicle’s hazard warning lights allow a driver to do?

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Explantion: Use the hazard warning lights to warn other road users of a danger ahead, when your vehicle is broken down and causing an obstruction, or when you needs to slow down sharply on a motorway.

What should a driver do when the wiper blade on the driver’s side is partly worn?

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Explantion: Use the windscreen wipers to keep the windscreen clear of rain, spray, snow or fog. Check them regularly to ensure that they are in good working order, and replace them when they become worn, before they become ineffective.

What is the purpose of side-impact protection bars?

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Explantion: Side-impact protection bars are fitted to some vehicles to protect the occupants of the vehicle in the event of a collision from the side.

What should a driver do if they get a tyre blow-out on the road?

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Explantion: If a tyre on the vehicle you are driving blows out, slow down gradually and find and suitable place to stop. Switch on your hazard warning lights and change the wheel or call the assistance.

When should a driver use their hazard warning lights?

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Explantion: Use the hazard warning lights to warn other road users of a danger ahead. For example, if your vehicle has broken and is stopped on the hard shoulder, you can use the hazard warning lights to warn following vehicles of your presence.

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