Some Questions to test your knowledge of the Rules of the Road (Answers at the bottom of the page)

1. Are learner drivers allowed on motorways?

2. What is the minimum tread depth required over the main tread on your tyres?

3. When would you use your fog lights?

4. When can you enter a box junction?

5. What signal or signals would you use to turn right on a roundabout?

6. Describe briefly how you would turn right from a main road to a side road.

7. What do double yellow lines, adjacent to the footpath, on the side of the road mean?

8. Describe three places where it might be unsafe to park.

9. Are U-Turns legal?

10. At a gated but unattended level crossing what should you do?

11. Describe a “No Entry” sign.

12. What colour are the speed limit signs on the motorway?

13. What is the maximum speed allowed on a motorway?

14. What is a Contra- Flow bus lane?

15. What is the difference between a Stop and a Yield sign?

16. Can you stop on a motorway?

17. Which lane should you normally drive on a motorway / dual carriageway?

18. What does a green light mean?

19. What do double or single continuous solid white lines in the middle of the road mean?

20. What colour are warning signs?

21. What colour are regulatory signs?

22. What colour are motorway signs?

23. The driver ahead has his arm out of the window and is moving it in an anti-clockwise direction, what does this mean?

24. We normally overtake on the right, when can we do so on the left?

25. How do the Rules of the Road describe signaling?

26. Is the use of a mobile phone while driving illegal?

27. Must a provisional license holder always display “L” plates?

28. What does Geill Sli, in a right triangle mean?

29. Where would you come across red flashing lights?

30. Describe a Zebra Crossing.

31. What does the flashing amber light at a pedestrian crossing mean?

32. When the school warden raises his Stop sign, what must you do?

33. When there are zig-zag lines provided near a pedestrian crossing, what does this mean?

34. Who would normally have right of way when meeting at a junction. Traffic going left or traffic going right?

35. At night, when would you dip your headlights?

36. At night, if the oncoming vehicle lights are blinding you, what should you do?

37. At roads forming a junction of equal importance, who do you give way to?

38. Can you use a bus lane?

39. When would use the outer lane on a dual-carriageway?

40. When should you use your mirrors?

41. What signal should always be showing when exiting a roundabout?

42. When turning into another road clear of vehicular traffic, who has right of way, you or pedestrians?

43. At the traffic lights you wish to turn right, the lights say only straight ahead traffic may proceed. Your way to turn right is clear of any traffic, can you turn ?

44. At the traffic lights, does a green arrow mean the same as a green circle ?

45. Whom do you give way to on a roundabout ?

46. What is the normal speed limit in a built up area ?

47. What is aquaplaning ?

48. On a one way street, which lane should you normally drive on ?

49. What does the broken yellow line on the side of the carriageway mean?

50. What is “Coasting”?

50. In which lane should you exit a one way street if you intend to turn right?

51. In which lane should you exit a one way street if you intend to turn right?

52. What is the national speed limit?

53. Does the Tester have to wear his seat belt while conducting a test?

54. At traffic lights, what does the amber light mean?

55. Looking at the car ahead of you, the indicator bulb is flashing faster than normal, what does this mean?


1. No.

2. 1.6 mm over the main treads.

3. Only in dense fog.

4. Only when your exit is clear, exception right turning.

5. Right indicator on approach, throughout, changing to left when leaving.

6. M.S.M. on approach, take up position, when safe cross.

7. No parking at any time.

8. At the brow of a hill, across from another parked car, obstructing a view, etc.

9. Yes, if done safely.

10. Get out, look both ways, open both gates before crossing, close gates after you.

11. Red circle, white background, black upright arrow with red diagonal line across.

12. Red circle, white background, black numbers.

13. 120 kph.

14. A lane going against the flow of traffic exclusive to buses.

15. You must stop at a stop sign, at a yield sign you must give way.

16. Only in an emergency.

17. The left lane.

18. Go if safe.

19. Keep to the left, crossing only for access.

20. Yellow.

21. Red and white.

22. White on a blue background.

23. He intends to turn left.

24. When the driver ahead is turning right, when you intend to turn left and have signaled this, . when the lane you are traveling in is moving faster.

25. Signals are an indication of intent, they do not confer a right of way.

26. Yes, but there are hands free options.

27. Yes, with the exception of category W.

28. Yield right of way.

29. At a level crossing.

30. Flashing amber lights. Zigzag lines each side on approach. black & white stripes across road.

31. Give way to pedestrians.

32. Stop.

33. No parking, no overtaking within these lines.

34. Traffic going left.

35. When driving in a built up area, when meeting oncoming traffic, traveling behind traffic, etc.

36. Look towards the verge, slow down, stopping if necessary.

37. Give way to your right.

38. Outside regulated times.( withflow only ).

39. When overtaking or intending to right ahead.

40. When moving off, changing lanes, overtaking, slowing down, turning right or left, opening doors.

41. Your left indicator.

42. Pedestrians.

43. No, in this situation you must wait.

44. No.

45. Give right of way to all traffic approaching on the roundasbout.

46. 50kmh.

47. A film of water between tyre and road creating loss of control of the car.

48. The left, or the most convenient for access.

49. It indicates the edge of the carriageway where a hard shoulder is normally provided.

50. Improper or overuse of the clutch.

51. The right lane.

52. 100kmph.

53. No.

54. Prepare to stop.

55. Another indicator on that side, possibly blown.

For complete answers to all questions refer to "Rules of the Road".

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