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1

When should a driver use the vehicle side lights?

When parking on an unlit road

2

On a motorway when should a driver use hazard warning lights?

When slowing down quickly because of danger ahead

3

What effect do the hazard warning lights have on the brake lights?

They have no effect

4

When should a driver use their hazard warning lights?

When the vehicle has broken down
When causing an unavoidable obstruction

5

What wheels does the hand brake work on?

Rear wheels

6

Above what gross vehicle weight must a trailer have brakes fitted?

750kg

7

What is the recommended method of driving a car with automatic transmission?

Operate the accelerator and brake with the right foot

8

What is the possible effect of over-filling the engine with oil?

It could damage the catalytic converter

9

What should a driver do if the fuel system becomes air-locked?

Bleed the air out of the fuel system

10

Is a driver allowed to use rebated/green diesel fuel in a car on a public road?

No

11

What should a driver do to reduce the risk of neck injury in the event of a rear end collision?

Use a properly adjusted head restraint

12

What is the minimum legal tread depth for tyres on cars?

1.6mm

13

What does the load index of a tyre indicate?

The maximum load a tyre can carry

14

Under what circumstances could both cross-ply and radial tyres be fitted to a vehicle?

When each type is fitted on a different axle

15

What is the effect of an incorrectly adjusted driver's seat?

It can delay the driver from operating a control

16

What should you do if the car's wiper blades are worn?

Have them replaced as soon as possible

17

If a vehicle breaks down on a motorway what should you do?

Use a roadside phone to contact Gardaí and never try to carry out repairs yourself

18

What could a driver do in order to avoid excessive exhaust pollution from their vehicle?

Have the vehicle's air filters changed regularly

19

In general how regularly should a vehicle be serviced?

As per the manufacturer's recommendations

20

What type of noise might fast cornering create?

Tyre squeal

21

How should a driver secure their vehicle before getting out of it?

Apply the parking brake, stop the engine and engage a low gear

22

Who is responsible for ensuring that a passenger over 17 is wearing a seat belt?

The passenger

23

Who is responsible for ensuring children are wearing their seatbelt?

The diver

24

What should a driver do if a tyre bursts on the vehicle they are driving?

Hold the steering wheel firmly and pull in on the side of the road

25

What should a driver do if they get a tyre blow-out on the road?

Apply the footbrake gently and bring the vehicle to a halt

26

What effect could a front tyre blow-out have on a vehicle?

The steering wheel will pull to one side

27

What effect could a rear-tyre blow-out have on a vehicle?

vehicle will sway side to side

28

How should a driver apply the brakes in an emergency if the vehicle is fitted with anti-lock brakes?

Press the brake pedal firmly and hold

29

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

Turn the steering wheel in the same direction as the skid and ease off the accelerator

30

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

Release the accelerator