Theory Tester

50 Hardest Theory Test Questions

1

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

Correct Answer: Release the accelerator.

Answered Correctly 30.117% of the time

2

What is the recommended minimum stopping distance for a car travelling at 100 km/h on a dry road?

Correct Answer: 70 metres.

Answered Correctly 35.714% of the time

3

What does this hand signal mean?

Correct Answer: The cyclist intends to go straight on.

Answered Correctly 36.364% of the time

4

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

Correct Answer: That engine braking power is reduced.

Answered Correctly 37.405% of the time

5

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.

Answered Correctly 39.017% of the time

6

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

Correct Answer: 62 metres.

Answered Correctly 43.669% of the time

7

What does this hand signal mean?

Correct Answer: The driver intends to move straight ahead.

Answered Correctly 44.444% of the time

8

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.

Answered Correctly 45.094% of the time

9

What does this hand signal mean?

Correct Answer: The driver intends to turn left.

Answered Correctly 45.169% of the time

10

Within what distance of a junction is parking prohibited?

Correct Answer: 5 meters.

Answered Correctly 45.324% of the time

11

What does this Garda signal mean?

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

Answered Correctly 45.455% of the time

12

What does this sign mean?

Correct Answer: Major road ahead.

Answered Correctly 45.745% of the time

13

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

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

Answered Correctly 46.667% of the time

14

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.

Answered Correctly 47.489% of the time

15

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 a driver do?

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

Answered Correctly 47.619% of the time

16

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

Correct Answer: The wheel balance is uneven.

Answered Correctly 47.799% of the time

17

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

Correct Answer: Proceed before the truck.

Answered Correctly 48.98% of the time

18

What is the recommended minimum stopping distance for a car travelling at 100 km/h on a wet road?

Correct Answer: 121 metres.

Answered Correctly 49.067% of the time

19

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

Correct Answer: Open both gates before proceeding to cross.

Answered Correctly 49.198% of the time

21

What effect does automatic transmission have on engine braking power?

Correct Answer: It reduces it.

Answered Correctly 49.406% of the time

22

What traffic may use a contra-flow bus lane?

Correct Answer: Buses on a scheduled service.

Answered Correctly 50% of the time

24

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

Correct Answer: Switch on hazard warning lights.

Answered Correctly 50% of the time

25

What does these signs together mean?

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

Answered Correctly 50.122% of the time

26

When should tyre pressure be checked?

Correct Answer: When the tyres are cold.

Answered Correctly 50.388% of the time

27

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.

Answered Correctly 50.773% of the time

28

What distance before a zebra crossing is parking prohibited?

Correct Answer: 15 meters.

Answered Correctly 51.036% of the time

29

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

Correct Answer: Only during the day.

Answered Correctly 51.629% of the time

30

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

Correct Answer: That the load is evenly spread.

Answered Correctly 52.328% of the time

31

How should a driver use the brakes if the vehicle is fitted with anti-lock brakes (ABS)?

Correct Answer: Press the brake pedal firmly and hold.

Answered Correctly 52.577% of the time

32

What should a driver do when involved in an incident where nobody is injured but the vehicles are causing a danger or obstruction on the road?

Correct Answer: Mark the position of the vehicles and move them off the road.

Answered Correctly 52.703% of the time

33

Where should a vehicle be positioned before turning right?

Correct Answer: Just left of the centre of the road.

Answered Correctly 52.941% of the time

34

What traffic may drive along on a cycle lane accompanied by a broken white line?

Correct Answer: Cyclists and users of motorised wheelchairs.

Answered Correctly 53.333% of the time

35

What should a driver do if they wish to turn right at traffic lights while the green light is showing and there is oncoming traffic approaching?

Correct Answer: Go forward towards the centre of the junction and wait for a suitable gap to appear in the oncoming traffic before making the turn.

Answered Correctly 53.518% of the time

36

Which of the following affects the braking distance of a vehicle?

Correct Answer: The speed and weight of the vehicle.

Answered Correctly 54.139% of the time

37

If driving from A to B, what do these road markings mean?

Correct Answer: A driver may not cross the lines to overtake.

Answered Correctly 54.646% of the time

38

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

Correct Answer: It could cause the vehicle to sway from side to side.

Answered Correctly 55.556% of the time

39

A driver wishes to go straight ahead at a cross junction of equal importance - what should the driver do?

Correct Answer: Give way to traffic approaching from the right.

Answered Correctly 55.714% of the time

40

What can a driver do to maximise fuel efficiency while driving?

Correct Answer: Avoid carrying unnecessary weight.

Answered Correctly 55.838% of the time

41

What is the maximum permissible speed for cars or motorcycles on single carriageway national roads?

Correct Answer: 100 km/h.

Answered Correctly 56.171% of the time

42

What effect could hitting or mounting the kerb have on a vehicle’s tyres?

Correct Answer: It could damage the sidewalls.

Answered Correctly 56.335% of the time

43

What effect would coasting have on a vehicle’s tyres?

Correct Answer: No effect.

Answered Correctly 56.378% of the time

44

The driver of a tractor pulling a wide load that blocks their view to the rear wishes to turn right. What should they do?

Correct Answer: Have another person advise of following traffic while the driver checks for oncoming traffic.

Answered Correctly 56.959% of the time

45

What should you do when approaching traffic lights that change from green to amber?

Correct Answer: Stop, unless it is not safe.

Answered Correctly 57.431% of the time

46

What stopping distance should a driver allow when they suspect that the road might be icy?

Correct Answer: Up to ten times the normal distance.

Answered Correctly 57.606% of the time

47

When can the holder of a Category W Learner Permit carry a passenger?

Correct Answer: Only when the passenger also holds a Category W driving licence and the vehicle is designed to take a passenger.

Answered Correctly 57.843% of the time

48

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

Correct Answer: Wait and allow the oncoming vehicle to pass.

Answered Correctly 58.019% of the time

49

What danger should a driver allow for over the brow of this hill?

Correct Answer: There may be hedge-cutting taking place.

Answered Correctly 58.177% of the time

50

What is the maximum permissible speed of a car towing a caravan on national roads?

Correct Answer: 80 km/h.

Answered Correctly 58.333% of the time

Last updated Tuesday 25th July, 9:35am