Driver Theory Test 10

You have 45 minutes to answer 40 multiple choice driver theory test mock questions. The pass mark is 35. You may check your answers as you progress or wait for your final score after finishing your test. Best of luck!

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Correct Answer: C 3
Explanation: The correct position from which to turn right from a major road to a minor road is just left of centre. You should take up the correct position in good time and avoid cutting the corner or swan necking : that is going beyond the turning point as car 2 is in the picture.
A Accelerate and move to the right-hand side of the road to avoid the children.
B Give a warning signal and drive past at the same speed.
C Maintain the same speed because the children can see an oncoming vehicle quite clearly at this point.
D Reduce speed, drive cautiously and remain ready to brake.
Correct Answer: D Reduce speed, drive cautiously and remain ready to brake.
Explanation: Because it is difficult to predict children's behaviour, you should always be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation and be prepared to stop.
Correct Answer: D €80
Explanation: A learner driver needs to be aware that, if they are stopped by a Garda for driving unaccompanied, it will lead to a financial penalty.
A Apply the footbrake and engage a higher gear.
B Apply the footbrake firmly.
C Depress the clutch pedal and engage a lower gear.
D Switch off the ABS system.
Correct Answer: B Apply the footbrake firmly.
Explanation: To stop your vehicle in an emergency, apply the footbrake firmly, and maintain the pressure until the vehicle stops. Depress the clutch pedal just before stopping.
A Drive a diesel powered vehicle.
B Drive at a higher speed in order to reduce the time spent on the road.
C Have the vehicle's air filters changed regularly.
D Use a fuel additive to increase the fuel octane rating.
Correct Answer: C Have the vehicle's air filters changed regularly.
Explanation: Drivers should have their vehicle serviced regularly in accordance with the manufacturers guidelines. A vehicle with a dirty air filter uses more fuel and creates more exhaust pollution. Air filters should be changed as part of normal servicing. If a vehicle is used in dusty conditions, the air filter may need to be changed more often. More information is available in the vehicle owners handbook.
A Indicate in good time and pull in gradually to allow the vehicle behind extra stopping distance.
B Speed up temporarily to put distance between their vehicle and the vehicle behind.
C Stop quickly keeping a close eye on the rear-view mirror.
D Use the handbrake to slow down and stop.
Correct Answer: A Indicate in good time and pull in gradually to allow the vehicle behind extra stopping distance.
Explanation: When you are slowing down or stopping, you should be mindful of the type of vehicle that is following you. For example, if the vehicle following you is a large vehicle or one towing a trailer, you should think of indicating a little earlier than normal to allow the following vehicle enough time to react safely.
A Angle the mirrors towards the front for a distance in order to clean them.
B Clean them with a cloth or tissue before starting their journey.
C Continue on and clean them after reaching the destination.
D Drive in the slip stream of other traffic, as this will eventually clean the mirrors.
Correct Answer: B Clean them with a cloth or tissue before starting their journey.
Explanation: The purpose of mirrors is to increase the drivers view to the rear and sides of the vehicle and to enable them to take into account all visible hazards. Proper use will enable drivers to make informed, correct and safer decisions. Drivers should ensure that all mirrors, including the exterior ones, are clean and properly adjusted at all times to ensure optimum view.
A 1 metre from the edge of the road.
B Left-hand side of the road.
C Right-hand side of the road.
D There is no regulation.
Correct Answer: C Right-hand side of the road.
Explanation: 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.
A Depress the clutch and brake sharply and switch on the hazard warning lights.
B Maintain normal speed and try to straddle the spill with the wheels.
C Maintain normal speed in a lower gear and switch on hazard warning lights.
D Reduce speed by gently applying the brakes and switch on the hazard warning lights.
Correct Answer: D Reduce speed by gently applying the brakes and switch on the hazard warning lights.
Explanation: Where oil is spilt on the road, your tyres will have reduced grip, and you might be at risk of skidding if you brake sharply. If you do come across oil on the road, brake gently and switch on your hazard warning lights for a short period to alert other traffic to the hazard.
A From 00:00 hrs to 06:00 hrs.
B From just after dusk to just before dawn.
