The Irish Driving Test - Questions and Answers
Prior to taking your Driving Test you will be required to take the Theory Test. This is a mandatory test that examines fundamental driving knowledge.
Here are a few questions that regularly pop up during the Theory Test.
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Answer. Diamond Shape – Yellow and Black.
Answer. Lights – Reflectors – Windows –
Mirrors – Registration plate.
Answer. Parking prohibited during business hours.
Answer. Slow down, give plenty of room, do not sound your
horn or rev your engine.
Answer. full white line followed by a broken white line.
Answer. Learner drivers ,motorbikes under 50cc, invalid
carriages or horse drawn vehicles, cyclists and
Answer. A broken white line meAnswer overtake if safe to
Answer. NO. (You should reverse from a major road to a
minor road, being very aware of the possible following
Answer. No parking at any time.
Answer. Green – Amber – Red – Green
Answer. When your car is broken down, being towed or at
the scene of an accident.
Answer. At a level crossing. (Trains)
Answer. Give way to traffic on your immediate right.
Keeping the back wheels of the vehicle in front in view
at all times!!
Answer. Where you cannot see far enough ahead – too
close to junctions – corners- approach to a bend
– pedestrian crossings & dash(zig-zag lines,
see Q.29); hatch markings – over a continuous white
line, on approach to hump back bridges etc.
Answer. It is a bus lane that flows in the opposite
direction to the traffic.
Answer. Regulatory signs are round with red and white
background with the exception of three: Stop, Yield and
the end of speed limit.
Answer. Emergencies, breakdowns, pedestriAnswer and
Answer. When meeting cars, built up areas, continuously
lit up roads, following behind a vehicle, when fog or
poor visibility persists, generally driving with parks
lights all the time is a safe action.
Answer. You should not sound your horn between the hours
of 11:00pm and 7:00am except in an emergency.
Answer. Parking prohibited during the times shown .
Answer. Proceed with caution, giving way to
pedestriAnswer who may still be crossing.
Answer. Brakes – lights – tyres –
steering – indicators – wipers –
speedometer – horn – silencer.
Answer. A motor vehicle (except a motor cycle) must be
equipped with two headlights (white or yellow), two white
side lights (front), two red rear lights, two red rear
stop lights, two red rear reflectors, Number plate
lighting to the rear and amber directional indicators
front and rear.
Answer. Stop if it is safe to do so, or as to not
inconvenience other drivers by braking harshly!
Answer. Approach with caution at a speed which would
allow you to stop safely if necessary.
Answer. You must hold a valid licence (provisional or
full) and have your vehicle taxed and insured.
Answer. You may continue on if it is safe to do so.
Answer. Passenger side (left) to the kerb with the rear
reflectors showing to the following traffic.
Answer. Overtaking is prohibited, no set down to let out
passengers and no overtaking inside the zone.
Answer. When traffic in front is turning right, when you
are turning left, when you are on a two lane road where
the traffic is slow and the lane on the right is moving
slower than the lane on the left.
Answer. Flashing Amber Beacons either side of the Zebra