Ireland Driving Test 8
When are lighting up hours?
Explantion: Lighting up hours are defined as the period of time during which drivers should turn on dipped headlights in order to be seen. This period normally starts half an hour after sunset and ends half an hour before sunrise.
When may a driver park a vehicle in a loading bay?
Explantion: Loading bays are provided to enable goods vehicles to load or unload goods, up to a maximum of 30 minutes. Only goods vehicles are permitted to use loading bays.
What distance before a zebra crossing is parking prohibited?
Explantion: It is an offence to park 15 metres before or 5 metres beyond a pedestrian crossing.Parking in this manner may restrict the zone of vision of drivers approaching the crossing and endanger pedestrians.
When may a trailer be towed on a public road without a rear number plate?
Explantion: The law requires all motorised vehicles to display a rear number plate that is clean and legible.
Who can use a signed cycle track accompanied by a continuous white line on the left-hand side?
Explantion: A cycle track is for the use of cyclists and motorised wheelchairs only. No other vehicles may cross into or over a mandatory cycle track unless this is necessary in order to leave or enter a side road or a property adjacent to the cycle track.
When is parking permitted on a footpath?
Explantion: It is always an offence to park on a footpath. Where a vehicle is parked on a footpath, pedestrians may have to step onto the road to go around the vehicle and so place themselves in danger.
What lights should a vehicle show at dusk?
Explantion: Drivers need to see and be seen during all periods of low light levels - for example, at dusk and dawn and in some bad weather conditions. At times of low light, you should turn on dipped headlights. The Road Safety Authority recommends that motorcyclists and drivers turn on their dipped headlights or daytime running lights during daylight hours.
When must drivers stop at a railway level crossing controlled by lights and barriers?
Explantion: You are legally required to stop at a level crossing when the red lights start to flash and the warning bells sound. You must wait for all barriers to open fully before proceeding.
When may you pass another vehicle on the left-hand side?
Explantion: Normally you must overtake on the right. There are, however, circumstances where you may overtake on the left - for example, when the vehicle has moved out and signalled to turn right.
What does this marker board on a large vehicle indicate?
Explantion: This marker board is displayed on heavy goods vehicle loads to alert other road users when the load or equipment overhangs the front or rear of the vehicle by more than 2 meters.
When is parking permitted on the brow of a hill?
Explantion: Parking on the brow of a hill or on a humpbacked bridge is prohibited. Parking in such a place may restrict the zone of vision of drivers approaching the hill and force them into the path of oncoming traffic.
When is parking permitted at a taxi rank?
Explantion: Stopping or parking within an area marked as taxi rank is prohibited as this may obstruct taxis entering or leaving the rank.
Within what distance of a junction is parking prohibited?
Explantion: It is an offence to park within 5 metres of a junction unless parking spaces are clearly marked. Parking in that area may restrict the zone of vision of drivers approaching the junction and may cause an obstruction to large vehicles wishing to turn.
When is parking permitted at a sharp bend?
Explantion: Parking is never permitted where it might interfere in any way with the normal flow through traffic or obstruct or endanger other road users - for example, by forcing other drivers into the path of oncoming traffic.
What is the purpose of traffic calming measures?
Explantion: The purpose of traffic calming measures is to slow down fast-moving traffic to a speed more suitable for the area they are entering. These measures are usually found in rural areas on the entry points to towns or villages.
Is a driver permitted to park at an entrance to a property?
Explantion: You may park across the entrance to a property only with the owner's consent.Parking across an entrance may cause inconvenience and danger to persons entering or leaving the property.
What road users must comply with traffic lights (including pedestrian lights)?
Explantion: As road users, pedestrians must comply with traffic controls. Drivers should be aware that traffic lights and pedestrians lights can be combined at junctions and should show caution and consideration to pedestrians.
What traffic may drive along on a cycle lane accompanied by a broken white line?
Explantion: A cycle track is for the use of cyclists and motorised wheelchairs. No other vehicles may cross into or over a mandatory cycle track unless this is necessary in order to leave a side road or a property adjacent to the cycle track.
Where must a driver not park?
Explantion: It is offence to park at the side of road that has a single or double continuous white line along its centre. Parking on such a road could create an obstruction and may cause inconvenience or danger to other road users.
On a narrow busy road, what rules apply to pedestrians when walking?
Explantion: Pedestrians should walk in single file on busy narrow roads. Drivers should be aware of the Rules of the Road for pedestrians, drive with caution and be prepared to react to any changes in the traffic situation.
What do rumble strips warn a driver of?
Explantion: Rumble strips are a pattering in the surface of the roadway that causes a rumbling sound when you drive over them. The purpose of them is to warn you of a potential danger ahead or to the side.
When is double parking permitted?
Explantion: Double parking is never permitted. Parking is never permitted where it might interfere in any way with the normal flow through traffic or obstruct or endanger other road users.
At a level crossing with unattended gates, what should a driver do?
Explantion: At a level crossing with unattended gates a driver must stop, look for trains and listen for the sound of a horn or approaching trains. If it is safe, open both gates, complete the crossing and then close both gates.
If there is no footpath, where must a pedestrian walk?
Explantion: Where there is no footpath provided, pedestrians should walk on the right-hand side of the road facing oncoming traffic. Drivers should be aware of the Rules of the Road for pedestrians, drive with caution and be prepared to react to any changes in the traffic situation.
When should pedestrians wear reflective clothing at night?
Explantion: Outside built-up areas, pedestrians should wear reflective clothing at all times when walking at night. This is particularly important where there is no street lighting and no footpath for pedestrians.
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