DRIVING & PROVISIONAL DRIVING LICENCE
Which drivers must have L-plates
on their vehicles?
Every provisional driver, except motorcyclists,
agricultural tractors and works vehicles.
aren't allowed to drive on what kind of road?
|Where in the car should L-plates be
Both on the front and rear of the vehicle
Plates with a red L on a white background.
|Provisional drivers can drive on what
All roads except motorways.
|If you have passed
your test on a vehicle that has automatic transmission, what
restriction is placed on your licence as a result?
You can't drive a vehicle with manual
When must a provisional driver
display the L-plates?
All the time.
|A category W provisional
licence holder (work vehicle licence holder and land tractors),
can carry another person when?
When the other person holds a category
W licence also, and the vehicle is made in such a way that it
can carry a passenger.
B licence holder may carry a maximum of how many passengers
in their vehicle?
|A category B provisional
driver, doesn't have to be accompanied by a qualified driver
during which term of their provisional driving licence?
During the second provisional licence.
|What's the maximum design gross vehicle
weight that a B licence holder may drive?
It's 3,500 kg
|What's the maximum
power motorcycle that you may drive if you have a category A1
(think of "a" being letter "1" in the alphabet,
so "a1" is like "11"
|If a motorcyclist wants to drive a
motorcycle with a power output in excess of 11 kilowatts, what
kind of licence must they hold?
|How many years is a
category A motorcyclist restricted to driving motorcycles with
a max power of 25 kilowatts?
|If a motorcyclist has a category A
licence for less than 2 years, what's the maximum engine power
motorcycle that he can drive?
Can the owner of an A, A1 or M licence
or provisional licence, drive a tricycle or quadricycle?
|As a provisional driver, you must
be accompanied by a qualified driver when?
During the first, third and any subsequent
What is the max
speed in kilometers per hour, that an M licence holder can
|What is the max engine capacity that
an M licence holder can drive?
|What is the max engine
capacity that an A1 licence holder can drive?
|When can a provisional motorcycle
driver carry a pillion passenger?
|What provisional drivers
don't have to be accompanied by a qualified driver?
Provisional drivers with provisional licences
in categories: A, A1 and M
VEHICLE REGISTRATION & TAX REQUIREMENTS
|Who is within their
rights to ask to see your vehicle registration document or your
vehicle licencing cert, whatever one is applicable for your
Any garda may ask to see it.
|When is it necessary to display a
current tax disc on a vehicle, on the public road?
It must be displayed at all times.
|It must be ensured
that the correct tax disc is displayed on the vehicle by whom?
The owner and the driver of the vehicle
are responsible in equal measure.
|If you would like to drive, but the
tax disc is out of date, what should you do?
You should not drive the vehicle until
the disc has been renewed.
|What documents must you produce when
you are renewing your motor tax?
You must produce:
1. Your current insurance Certificate,
2. An application form
3. Your vehicle registration book or the Vehicle Licensing Certificate
(whatever is appropriate)
|If your vehicle doesn't have its current
tax disc displayed, can you use the vehicle in a public area?
|If you would like to drive another
vehicle that is not taxed, can you transfer the tax disc from
your vehicle onto the other vehicle?
If you are driving another person's
vehicle with the consent of its owner, who is responsible
for making sure that the vehicle is properly insured?
Both the driver and the owner are responsible
in equal measure.
|If you have passed your test on an
automatic vehicle, you may drive what kind of vehicles?
Automatic vehicles only.
|What must be displayed on the windscreen
of your vehicle at all times, to show that your vehicle is properly
Your insurance disc.
|If you have the engine capacity of
your vehicle altered, who must you inform?
You must inform both the local motor taxation
office and the insurance company.
|You are required to give what information
when requesting insurance from your insurance company?
You must give all the information that
is requested by the insurance company.
|If you are driving on the public road,
what's the minimum insurance that is required?
|If you want to drive a vehicle but
you're not sure if you're covered by insurance, what should
You should contact your insurance company
and only drive the vehicle if it's confirmed that you are covered.
|If you would like to drive another
privately owned vehicle but are unsure whether or not you're
covered to drive it, what should you do?
You should check with your own insurance
company to see if you're covered to drive the vehicle.
|If your insurance policy has expired,
are you still covered to drive this vehicle?
No you aren't.