Legal Matters/Rules of the Road 2

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1. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A End of major roadworks ahead.
B Level crossing ahead guarded by gates or barriers.
C Level crossing ahead unguarded by gates or barriers.
D Major roadworks ahead.
Correct Answer: C Level crossing ahead unguarded by gates or barriers.
Explanation: This sign gives advanced warning of an unguarded level crossing ahead. This is a crossing without gates or barriers and you should cross it with extreme caution.
2. 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.
3. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Emerging vehicles have priority. The driver must stop if necessary.
B Stop and wait for green light before proceeding.
C The driver must stop when red lights show.
D The driver must stop when vehicles ahead show brake lights.
Correct Answer: C The driver must stop when red lights show.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning that you must stop when red lights show. This sign may be displayed at a railway level crossing.
4. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Road falls from centre to left and right.
B Series of bumps or hollows ahead.
C Sharp rise in the road ahead - for example, a humpback bridge.
D Traffic island ahead.
Correct Answer: C Sharp rise in the road ahead - for example, a humpback bridge.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of a hump in the road. You should adjust your speed accordingly.
5. 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.
6. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Cul-de-sac to the right.
B No right turn.
C Turn right if there is no oncoming traffic.
D Yield to other traffic when turning right.
Correct Answer: B No right turn.
Explanation: This sign is displayed at a junction where you may not turn right.
7. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Parking permitted.
B Parking prohibited.
C Private vehicles prohibited.
D Public service vehicles prohibited.
Correct Answer: B Parking prohibited.
Explanation: This sign tells you that parking is prohibited in both directions.
8. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Bus and tram lane on left.
B No parking inside the white line.
C Tram lane on left.
D Trams emerging from left.
Correct Answer: C Tram lane on left.
Explanation: This sign tells you there is a tram lane on the left. Be aware that there might be pedestrians in the area and crossing the road.
9. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Junction ahead with railway crossing.
B Junction ahead with roads of equal importance.
C Junction ahead with roads of greater importance.
D Junction ahead with roads of lesser importance.
Correct Answer: D Junction ahead with roads of lesser importance.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of a junction ahead with minor roads on either side. Be aware that vehicles may be emerging from the minor roads.
10. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Cul-de-sac to both left and right.
B Roads closed ahead to both left and right.
C Staggered crossroads ahead with roads of equal importance.
D Traffic calming ramps ahead.
Correct Answer: C Staggered crossroads ahead with roads of equal importance.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of a staggered junction ahead with roads to the left and right. Be aware that vehicles may be emerging from these roads.
11. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Dual carriageway ends.
B Oncoming traffic has priority.
C Road narrows ahead.
D Tunnel ahead.
Correct Answer: A Dual carriageway ends.
Explanation: This sign gives advance warning of the end of a dual carriageway. You will soon be entering a 2-way road.
12. 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 Green diesel may be used in a car only if the car is a taxis.
B Green diesel may be used in a car only in summer months.
C Green diesel may be used in a car only in winter months.
D Green diesel may never be used in a car.
Correct Answer: D Green diesel may never be used in a car.
Explanation: If, in its normal use, a vehicle is used on a public road, it must use unmarked (white) diesel, as the appropriate excise duties are included in the purchase price. Drivers can be prosecuted for using green diesel in a vehicle on a public road.
A A rear-view mirror is not required in a tractor or works vehicle.
B A rear-view mirror must always be fitted.
C A rear-view mirror must be fitted only when towing a trailer over 8 metres long.
D A rear-view mirror must be fitted only when towing a trailer.
Correct Answer: B A rear-view mirror must always be fitted.
Explanation: All vehicles used on a public road must have a rear-view mirror. The mirror should be used to enable the driver to see the traffic and road conditions behind and to each side.
A When it would be unsafe to do so.
B When oncoming traffic is waiting to turn left.
C When traffic is stopped waiting to turn from the road on the left.
D When traffic is stopped waiting to turn from the road on the right.
Correct Answer: A When it would be unsafe to do so.
Explanation: Although a green traffic light means proceed with caution, you should not enter a junction if the way is not clear or if by doing so you would cause an obstruction to other road users.
16. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Give way to traffic coming from your right.
