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When you are turning left, when the car in front is turning right, or in 2 lanes of slow moving traffic

Traffic on the right and traffic already turning.

At the STOP sign.

The extreme right-hand lane

By the yellow flashing beacons.

Each side of the island is a separate crossing

It must not be used between the hours of 11.30pm and 7.00am in a built-up area, except in an emergency.

(a) When meeting oncoming traffic

(b) When following close behind another vehicle

(c) On continuously lit roads

(d) At the beginning and end of lighting-up hours

(e) In fog or snow

Slow down or stop if necessary.

Stopping and parking prohibited (except by buses or taxis) for a period indicated on the sign.

A broken yellow line marks the edge of the road (also known as a hard shoulder)

Half a meter

 5 meters

Near a bend, the brow of a hill, a humpback bridge, at a continuous white line, where your vehicle would obstruct a sign, at an entrance, at a bus stop, opposite another vehicle on a narrow road or at a taxi rank.

At a bend, a junction, a brow of a hill, a humpback bridge, at a continuous white line or anywhere your view of oncoming traffic is restricted.

Allow 1 meter for each mph and double if the surface is wet or observe the “two-second rule”.

That there is an obstruction or a breakdown ahead.

Traffic on the right and traffic already turning.

Stop unless you are too close to stop safely behind the white lines.

A Garda, a school warden or a person in charge of animals.

A continuous white line with a broken white line behind it.

To avoid an obstruction, for access, or if there is a broken white line on your side of the continuous white line.

(a) 100 km/ph ,

(b) 120 km/ph

(c) 1.6mm

You must not enter unless your way ahead is clear with the exception of turning right. When you can enter and wait in the box if you are not obstructing other traffic.

You obey the line on your side of the road.

There will be one or two continuous white lines ahead.

You may overtake if safe to do so.

Treat them like a traffic island. You do not enter.

To recognize them in snow conditions