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Question and Answer section


Car:



All students will receive a starter pack as part of their induction to driving. The packs will include question and answers and a breakdown of the EDT syllabuses.



Q When can you overtake on the left? A = One of the following:

* When a driver in front of you is turning right

* When you intend to turn left

* When the vehicles in the right hand lane are moving slower than the vehicles in your lane.



Q Where do you safely stop a STOP sign which has no white lines? A =At the STOP sign



Q How can you identify a Zebra crossing at night? A = by the yellow flashing beacons



Q What does a single yellow line mean? A = No parking a certain times (generally during working hours)



Q What is the legal parking distance from the curb? A = Half a meter



Q Name three people in authority that you should stop for? A = the following people:

* The Garda

* A school warden

* A person in charge of animals





Recommended Reading:



Book:



RSA - Rules of the Road

The Official Driver Theory Test

The Official DSA Guide to Driving - the essential skills



Websites:



http://www.rulesoftheroad.ie/

http://www.theorytest.ie/index.php





Rigid Truck:



All students will receive a starter pack as part of their induction to the HGV driving course. The packs will include question and answers, driving hours and truck weights and information for the stage 3 of CPC.



Q What braking systems are on most large vehicles? A = three way braking system i.e. Foot brake, hand brake and engine brake.



Q. What is an engine brake (exhaust brake)? A = It operates in the exhaust system. It closes a valve so that exhaust pressure is built up which in turn causes a braking effect in the engine. At the same time the control rod on the fuel pump is moved to the stop position



Q What must a driver do if the vehicle breaks down? A = Action the following:

* Place the vehicle as near to the left as possible.

* Put on the hazard warning lights.

* Place the reflective triangle at least 50 yards from the rear of the vehicle in line with the outside of the vehicle.

* If the break down is immediately around a bend put the triangle before the bend.

* It is important that the triangle warns the approaching traffic in good time.



Q - How many hours per day can a driver drive? A = 9 hours per day extendable to 10 hours twice per week.



Q - What is the vehicle tail swing? A = The portion of vehicle from the rear wheels to vehicle end swings the opposite direction when turning right or left. Therefore increasing the potential of colliding with parked vehicles, queues of traffic or other vehicles that are overtaking on the inside lane.





Projecting Loads

Loads projecting more than 1 meter to the rear must be marked as followed:



Maximum Projecting Load - 3 Meters



Daytime: Red flag on a marker board

Night-time: Red lamp and red reflector



Loads projecting to the side more than 300 mm max must be marked at night by lamps showing white to the front and red to the rear.



Rear Markings: Red refectories and fluorescent stripes

Side Markings: Yellow fluorescent and amber refectories stripes



Recommended Reading:



Books:



RSA - Rules of the Road

The Official Driver Theory Test (Cat C)

RSA Learning to Drive a Truck





Websites:



http://www.rulesoftheroad.ie/

http://theorytest.ie/english/driver-theory-test/index.php

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Q1
How would you check that the engine oil level is correct?
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Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe how you would remove the dipstick, wipe with a clean cloth, re-insert dipstick and remove it for a true reading checking the level of oil against the minimum/maximum markings on the dipstick. Identify oil filler cap for top up if required.
Q2
How would you check for the correct coolant level?
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Open the bonnet, identify the coolant tank and describe how you would check the coolant level against the minimum/maximum markings on the coolant tank. If top up is required it is advisable to leave the engine to cool for at least 10 minutes and then unscrew the lid carefully allowing any remaining pressure to escape slowly.
Q3
How would you check the windscreen washer fluid level?
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Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and describe how it should be topped up frequently and particularly before a long journey.
Q4
How would you check that you have a safe level of brake fluid?
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Identify the brake fluid reservoir and describe how you would check the brake fluid level against the minimum/maximum markings on the reservoir and that if top up is required then it is important that hygiene is observed in order to prevent any dirt entering the brake system that may lead to loss of brake performance.
Q5
How do you check your lights?
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For head&tail lights, you can simply switch these on (with ignition on) and walk around the car to check they are operating correctly. To check the brake light, you would need to operate the brake pedal, make use of any reflections in windows/garage doors etc or if none are available then ask someone to help.
Q6
Show me how you would check that the horn is working.
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Check to be careful not to startle other road users and apply pressure on the horn control.
Q7
Show me / tell me how you would check that the power assisted steering is working correctly before starting a journey.
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If the steering becomes heavy then the system may not be working correctly. Apply and maintain gentle pressure on the steering wheel while at the same time start the engine. This should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively, turning the wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication if the power assistance is working correctly.
Q8
Tell me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road.
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There should be no cuts or bulges and 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the tyres breadth and around the entire outer circumference.
Q9
Show me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working.
Show me tell me Question 9

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Turn on the ignition (if necessary) and turn on the headlights checking all lights are working, remembering to check front and rear.
Q10
Show me how you would check that the directional indicators are working correctly.
Show me tell me Question 10

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Turn on the ignition (if necessary) and apply the indicators ensuring that both left and right indicators are working at the front, side and rear of the vehicle.

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