Driver Theory Test 14

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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A 500 kg
B 750 kg
C 850 kg
D 900 kg
Correct Answer: B 750 kg
Explanation: Brakes must be fitted to a trailer if its gross vehicle weight exceeds either 750 kg or half the weight of the towing vehicle.
A The maximum speed for which the tyre is designed.
B The maximum speed the vehicle can be driven at.
C The maximum speed the vehicle can overtake at.
D The minimum speed for which the tyre is designed.
Correct Answer: A The maximum speed for which the tyre is designed.
Explanation: The speed rating of a tyre is the maximum speed for which the tyre is designed. This relates to the speed capability of the tyre. It does not relate to the speed at which the tyre should or could legally be driven.
A The pedestrian always has the right of way to cross in front of traffic.
B The pedestrian may leave the traffic island without paying attention.
C The tram may move away without warning.
D There is no danger as the tram is on rails.
Correct Answer: B The pedestrian may leave the traffic island without paying attention.
Explanation: You should read the road ahead and expect extra pedestrian activity when the tram is at the stop.
A Because a vehicle could come from the left.
B Because there is an increased danger of skidding.
C The vehicle coming from the right has the right of way.
D The vehicle coming from the right is not required to signal.
Correct Answer: B Because there is an increased danger of skidding.
Explanation: Where there are fallen leaves on the road surface, your tyres might have reduced grip on the road surface and your braking distances might be greater.
A Safety cameras may be in operation.
B There may be a bus stop ahead.
C There may be livestock on the road.
D There may be no road markings.
Correct Answer: C There may be livestock on the road.
Explanation: On approach to the brow of a hill you should be extra careful and be prepared to react to a change in the traffic situation.
A The cyclist must wait.
B The driver must wait.
C The pedestrian and the cyclist must wait.
D The pedestrian must wait.
Correct Answer: B The driver must wait.
Explanation: By law you must give way to other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, when you are entering or leaving a driveway.
7. What should the driver do? Please choose one answer
A The driver may turn left first.
B The driver must stop and yield to all traffic.
C The driver should allow the oncoming cyclist to turn first.
D The driver should allow the yellow car to proceed.
Correct Answer: D The driver should allow the yellow car to proceed.
Explanation: At a cross junction of equal importance the traffic approaching from the right has priority. It is important to understand that the right of way is not an absolute right. You must proceed with caution while showing regard for other road users.
A Cars.
B Motorcyclists.
C Taxis.
D Vans.
Correct Answer: B Motorcyclists.
Explanation: In slow-moving city traffic, you should be aware of and check your blind spots before any manoeuvre. Motorcyclists can easily become hidden in a blind spot, and in slow-moving traffic, they might be moving faster than you are.
A Drive at least 30 km/h below the posted speed limit.
B Drive close to the left and switch on front fog lights.
C Keep well out from the left-hand side of the road.
D Watch out for unlit cyclists.
Correct Answer: D Watch out for unlit cyclists.
Explanation: While driving at night and even with the best headlights, it can be very difficult to see all the hazards that you might come across - for example, stray animals or livestock on the road. At night you should drive at a speed that will enable you to stop safely within the distance you can see to be clear ahead.
A Braking harshly.
B Driving in a low gear at high speed.
C Looking ahead and anticipating.
D Reducing tyre pressure.
Correct Answer: C Looking ahead and anticipating.
Explanation: One of the many advantages of an eco-driving style, includes; increased fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and improved driver safety. The eco-conscious driver becomes a more efficient driver because they learn to read the road further ahead and display better anticipation skills. This reduces the need for harsh acceleration and braking which results in a more economical style of driving and a smoother journey.
A No except where the junction or road is clear, then a driver can break a red light or speed up to allow an emergency service vehicle to pass.
B No, a driver should never break a red light or speed up to allow an emergency service vehicle to pass.
C Yes, a driver may break the speed limit to allow an emergency service vehicle to pass.
D Yes, a driver may legally break a red light to allow an emergency service vehicle to pass.
Correct Answer: B No, a driver should never break a red light or speed up to allow an emergency service vehicle to pass.
Explanation: A driver needs to know what to do when they see an emergency vehicle. A driver must react quickly, safely and carefully to allow emergency service vehicles to pass. It is important to be alert and attentive at all times.
Correct Answer: C 251-350
Explanation: Alcohol was a contributory factor in fatal collisions. See Report.
A Apply the footbrake gently and bring the vehicle to a halt.
B Apply the handbrake immediately to help bring the vehicle to a halt.
C Sound the horn to attract the attention of the other driver and take evasive action.
D Switch off the engine ignition to help bring the vehicle to a halt.
Correct Answer: C Sound the horn to attract the attention of the other driver and take evasive action.
Explanation: If there is an oncoming vehicle in your path, take evasive action and sound your horn to alert the other driver. Bring your vehicle to a halt immediately.
A Adjust the mirror to reflect the light back towards the following driver.
