Driver Theory Test 7

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 An indicator bulb may have blown.
B The hazard warning light switch is faulty.
C The hazard warning lights are on.
D The voltage regulator is not functioning properly.
Correct Answer: A An indicator bulb may have blown.
Explanation: A rapid clicking noise when you turn on an indicator is usually a sign that one of the indicator bulbs has failed. Drivers are responsible for making sure that their vehicle is roadworthy. This should include a regular check that all lights, reflectors and indicators, are working properly.
A Because the required stopping distances is greater.
B Because tyre grip improves when wet.
C Because wheels rotate at a greater speed after rain.
D Because wheels rotate at a slower speed after rain.
Correct Answer: A Because the required stopping distances is greater.
Explanation: On a wet road surface, your tyres do not grip the road surface as well as in dry conditions and your required stopping distance is increased. Because of that you should slow down during or after rain and keep a greater distance from the vehicle in front.
3. In this situation who should wait? Please choose one answer
A Neither vehicle should wait.
B The driver behind the stopped van should wait.
C The oncoming vehicle must wait.
D Whichever vehicle is furthest away from the van.
Correct Answer: B The driver behind the stopped van should wait.
Explanation: When you are overtaking a parked vehicle or obstruction, you should yield to oncoming vehicles so that they don't have to slow down or take evasive action.
A It is easier to see pedestrians because of the bright lights.
B Other vehicles do not need to use their head lights.
C Parking spaces may be difficult to notice.
D Traffic lights may be difficult to distinguish from the other bright lights.
Correct Answer: D Traffic lights may be difficult to distinguish from the other bright lights.
Explanation: When driving at night in an area where there is a variety of light sources, you need to be extra careful, as potential hazards might be more difficult to see.
A The car driver is not allowed to turn right.
B The car driver may proceed first.
C The car driver must allow the bus to proceed.
D The car driver must allow the motorcycle to proceed.
Correct Answer: D The car driver must allow the motorcycle to proceed.
Explanation: When you are turning right from a major road to a minor road, you must yield to oncoming traffic. You should proceed only when it is safe to do so.
A 1 penalty point.
B 2 penalty points.
C 3 penalty points.
D 4 penalty points.
Correct Answer: B 2 penalty points.
Explanation: A learner driver needs to be aware of the legal requirements to display 'L' plates front and rear and the implications of not doing so.
A Health & Safety Authority
B Local Garda Station or Traffic Watch.
C Road Safety Authority.
D Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Correct Answer: B Local Garda Station or Traffic Watch.
Explanation: Report all aggressive driving incidents to Traffic Watch or a Garda station. They are the best people to deal with aggressive driving.
A Fuel consumption decreases.
B Fuel consumption increases.
C There is no effect if a high gear is engaged.
D There is no effect provided the engine is properly tuned.
Correct Answer: B Fuel consumption increases.
Explanation: Harsh acceleration increases fuel consumption. Smooth acceleration helps to reduce fuel consumption and the emissions from vehicles. Try not to over-rev the engine and use the appropriate gear for the speed of the vehicle. When slowing down, take your foot off the accelerator and allow the vehicle to slow progressively before you brake.
A The area behind and to each side of the vehicle.
B The passenger area of the vehicle.
C The position of all the wheels.
D The position of the left-side wheels.
Correct Answer: A The area behind and to each side of the vehicle.
Explanation: Properly adjusted vehicle mirrors enable drivers to see the road behind and to the sides. This helps drivers to take into account what's happening behind them, so that they can make informed, correct and safer decisions.
Correct Answer: A 16-24 years
Explanation: Table 8 sets out the available blood alcohol concentrate (BAC) in drivers by the age group. In total 151 drivers had a record of a BAC. FACT: In total, 47% of the drivers aged between 16 and 24 years had a BAC of 201 to 251+.
A It is always allowed.
B It is never allowed.
C When the driver has the appropriate insurance cover.
