Driving Test Questions

ADM Driving School

Most commonly asked questions in the driving test. 

Q.1. What does a green light mean?

A. Go, if it is safe to do so.

Q.2.What should you do if you are approaching a set of Traffic Lights and the Amber light is showing?

A. Stop, if it is safe to do so.

Q.3. What should you do if you are approaching a set of Pedestrian Lights and the Amber light is flashing?

A. You may proceed with caution provided it is safe to do so.

Q.4. What colour light comes after an Amber?

A. Red.

Q.5. At traffic lights, what does a lighted green arrow mean?

A. You may proceed with caution in the direction of the green arrow.

Q.6. At traffic lights, what does a flashing amber light mean?

A. You may proceed in the direction of the arrow only if the way is clear. You must yield and give right of way to any traffic that might be passing.

Q.7. What do flashing red lights mean?

A. Flashing red lights warn of a level crossing.

Q.8. What do the Zigzag markings on either side of a Zebra crossing mean?

A. Do not park in that area and do not overtake on the approach to the crossing.

Q.9.What do double yellow lines mean?

A. No parking at any time.

Q.10. What does a Broken Yellow Line along the edge of a major road mean?

A. It marks the edge of the road and shows where the hard shoulder begins.

Q.11. Are you allowed to drive on the hard shoulder? (National Road)

A. The hard shoulder is not an extra traffic lane. It should only be used by pedestrians and cyclists. Traffic may temporarily use the hard shoulder to allow faster vehicles to pass provided there are no pedestrians or cyclists using it.

Q.12. What does a Continuous White Lines on the road mean?

A. Keep left and do not cross except in case of an emergency or for access.

Q.13. What does a single Yellow Line along a kerb mean?

A. No parking during business hours.

Q.14. What is the rule at a Yellow Box Junction?

A. Do not enter the box unless your exit ahead is clear. You may enter the box if you are turning right provided you don’t block the traffic with right of way.

Q.15.What does a Broken White Line in the center of the road mean?

A. You may cross if it is safe to do so.

Q.16. When is it possible to overtake on the left?

A. If the vehicle in front is turning right and you are going straight on or turning left. Also in slow moving traffic.

Q.17. If there are Double White Lines in the middle of the road and the line nearest you is continuous, what does it mean?

A. The driver must obey the line closest to them. In this case, do not cross the Continuous White Line.

Q.18. At a roundabout what traffic should you give right away to?

A. Traffic coming from the right and any traffic already on the roundabout.

Q.19. At a junction with roads of equal importance which traffic would you give right of way to?

A. Traffic coming from the right and any traffic already crossing at the junction as you are on the approach.

Q.20. When may you use the right-hand lane on a dual carriageway?

A. When you are overtaking or when you intend to turn right a short distance ahead.

Q.21. What is the speed limit on a non-national or regional road?

A. 80km/h

Q.22. What are the main differences between  Motorways and Ordinary roads?

A. The speed limit on a motorway is usually 120km/h. It is prohibited to stop or park or make U-turns on a Motorway. Motorways do not have right-hand turns or junctions or roundabouts and must be joined and exited by slip roads on the left.

Q.23. Who is prohibited from using motorways?

A. Pedestrians, Cyclists, Animals, Learner Drivers, Invalid carriages, vehicles under 50cc and slow vehicles under 50km/h.

Q.24.What is the maximum speed limit for a car on a national road?

A. 100km/h

Q.25. How would you check if you brake lights were working properly?

A. Ask someone to stand behind the car while you press your brake pedal. If you were alone, reverse to a reflective surface such as the mirror in a garage, a wall or window and try to see the reflection.

Q.26. When would you use dipped headlights?

A . When meeting traffic while driving at night. When following behind traffic. In lit up areas. During bad weather i.e.. rain, fog or snow. At dusk and dawn.

Q.27. What do you do if dazzled by headlights of an oncoming vehicle?

A. Slow down and stop if necessary. Always watch for cyclists and pedestrians at the side of the road. Avert you gaze by looking towards the edge of the road on your side until the vehicle ha passed. Never flash the driver in retaliation. If you are dazzled by a vehicle behind you use your night driving mode on your rearview mirror.

Q.28. What is the minimum legal tyre thread depth?

A. 1.6mm

Q.29.What would a rapid clicking noise when you operate the indicator mean?

A. The indicator bulb has blown.

Q.30. What is the basic legal obligation if you are involved in a car accident?

A. Stop your vehicle and remain at the scene for a reasonable time period. Give assistance to anyone who s injured. You must give your name, address  and evidence of insurance to a Garda present or if  there is no Garda present, to anyone else involved in the accident or an independent witness

Q.31. At a stop sign that has no white line, where should you stop?

A. You should stop at the stop sign.

Q.32. What restrictions are there in relation to using the horn?

A. You must not use the horn in a built up area between 11.30PM and 7AM except in the case of an emergency.

Q.33. Within what distance from the kerb must you park?

A, You must park within 45 Cm or 1.5 Ft from the kerb.

Q34. Where must you not overtake?

A. At a bend, on the brow of a hill, on a hump back bridge. a continuous white line or anywhere your view of oncoming traffic is restricted.

Q35. Where should you not park?

A. You should never park near a bend, the brow of a hill, a humpback bridge, at a continuous white line, where your vehicle would obstruct a sign or entrance.

Q36. How far from a junction must you park?

A. 5 Meters.

Q36. How would you identify a zebra crossing?

A. Flashing amber beacons.

Q.37. What do white diagonal lines in the center of the road mean?

A. You should treat them like a traffic island and not enter the space between the lines.

Q38. What does the island in the center of a pedestrian crossing mean?

A. Each side of the island is a separate crossing.