New:- Rules of the Road
Driving School Ireland,
Phone 071 9162311 or 087 6688797
And Some Quizzes
Q1 What does a single broken white line along the centre of the road mean. ?
A. Alert drivers to danger and must not be crossed unless safe to do so.
Q2 What does a continuous white line along the centre of the road signify. ?
A . All traffic must keep to the left. Must not cross
Q3 On what occasions can you cross a continuous white line.??
- In an emergency and for accesss
- When directed to do so by a Guard
Q4 Are you allowed to park opposite a continuous white line.?
Q5 Where there is a continuous and a broken white line along the centre of the road, which one do you obey. ?
A. One nearest the driver
Q6 What does two broken white lines along the centre of the road indicate. ?
A. Alert drivers to continuous lines ahead. Must not be crossed unless safe
Q7 Where would you see a broken yellow line. ?
A. Edge of carriageway where hard shoulder is provided. (May be used to allow faster traffic to overtake )
Q8 What road markings would accompany a " No Entry" sign. ?
A Continuous and broken line - also words "No Entry"
Q9 What does the white Zig-Zag line at a Zebra Crossing mean. ?
A. No Overtaking No Parking
Q10 Complete the following
You can stop on a box junction ONLY
- You are turning ....Right.......?
- Your exit is .. Clear.......?
- Your way is held up by ....Oncoming Traffic.
Q11 Where two cars are turning into the same road from opposite directions, one turning left the other right, who has priority. ?
A. Car turning left
Q12 Who has priority at a junction of equal importance.?
A. Traffic to Right
Q13 Who has priority at a roundabout. ?
A. Traffic on the roundabout
Q14 When can you overtake on the left or on the inside.?
A. When traffic is moving more slowly in the lane to your right
When driver ahead has moved out and indicated his intention to turn right
Q15 What are the rules regarding Bus Lanes. ?
Bus lanes are reserved for buses which provide a scheduled service
2 types. With - Flow (which may be used by taxis and cyclists
Contra - Flow - Reserved exclusively for Bus Eireann and Bus Atha Cliath
Q16 On what occasions should you give way to pedestrians.?
A. Already crossing at junction
On Zebra crossing
on Pelican crossing with red or flashing amber.
Q17 Where should you not overtake. ?
A. Where view ahead is restricted (brow of hill, bend, dip in road, bridge etc etc.)
Zig-Zag lines at Ped lights
Road markings (continuous lines etc)
Q18 How far should you be following behind the vehicle in front on a Dry Road, on Wet ? ?
A. 2 seconds and 4 seconds
Q20 When/Where would you dip your headlights.
- Behind a car
- Meeting a car
- Built up areas or special speed limit areas
- Continuously lit roads outside above
- Beginning and end lighting up time.
- Poor Visibility due fog rain etc
- To avoid inconvenience to others
Q21 What would you do if you became dazzled. ?
A. Slow down stop if necessary
Q22 Where should you not park. ?
- On Zig Zag's.
- Where solid white lines in centre of road
- On Double yellow lines
- Single yellow lines during business hours
- Areas marked as Bus stops, taxi-ranks.
- Loading bay during business hrs
- Within 5 meters of junctions
- Any place vision restricted, ie bends, brow of hill, bridges
- With-Flow bus lanes during hours of operation
- Cycle Track
- School Entrances
Q23 How far should you park from a junction
A. Over 5 meters
Q24 You should park within what distance from kerb.. ?
A. 45 Centimeters
Q25 How far should you park from a pedestrian Crossing or Zebra Crossing, on a two way street, ? one way?
A. 15 meters 2 way
On One-way, 15 meters on approach, 5 meters exit side
Q26 What does a single yellow line mean. ?
A. No parking during office hours
Q27 What does a "Clearway " mean.?
A. No Parking during specified times
Q28 What does a double yellow line mean. ?
A. No parking at all at all
Q29 What lights should a car be equipped with. ?