C When visibility is less than 200 metres.
D When visibility is less than 300 metres.
Correct Answer: B From just after dusk to just before dawn.
Explanation: 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.
A When braking gently.
B When cornering.
C When overtaking.
D When reversing.
Correct Answer: B When cornering.
Explanation: It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that the load is properly secured and evenly distributed, so that the vehicle can be properly controlled when changing direction and when braking.
A Flash the headlights and come to an immediate stop.
B Flash the headlights and drive up onto the footpath on the left.
C Move to the left, reduce speed and stop if necessary.
D Switch on the vehicle hazard warning lights.
Correct Answer: C Move to the left, reduce speed and stop if necessary.
Explanation: When a driver notices an emergency vehicle approaching in the distance, they should check their mirror and move to the left to allow the vehicle to pass. On some occasions it may be necessary to stop.
A Drive along the central dividing line and watch for the reflective markings.
B Drive along the hard shoulder and watch for the reflective markers.
C Reduce speed and use dipped headlights.
D Reduce speed and use full headlights.
Correct Answer: C Reduce speed and use dipped headlights.
Explanation: In dense fog you should reduce your speed and use dipped headlights and fog lights (where fitted). Sidelights are not strong enough in fog, and full headlights can reflect off the fog and make it harder to see where you are going.
Correct Answer: B Cyclists.
Explanation: Drivers should be aware of and check blind spots before moving off and changing direction where appropriate. Cyclists can easily become hidden in a blind spot, and in slow-moving traffic, they might be moving faster than you are.
A Carry on as normal as they always have the right of way.
B Give way to traffic approaching firstly from the left and then the right.
C Give way to traffic approaching from the left only.
D Traffic approaching from the driver's right has right of way.
Correct Answer: D Traffic approaching from the driver's right has right of way.
Explanation: If a driver is at a junction where the roads are of equal importance, traffic on the driver's right has the right of way. The driver must let that traffic pass before moving on. It is important to understand that the right of way is not an absolute right. Drivers must proceed with caution whilst showing regard for other users of the road.
A Carefully complete a U-turn.
B Drive on and leave at the next exit.
C Stop on the hard shoulder and reverse back to the exit.
D Use the emergency telephone to ask for advice.
Correct Answer: B Drive on and leave at the next exit.
Explanation: If a driver misses their intended exit when driving on a motorway, they should proceed to the next junction exit where they can leave the motorway and then rejoin it in the opposite direction.
A Drive at a higher speed than during the day as traffic is lighter at night.
B Drive at a higher speed than during the day to minimise the chances of following asleep.
C Drive at a slower speed than in the day as visibility is reduced at night.
D Drive at the same speed as during the day as there is no extra danger.
Correct Answer: C Drive at a slower speed than in the day as visibility is reduced at night.
Explanation: If you are not familiar with driving at night time, it can take quite a while to adjust to conditions. For that reason, you might need to drive slower until you get used to the reduced visibility at night.
A Generally, it doubles the braking distance of that required on a dry surface.
B It makes no difference to the required braking distance.
C It reduces the braking distance of that required on a dry surface.
D Modern tyres provide grip on a wet road as effectively as on a dry road.
Correct Answer: A Generally, it doubles the braking distance of that required on a dry surface.
Explanation: When it is wet, your tyres do not grip the road surface as well as when it is dry and your stopping distance is increased. For these reasons you should slow down during or after rain and keep a greater distance from the vehicle in front.
A Accelerate at a greater rate than other drivers so as to facilitate overtaking.
B Check that other road users have cleared the junction and move off with care.
C Move off quickly and then check the mirrors.
D Move off slowly and then check the mirrors.
Correct Answer: B Check that other road users have cleared the junction and move off with care.
Explanation: When stopped at traffic lights and the green light comes on, you should check to ensure the way is clear and proceed only if it is safe to do so.
A Be patient and show restraint.
B Flash the headlights to express displeasure.
C Pursue the vehicle and express displeasure.
D Sound the horn and flash the lights to show your frustration.
Correct Answer: A Be patient and show restraint.
