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Old Jul 12th 2007, 12:07 pm
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Just like to say fab site...after spending a few weeks searching for a site that was informative and helpful, this site is a blessing. (Man! there's a huge amount of cr*p out there on t'interweb!!) I'm moving out to Ventura County, CA in Oct this year - Hurrah! Only thing i'm not looking forward to is taking my driving test, should be easy peasy though right? straight roads, no roundabouts (turnabouts) you can turn right on red lights - does anyone know if you have to take a written test too?

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Welcome!

Yep usually a "written" test and then practical. And if the driving test is all you're worried about, you're doing great!

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Originally Posted by Ariel the Mermaid View Post
Mornin'

Just like to say fab site...after spending a few weeks searching for a site that was informative and helpful, this site is a blessing. (Man! there's a huge amount of cr*p out there on t'interweb!!) I'm moving out to Ventura County, CA in Oct this year - Hurrah! Only thing i'm not looking forward to is taking my driving test, should be easy peasy though right? straight roads, no roundabouts (turnabouts) you can turn right on red lights - does anyone know if you have to take a written test too?

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Hello and welcome to BE.

We do have a few roundabouts in NJ...we call them circles this side of the pond.
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LOL - thanks.
I guess because i've been to-ing and fro-ing for the last 4 years, it feels like I already live in the US. I already have house/car so Sept/Oct is just moving the rest of my stuff out and finalising the final final move. But then I've been saying that for the last year.....but I sold my house in the UK, so I guess now i'm finally ready...I'll start swotting up on the highway code then :-)
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hi ,usually multiple choice test with pictures,eye test and driving test . so easy ,hence the poor standard of driving in the U.S. ! make sure your car is in order ,i mean no cracked windshield ,all winkers working etc ,and no photocopies of insurance allowed,only original docs ,bit like immigration!!
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Great, thanks very much for the feedback.
This site is such a great distraction! beats doing that work thing!
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Great, thanks very much for the feedback.
This site is such a great distraction! beats doing that work thing!
Tell me about it

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Welcome to BE, good luck with the move, hope it all goes well.
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Originally Posted by Ariel the Mermaid View Post
Mornin'

Just like to say fab site...after spending a few weeks searching for a site that was informative and helpful, this site is a blessing. (Man! there's a huge amount of cr*p out there on t'interweb!!) I'm moving out to Ventura County, CA in Oct this year - Hurrah! Only thing i'm not looking forward to is taking my driving test, should be easy peasy though right? straight roads, no roundabouts (turnabouts) you can turn right on red lights - does anyone know if you have to take a written test too?

Many thanks
In some areas parallel parking is part of the driving test as well. This may be no big deal to you, but I live in an area where it's rarely necessary and I've always struggled with this. Just a heads up. Best of luck to you in your move!
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Thanks very much for your Welcome notes, I have just spent like, 3 hours surfing this forum... it's really great.... I have to do some work now though...

Byeeeeee for now
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Parallel parking?!!! Is that like, reverse parking? if I can't get into a space forwards...I park elsewhere..although in Thousand Oaks there is nowhere to perform this marvellous feat of parking (that i'm aware of) just luffly straight\fishbone parking bays or onstreet 10 minute at the kerb jobbies. Maybe I should think about a few lessons..... :-)
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Parallel parking?!!! Is that like, reverse parking? if I can't get into a space forwards...I park elsewhere..although in Thousand Oaks there is nowhere to perform this marvellous feat of parking (that i'm aware of) just luffly straight\fishbone parking bays or onstreet 10 minute at the kerb jobbies. Maybe I should think about a few lessons..... :-)
Hi Ariel!

Welcome to BE I wouldn't worry about taking lessons you won't need 'em your practical will be 10 mins driving around the block. At least mine was but that was back in 89 - my instructor even made me pull over - coz I was "passing" the wheel through my hands like taught in the UK and he said "we don't drive like that over here! If you continue you'll fail" So I stopped and I passed first time!

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Welcome to BE.

We all make fun of the easy driving test, but if I recall correctly, someone on here did fail it once.
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey View Post
Welcome to BE.

We all make fun of the easy driving test, but if I recall correctly, someone on here did fail it once.
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