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  • Title: FAQs - All FAQs
    Descriptive info: All FAQs.. Frequently Asked Questions.. FAQs - All FAQs.. Can I block book then use them all in one week?.. Yes as long as there are spaces available.. How long are my lessons valid?.. 6 months on vouchers.. Do you know where I can get cheap car insurance so I can go out with my family as well and practise?.. On completion of 10 driving lessons with Leinster Driving Campus you can avail of insurance discounts with our business partners First Ireland Insurance Brokers.. Do you charge for cancellations?.. Yes.. Please give 48 hours notice if you need to cancel a driving lesson, allowing us time to try re sell that slot.. Do you have automatic cars?.. We have both manual and automatic cars.. What will I do on my first driving lesson?.. We recommend the first lesson being a 2 hour lesson if possible.. We’ll start by getting you familiar with the car and all the foot and hand.. We’ll then get you moving off and stopping safely, moving up and down your gears.. If you’re doing really well on your first 2 hours we’ll also do some straight line reversing and maybe even a hill start!.. Can I be collected from my home?.. We can pick you up from Maynooth for a 2 hour lesson.. Generally we don’t advise pickups for 1 hour lessons as it will encroach a little on your driving lesson time.. We can also pick you up from Maynooth bus station or Maynooth train station.. Please let us know if you require a pickup when you are booking your driving lesson.. Can I get a gift voucher?.. You can get a voucher for as little as one lesson or as many as you wish.. So make someone happy buy one today by calling our office on 01 6286377 and we’ll get it out in the post to you.. What is a Learner Permit?.. A learner permit is a licence issued to learner drivers.. It enables them to learn to drive and to apply for a driving test six months after date of issue.. The learner permit replaces the provisional licence, which is no longer issued.. Further important changes to the licensing regime came into force on 1 July 2008.. The most significant of these is that as a holder of a learner permit you must:.. Hold a licence for the category of vehicle you are driving and comply with the conditions attached to that licence when driving.. Be accompanied at all times by a person who holds a full driving licence in the same category for a continuous period of two years (this applies to categories B, EB, C1, C, D1, D, EC, EC1, ED ED1).. In addition, a number of penal offences have been introduced for learner drivers.. These include driving unaccompanied (see above), not displaying ‘L’ plates when driving, and the carrying of a passenger by a learner motorcyclist.. These offences are punishable by a minimum €1,000 fine for a first offence.. Other requirements..  ...   of two years in respect of the vehicle category being driven by the learner permit holder.. A person holding a category W(work vehicles/land tractors) learner permit is not permitted to carry a passenger unless the vehicle is constructed or adapted to carry a passenger and the passenger is a qualified driver – i.. e.. a person who has held a full licence for the vehicle category for at least two years.. Motorcyclists.. A motorcyclist applying for a first-time learner permit is restricted to riding motorcycles with an engine power output not more than 25kW.. Such restriction applies for the duration of all learner permits and for the first two years after taking out a full driving licence in category A.. Vehicles in categories A, A1 and M (motorcycles and mopeds) cannot carry a passenger and are required at all times to display ‘L’ plates front and rear on a yellow fluorescent tabard.. Restrictions.. A person who holds a learner permit in:.. Vehicle categories A1/A and M (motorcycles/mopeds) is not permitted to carry a passenger.. Any vehicle category is not allowed to carry any passenger for reward.. Vehicle category W (work vehicles/land tractors) shall not carry a passenger unless the vehicle is constructed to carry a passenger and the passenger is a full licence holder for a continuous period of two years.. Vehicle categories B, C1, C, D1 or D (cars, buses and trucks) shall not be driven while towing a trailer.. What is the theory test?.. The learner driver theory test was introduced in 2001.. By law, before applying for a learner permit, candidates must complete and pass a test of their general road safety knowledge and motoring legislation.. It applies to anyone applying for a first learner permit in any vehicle category.. The test is designed to check knowledge of topics such as:.. Rules of the Road.. Risk perception.. Eco-driving.. Hazard awareness.. Good driving behaviour.. The test is computer-based but, like the fast check-in kiosks at airports, is designed for those who have little or no experience of using computers as well as those who do.. You will have a chance to take a practice session on the day before starting on the actual test.. If you have special needs please contact the Driver Theory Service and explain your requirements.. Driver Theory Service contact:.. 1890 606 106 (English language).. 1890 606 806 (Irish language).. 1890 616 216 (text phone – for the hearing-impaired).. A driver theory test for motorcycles and mopeds (category AM), cars, work vehicles and land tractors (category BW), heavy goods vehicles (category C) and buses (category D) costs €35.. 60.. Get further information on the.. driving test here.. Do you do mock pre tests?.. On our pre test lessons we will carry out mock tests to give you an idea of what areas you may need to focus more on in preparation for your upcoming driving test.. 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  • Title: FAQs - All FAQs
    Descriptive info: What test centres do you cover?.. We cover Naas, Tallaght and Mullingar test routes.. What if I fail my test?.. If you fail don’t worry try again, not everybody passes first time.. The tester will give you a report detailing aspects of your driving that caused you to fail.. The tester is not permitted to discuss your test results with you.. We will access your driving test sheet and identify and then rectify the areas that caused problems.. You will also receive a certificate indicating that you failed the test; keep it in a safe place as you may need it to renew your learner permit.. If you wish to apply for a further test, application forms are available at test centres or on.. www.. rsa.. ie.. How long do I have to wait before booking my test again if I fail?.. You can apply again after 10 working days.. This gives you time so you can practise where you went wrong so do exactly that get some more lessons booked in so you feel more confident next time.. Can I take my driving test in a vehicle fitted with an automatic gearbox?.. Yes, but when you pass your practical driving test in an automatic this will be the only type of vehicle that you will be entitled to drive.. Whereas if you pass your practical driving test in a vehicle which has a manual gearbox you are then entitled to drive both automatic or manual gearbox vehicles unaccompanied.. Where can I find more detailed information on the driving tests and driving licence categories?.. You’ll get all the information you need at.. What if my test is cancelled by the R.. A?.. In these cases the R.. will arrange another test for you free of charge at the earliest date possible.. What will be involved in the  ...   complete the programme before driving unsupervised on the road as a learner.. What changes are planned for the driving test?.. It is proposed to introduce changes to the test in late 2011 that will improve the learning experience.. Both Holland and the UK have introduced aspects of independent driving to the test and this addition is being considered for introduction in Ireland.. Generally, independent driving involves asking the learner to drive to a set point (usually a local landmark) without direction from the driver tester; this requires decision making by the learner that has been shown to be a good indicator of driving ability.. It is planned to carry out a pilot phase of any changes with first time learner permit holders to assess its effectiveness.. The driving test service will be subject to external accreditation.. How will the role of the accompanied driver be strengthened?.. The best way to learn is through practice.. A rounded driver needs to have driven many thousands of kilometres to experience the many different kinds of traffic, weather and road conditions that demand a reaction from a driver.. It is now well established that learning under the guidance of a knowledgeable supervisor is an effective way to build up driver competence.. Too often the experience in Ireland has been that the accompanying driver acts in a passive role.. Suitable support and guidance materials are now being developed to help the accompanying driver better understand the role he or she can play in the learning process.. Driver reference manuals will be published shortly.. Following the passing of legislation, the role of the accompanying driver will be formalised.. Before taking the driving test, the learner will be required to present a signed log book in which the accompanying driver will have signed off on aspects of the practice sessions undertaken.. Page 3 of 4..

