Theory Questions Before Your Test

Theory Questions

  • 1) When can you over take on the left?
  • 2) At an uncontrolled junction of equal importance to whom should you give way?
  • 3) At a stop sign that has no white line, where should you stop?
  • 4) What position would you take up for a right turn in a one way street?
  • 5) How would you turn right on a main road?
  • 6) How would you know a zebra crossing at night?
  • 7) What does the island in the centre of a pedestrian crossing mean?
  • 8) What restrictions are there in relation to the use of the horn?
  • 9) When driving at night when should you dip your headlights?
  • 10) What should you do if dazzled by lights of an oncoming car?
  • 11) What is a clearway?
  • 12) What does a broken yellow line mean?
  • 13) What does a single yellow mean?
  • 14) What is the legal parking distance from the kerb?
  • 15) How close to a junction can you park?
  • 16) Where should you not park?
  • 17) Where should you not overtake?
  • 18) What is the two second rule?
  • 19) If you saw a red triangle on the road what would it mean?
  • 20) What is the sequence of traffic lights?
  • 21) At an uncontrolled junction, who has the right of way?
  • 22) What does a green light mean?
  • 23) What does an amber light mean?
  • 24) Name three people in authority for whom you must stop?
  • 25) If you were entering a one way street at the no entry end , what road markings would you see?
  • 26) When can you cross a continuous line?
  • 27) (a) What is the speed limit on a national primary road? (b) What is the motorway speed limit? (c) What is the minimum tyre depth?
  • 28) What rules apply to a junction box?
  • 29) If there are two sets of white lines in the centre of the road, on continuous and one broken which would you obey?
  • 30) What do two sets of broken white lines in the centre of the road mean?
  • 31) What does a broken white line in the centre of the road mean?
  • 32) What do white horizontal lines in the centre of the road mean?


  • 1) 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.
  • 2) Give way to traffic on the right and proceed with caution.
  • 3) Stop at the sign.
  • 4) The extreme right lane.
  • 5) Mirror and signal and then move into the right hand lane when clear, keeping left of the white line in the centre of the road. When a safe gap occurs, complete your turn, never cut corners and give way to pedestrians.
  • 6) By yellow flashing beacons.
  • 7) Each side of the island is a separate crossing.
  • 8) It must not be used between the hours of 11:30pm and 7:00am in a built up area, except in an emergency.
  • 9) (a) when meeting on coming traffic (b) When following close behind another vehicle (c) On continuously lit roads (d) In snow, fog dusk/dawn.
  • 10) Slow down and stop if necessary.
  • 11) Stopping or parking are prohibited (except by buses and taxis) for the period indicated on the sign.
  • 12) A broken yellow line marks the edge of the road.
  • 13) No parking at certain times.
  • 14) Half a metre.
  • 15) 5 metres.
  • 16) Near a bend, the brow of a hill, a hump back bridge, a continuous white line, where your vehicle would obstruct a sign, at an entrance, at a bus stop, opposite another vehicle, on a narrow road or taxi rank.
  • 17) At a bend, a junction, brow of a hill, a hump back bridge, a continuous white line or anywhere your view of on coming traffic is restricted.
  • 18) Stay two seconds behind the car in front. Use a stationary object on the road, start counting when the car in front passes the object and you should pass after counting two seconds.
  • 19) That there is an obstruction on the road ahead.
  • 20) Green, amber, red.
  • 21) Take it that no one has the right of way and proceed only when it is safe to do so.
  • 22) Go, providing junction is clear.
  • 23) Stop unless you are too close to stop safely.
  • 24) A Garda, a school warden or a person in charge of animals.
  • 25) A continuous white line with a broken white line behind it.
  • 26) To avoid an obstruction, for access, or if there is a broken white line on your side of the road.
  • 27) (a) 100 kph (b) 120 kph (c) 1.6mm.
  • 28) You cannot enter unless your way ahead is clear with the exception of turning right, you can enter and wait in the box if you are not obstructing other traffic.
  • 29) You obey the line on your side of the road.
  • 30) There will be one or two continuous lines ahead.
  • 31) You may over take if safe to do so.
  • 32) You use them like a traffic island – you do not enter.
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