- 2 Headlamps (white or Yellow)
- 2 white front sidelamps
- 2 red rear lamps
- 2 red stop lamps
- 2 red rear reflectors
- white number plate at rear
- amber indicators
Q30 What is the Legal minimum thread depth of a tyre?
A. 1.6 MM
Q31 When are the 7 times you should check the Interior mirror?
A. Moving off, overtaking, changing lanes, slowing down, stopping, turning, opening door
Q32 What is the sequence for traffic lights. i.e. in what order do they change. ??
A. Red, Green, Amber
Q32A Where would you see a flashing RED light. ??
A. Railway Crossing
Q33 What is a filter light. ?
A. Arrow light, generally green, you may proceed in direction of arrow
Q34 When can you legally cross the white line, when lights are showing arnber.?
A. Too late to stop safely
Q35 What are the rules regarding a flashing Amber light. ? A steady amber light ??
A. Proceed with caution.
You are turning right. Green circle light lit only. Is it necessary to wait for the filter light if junction clear of oncoming traffic?
Q36a. What colour light is showing to oncoming traffic when the green circle light only is lit.?
A. Green also
Q36b. What colour light is showing to oncoming traffic when the green circle and the green filter light are lit. ?
You are turning right. Straight ahead Green filter light and red light lit. Is it necessary to wait for the right filter light if junction clear of oncoming traffic?
Q39 You are approaching traffic lights and they change to amber, what action do you take. ???
A. Stop unless unsafe to do so
Q40 Identify the signals given by Gardai controlling traffic on page..9. of the Rules of the Road. ?
Q41 Where/When should you not sound the hom.?
A. To reprimand, when stationary, hours of darkness,
Q42 What is the purpose of the horn on a car. ?
A. Warn of your presence
Q43 What is the hand signal to indicate to a Pointsman (cop on traffic control) that you wish to go straight ahead at a junction
Q44 How would you signal when following the road ahead at a roundabout. (i.e. 2nd exit)
A. Do not signal entering, indicate left half way past 1st exit
Q45 What is the legal meaning of a headlamp flash. ?
Pedestrian Crossing and Zebra Crossings.
Q46 What is the difference between an Zebra and a Pelican Crossing.?
A. Pelican controlled by the lights., (PEdestrian LIght CONtrolled crossing,)
Zebra by presence of pedestrian
Q47 What does a flashing amber light mean at a Pelican Crossing.?
A. Proceed with caution
Q48 How would you identify a Zebra Crossing at night?
A. Flashing amber light
Q49 How does an island (with beacon), in the centre of a Zebra Crossing affect the crossing. ?
A splits it in two (ie two seperate c rossing)
Q50 What do the white Zig/Zag lines at a Zebra Crossing indicate.
A. No overtaking, no parking
Q51 Describe what a zebra crossing looks like. ?
A. Black and white road markings, flashing amber light
Q52 How should a pedestrian claim priority at a crossing?
A. Putting foot on road
Q53 Identify each of the road signs on pages 65/68 of the Rules of the Road. ?
Q54 Name two places where you would see the "Keep Left " sign. ?
A Roundabout, dual carriageway
Q55 What road markings might accompany the " Keep Left " sign. ?
A. Arrow pointing left
Q56 What colour are Regulatory Signs (Must be obeyed)?
A. Red and white and
Blue and white (Mandatory signs - direction traffic MUST take at junctions
Q57 What colour/shape signs warn of danger. ?
A. Diamond, black on yellow
Q58 What colour are road works signs. ?
A. Black on orange background
Q59 What colour are Motorway signs. ?
A. Blue background, white writing or symbols
Q60 What colour signs give route information. ?
Q61 Can you remove your seat belt to do the reverse corner manoeuvre?
Q62 Can you remove your seat belt to do the turnabout manoeuvre?
Q63 What people, if any, are excempt by law from wearing a seat belt ?
- Driving Testers
- Police or Army personnel whilst on duty
- Driving instructors
- Person holding medical cert stating inadvisable to do so
- Person less than 150 centimeters in height