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  • Title: FAQs - All FAQs
    Descriptive info: What is the significance of introducing R Plates?.. In recognition that the learning process continues after the driving test is passed, some restrictions will continue to apply to drivers for two years after taking out a full licence.. New legislation is needed to introduce the R Plate.. The first related restriction will take effect after September 2011, when the lower alcohol levels are  ...   penalty points to learner and novice drivers for specific high risk offences when the legislation is in place.. The R Plate also indicates to other road users that you are a novice driver.. What changes will happen to the driver theory test?.. The driver theory test was updated in 2006 and it will be further enhanced in late 2011.. Page 4 of 4..

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  • Title: FAQs - Driving Lessons
    Descriptive info: Driving Lessons.. FAQs - Driving Lessons.. Page 2 of 2..

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  • Title: Knowledge Base - The Theory Test
    Descriptive info: Learning To Drive.. The Theory Test.. Knowledge Base Article.. The theory test was introduced in 2001.. Rules of the Road.. Risk perception.. The test is computer-based but is designed for those who have little or no experience of using computers as well as those who do.. The format of the test  ...   to answer correctly 35 out of 40 questions in order to obtain a pass certificate.. The complete list of test questions is published in the Official Driver Theory Test Book and CD-Rom.. These are available to purchase online at www.. theorytest.. ie and in book shops nationwide.. To Book a test call:..

