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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Got my driving license!

At nearly 30 I finally got it!!! My hubby has been teaching me this year, finance/survival got in the way previously. I think the driver test guy took pity on me, and was about my age! It was honestly the worse I've ever driven I was soooo sooo nervous. Even after passing, my nerves wouldn't calm. Now I can't be excited
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 04:54 PM
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Congrats! Good job! Better late, than not at all!
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Congrats!!! I didn't get my license right at 16, either. I was too anxious to even take driver's ed until I was 17, and didn't get my license until I was 19. I felt stupid telling my friends I couldn't drive, but everyone is different, and driving is serious business! Be proud!!!
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 06:56 PM
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Congratulations! I bet it's really freeing...

I don't have my license yet either and I'm getting closer to 30 than 20. We have some of the strictest driving laws here, though. At least three years worth of restrictions like for the first year you can't drive without a 10+ year experience licensed driver, and only one person - them - can be in the cat with you. If you pass your first driving test, after that for at least two years you can only have a max of one passanger, can't drive from 1-5 am and a bunch of other stuff. Then you need to pass a real drivers test. Problem is, there's no where to practise, either. Plus you can't just drive any car, the car needs to be insured for inexperienced drivers which is WAY more expensive and no one I know has it. Plus, driving school (15 hours of instructions) is 500 dollars plus 12% tax. Very discouraging... there's more than a few people I know without a license, it's not that embarrassing.


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Yikes! Glad I don't live up your way!
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Congrats! Pretty sure my Behind the Wheel instructor hated me... she chewed me out for NOT running over a squirrel. She still ultimately passed me, even though I flubbed the parking portion of my test, but it was not a good experience.
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minikin, my instructor told us to go ahead & hit animals, too. I believe his exact quote was "Trees don't bounce, deer do." Which is true when unavoidable, but the times that little creatures have run in front of my car, I've quickly checked the other lane(s) to make sure I can swerve, and have yet to damage my car or any animals
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can be in the cat with you.
... My phone typos make me laugh, reminds me of recently when a friend typed something like 'I'm getting in the cat and making my way over to you' ... the imagery...

Anyway, yes... heh, good thing you don't live here, driving instructors to pass the two tests are harsh from what I've heard. Once I went as far as getting my learner's license (took the written test - which you must get at least 90% on I believe, a lot of people fail that the first time too, haha) but with no car there's no way I'm gonna learn, and the learner's license expires after two years.

The annoying thing is there are a lot of terrible drives around here; there's been more than one story in the news over the years of driving instructors/schools being paid off. So all the strict rules accomplish is getting really bad drivers to bribe people. Yay.

So I'm way off topic I guess. Enjoy driving! It'll get less stressful with time~!


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I passed the written test my first time but failed the driving test miserably. And I do mean miserably. I didn't even get to finish. I passed it the second time a couple weeks later without issue. I remember being so excited to get my drivers license.

Now I'd rather get someone to drive me.

Congratulations on passing. I hope you enjoy driving. I know I was stressed out about the tests too.


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I can't believe some of you were encouraged to hit animals. that's just wrong...and crazy! Looking back at the test (thankfully passing), the whole thing was just comical. I hardly did anything right! I think he "liked" me lol! Grateful and humored! Scottd..I'm not sure I will ever prefer to be the one driving! Having a little freedom will be nice though. taking hubby's car in the am, while my gf comes over from out of town
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