B Other traffic must give way to you.
C Stop for school crossing ahead.
D Stop your vehicle.
Correct Answer: D Stop your vehicle.
Explanation: This sign appears at junctions where a minor road joins a major road. You must stop your vehicle completely at a STOP sign.
A Stop at the line.
B Stop no more than one car length past the line.
C Stop only if there is traffic on the major road.
D Stop past the line.
Correct Answer: A Stop at the line.
Explanation: When accompanied by a STOP sign, the white stop line indicates the point at which you must stop your vehicle.
A Stop at the sign.
B Stop no more than one car length past the sign
C Stop only if there is traffic on the major road.
D Stop past the sign.
Correct Answer: A Stop at the sign.
Explanation: Where a STOP sign is not accompanied by a white stop line, you must stop at the sign.
19. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Motorway ahead.
B Overtaking lane ahead.
C Straight ahead only.
D Two-way street ahead.
Correct Answer: C Straight ahead only.
Explanation: This sign tells you that you must proceed straight ahead. This sign is usually displayed on the entry to a one-way street.
20. What does this sign mean? Please choose one answer
A Diversion ahead to the left.
B Motorway to the left.
C Traffic from the right has priority.
D Turn left only.
Correct Answer: D Turn left only.
Explanation: This sign tells you that you must turn left. It is usually displayed at a junction where all traffic must turn left : for example, in a one-way system that incorporates a junction.
A All road users.
B Drivers only.
C Pedestrians only.
D School children only.
Correct Answer: A All road users.
Explanation: As road users, pedestrians must comply with traffic controls. Drivers should be aware that traffic lights and pedestrian lights can be combined at junctions and should show caution and consideration to pedestrians.
A Cyclists and motorcyclists.
B Cyclists and users of motorised wheelchairs.
C Drivers when overtaking a vehicle turning right.
D Drivers, when it is not being used by a cyclist.
Correct Answer: B Cyclists and users of motorised wheelchairs.
Explanation: 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.
A Continuously lit amber beacons.
B Continuously lit red beacons.
C Flashing amber beacons.
D Flashing red beacons.
Correct Answer: C Flashing amber beacons.
Explanation: A zebra crossing is indicated by amber flashing beacons on poles and black and white stripes on the road. You must stop for pedestrians on the crossing and for those about to cross.
A A driver must comply with the lights at all times.
B A driver must comply with the lights when workers are on site only.
C A driver need not comply if a convoy of traffic is going in the same direction.
D A driver need only comply when there is oncoming traffic.
Correct Answer: A A driver must comply with the lights at all times.
Explanation: You must comply with any temporary traffic lights used to control vehicle movements at or near road works. It is an offence not to obey these lights.
A At all times when driving.
B During daylight hours.
C When driving on their first learner permit.
D When driving to and from work.
Correct Answer: A At all times when driving.
Explanation: The holder of a learner permit must display L-plates on the front and rear of their car at all times when driving on public roads.
A By adding the unladen weight of the vehicle to the load permitted to be carried.
B By calculating the unladen weight of the vehicle plus the weight of the fuel.
C By checking the unladen weight of the vehicle.
D By checking the weight of the load which may be carried.
Correct Answer: A By adding the unladen weight of the vehicle to the load permitted to be carried.
Explanation: The maximum permitted weight of a vehicle is the sum of the unladen weight of the vehicle plus the maximum load that may be carried in it. It is an offence to overload a vehicle, as it reduces your ability to control it effectively.
A 3,000 kilograms.
B 3,500 kilograms.
C 3,750 kilograms.
D 4,000 kilograms.
Correct Answer: B 3,500 kilograms.
Explanation: The holder of a Category B driving licence is not permitted to drive a vehicle with a MAM of more than 3,500 kg. This restriction is noted on the licence.
A 10 passengers.
B 7 passengers.
C 8 passengers.
D 9 passengers.
Correct Answer: C 8 passengers.
Explanation: The holder of a Category B driving licence is not permitted to drive a vehicle that has seating for more than 8 passengers excluding the driver.
A Only when the passenger also holds a Category W driving licence and the vehicle is designed to carry a passenger.
B Only when the passenger also holds a Category W driving licence.
