Driving Test Report Form


Údarás Um Shábháilteacht Ar Bhóithre
Road Safety Authority
Appendix 6
Driving Test Report Form Front
1. Passed your Driving Test
For categories C1, C, D1, D, EC1, ED1, and ED technical
checks include the following as appropriate to the
Having passed your driving test you should nevertheless
continue to pay particular attention to the faults marked
The power assisted braking and steering systems, the
overleaf without neglecting other aspects of your driving.
condition of the wheels, wheel nuts, mudguards,
windscreen, windows, wipers, air-pressure, air tanks,
suspension, engine oil, coolant, windscreen washer
2. Failure of your Driving Test
fluid, the loading mechanism if fitted, the body,
sheets, cargo doors, cabin locking, way of loading and
Failure of the test arises where you incur any of the
securing the load, and checking and using the
instrument panel and tachograph.
1 or more grade 3 faults;
For categories D1, D, ED1 and ED technical checks
4 of the same grade 2 faults for a single aspect;
include controlling the body, service doors, emergency
exits, first aid equipment, fire extinguishers and other
6 or more grade 2 faults under the same heading; or a
safety equipment.
total of
9 or more grade 2 faults overall.
5. Coupling/Uncoupling includes
Up to a maximum of 4 grade 2 faults may be recorded for
any single aspect.
a) Checking the coupling mechanism and the brake and
electrical connections,
b) Uncoupling and recoupling the trailer from/to its
3. Grading of faults
towing vehicle using the correct sequence. The towing
vehicle must be parked alongside the trailer as part of
Faults are graded as follows:
the exercise.
Grade 1 (Green Area) Minor Fault, Grade 2 (Blue Area) More
Parking in relation to categories EB, C1, C, EC1, and EC
Serious Fault, Grade 3 (Pink Area) Dangerous/Potentially
Dangerous faults or total disregard of traffic controls.
includes parking safely at a ramp or platform for
Grade 1 faults do not affect the rest result.
Parking in relation to D1, D, ED1, and ED includes parking
A combination of 3 or more unanswered or incorrectly
safely to let passengers on or off the bus.
answered questions on the Rules of the Road/ Checks,
constitutes a grade 2 fault. (Checks include doors closed
safely, the headrest, mirrors, seat and seat-belt
6. Motorcyclists
adjustments, and for motorcyclists, the helmet, gloves,
boots and protective clothing).
Safety glance means looking around to check blind spots
as necessary.
3 or more hand signals not demonstrated correctly
constitutes a grade 2 fault.
3 or more Secondary Controls not demonstrated correctly
7. Preparing for your next Driving Test
constitutes a grade 2 fault. (Secondary controls include
temperature controls, fan, air vents, rear-window heater,
In Preparing for your next test you should pay particular
wipers, windscreen washer, light switches, air intake
attention to the items which have been marked. Further
control, rear fog light and air conditioner, if fitted).
information on these and other aspects of the test are
contained in the booklet entitled “Rules of the Road”
Not operating a Secondary Control as required during the
which is available at book shops and in the leaflet
practical test can also constitute a fault.
“Preparing for your Driving Test” which is issued with the
acknowledgement of your application.
4. Technical Checks – all categories
8. Note
Inability to describe a check on 3 or more of the following
constitutes a grade 2 fault:
Items on which faults occurred during your driving test are
The tyres, lights, reflectors, indicators, engine oil,
marked overleaf. The driver tester is not permitted to
coolant, windscreen washer fluid, steering, brakes and
discuss the details of the test.
horn. Where necessary, the bonnet should be opened
and closed safely. For motorcyclists the checks can also
include the chain, and the emergency stop-switch, if
Údarás Um Shábháilteacht Ar Bhóithre
Oifigí Rialtais, Béal an Átha, Co. Mhaigh Eo / Government
Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Road Safety Authority
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