Passing your 'L'
You must be 16 years of age
to attempt this test. You must also provide a completed
licence application and show acceptable proof of your
identity. Check this carefully. Note an extract from a birth
certificate is not acceptable it must be a full birth
It is a good idea to take your Birth
Certificate to the RTA and have them verify that your
Original Certificate is acceptable before going for your
L’s. One learner recently had an original certificate but it
was unacceptable as the number on the birth certificate was
wrong she then had to apply for a new certificate.
If you have any disabilities or medical condition e.g.
Diabetes……… you need visit the RTA and get a medical form
which you must then take to your doctor, the doctor has to
certify you are fit to drive before you can gain your
This test is undertaken on a computer
which has a touch screen. There are 45 questions selected at
random form a bank of approximately 600 questions.
15 questions are general driver knowledge
questions and you need to get 12 correct.
30 road safety questions including 10 traffic signs
questions and you need at least 29 correct.
How to Study for the DKT.
You should study the Road Users’
Handbook-($10 at RTA offices or download from the WEB
If you think by attempting the
practice test on the RTA site is all that you need to do,
you may not pass your test. The practice test tends to
display the same questions a lot of the time. What you need
to do is go to the RTA web site and download all the
questions from this site
If you have trouble downloading from this
site Able has developed a disk in Word format which contains
all the questions on the RTA site plus some extra questions
call Able on 69224910 to gain access to this disk.