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    THEORY SECTION 2
Being Considerate & Alert
Road Observation
Judgement & Perception
Different Driving Conditions
Driving Dangers & Risks
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    THEORY SECTION 3
Accidents & Emergencies
Safety in Carrying Loads
Vehicle Technical Safety
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Exiting your Vehicle
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Road Regulations
 
 

DIFFERENT ROAD FEATURES

ONE-WAY STREET

If you are travelling along a one-way street, and would like to turn to the right, you should:
Move to the Right-hand side of the road, adequately in advance of turning.

BUS LANES

If you would like to make a left-turn into your driveway, but there is a bus lane to your left, what should you do?
You should check that the lane is clear of buses, taxis and cyclists before turning.
When is it permitted to drive in a contra-flow bus lane?
Never!
What traffic is allowed to use a contra-flow bus lane?
Buses running on scheduled services only.

What traffic is permitted to use a with-flow bus-lane, during the times indicated on the signs?
Buses, taxis and cyclists may use the lane

 

When are all vehicles allowed to use a with-flow bus lane?
They may use the with-flow bus lane outside the times indicated on the bus-lane's information sign.

DUAL-CARRIAGEWAY

If you are travelling along a dual-carriageway, which lane should you travel in?
You should travel in the left-hand lane, unless you are turning right, or would like to overtake.
If you would like to turn right from a minor route, onto a dual-carriageway with a wide median strip, you should:
Wait until the the nearest carriageway is clear, then carefully drive your vehicle onto the median strip. Then when there is a safe gap in the traffic from the left, you may proceed.
If you would like to turn right on to a dualcarriageway with a narrow median strip, you should:
Remain on the side-road until there is an appropriate gap in the traffic from both directions.

MOTORWAY

If you are travelling on a motorway or dual-carriageway, you should remain alert to the following:
Drivers who might suddenly reduce speed or change lanes.
You should drive on the left lane of a motorway, unless you:
Want to overtake.
Before driving on a motorway, what should you check about your tyres?
Check that their pressure is normal.
If you are joining a motorway from a slip road, you should:
Try to match your speed with the speed of vehicles travelling on the motorway, and blend into the motorway at an appropriate gap.
When is it permitted to pick up or set down a passenger on a motorway?
Never.
If you are driving along a motorway and want to turn back, what should you do?
You should keep on going until you reach the next available slip road, and then use the fly over to cross the motorway.
When you leave the motorway, you should:
Respect the speed limit of the road that you are joining.
If you miss the correct exit turn, while driving on the motorway, what should you do?
You should continue on, until you reach the next appropriate exit.
What is the difference between driving on motorways, and driving on other roads?
The traffic on a motorway normally travels at higher speeds.
If you are travelling along a motorway, and would like to overtake another vehicle, what should you do?
You should use your mirror, indicate and then over-take the other vehicle, by using the right-hand lane of the motorway.
Upon leaving a motorway, you should:
Remain alert to the presence of crossing and oncoming traffic.
If you leave a motorway, what should you do?
You should respect the speed limit of the road that you join.

ROADS OF EQUAL IMPORTANCE

If you are approaching a junction, with roads of equal importance, and you would like to drive straight ahead, what should you do?
You should give way to the traffic approaching from the right.
If you are coming up to a junction, with roads of equal importance, what should you do?
You should always give way to traffic approaching from the right-hand side.

CLEARWAY

What exactly is a clearway?
It is a section of road, where parking and stopping your vehicle is prohibited at certain times.

FACING DOWNHILL

If you are parking your vehicle facing downhill, what safety measures should you take?
You should park with your wheels angled in towards the kerb.

UNMARKED ROADS

If you are driving along a road that doesn't have a central dividing line, what ought you to do?
Drive as though there were a central dividing line, and maintain your course on the left-hand side.

ROUNDABOUTS

When approaching a roundabout, you should:
Give way to the traffic that's already on the roundabout.
In what direction do you drive around roundabouts?
To the left.
If you are on a two-lane road that's approaching a roundabout, and would like to make a right turn, which lane should you be in?
You should be in the right-hand lane.
If you are approaching a roundabout and would like to turn to the left, you should?
You should come up to the roundabout in the left-hand lane, and yield way to any traffic that is already on the roundabout.
If you would like to take the second exit on the roundabout, what signals should you make?
You should give no signal until you have passed the exit before the one which you wish to take. You then signal left.

If your vehicle is stopped, at the roundabout, what is the most important factor to consider, when deciding if you will proceed?
You must consider the distance and the speed of the traffic coming from the right-hand side.

NARROW ROADS

If you are driving along a narrow road, and are coming towards a sharp bend, what should you do?
You should slow down, keep well to the left of the road, and remain alert to any oncoming traffic.