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  • Title: Knowledge Base - The Learner Permit
    Descriptive info: The Learner Permit.. It enables them to learn to drive and to apply for a driving test at the same time.. A learner permit is issued to enable the permit holder to learn to drive and is not valid in Northern Ireland or in any other country outside of Ireland.. All.. holders of a learner permit must:.. Be.. by a person who holds a full driving licence in the same category for a continuous period of two years.. From the.. 6th December 2010.. all new first time learner permit holders for motorcycles are required to undertake mandatory initial basic training (IBT).. (LINK TO IBT WITHIN KNOWLEDGEBASE).. with an approved driving instructor (ADI).. 4th April 2011.. all new first time learner permit holders for cars will be required to undertake mandatory essential driver training (EDT) (.. LINK  ...   a learner permit in category A1 (Motorcycles), A (Motorcycle, no greater than 125cc), or M (Mopeds), must be accompanied by a qualified driver at all times while driving.. A qualified driver is one who holds a full licence for a.. continuous period of two years.. in respect of the vehicle category being driven by the learner permit holder.. Motorcyclist.. A motorcyclist applying for a first-time learner permit is restricted to riding motorcycles with an engine power output not more than 25kW or with a power/weight ratio not more than 0.. 16 kW/kg.. You cannot sit a driving test within six months of your permit coming into force, although you may apply for a test within this period.. The code 991 will be printed on your license opposite the vehicle category in the column headed ‘restrictions/information.. ’..

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  • Title: Knowledge Base - Essential Driver Training (EDT)
    Descriptive info: all new first time learner permit holders for cars will be required to undertake mandatory essential driver training (EDT) with an approved driving instructor (ADI).. The course is made up of of 12 individual one hour driving lessons.. The learner driver will be able to take the lessons at any point during the learning process and can practice with an accompanying driver during  ...   and stamped in a learner’s logbook by the Approved Driving Instructor.. The logbook showing completion of the lessons may have to be presented before taking a driving test.. If possible.. you should also have a.. Sponsor, an experienced driver.. (many learner drivers choose a family member) who will supervise your driving practice outside of lessons, and will also track your progress in your logbook..

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  • Title: Knowledge Base - Initial Basic Training IBT
    Descriptive info: Initial Basic Training IBT.. all new first time learner permit holders for motorbikes are required to undertake mandatory initial basic training (IBT).. The course is comprised of 16 hours training which is broken up into four modules.. Once this course of lessons is complete the learner permit holder is issued with a certificate of satisfactory completion which must be kept with their learner permit.. Motorcycle riders.. must.. complete the programme before driving unsupervised on the road while a learner..

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  • Title: Knowledge Base - The Driving Test
    Descriptive info: The Driving Test.. Driver testing in Ireland is carried out directly by the Road Safety Authority to a standard that complies with the EU Directive on Driving Licences.. To do the test, you must have held a valid learner permit for at least six months on the day of the test (in the case of a first time learner permit holders, the code 991 will be printed under the restrictions/information section on your learner permit opposite the vehicle category).. This only applies to cars, motorcyclists and works vehicles.. You must also have the use of a suitable vehicle.. Also mandatory car lessons may apply to you; see information on Initial Basic Training (IBT).. for Motorcyclists and Essential Driver Training (EDT).. for car drivers.. Test Preparation.. Do:.. Study the Rules of the Road Booklet.. Use the services of an.. Practise driving on all types of road and in all types of traffic situations, including driving at night.. Build up your driving experience and confidence before applying for your test.. Don’t:.. Unnecessarily obstruct traffic or annoy other road users.. Practise on driving test routes for the most part; congestion on these routes causes inconvenience to residents and test applicants alike.. Appointments for  ...   If you are late, the test cannot be conducted and the fee will be forfeit.. The driver tester will check your learner permit to establish that it is:.. Yours and not someone else’s.. Current.. For the correct category of vehicle.. For your EDT booklet, if applicable.. You will be asked to read and sign a statement confirming that:.. The vehicle insurance cover is in place and adequate.. The Test.. The driving test for cars lasts.. half-an-hour to 40 minutes.. and includes:.. Questions on the Rules of the Road (including identifying road signs).. Demonstrating hand signals.. Reversing round a corner.. A U-turn in the road.. A hill start.. Driving approximately five miles in a variety of road and traffic conditions.. Your driving will be assessed in the following situations:.. Moving off.. Driving in traffic.. Stopping Reversing around a corner.. Turning about, to face in the opposite direction.. Starting on a hill.. Parking Aspects of your driving assessed will include:.. Road positioning.. Overtaking and passing.. Anticipation and observation.. Use of mirrors and signals.. Progress Speed.. Compliance with traffic lights, road signs and markings.. Use of the vehicle controls (accelerator, clutch, gears, brakes and steering).. Use of secondary controls such as wipers, de-misters, etc..

