Posted by: sheenastrain | November 20, 2008

I passed my driving test.. again.

Pat and I spent the best part of the day to-ing and fro-ing between the DMV office, here and The Front Door. Like our American friends living the UK, my drivers license is not valid after a year. The other problem is that it’s virtually impossible to get insurance here without a US drivers license.

I took a multiple choice test with 30 questions, I think I got 4 wrong. One was about a school bus on a 2 lane highway, which I wrongly understood to be a dual carriageway, they meant a double track road. But hey ho, it didn’t matter as I passed anyway. Another asked how many years the drivers license is issued for, I’m not sure what that had to do with you being a competent driver, and just as well as I got that one wrong too.
Then the nice lady took me out for the driving test part which involved a drive around the local roads in a large rectangle shape until we arrived back at the test centre. It lasted all of 6 or 7 minutes and had no hill starts, no emergency stops, no turn round in the road, no reverse round the corner and no parallel parking. It was a bit of a skoosh compared to the UK test.

So we’re off to Gulfport MS and then Destin, FL for a week, leaving tommorow. If we have an internet connection then I’ll post some photos when we are away.

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  1. Yay for you! Although by the sound of it you could have been a not so very good driver and they wouldn’t have noticed. Not that you’re not a good driver but you know what I mean!! I hope.

  2. Now you know one reason why American drivers are so poor: our driving tests are pretty much a joke — Can you make the car move? Can you look in your mirrors? That’s pretty much it. 😉

  3. Read this on ‘Front Door’ website

    ‘Located in historic downtown Columbus, the Front Door and Back Door Restaurants have been a Columbus tradition for over 10 years.’

    Just about sums up the good ole USA where you can have a tradition in 10 years. What would they think of pibroch and the ceol mor?


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