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Driving License : Orlando, Florida

Old Nov 25th 2002, 8:08 am
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Dominic Melo
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Hi Gang,

Quick Q.. Should I bother getting my drivers license here in the UK first or
should I wait until I move (fingers crossed) to the U.S.A? What are the
factors to consider. I emailed the DMV in Florida and their answer was that
a previous UK license wouldn't mean much to them and I would have to take
the written and practical tests there anyways..

Learning to drive and taking tests in London is an expensive hobby I
would rather save the money for moving over to the U.S.A.

All the best

Dominic
 
Old Nov 25th 2002, 9:22 am
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It rather depends on how quickly you want to be able to drive when you are in the USA. A UK driving licence would be valid for 90 days for driving in Florida, during which time you could apply for a driving test in the USA, and, hopefully, have little or no gap between the expiry of the UK licence validity and receiving the Florida licence. That's the only advantage I can see.
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Old Nov 25th 2002, 11:40 am
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I told my husband to not learn there (Philippines) because the laws were
different here (also I am in Florida). You will still be required to take
the test here in Florida. Florida is right, it matters not where you come
from and what type of license you have, they still will have their own
tests. So, if you want to learn there and get in the basics, you could do
that. I told my husband I would teach him to drive.....if you ever been to
the Philippines or other countries like it, then its best to learn here and
not there.

My opinion................Ambria

"Dominic Melo" wrote in message
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    > Hi Gang,
    > Quick Q.. Should I bother getting my drivers license here in the UK first
or
    > should I wait until I move (fingers crossed) to the U.S.A? What are the
    > factors to consider. I emailed the DMV in Florida and their answer was
that
    > a previous UK license wouldn't mean much to them and I would have to take
    > the written and practical tests there anyways..
    > Learning to drive and taking tests in London is an expensive hobby I
    > would rather save the money for moving over to the U.S.A.
    > All the best
    > Dominic
 
Old Nov 25th 2002, 3:18 pm
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Original message from Dominic Melo , dated Mon, 25 Nov
2002 at 09:08:26:

    >Hi Gang,
    >Quick Q.. Should I bother getting my drivers license here in the UK first or
    >should I wait until I move (fingers crossed) to the U.S.A? What are the
    >factors to consider. I emailed the DMV in Florida and their answer was that
    >a previous UK license wouldn't mean much to them and I would have to take
    >the written and practical tests there anyways..
    >Learning to drive and taking tests in London is an expensive hobby I
    >would rather save the money for moving over to the U.S.A.
Here - Seattle - lessons cost around $100 & tax for an hour or so, don't
know what they're like in London, though depending where you live is
driving at all a sensible thing to do? But the US test is far easier
than the UK so you'll need less learning. Plus if you've just learned
to drive the UK way you'll probably have it all still imprinted on your
brain and have to unlearning it for the US.
--
paul
58-77 Sheffield 77-79 Coventry 79-88 Sheffield 88-97 Milton Keynes
97-99 London 99-00 Seattle 00-?? Fremont
 
Old Nov 25th 2002, 3:57 pm
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Originally posted by abba48uk
A UK driving licence would be valid for 90 days for driving in Florida,
That's peculiar. I was told my UK license is only valid for 30 days in Florida.


Originally posted by Paw
Here - Seattle - lessons cost around $100 & tax for an hour or so, don't
know what they're like in London

Jeepers!!!!!!!!! In the UK, I think it's only £20-£25 per hour, (roughly 30-40-ish dollars???) I'm glad I have 10 years experience already under my belt!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kate. xxxxxxx
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Old Nov 25th 2002, 4:25 pm
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Jacqueline Bergstedt
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Im going through this myself, I had bought a car and started having lessons
in the UK. I decided it would be a waste of time and money to carry on
paying car insurance etc and paying for lessons, sold the car and came over
to Chicago. Ive just passed my written test and been given a learners
permit which is good for a year, and you can drive as much as you like on it
as long as you have insurance and an experienced driver with you, like in
England. Apparently lessons with a driving school are expensive here, so my
husband is taking me out to practice. It is a lot easier here, no
roundabouts etc, and especially having automatic gears. From my own
experience Id not bother with lessons with a school, although maybe a polish
up lesson before you take your test might be a good idea, and I dont see the
point in learning in England on the left side.
Hope this helps
Regards, Jacqueline


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    > Original message from Dominic Melo , dated Mon, 25 Nov
    > 2002 at 09:08:26:
    > >Hi Gang,
    > >
    > >Quick Q.. Should I bother getting my drivers license here in the UK first
or
    > >should I wait until I move (fingers crossed) to the U.S.A? What are the
    > >factors to consider. I emailed the DMV in Florida and their answer was
that
    > >a previous UK license wouldn't mean much to them and I would have to take
    > >the written and practical tests there anyways..
    > >
    > >Learning to drive and taking tests in London is an expensive hobby I
    > >would rather save the money for moving over to the U.S.A.
    > >
    > Here - Seattle - lessons cost around $100 & tax for an hour or so, don't
    > know what they're like in London, though depending where you live is
    > driving at all a sensible thing to do? But the US test is far easier
    > than the UK so you'll need less learning. Plus if you've just learned
    > to drive the UK way you'll probably have it all still imprinted on your
    > brain and have to unlearning it for the US.
    > --
    > paul
    > 58-77 Sheffield 77-79 Coventry 79-88 Sheffield 88-97 Milton Keynes
    > 97-99 London 99-00 Seattle 00-?? Fremont
 
Old Nov 25th 2002, 5:50 pm
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A-Lee
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You're correct...once you start living and working here in Florida, you have
30 days to get the Florida license.


"katesuiter1" wrote in message
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    > Originally posted by abba48uk
    > > A UK driving licence would be valid for 90 days for driving in
    > > Florida,
    > That's peculiar. I was told my UK license is only valid for 30 days in
    > Florida.
    > Originally posted by Paw
    > > Here - Seattle - lessons cost around $100 & tax for an hour or
    > > so, don't
    > > know what they're like in London
    > Jeepers!!!!!!!!! In the UK, I think it's only £20-£25 per hour, (roughly
    > 30-40-ish dollars???) I'm glad I have 10 years experience already under
    > my belt!!!!!!!!!!!!
    > Kate. xxxxxxx
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 

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