RULES OF THE ROAD QUESTIONS
HERE ARE THE
MOST COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS FROM THE RULES OF THE ROAD
You can of course be asked any question from the 'Rules of the Road' or on other
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 zebra 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 line mean?
14) What is the legal maximum 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 a junction when traffic lights are not working to who would you give 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 where entering a one-way street at the no entry end, what road
markings would you see?
26) When can you cross a continuous white line?
27) (a) What is the speed limit on national roads? (b) What is the motorway
(c) What is the speed limit on a local or regional road?
28) What rules apply to a junction box?
29) If there are two sets of white lines in the centre of the road, one
continuous, one broken, which would
30) What do two sets of broken white tines 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?
33) What is the minimum depth of tread on a tyre?
34) What distance should you drive from the vehicle in front of you?
35) What are the rules for 'zig-zag' lines?
36) What is the difference between a Zebra crossing and a Pelican crossing?
37) What does the flashing amber light at a Pelican crossing mean?
38) What does a green arrow (filter light) at traffic lights mean?
39) What does a flashing amber arrow at traffic lights mean?
40) On a three lane motorway which is the correct lane for normal driving?
41) When are you allowed to stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway?
42) Where would you see two flashing red lights?
43) What is a contra flow bus lane?
44) Where should you look before reversing?
45) What is aquaplaning?
1) (a)When the driver in front of you is turning right,(b) when you intend to
turn left and are signalling to do so,
(c)In slow moving traffic when the vehicles in the lane on your right are moving
2) Traffic on the right and traffic already turning.
3) At the stop sign
4) The extreme right lane.
5) Check mirrors, signal , position the vehicle close to the white line in the
centre of the road. When a
safe gap occurs, complete your turn, never cut corners and give way to
6) By flashing amber 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
9) (a) When meeting oncoming traffic, (b) When following close behind another
vehicle, (c) On
continuously lit roads, (d) In falling snow, (e) fog, (f) at 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) less than half a metre.
15) 5 metres.
16) Near , a bend, the brow of a hill, a hump back bridge, where there is 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 , at a taxi rank, where parking is prohibited by yellow lines.
17) At a bend, a junction, the brow of a hill, a hump back bridge, at a
continuous white line or anywhere
your view of oncoming 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) Traffic on the right.
22) Go if safe.
23) Stop unless you are to 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 k.p.h. (b) 120 k.p.h. (c) 80 k.p.h.
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, and your exit road is
29) You obey the line on your side of the road.
30) There will be one or two continuous white lines ahead.
31) You may over take if safe to do so.
32) You use them like a traffic island you don't enter.
34) You should allow a gap of at least two seconds (the 2 second rule) and
double this in the wet.
35) Zig-zag lines are found at pedestrian crossings, and mean no overtaking and
36) A Zebra crossing has the black and white stripes on the ground and flashing
amber beacons, whilst a Pelican crossingis controlled by traffic lights.
37) It means give way to pedestrians crossing but continue if there are none.
38) You may turn in the direction of the green arrow if it is safe and clear.
39) You may turn in the direction of the amber arrow but must first give way to
traffic on the road you are entering.
40) The left-hand lane.
41) (a) In the event of a breakdown, (b) in an emergency, (c) when indicated by
a Garda to do so.
42) At a level crossing with barriers and lights, and means stop, as a train is
43) It is a bus lane, where the bus moves in the opposite direction to the other
traffic, it is for buses only and operates
24 hours a day.
44) You should look all around the vehicle, checking behind by looking around
over both shoulders.
45) It is where a film of water builds up between the road and the tyre, and
will affect the steering and braking.