B Switch the lights off and on to remind the following driver to dip their lights.
C Turn on the rear fog lights to signal to the following vehicle to turn off their headlights.
D Use the night driving mode on their rear-view mirror.
Correct Answer: D Use the night driving mode on their rear-view mirror.
Explanation: If a driver is being dazzled by the lights of following traffic, they should adjust their rear-view mirror to the night driving mode. This will allow them to concentrate on the road ahead and not be distracted by lights from following traffic.
15. How can fuel efficiency be improved? Please choose one answer
A By accelerating hard up through the gears to reach the desired speed as quickly as possible.
B By driving the vehicle in a lower gear for as long as possible.
C By using an anti-waxing agent only in freezing conditions.
D By using gentle acceleration and making gear changes appropriate to speed.
Correct Answer: D By using gentle acceleration and making gear changes appropriate to speed.
Explanation: A driver can contribute to their vehicles fuel efficiency by reading the road ahead and driving smoothly. This is achieved by accelerating gently, using the most appropriate gear for the speed they are travelling at and avoiding harsh braking.
A 60% angled to the vehicle and 40% to the road.
B The area to each side of the vehicle.
C The back of the vehicle only.
D The sides of the vehicle only.
Correct Answer: B The area to each side of the vehicle.
Explanation: Exterior mirrors enable drivers to see the area on each side of the vehicle. Drivers must take into account all visible hazards in order to make informed, correct and safer decisions.
Correct Answer: D 4 years
Explanation: It is an offence not to comply with a request from a member of An Garda Síochána to provide to provide a sample of breath, urine or blood.
A The steering fluid reservoir would lose all its fluid.
B The steering wheel would automatically lock.
C The steering would become heavy and difficult to operate.
D The steering would become much lighter and easier to operate.
Correct Answer: C The steering would become heavy and difficult to operate.
Explanation: 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.
A By decreasing carbon monoxide levels.
B By decreasing radon levels.
C By increasing carbon monoxide levels.
D By increasing radon levels.
Correct Answer: C By increasing carbon monoxide levels.
Explanation: Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas emitted by vehicle exhausts into the atmosphere. Driving economically and keeping a vehicle well maintained can reduce the level of carbon monoxide emissions.
Correct Answer: A 100 metres.
Explanation: At night in good driving conditions the full headlights of a car will typically let you see 100 metres ahead. So, you should travel at a speed that allows you to stop within that distance.
A Drive at a higher speed than during the day to reduce the chances of falling asleep.
B Drive at a speed that enables the driver to stop within the distance ahead that they can see to be clear.
C Increase vehicle speed as traffic is lighter at night.
D Maintain normal vehicle speed and drive with full headlights.
Correct Answer: B Drive at a speed that enables the driver to stop within the distance ahead that they can see to be clear.
Explanation: When driving at night in good driving conditions the full headlights of a car will typically let you see 100 metres ahead. So, you should travel at a speed that allows you to stop in that distance.
A Continue to signal right for a distance.
B Gradually move back into the left when the vehicle has been passed.
C Move back in front of the vehicle and reduce speed.
D Move immediately into the left after passing the vehicle.
Correct Answer: B Gradually move back into the left when the vehicle has been passed.
Explanation: After overtaking, check your mirrors, signal and return to your normal lane position as soon as it is safe. Take a smooth easy line, gradually moving back in and allowing the other vehicle plenty of space and don't cut in sharply.
A Continue on your journey and arrange for repair when convenient.
B If on a motorway, stop and change the wheel immediately.
C Maintain speed until a place to change the wheel is identified.
D Stop at a safe place and change the wheel.
Correct Answer: D Stop at a safe place and change the wheel.
Explanation: If you get a puncture while driving, find a suitable and safe place to stop and change the wheel. If you cant find a suitable place immediately, drive slowly (with your hazard warning lights turned on) to avoid further damage to the tyre or rim until a safe place is found.
A If the person has broken bones.
B If the person is bleeding.
C If the person is cold.
D If the person needs CPR.
Correct Answer: D If the person needs CPR.
Explanation: If a person discovered lying in the road is not breathing, it may be essential to move them in order to safely carry out emergency CPR. It may also be necessary to move them under other circumstances but an urgent assessment of the situation should be carried out first.
A At all times.
B Only on journeys exceeding 10 kilometres.
C Only on journeys outside built-up areas.
D Only on long journeys.
Correct Answer: A At all times.
Explanation: The driver and all passengers in a car must wear a safety belt or, in the case of a child, a suitable restraint system.
A Ensure all passengers are securely seated in the caravan.
B Ensure that only adult passengers are seated in the caravan.
C Have an extended mirror fitted to the driver's side of the vehicle only.
D Have extended mirrors fitted to the towing vehicle.
Correct Answer: D Have extended mirrors fitted to the towing vehicle.
Explanation: If a driver intends towing a caravan, they should fit extended mirrors to both sides of the towing vehicle. This will allow the driver to better observe the traffic situation behind and to the sides.