D When the driver's visibility is not interfered with.
Correct Answer: B It is never allowed.
Explanation: A driver must make sure that each passenger in the vehicle has a seatbelt. Failure to wear a seatbelt is an offence. It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that passengers under the age of 17 wear seatbelts. Older passengers are themselves responsible for wearing seatbelts.
A Apply the handbrake immediately.
B Brake firmly and quickly.
C Grip the steering wheel firmly.
D Relax the hold on the steering wheel.
Correct Answer: C Grip the steering wheel firmly.
Explanation: If a front tyre bursts on a vehicle, the steering on the vehicle will become unstable. Don't panic : slow down gradually while keeping a firm hold on the steering wheel. Stop in a safe place to change the wheel, and alert other road users by switching on your hazard warning lights.
A Ensure that dipped headlights are switched on.
B Ensure that full headlights are switched on.
C Only use dipped headlights if there is other traffic in the tunnel.
D Switch on hazard warning lights to alert other traffic of their presence.
Correct Answer: A Ensure that dipped headlights are switched on.
Explanation: In general, a driver should switch on their dipped headlights before entering a tunnel.
A Be alert for other drivers who may suddenly change lanes or reduce speed.
B Match the speed to that of the vehicle in front.
C Match the speed to that of the vehicle in the adjoining lane.
D Relax because there will be no oncoming traffic.
Correct Answer: A Be alert for other drivers who may suddenly change lanes or reduce speed.
Explanation: Motorways and dual carriageways are designed to help traffic travel faster and more safely between destinations. Traffic conditions can change very quickly because of the speed and increased volumes of traffic and lanes, and you need to be particularly alert to other drivers changing lanes or reducing speed.
A Avoid looking directly at the oncoming vehicle's lights.
B Focus eyes directly on the oncoming vehicle's lights.
C Focus eyes directly on the steering.
D Increase speed to pass the oncoming vehicle.
Correct Answer: A Avoid looking directly at the oncoming vehicle's lights.
Explanation: If you are dazzled by the lights of an oncoming vehicle, look towards the verge until the vehicle has passed and/or slow down and stop if necessary.
A By allowing at least four seconds to elapse between the vehicle in front and the driver's own vehicle passing a fixed point.
B By allowing at least two seconds to elapse between the vehicle in front and the driver's own vehicle passing a fixed point.
C By allowing four vehicle lengths between the vehicles.
D By allowing two vehicle lengths between the vehicles.
Correct Answer: A By allowing at least four seconds to elapse between the vehicle in front and the driver's own vehicle passing a fixed point.
Explanation: In wet conditions you should maintain a gap of at least four seconds from the vehicle in front : at least twice as long as in dry conditions.
A It improves the vehicle's braking ability.
B It improves tyre grip on bends.
C It increases tyre noise.
D It makes the road more slippery.
Correct Answer: D It makes the road more slippery.
Explanation: Diesel spilt on the road can make the road surface extremely slippery, particularly if the road is wet.
A Drive into the space on its left-hand side.
B Move out immediately and overtake as quickly as possible.
C Move to the right but do not overtake.
D Stay behind it and allow it to complete the turn.
Correct Answer: D Stay behind it and allow it to complete the turn.
Explanation: Always read the road ahead and be prepared to react to any traffic situation. In this case, you should be aware that the heavy goods vehicle will need extra space to complete the left-hand turn and you should remain behind the vehicle until it has completed its turn.
A Ask a passenger to stand on the road to warn other traffic.
B Place a red warning triangle on the motorway to warn other drivers.
C Turn on the full beam headlights to alert other drivers.
D Use a roadside phone to contact Gardaí and never try to carry out repairs yourself.
Correct Answer: D Use a roadside phone to contact Gardaí and never try to carry out repairs yourself.
