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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 19 September, 2019

QUIZ: Would You Pass Your Driving Test If You Took It Again?

Will your experience on the road earn you a pass?

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MOST OF US WOULD consider ourselves relatively good drivers, and just choose to take the occasional impatient overtaker with a pinch of salt.

But the Road Safety Authority estimate that 90% of all road collisions are due to driver error, so it’s worth it for any driver to put a little time aside and brush up on their knowledge.

Let’s see how you’d fare if your driving skills were put under the microscope – no matter how long it’s been since you first got to rip off your L-plates.

1. You've driven towards this sign, but what does it mean?
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Hotel ahead.
Heli-pad ahead.

Hospital ahead.
Horse stables ahead.
2. You really need to check the coolant level, but which one is it?
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It's on the far right with the blue lid.
It's the white container with the black lid directly beside the engine.

It's the large container on the far left with the orange liquid inside.
It's on the black box on the far right.
3. When you're doing a turnabout, how many turns should it take?
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Three.
Three to five.

As many as necessary.
No more than ten.
4. You drive past this car. What does the hand signal mean?
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I'm turning right.
I'm slowing down.

I've broken down.
This isn't a recognised hand signal.
5. What should you not forget to do during a reverse around a corner?
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To indicate before you pull off again.
To stop several times as you do the manoeuvre.

To stop immediately past the turn.
To remember that you have the right of way.
6. You drive past this sign - what does it mean?
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No parking.
Set down only.

No entry.
No stopping.
7. What should you always do when stopped in traffic?
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Keep your foot on the brake.
Check AA Roadwatch's site for a less congested road.

Put the handbrake on and put it in neutral.
Make sure you're in first gear.
8. Where can you drive as a provisional driver when you are accompanied?
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Every road in Ireland.
All roads in Ireland apart from regional roads and motorways.

All local roads in Ireland.
All roads in Ireland apart from motorways.
9. You're going straight through a roundabout, what's the best indicating procedure?
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There's no need to indicate if you're going straight.
Indicate left into the roundabout, then drive straight through.

Don't indicate until you've passed the first exit, then indicate left.
Indicate left into the roundabout, then left after the first exit.
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You wouldn't stand a chance.
Your knowledge of the rules of the road include just a few gaps. Please keep safe and get up to speed on how to keep yourself and others accident-free.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You would pass by the skin of your teeth.
You've definitely mastered the basics but your road information-level could do with shifting up a gear.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You'd pass with flying colours.
You know the right precautions and actions to take no matter what the weather or scenario is when you're behind the wheel. You're the driving force keeping our roads safe.
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