Massbrook Driving School:

Car Driving Test

Massbrook driving school car

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.

The EDT Course and content

The EDT course consists of 12, approximately one-hour long lessons. In these 12 hours, you will learn about critical driving skills, and improve your on road driving abilities.

At your first lesson, you will receive a logbook with your name, address, date of birth, and learning permit driver number. Remember to bring this book with you every time you have a lesson.

After each lesson, your progress will be recorded by our Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) in your personal logbook.

Outside of the EDT lessons, we recommend you practice driving with an experienced, qualified driver next to you. They will supervise your driving practice and log your progress.

After having finished your EDT you will

  • Be a safer and better driver than before.
  • Know how to react in certain critical situations.
  • Have these essential skills for the rest of your life

Contact Massbrook Driving school in Ballina, Co. Mayo today and start this essential training!

Theory test - Massbrook Driving School Ballina Mayo Car Driving lessons EDT Motorcycle Training IBT

Driving Test Sample question:

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These questions are relevant for all driving test categories.
  • 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.

These questions are relevant for Motorcycle test categories.

  • 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.

  • Apply front brake before rear
  • Approaching a bend
  • Approaching a hillcrest
  • Where there is a junction ahead
  • Oncoming traffic
  • A powder check is a pre- ride inspection of your vehicle
    P – Petrol
    O – Oil
    W – Water
    D – Damage
    E – Electrics
    R – Rubber
  • Check sprocket for any signs of wear
  • Check chain for lubrication and correct tension
    (For majority of motorcycles chain tension will be between 20 – 40 mm)

These questions are relevant for BE Category Jeep and Trailer test categories.

  • During the day loads must be marked with a red flag … night loads must be marked with a red light and red reflector. /li>
  • load should be evenly distributed across the trailer and properly secured.
  • In the event of an emergency if the trailer gets detached from the towing vehicle it will apply the trailer brakes.
  • Place a heavy object on the brake pedal to turn on the lights.
  • Reverse to within a meter of the trailer,
  • Check alignment of ball and hitch,
  • Reverse till ball is under hitch,
  • Attach brake away cable,
  • Lower hitch onto ball and lock the hitch,
  • Raise jockey wheel,
  • Connect light socket,
  • Release parking brake.
  • Apply parking Brake,
  • Disconnect light socket,
  • Lower jockey wheel,
  • Unlock hitch and raise trailer from ball,
  • Disconnect brake away cable.
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