30 Sample Theory Test Questions

What should a driver do if their vehicle gets into a front-wheel sideways skid?

 

 

Correct Answer: Release the accelerator.

What is the normal stopping distance of a car or motorcycle travelling at 100km/h on a dry road?

 

 

Correct Answer: 77 metres.

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What does this hand signal mean?

 

 

Correct Answer: The cyclist intends to go straight on.

What should a driver consider doing when parking a vehicle on a two-way street and facing uphill?

 

Correct Answer: Turning the steering wheel to the right.

If driving a vehicle with automatic transmission, what in particular should a driver be aware of?

 

Correct Answer: That engine braking power is reduced.

What does this hand signal mean?

 

 

Correct Answer: The driver intends to turn left.

When driving on a one-way street and wishing to turn right, what should a driver do?

 

Correct Answer: Drive close to the right-hand side of the road.

What does this hand signal mean?

 

 

Correct Answer: The driver intends to move straight ahead.

What is the minimum safe distance to leave between vehicles travelling at 100km/h on a dry road?

 

Correct Answer: 62 metres.

Within what distance of a junction is parking prohibited?

 

 

Correct Answer: 5 meters.

What does this Garda signal mean?

 

 

Correct Answer: The Garda is beckoning on traffic approaching from either side.

What does this sign mean?

 

 

Correct Answer: Major road ahead.

What should a driver do to secure the towing vehicle before unhitching a trailer from a towing vehicle?

 

Correct Answer: Apply the handbrake. switch off the ignition and engage a low gear.

How should a driver in a vehicle without anti-lock brakes (ABS) deal with a front-wheel straight-line skid?

 

Correct Answer: Press and release the footbrake at rapid intervals.

When a driver intends to make a left-hand turn on a busy city street junction and there are pedestrians and cyclists around, what should the driver do?

 

Correct Answer: Allow comfort space for any pedestrian on the left.

While driving, what does a continuous vibration in the steering indicate?

 

 

Correct Answer: The wheel balance is uneven.

When intending to turn right as shown, what should the car driver do?

 

 

Correct Answer: Proceed before the truck.

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What is the normal stopping distance of a car or motorcycle travelling at 100km/h on a wet road?

 

Correct Answer: 122 metres.

At a level crossing with unattended gates, what should a driver do?

 

 

Correct Answer: Open both gates before proceeding to cross.

What is the maximum number of passengers that may be carried in a vehicle driven by the holder of a category B driving licence?

 

Correct Answer: 8 passengers.

What effect does automatic transmission have on engine braking power?

 

 

Correct Answer: It reduces it.

What traffic may use a contra-flow bus lane?

 

 

Correct Answer: Buses on a scheduled service.

What should a driver do if there is traffic congestion in a tunnel?

 

 

Correct Answer: Switch on hazard warning lights.

What is the maximum gross weight of a vehicle that may be driven by the holder of a category B driving licence?

 

Correct Answer: 3,500 kilograms.

What does these signs together mean?

 

 

Correct Answer: Only buses, cyclists and taxis are allowed to use the lane during the hours indicated.

When should tyre pressure be checked?

 

 

Correct Answer: When the tyres are cold.

What should a driver do if their vehicle gets into a rear-wheel sideways skid?

 

 

Correct Answer: Turn the steering wheel in the same direction as the rear wheels are heading.

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For what distance before a zebra crossing is parking prohibited?

 

 

Correct Answer: 15 meters.

When is a red flag a sufficient marker for a rear-load overhang that exceeds one meter?

 

Correct Answer: Only during the day.

When attaching a trailer to their vehicle, what should a driver check?

 

 

Correct Answer: That the load is evenly spread.

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