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  • Title: Knowledge Base - Car Safety Checks
    Descriptive info: Safety Issues.. Car Safety Checks.. Before starting your on road drive you will be asked to carry out some safety checks.. Q1.. Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine oil level and tell me how you would check that the engine has sufficient oil.. A1.. Identify dipstick/oil level indicator, describe how you would check the oil level against the min/max markers.. Q2.. Open the bonnet, identify where you would check the engine coolant level and tell me how you would check that the engine has the correct level.. A2.. Identify high/ low level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level.. Q3.. Identify where the windscreen washer reservoir is and tell me how you would check the windscreen washer level.. A3.. Identify reservoir and check level.. Q4.. Open the bonnet, identify where the brake fluid reservoir is and tell me how you would check that you have a safe level of hydraulic brake fluid.. A4.. Identify reservoir, check level against high / low markings.. Q5.. Tell me how you would check that the brake lights are working on this car.. A5.. Operate brake pedal, make use of any reflections in windows, garage doors etc, or ask someone to help.. Q6.. Tell me how you would check that the brakes are working before  ...   1.. 6mm of tread depth across the central 3/4 of the breadth of the tyre and around the entyre circumference.. Q9.. Show me / explain how you would check that the power assisted steering is working before starting a journey.. A9.. If the steering becomes heavy the system may not be working properly.. Before starting a journey two checks can be made.. With the wheel turned slightly, maintained while the engine is started, you notice a slight movement in the wheel as the system begins to operate.. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an instant indication the power steering is functioning ok.. Q10.. Show me how you would check that the headlights and tail lights are working.. A10.. Turn on ignition (if necessary), operate switch for lights, and walk round the vehicle.. Q11.. Show me how you would check that the direction indicators are working.. A11.. Apply indicators or hazard warning lights and check all indicators.. Q12.. Show me how you would check that the horn is working (off road only).. A12.. Turn on ignition (if necessary).. Operate horn.. Q13.. Show me how you would check the parking brake for excessive wear.. A13.. Demonstrate by applying the handbrake and when it is fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.. Related Articles.. Motorcycle Safety Checks..

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  • Title: Knowledge Base - Motorcycle Safety Checks
    Descriptive info: P.. O.. W.. D.. E.. R.. Petrol Oil Water Damage Electrics Rubber.. Petrol - make sure you have enough fuel for the journey.. Does your motorbike have a reserve tank switch or just a warning light? Can you turn the fuel tap to reserve while on the move, without taking your eyes off the road? Do you know where the tap is?.. Oil - How do you check the oil level on your motorbike? Most dry sump motorcycles require you to check the oil when the engine is hot, while most wet sump machines should have their oil level checked with the engine cold.. Which type is yours? The owner's handbook will tell you how to perform this check correctly.. Is your motorbike a two stroke or a four stroke? Of course you know that on a two stroke machine the two stroke oil should be checked every time you fill up with petrol.. On a four-stroke motorcycle the procedure for checking the oil level varies - dipstick or sight glass? Engine - hot or cold? If you are not sure what type your motorcycle is, you had better find out otherwise you may be looking at a major repair bill for engine seizure and/or crash damage.. Water - How do you  ...   could have been borrowed during the day without your knowledge.. Electrics - Are you sure all your lights and signals are clean and working? Finding out the horn doesn't work just when you need it is no use.. Is your faulty brake light inviting a rear end shunt? Do you know where the fuses are and can you replace them?.. Rubber - Your tyres form a contact patch with the road no bigger than the palm of your hand and are thus an essential component of motorcycle safety.. Too much air in your tyres reduces grip by making the tyre stand proud of the road surface.. Too little air promotes instability because it allows the side walls of the tyres to flex.. Do you know what your tyre pressures are and the legal minimum tread depth?.. Remember, if you are going to pull a nail out of one of your tyres, do it outside a Motorcycle shop that is open and fixes punctures!.. Finally, you must ensure the maintenance schedule for your machine is adhered to.. If you cannot do it yourself get a professional to do it or show you how.. For instance, a badly maintained chain may snap or jump off and cause you to crash.. Could you spot one?..

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