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    Quote Originally Posted by suro
    ... and yes I live in a post soviet union country :-)
    That explains it all...

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    hehe, I got my license today too... in illinois we don't have to take a test if we took it at school... odd... but I didn't complain, I was kinda worried about parallel parking =\

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    i HATE parallel parking. I'm currently learning to drive and have been doing turn in the roads, reversing round a left hand bend and parallel parking for like 7 hours. It's really annoying me now

    Do you actually need to pass that to get a driving license?
    Yes, it does help!

    Here in the UK you need to pass a theory test of 35 questions getting 30 correct i believe, a hazard perception test on a computer and the actual driving test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippo
    Good, next thing will be to buy a car then !

    Any thought which model ?

    I'm sure Gavin (i.e. platinum) has some ideas to suggest !
    It's going to be a Mini Cooper, hopefully.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse
    ...Here in the UK you need to pass a theory test of 35 questions getting 30 correct i believe, a hazard perception test on a computer and the actual driving test.
    I liked the hazard perception, it was full of idiots walking/cycling out in-front of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozentoast
    It's going to be a Mini Cooper, hopefully.
    Now that's gangsta!

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    Re: I passed!

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    Congratulations... I had to take my test a number of times! :LOL:

    The most memorable time was when my Mom had a car called a Simca. In essence, it was a tuna can with seats and a "4-in the floor". It was August and about 96 degrees (F ). The examiner told me to go out in the car and wait, that he'd be there in a minute. He was there in about 20 minutes and the sweat was just rolling off me! EWWWW!

    When he got into the car, the examiner asked me, "How are you today?"

    I was disheveled, nervous, and angry at having to wait so long. My reply was "Damn hot!"

    I could tell by his frown and the vigor he used in making check marks down the page that it was the wrong thing to say.
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    Congratulations Frozentoast...

    Quote Originally Posted by suro
    No one has ever checked whether I know how to drive or not, I just paid 150$ and they gave me an International driving licence.
    ... and yes I live in a post soviet union country :-)
    Wow i had to take more then 20 lessons of 38 euros each, and pay something like 150-200 euros to try to pass my exam. Yeah i know driving lessons in Holland are very exspensive....

    And then you have to hope you pass it the first time, otherwise you have to take more lessons, pay another 150-200 euros for the exam. A friend of mine fail for his exam 8 times in a row, he paid a fortune to get it.

    It would be a little bit of a understatment if i said you got it really cheap!
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    Congrats Andy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tijmen
    Wow i had to take more then 20 lessons of 38 euros each, and pay something like 150-200 euros to try to pass my exam. Yeah i know driving lessons in Holland are very exspensive....

    And then you have to hope you pass it the first time, otherwise you have to take more lessons, pay another 150-200 euros for the exam. A friend of mine fail for his exam 8 times in a row, he paid a fortune to get it.
    Wow, that's a tough policy. It took me two tries, but it's only $30/test here, and lessons are optional, so by comparison it was pretty cheap in my case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WealthStream
    Wow, that's a tough policy. It took me two tries, but it's only $30/test here, and lessons are optional, so by comparison it was pretty cheap in my case.
    A couple of years ago a lot of people started to visit the Dutch Antils to get there drivers license. You could get it almost for free there and because the Dutch Anitils are connected to Holland, it was also valid here ;-) But when a lot of people started doing this, they (unfortunately) changed the rules.

    It would have been nice, having a holiday and relaxing on the beach and bringing back a drivers license to Holland.
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    Congratulations Andy

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    > It's going to be a Mini Cooper, hopefully.
    NICE choice !!!
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    Does your budget stretch to a Mini Cooper S with racing stripes?

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    wd... I only got my car licence at 24 :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by WealthStream
    Wow, that's a tough policy. It took me two tries, but it's only $30/test here, and lessons are optional, so by comparison it was pretty cheap in my case.
    I wish lessons were optional here in Portugal, here you need to do 30 hours of theory (lessons..), plus 30 hours of pratic before taking the exam. And in the exam, you can only fail 3 out of 30 questions, but my exam is only in September

    30 hours of pratic cost 350euros, and I can't remember the price of the theoric part, but I know its a total of 550euros, more or less.. damn expensive compared to other countries..

    btw, congrats frozen
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    ive failed 6 driving tests with teens of minors every time, and at least 2 majors.
    oddly, i drive quite well day to day
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