Explanation: When a vehicle breaks down on a motorway, a driver should move the vehicle to the hard shoulder, use the roadside phone to contact the Gardaí, and do not place a warning device on the motorway. The driver should never try to do repairs themselves in the hard shoulder.
A Drive with the hazard lights on.
B Have the bulb replaced immediately.
C Replace it temporarily with the brake light bulb.
D Replace it temporarily with the left-hand headlight bulb.
Correct Answer: B Have the bulb replaced immediately.
Explanation: Vehicles (except motorcycles) are required by law to have right and left headlights. Faulty lights should be repaired immediately. A vehicle with only one headlight can cause a hazard to other road users or be mistaken for a motorcycle.
A Check the tyres are inflated to normal air pressure.
B Increase the air pressure in the tyres.
C Reduce front tyre air pressure and increase rear tyre air pressure.
D Reduce the air pressure in the tyres.
Correct Answer: A Check the tyres are inflated to normal air pressure.
Explanation: It is important to check the tyre pressure before starting a long journey as incorrect air pressure can adversely affect many of the vehicles systems, including brakes, steering, suspension and fuel consumption. Tyres should always be inflated according to the vehicle manufacturers guidelines, information on which can be found in the vehicle handbook.
A Drive for a few kilometres with a window open.
B Dry the windows with a cloth and then use the demister system.
C Make sure that all demister vents and windows are closed.
D Wipe the windows with the back of the hand.
Correct Answer: B Dry the windows with a cloth and then use the demister system.
Explanation: Make sure the windows are clear and clean at all times so that the driver can see the road and traffic conditions all around. Condensation on the window can seriously impair your ability to make proper observations. Drivers should familiarise themselves with how to correctly set the vehicle's ventilation system in order to keep the windows clear.
A The combined weight of the vehicle and its trailer.
B The manufacturer's specifications.
C The size of the tyres on the vehicle.
D The strength of the tow bar.
Correct Answer: B The manufacturer's specifications.
Explanation: The maximum weight that your vehicle can safely tow is specified by the manufacturer, and is usually set out in the drivers handbook for the vehicle, and in some cases on a plate attached to the vehicle. This is the safe towing limit for the vehicle and you should not exceed it.
24. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Dual carriageway ahead.
B One-way street.
C Traffic may not stop.
D Two-way traffic.
Correct Answer: D Two-way traffic.
Explanation: This warning sign tells you that during roadworks there will be two-way traffic in operation ahead. Continue to drive with extra care.
A Proceed only when beckoned to do so.
B Proceed using hand signals only.
C Proceed with caution.
D Proceed with hazard warning lights on.
Correct Answer: C Proceed with caution.
Explanation: This traffic control sign tells you that you may proceed with caution through road works.
26. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Flagman ahead.
B Football stadium ahead.
C Hitch-hiking permitted.
D Pedestrian crossing to right.
Correct Answer: A Flagman ahead.
Explanation: This roadworks warning sign tells you that the traffic flow ahead is controlled manually by a flagman. Be aware and follow directions given by the flagman.
27. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Road narrows from right.
B Series of bends ahead.
C Slippery road ahead.
D Steep hill ahead.
Correct Answer: C Slippery road ahead.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of the potential danger of slippery road surfaces ahead.
28. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Overtake only on the left ahead.
B Railway tunnel ahead.
C Road divides ahead.
D Tramline ahead.
Correct Answer: C Road divides ahead.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning that the road divides ahead. You should prepare to move to the left.
29. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Crossroads with dual carriageway ahead.
B Crossroads with major road ahead.
C Road passing under a bridge ahead.
D T-junction ahead with roads of major importance.
Correct Answer: B Crossroads with major road ahead.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of a crossroads junction with a major road ahead. Be prepared to stop.
30. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Bicycle race track.
B Cyclists must dismount ahead.
C Start of cycle track.
D Track reserved for motorcyclist.
Correct Answer: C Start of cycle track.
