Irish Driving Test Questions and Answers
N.B. This is not an exhaustive list of questions that could be asked. It is only a sample of the type of question that can be asked and answer that may be given. The book ' Rules of the Road ' should be read, studied and understood fully for the driving test and thereafter.
Q : When can you overtake on the left?
When the driver in front of you is turning right, when you intend to turn left, when the vehicles in the lane on your right are moving slower than the vehicles in your lane?
Q : At a junction with roads of equal importance to whom should you give way?
Traffic on the right and traffic already turning.
Q : At a STOP sign which has no white line where would you stop?
At the STOP sign.
Q : What position would you take up for a right turn in a one way street?
The extreme right hand lane.
Q : How would you know a Zebra crossing at night?
By the yellow flashing beacons.
Q : What does the island in the centre of a pedestrian crossing mean?
Each side of the island is a separate crossing.
Q : Name the restrictions in relation to the use of the horn?
It must not be used between the hours of 11:30pm and 7am in a built up area except in an emergency.
Q : When driving at night when should you dip your headlights?
1 - When meeting oncoming traffic 2 - When following behind another vehicle 3 - In a built up area 4 - In Fog and snow conditions
Q : What should you do if you are dazzled by the lights of an oncoming vehicle?
Look away to the side of the road, slow down and stop if necessary.
Q : What is a Clearway?
Stopping and parking is prohibited (except by buses and taxis) for a period indicated on the sign.
Q : What does a broken yellow line mean?
A broken yellow line means the edge of the carriageway (hard shoulder)
Q : What does a single yellow line mean?
No Parking at certain times as indicated on the signs. Generally working hours.
Q : What do a double yellow line mean?
No parking at anytime
Q : What is the legal parking distance from the Kerb?
Half a Metre.
Q : How close to a junction can you park?
Q : Where should you not park?
Q : Where should you not overtake?
At a bend, a junction, at the brow of a hill, humpback bridge, continuous white line or where your view of the oncoming traffic is restricted.