TURNING RIGHT

What is the correct road position for a vehicle about to turn right?
The vehicle should be positioned just left of the centre of the road.
If you are commuting along a main road, and would like to execute a right-turn onto a minor road, what should you do?
You should give right-of-way to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians who might be crossing the road at the junction.

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS: GIVING TIME

If you are driving along in slow moving traffic in a built-up area, with a pedestrian crossing ahead, you should?
Carefully time your stop and start moves, so as to not obstruct the pedestrian crossing.
If a cyclist is ahead of you, and is overtaking a parked vehicle, with oncoming traffic on the other side of the road, you should:
Allow the cyclist to safely overtake the parked vehicle, and then proceed carefully.
Inexperienced learner drivers caught in traffic, will be:
Likely to react more slowly than experienced drivers.
If there is a learner driver ahead of you, and their vehicle is causing an obstruction, what should you do?
Be considerate, and responsible. Remain back, and give the driver all the time that they might need to proceed.
What should you do, if the vehicle up ahead is being driven slowly by a learner driver?
You should stay considerate and patient, allowing the driver ahead any extra time that might be needed.
If you are driving behind a car occupied by an elderly or disabled driver, what should you be aware of?
You should be aware that the driver's reactions may be slower than other drivers.
If you are stopped up at traffic lights, and pedestrians are crossing the road, just as the green light is ready to come on, what should you do?
You should wait as long as it takes, for all the pedestrians to safely cross the road.
If you are being slowed down by a cyclist positioned ahead of you on the road, what should you do?
You should remain well back from the cyclist, and only overtake when an opportunity arises to do so safely.
If you are coming towards a junction where an individual is attempting to cross the road, you should?
Give way to the pedestrian.

REDUCING SPEED & HAVING REGARD FOR OTHER ROAD USERS

If you are travelling along at 50 mph, and see children ahead of you, playing on the road, what should you do?
You should lower your speed, and get ready to stop your vehicle if required.
If an elderly individual is crossing the road ahead of your vehicle, what should you do?
You should lower your speed appropriately, so that the person can safely cross the road.

CLEARANCE

If you are travelling along a section of a road with potholes, and you see a cyclist ahead, what should you do?
You should give the cyclist extra clearance, in case he should swerve into the road, in an effort to avoid a pothole.
If you should see joggers ahead on the left-hand side of the road, what should you do?
You should use your mirrors and then indicate to overtake, and give them extra clearance when overtaking.
When you are overtaking a cyclist, what should you do?
Make sure that you give the cyclist extra clearance, in case he should swerve off course, or encounter a pot-hole, and be knocked off course (not an unlikely event in Ireland).
If a cyclist is ahead of you, on a windy day, what measures should you take?
You should allow extra clearance, in case a gust of wind blows the cyclist off course.
If you see children ahead on the road, what should you do?
You should reduce your speed, and be prepared to stop if necessary. Ensure that you give them wide clearance, in case they run onto the road again.

ANTICIPATION OF VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

If you were to park on a footpath, what effect could that have?
Pedestrians might be obstructed and forced to walk on the road.
If you are driving along an unlit road at night, what should you be watching out for on your side of the road?
Any pedestrians that might be walking along with dark clothes.
If you are travelling along a country road, with no footpaths, what should you watch out for on your side of the road?
Pedestrians.
If you are turning left onto a side-road, what should you watch out for?
Any cyclists or pedestrians that might be coming up on the inside of your vehicle.
If you are coming near a playground, what risks should you be aware of?
You should be watching out for any children or pedestrians that might wander onto the road without notice.
If you are driving through a residential area during the day, what should you be looking out for?
Keep watch for any children or other pedestrians that might wander out onto the road.
What should you watch out for, when making a left-hand turn?
There is a chance that cyclists are approaching on the inside, so look in your mirrors before turning.
If you are in slow-moving traffic, what other safety precautions should you take concerning pedestrians?
Check your mirrors often, and keep an eye out on all sides.
If you are driving along in slow moving traffic, what safety measures should you take regarding pedestrians?
Be aware that pedestrians may attempt to cross in front of your vehicle, so watch the road carefully, and be prepared to slow down or stop if necessary.

SIGNALLING TO OTHER ROAD USERS

If you are driving along, with traffic behind you, and you encounter a pedestrian on the road, what should you do?
You should indicate that you are overtaking, so that the vehicles behind you are aware of the pedestrian.
If there are no indicators, or they aren't functioning, how should you signal?
You should signal with your hands, in a clear manner, and well in advance.
If you are travelling along and see a cyclist on the road in front of you, what should you do?
You should look in your mirrors, signal well in advance, and overtake only if safe to do so.
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