A It would improve the vehicle's road-holding ability.
B It would not have any effect provided speed is reduced.
C It would reduce the driver's ability to control the vehicle.
D Overloading will not reduce the ability to control the vehicle.
Correct Answer: C It would reduce the driver's ability to control the vehicle.
Explanation: Overloading your vehicle will make it more difficult to control, and will increase the risk of a collision.
A Provided the load is evenly distributed, it improves the stability of the vehicle.
B The load can make the vehicle more difficult to control, but only when going downhill.
C The load can make the vehicle more difficult to control, but only when reversing.
D The load can make the vehicle more difficult to control.
Correct Answer: D The load can make the vehicle more difficult to control.
Explanation: Overloading your vehicle will make it more difficult to control. Remember: its an offence to overload a vehicle.
A No U-turn allowed.
B Parking allowed during business hours.
C Traffic can overtake.
D U-turn allowed during daylight hours.
Correct Answer: A No U-turn allowed.
Explanation: You must never do a U-turn on any stretch of road with a continuous white line along its centre. The restricted vision at such places would make doing a U-turn very unsafe.
30. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A A driver may overtake on the right only.
B Overtaking lane ends ahead.
C Right hand lane has an uneven surface.
D Road narrows from right.
Correct Answer: D Road narrows from right.
Explanation: Where there are roadworks up ahead, this warning sign tells you that the road narrows from the right creating a potential hazard.
31. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Cathedral or church ahead.
B Historic site ahead.
C Low bridge ahead.
D Tunnel ahead.
Correct Answer: D Tunnel ahead.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of a tunnel ahead. You should be aware of the procedures to follow when entering a tunnel - which include keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead or removing sunglasses.
32. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Junction ahead with dual carriageway.
B Minor road ahead.
C Y-Junction ahead with roads of lesser importance.
D Y-junction ahead with roads of equal importance.
Correct Answer: D Y-junction ahead with roads of equal importance.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of a Y-junction ahead with roads of equal importance. Approach such a junction with caution and be prepared to react to any changes in the traffic situation.
33. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A End of dual carriageway.
B Minor road ahead.
C Railway crossing ahead.
D Y-junction ahead with roads of equal importance.
Correct Answer: D Y-junction ahead with roads of equal importance.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of a Y-junction ahead with a road of equal importance. Approach such a junction with caution and be prepared to react to any changes in the traffic situation.
34. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Designated rank for taxis.
B Only taxis may turn right or left.
C Private parking is permitted when the taxi rank is empty.
D Private vehicles may pick up or set down passengers.
Correct Answer: A Designated rank for taxis.
Explanation: A Taxi Rank sign indicates that this is an area reserved for taxis, and parking or stopping by other road users is not permitted.
35. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A 3-axled vehicles are not permitted.
B Maximum permitted weight is 3 tonnes.
C Minimum permitted weight is 3 tonnes.
D Only 3-axled vehicles are permitted.
Correct Answer: B Maximum permitted weight is 3 tonnes.
Explanation: This sign tells you that that you must not enter this area if your vehicle is over 3 tonnes or 3,000 kg
36. What does this road marking mean? Please choose one answer
A Drivers may cross the line to overtake.
B Drivers must keep left of the continuous white line.
C Oncoming traffic may cross the line to overtake.
D Only motorcyclists may cross the lines to overtake.
Correct Answer: B Drivers must keep left of the continuous white line.
Explanation: 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.
37. What does this traffic light mean? Please choose one answer
A Prepare to move off.
B Proceed if the way is clear.
C Stop, unless it is unsafe to do so.
D The traffic lights are out of order.
Correct Answer: C Stop, unless it is unsafe to do so.
Explanation: When the traffic light is showing amber you must not go beyond the stop line unless you so close to the traffic lights that stopping would be dangerous.
A A driver may not overtake.
B A driver may overtake if it is safe to do so.
C Dual carriageway ahead.
D Road narrows ahead.
Correct Answer: B A driver may overtake if it is safe to do so.
Explanation: Where there is a broken white line and a continuous white line along the centre of the road, you must obey the line that is nearest to you. In this case you may cross the lines as long as it is safe to do so.
39. What does this hand signal mean? Please choose one answer
A The driver intends to do a U-turn.
B The driver intends to move out or turn right.
C The driver intends to stop ahead.
D The driver intends to turn left.
Correct Answer: B The driver intends to move out or turn right.
Explanation: This hand signal informs other road users that the driver intends to move out or turn right and the vehicle will change direction.
A The driver is insured up to 10 days after the expiry of the policy.
B The driver is insured up to 14 days after the expiry of the policy.
C The driver is insured up to 7 days after the expiry of the policy.
D The driver is not insured after the expiry of the policy.
Correct Answer: D The driver is not insured after the expiry of the policy.
Explanation: All drivers must have insurance covering them to drive a vehicle on a public road. The vehicle must display an up-to-date insurance disc.