Mullane School Of Motoring Cork    - A Family Run Driving School For Over A Decade
The Irish Driving Test Questions & Answers 
 
 
 
Q) What shape and colour is a warning sign?
A)Diamond Shape – Yellow and Black.
 
Q) What should always be kept clean on your vehicle?
A) Lights – Reflectors – Windows – Mirrors – Registration plate.
 
Q) What does a single yellow line mean?
A) Parking prohibited during business hours.
 
Q) What is the rule about passing animals on the road?
A) Slow down, give plenty of room, do not sound your horn or rev your engine.
 
Q) What are the road markings for a no-entry street?
A) A full white line followed by a broken white line.
 
Q) What vehicles are prohibited from using a motorway?
A) Learner drivers, motorbikes under 50cc, invalid carriages or horse drawn vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.
 
Q) What does a broken white line mean?
A) A broken white line means overtake if safe to do so.
 
Q) Can your reverse from a minor road on to a major road?
A) No. (You should reverse from a major road to a minor road, being very aware of the possible following traffic).
 
Q) What does a double yellow line mean?
A) No parking at any time.
 
Q) What is the sequence of traffic lights?
A) Green - steady Amber – Red – amber – green
 
Q) When should you use your hazard lights?
A) When causing an unavoidable instruction.
 
Q) Where is the only place you will see a flashing red light?
A) At a level crossing.
 
Q) What is the rule on entering a roundabout?
A) Give way to traffic on your immediate right.
 
Q) Name some places where you should not overtake?
A) Where you cannot see far enough ahead – too close to junctions – corners- approach to a bend – pedestrian crossings (zig-zag lines, see Q.29); hatch markings – over a continuous white line, on approach to hump back bridges etc.
 
Q) What is a contraflow bus lane?
A) It is a bus lane that flows in the opposite direction to the traffic.
 
Q) What shape and colour is a regulatory sign?
speed limit.A) Regulatory signs are round with red and white background with the exception of three: Stop, Yield and the end of
 
Q) What is the hard shoulder used for?
A) Cyclists. Emergencies, breakdowns, pedestrians
 
Q) When should you dip your lights?
A) When meeting cars, built up areas, continuously lit up roads, following behind a vehicle , when fog or poor visibility persists.
 
Q) What does the rules of the road say about sounding your horn?
A) You should not sound your horn between the hours of 11:00pm and 7:00am except in an emergency.
 
Q) What does a clearway sign mean?
A) Parking and stopping prohibited during the times shown.
 
Q) At a pelican crossing what does a flashing amber light mean?
A) Proceed with caution, giving way to pedestrians who may still be crossing.
 
Q) What are the minimum lighting requirements on your vehicle?
A) A motor vehicle must be equipped with two headlights (white or yellow), two white side lights (front), two red rear lights, two red rear stop lights, number plate lighting to the rear and amber directional indicators front and rear.
 
Q) What does a steady amber traffic light mean?
A) Stop unless it is unsafe to do.
 
Q) How should you approach a green light that has been green from the first time you have seen it?
A) Approach with caution at a speed which would allow you to stop safely if necessary.
 
Q) What are you legally required to have before you can drive on any public road?
A) You must hold a valid licence (provisional or full), have your vehicle taxed, insured and if the car is older than 4 years old an NCT is necessary.
 
Q) What does a green traffic light mean?
A) Proceed with caution
 
Q) What do Zig – Zag lines on approach to a pedestrian crossing mean?
A) Overtaking and parking are prohibited.
 
Q) When may you overtake on the left?
A) When traffic in front is turning right, when you are turning left and when you are on a two lane road where the traffic is slow and the lane on the right is moving slower than the lane on the left.
 
Q) How would you recognise a pedestrian crossing at nighttime?
A) Flashing Amber Beacons either side of the Zebra crossing.
 
Q) At a pelican crossing what does a flashing amber light mean?
A) Proceed with caution giving right of way to pedestrians crossing.
 
Q) What is the legal depth of thread on a tyre?
A) 1.6mm
 
Q) Name places you should not park?
A) Cloak junction (not within 15meters), corners, double yellow lines, single yellow lines (within times zones) and opposite a continuous white line
 
Q) What should you do if blinded by oncoming lights at night.
A) Slow down, stop if necessary and do not look directly at the lights.
 
Q) What signs would you expect to see when you are approaching a major road?
A) Warning sign – major road ahead and Regulatory sign – Stop or Yield.
 
Q) What are the rules regarding the yellow box junction?
A). Do not enter unless the way ahead is clear, except when turning left or right.
 
Q) What is the maximum legal speed limit on Irish Motorways?
A) 120kph  
 
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