C Only when the passenger holds a Category AM driving licence and the vehicle is designed to carry a passenger.
D Only when the passenger holds a Category AM driving licence.
Correct Answer: A Only when the passenger also holds a Category W driving licence and the vehicle is designed to carry a passenger.
Explanation: The holder of a Category W learner permit may carry a passenger in the vehicle only if: the vehicle is designed to take a passenger, and the passenger has held a full driving licence in Category W for two or more years.
A A driver should contact their own insurer to confirm whether or not their insurance policy covers the driving of other vehicles.
B Drive if there is an insurance disc on the vehicle.
C Drive it provided that they tell their insurance company within 10 days and agree to pay any additional premium.
D Transfer the insurance disc from their own vehicle on to the vehicle they wish to drive.
Correct Answer: A A driver should contact their own insurer to confirm whether or not their insurance policy covers the driving of other vehicles.
Explanation: If you are in any doubt about your insurance cover, you should discuss the matter with your insurance company. It is a serious offence to drive without insurance.
A They should check with their local Garda Station to see if they are insured.
B They should check with their local Motor Taxation Office to see if they are insured.
C They should check with their local NDLS office to see if they are insured.
D They should not drive until their insurance company confirms that they are insured.
Correct Answer: D They should not drive until their insurance company confirms that they are insured.
Explanation: If you are in any doubt about your insurance cover, you should discuss the matter with your insurance company. It is a serious offence to drive without insurance.
A Comprehensive.
B Personal Accident.
C Third Party, Fire and Theft.
D Third Party.
Correct Answer: D Third Party.
Explanation: As a motorist, you must have a minimum of third party insurance.
A All vehicles in the licence category but only automatic vehicles on a motorway.
B All vehicles in the licence category.
C Only automatic vehicles in the licence category.
D Only manual vehicles in the licence category.
Correct Answer: C Only automatic vehicles in the licence category.
Explanation: If you pass your driving test in an automatic or adapted vehicle, your full licence will apply to that type of vehicle only. A licence restricted to automatic vehicles will have a code 78 indicated in the restrictions/information column of the licence.
A On a metal plate on the vehicle.
B On the NCT disc.
C On the insurance disc.
D On the tax disc.
Correct Answer: A On a metal plate on the vehicle.
Explanation: The plate displaying the maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) of a vehicle is normally located under the bonnet or in the passenger compartment. If you are not sure where it is located on your vehicle, check the drivers handbook supplied with the vehicle.
A Amber only.
B Flashing amber.
C Green arrow.
D Red only.
Correct Answer: A Amber only.
Explanation: The normal sequence of traffic lights is red, green, amber.
A Flashing amber light.
B Flashing red light.
C Green only.
D Red only.
Correct Answer: D Red only.
Explanation: The normal sequence of traffic lights is red, green, amber.
A A driver is entering a special speed limit area.
B Danger ahead. A driver must stop and wait until the light stops flashing.
C Drivers have right of way.
D Stop and give way to pedestrians - proceed if the way is clear.
Correct Answer: D Stop and give way to pedestrians - proceed if the way is clear.
Explanation: A flashing amber light at a pelican crossing means you must yield to pedestrians. You may proceed, however, if the crossing is clear.
A A Garda may ask you to produce the vehicles registration document at a named Garda station.
B A member of the car recovery company or anyone assisting in the recovery.
C Any fire brigade or ambulance personnel at the scene of a collision the driver has been involved in.
D Any person with whom the driver is involved in a collision.
Correct Answer: A A Garda may ask you to produce the vehicles registration document at a named Garda station.
Explanation: A Garda may demand to see your driving licence at any time, and you should always carry this with you when driving. A Garda may also examine your insurance disc, tax disc and NCT disc (if applicable). A Garda may ask you to produce other documents (including the vehicles registration document) at a named Garda station within 10 days.
A The driver and the vehicle owner.
B The driver only.
C The insurance company.
D The vehicle owner only.
Correct Answer: A The driver and the vehicle owner.
Explanation: All drivers must have insurance covering them to drive a vehicle on a public road. It is a serious offence to drive a vehicle that is not insured. It is also an offence to allow a vehicle that you own to be driven by an uninsured driver.
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.