Explanation: This sign indicates the start of a cycle track. If the track is bounded by a broken white line, other road users should avoid using it wherever possible. If it is bounded by a continuous white line, drivers of cars and other vehicles must not drive on it.
31. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Dangerous bend to the right ahead.
B No right turn during business hours.
C No right turn.
D Turn right ahead.
Correct Answer: C No right turn.
Explanation: This sign is displayed at a junction where you may not turn right.
32. What does this hand signal mean? Please choose one answer
A The cyclist intends to dismount.
B The cyclist intends to overtake.
C The cyclist intends to stop.
D The cyclist intends to turn left.
Correct Answer: D The cyclist intends to turn left.
Explanation: This hand signal informs other road users that the cyclist intends to make a left-hand turn.
33. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Farm machinery crossing ahead.
B Level crossing ahead guarded by gates or barriers.
C Private grounds - no entry.
D Road fencing ahead.
Correct Answer: B Level crossing ahead guarded by gates or barriers.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of a railway crossing ahead that is protected by gates or lifting barriers. You should be prepared to stop and follow the required procedure.
34. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Crosswinds ahead.
B Overhead electric cables.
C Radio transmission mast ahead.
D Sharp corners ahead.
Correct Answer: B Overhead electric cables.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of electric cables overhead. Drivers with a high load should be particularly careful.
A Only on a temporary basis if the other vehicle is subject to a lower rate of tax.
B Under circumstances when the proper form has been completed and sent to the local Motor Tax Office.
C Under no circumstances should a tax disc be transferred to another vehicle.
D Yes, provided their own vehicle is not being used at the same time.
Correct Answer: C Under no circumstances should a tax disc be transferred to another vehicle.
Explanation: A motor vehicle must be taxed and must display its own current tax disc before it may be taken on the road. The tax disc includes information about the vehicle, including its make and model, colour and registration number.
A 10 metres, unless parking spaces are clearly marked.
B 15 metres, unless parking spaces are clearly marked.
C 20 metres, unless parking spaces are clearly marked.
D 5 metres, unless parking spaces are clearly marked.
Correct Answer: D 5 metres, unless parking spaces are clearly marked.
Explanation: It is an offence to park within 5 metres of a road 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.
A The brakes are unusually sharp.
B The brakes feel hard to press.
C The brakes feel spongy and soft.
D The brakes take longer than usual to release.
Correct Answer: C The brakes feel spongy and soft.
Explanation: If the brake pedal feels soft or spongy when pressed, it could indicate that the brake fluid level is low and there is a fault in the system. Each time a driver sets out on a journey, they should test the brakes. If a fault is detected, have it checked by a competent person. Drivers should check brake fluid levels regularly.
A To avoid fuel spilling from the tank.
B To avoid severe bouncing.
C To maintain tyre pressure.
D To reduce road noise.
Correct Answer: B To avoid severe bouncing.
Explanation: Drivers should drive more slowly on an uneven road surface because driving a tractor at speed could cause the vehicle or the trailer to become unstable and difficult to control. During severe bouncing the tractor's wheels can lose contact with the road, negatively affecting steering and braking.
A It can delay the driver from operating a control.
B It enables the driver to relax more on a long journey.
C It gives the driver a better view in the rear-view mirror.
D It improves the driver's ability to operate the clutch.
Correct Answer: A It can delay the driver from operating a control.
Explanation: Before starting a journey, you should adopt a suitable and comfortable driving position by adjusting the drivers seat to a position where all the vehicle controls can be operated efficiently.
A A fault in the brake fluid system.
B A fault in the hand-brake cable.
C The parking brake is on.
D Worn brake pads.
Correct Answer: A A fault in the brake fluid system.
Explanation: If the brake pedal feels soft or spongy when pressed, it could indicate that the brake fluid level is low and there is a fault in the system. Each time a driver sets out on a journey, they should test the brakes. If a fault is detected, have it checked by a competent person. Drivers should check brake fluid levels regularly.