Explanation: You should always try to show restraint. It is important to understand that the right of way is not an absolute right of way, and you must always proceed with caution and with regard for other road users. It's safer and more socially responsible.
A The driver should drive close behind the vehicle with a view to overtaking.
B The driver should signal and go around to the left of the vehicle.
C The driver should signal and go around to the right of the vehicle.
D The driver should stay well back in a safe position.
Correct Answer: D The driver should stay well back in a safe position.
Explanation: You should always be prepared to react to hazards ahead. If the vehicle in front is moving from side to side, it may indicate that the driver is not paying full attention or that their driving is impaired by drink, drugs or tiredness. If you think the vehicle is a risk to the public safety, the matter should be reported to the Gardaí or to traffic watch (lo-call 1890 205 805), but not while driving.
A Overtake it on the left-hand side.
B Overtake it on the right-hand side.
C Stay back and allow it to complete the turn.
D Tap the brakes and sound the horn to signal to other vehicles to slow down.
Correct Answer: C Stay back and allow it to complete the turn.
Explanation: Always allow a bus to complete a left-hand turn, because your field of view is restricted, and it could be dangerous to attempt overtaking it.
A The tyre grip may be improved crossing the rails.
B The wheels may become caught in the rails, causing the tyres to deflate.
C There may be a reduction in tyre noise while crossing the rails.
D There may be an uneven surface and tyre grip may be reduced when crossing the rails.
Correct Answer: D There may be an uneven surface and tyre grip may be reduced when crossing the rails.
Explanation: You should be aware of the impact of changes in the road surface. For example, at railway and tram crossings the uneven surface or oil deposits could reduce the grip of your tyres. Slow down as you approach railway or tram crossings and increase your distance from the vehicle in front.
A The driver should be aware that the lights may change and accelerate to clear the lights before they do.
B The driver should be aware that the lights may change before they reach them and be prepared to stop.
C The driver should maintain speed until the light changes to amber.
D The driver should stop as the lights are about to change to red.
Correct Answer: B The driver should be aware that the lights may change before they reach them and be prepared to stop.
Explanation: You should always read the road ahead and be prepared to react to changing traffic situations. Where traffic lights have been green for some time, you should be prepared to stop, as the lights are probably about to change to amber.
A Ask a passenger to stand on the motorway to warn other traffic.
B Place a red warning triangle to the left of the vehicle.
C Turn on the full beam headlights.
D Wear a high visibility vest.
Correct Answer: D Wear a high visibility vest.
Explanation: Move the vehicle to the hard shoulder. Park as near to the left as possible. If this is not possible, take steps to warn other drivers, such as switching on the hazard warning lights. Wear a high visibility vest. Always carry at least two in the vehicle.
A When about to pull in and stop.
B When parking for a short time on a single yellow line.
C When the brake lights are not working.
D When the vehicle has broken down.
Correct Answer: D When the vehicle has broken down.
Explanation: Use the hazard warning lights to warn other road users of a danger ahead. For example, if a drivers vehicle has broken down and is stopped on the hard shoulder, they should use the vehicles hazard warning lights to warn other road users of their presence.
A Increase speed to increase the air flow into the engine compartment.
B Remove the filler cap from the coolant bottle.
C Stop where safe and investigate the cause.
D Top up with anti-freeze immediately.
Correct Answer: C Stop where safe and investigate the cause.
Explanation: If a driver notices steam rising from the engine compartment of their vehicle, they should stop where safe and only investigate the cause once it has cooled down. Do not remove a radiator or header tank cap when the engine is hot. Steam rising from the engine is an indication that the engine is overheating and it should not continue to be driven. Refer to the vehicle handbook for further information and guidance or seek advice from a competent person.
A A cold drink.
B A hot drink.
C A non-alcoholic drink.
D No drink should be given.
Correct Answer: D No drink should be given.
Explanation: A person who has been injured in a collision should not be given anything to drink, as this could cause them to choke. Ideally trained personnel should be consulted before attending to an injured person. Call the emergency services (on 999 or 112) or make sure that someone else has called them.
A Ask a bystander to warn traffic by beckoning them from the middle of the road.
B Ensure the vehicle is in first gear and the wheels are facing the roadway.
