The Irish car
driving test

If you want your driver’s license, you will need to get a Car Driving Test (Or motorbike if you’d like your motorcycle license). 

The test consists of four different parts:

  1. Theoretical: Where you need to answer questions about traffic rules, signs, etc.
  2. Point and tell about everything under the Bonnet: Such as telling about how to check your oil, brake fluid, etc.
  3. Internal Checks and Secondary control: A test concerning mirrors and all the buttons of your car
  4. The Drive test itself: This is where you go on the road and show that you know how to drive.

If you want to prepare for your Car Driving Test and live in the Mayo, contact Massbrook Driving school in Ballina today! Together we will make sure you’ll pass your Driving test with ease.

Driving Test FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers
  • When the vehicle in front has signalled that they intend to turn right.
  • When the traffic in the right lane is moving slower than traffic in the left lane.
  • You must not cross unless for access or in an emergency if safe to do so.

  • Do not park across from a solid white line.

  • Do not do a U-Turn .

  • The road has a hard shoulder which may be used briefly to allow faster traffic to overtake if safe to do so.

  • You are approaching continuous white lines. Do not cross unless safe to do so.

  • Coasting is when the vehicle is not being driven by the engine, this occurs when the clutch pedal is pressed or the gear lever is in neutral.

  • Give priority to traffic on the junction and traffic approaching from your right.

  • No parking at certain time, normally no parking at business hours.

  • Proceed if the crossing is clear but pedestrians have priority.

  • Car 1.6mm, motorcycle 1mm,

  • Do not stop in the yellow box unless you are turning right.

  • You must give right of way to traffic on the roundabout.

  • When meeting other traffic.

  • When following another vehicle.

  • When driving in a lit up area.

  • Do not use the horn in a built-up area between 11:30pm and 7:00am unless in the event of a traffic emergency.

  • A lifesaver is a glance over your shoulder in the direction you are going and is the last thing you do before moving off or changing direction.