C Ensure the vehicle is in reverse gear and front wheels are facing the roadway.
D Wear reflective clothing and switch on the vehicle hazard warning lights.
Correct Answer: D Wear reflective clothing and switch on the vehicle hazard warning lights.
Explanation: 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.
A Electronic toll accepted in any lane.
B Electronic toll not accepted in this lane.
C Electronic toll out of order in this lane.
D Payment in euros only in this lane.
Correct Answer: A Electronic toll accepted in any lane.
Explanation: This sign is used at 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 users account. Only vehicles fitted with the tags are allowed to use those lanes.
A The road holding ability of the vehicle is increased.
B The road holding ability of the vehicle is reduced.
C The suspension compensates for any unevenness in the road surface.
D The wheel alignment keeps the tyres in full contact with the road.
Correct Answer: B The road holding ability of the vehicle is reduced.
Explanation: Driving at high speed is a factor that affects road holding. At higher speeds the airflow under a vehicle reduces tyre grip on the road and when you are approaching a bend or corner, the momentum of the vehicle makes it more difficult to change direction.
32. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Corner ahead on offside lane.
B End of dual carriageway.
C No stopping, except in offside lane.
D Offside lane closed ahead.
Correct Answer: D Offside lane closed ahead.
Explanation: This roadworks warning sign tells you that that the offside (right hand) lane of three is closed ahead. Drivers in the nearside or centre lanes should be aware that traffic may merge from the right.
33. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A A driver may park on the left.
B A driver must drive on the left-hand side.
C A driver must merge from the left.
D A driver must overtake on the left-hand side.
Correct Answer: B A driver must drive on the left-hand side.
Explanation: This sign is generally in areas where tourists might be travelling and reminds motorists to drive on the left. These signs are commonly found around airports and ferry ports.
34. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Level crossing ahead with pedestrian walkway.
B Picnic area ahead.
C Playground ahead.
D School children crossing ahead.
Correct Answer: D School children crossing ahead.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning that there may be school children crossing the road ahead, slow down if required and be prepared to stop.
35. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Humpback bridge ahead.
B Only ascending traffic ahead.
C Steep ascent ahead.
D Steep descent ahead.
Correct Answer: C Steep ascent ahead.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of a steep ascent/upward hill ahead. You should react by selecting the appropriate gear.
36. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Only buses and cyclists may park during the times indicated.
B Only buses, cyclists and taxis are allowed to use the lane ahead during the hours indicated.
C Only buses, cyclists and taxis are allowed to use the lane outside the hours indicated.
D Only cyclists and buses are allowed to use the lane during the times indicated.
Correct Answer: B Only buses, cyclists and taxis are allowed to use the lane ahead during the hours indicated.
Explanation: This sign tells you there is a with-flow near side bus lane ahead on the left: that is, one where the buses move in the same direction as the traffic to their right. The information plate tells the times when the bus lane is in operation. Only buses, taxis and cyclists may use the bus lane during those hours.
37. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Clearway ahead at 100 metres.
B Maximum speed is 100 km/h.
C Minimum speed is 100 km/h.
D Motorway continues for 100 kilometres.
Correct Answer: B Maximum speed is 100 km/h.
Explanation: This sign tells you that the maximum legal speed limit permitted for this section of road is 100 km/h.
38. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Diversion to the left ahead.
B One-way traffic to the left ahead.
C Sharp corner to the left ahead.
D Turn left ahead.
Correct Answer: D Turn left ahead.
Explanation: This sign tells you that you must turn left ahead. It is usually displayed on the approach to a one-way system.
A It is prohibited to proceed in the direction indicated.
B Proceed smartly through junction to avoid delay.
C The direction indicated is a cul-de-sac.
D When safe, drivers should proceed in the direction indicated.
Correct Answer: D When safe, drivers should proceed in the direction indicated.
Explanation: When you meet a flashing amber arrow at a junction, you should proceed in the direction indicated provided it is safe to do so.
A 100 km/h.
B 120 km/h.
C 60 km/h.
D 80 km/h.
Correct Answer: B 120 km/h.
Explanation: It is illegal to exceed 120 km/h when driving on a motorway.