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Old Sep 1st 2009, 10:06 pm
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Ok, this even sounds dumb even before I asked, but I will take my chances anyways and just ask at the risk of ridicule.

Is there any state whereby you do not have a driving test and could simply exchange a UK licence?
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Old Sep 1st 2009, 10:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Ginblossom View Post
Ok, this even sounds dumb even before I asked, but I will take my chances anyways and just ask at the risk of ridicule.

Is there any state whereby you do not have a driving test and could simply exchange a UK licence?
Not to my knowledge.

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Old Sep 1st 2009, 10:23 pm
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Not to my knowledge.

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Originally Posted by Ginblossom View Post
Ok, this even sounds dumb even before I asked, but I will take my chances anyways and just ask at the risk of ridicule.

Is there any state whereby you do not have a driving test and could simply exchange a UK licence?
We only had to sit a multi answer written test.

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There is the odd exception where some DMV dimvit thinks that UK stands for Uklahoma...
Yeah that was me.
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Old Sep 2nd 2009, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Ginblossom View Post
Ok, this even sounds dumb even before I asked, but I will take my chances anyways and just ask at the risk of ridicule.

Is there any state whereby you do not have a driving test and could simply exchange a UK licence?
Don't worry about the road-test. A recently dead corpse could easilly pass the New York test, probably the same in most states.
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Old Sep 2nd 2009, 1:19 pm
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This is actualy a really interesting question. Another thread got me wondering about this - it seems that some states have reciprocity with certain countries (Germany pops up quite often, for some reason).

I haven't been able to find a comprehensive list of such agreements though.
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Old Sep 2nd 2009, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Ginblossom View Post
Ok, this even sounds dumb even before I asked, but I will take my chances anyways and just ask at the risk of ridicule.

Is there any state whereby you do not have a driving test and could simply exchange a UK licence?
If there was even a remote possibility of this being an option, please let the others on this board know which roads you'll be driving on and we'd be glad to avoid 'em.
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Old Sep 2nd 2009, 5:12 pm
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This is actualy a really interesting question. Another thread got me wondering about this - it seems that some states have reciprocity with certain countries (Germany pops up quite often, for some reason).

I haven't been able to find a comprehensive list of such agreements though.
Well, reciprocity don't mean jack. You can drive up to one year with a German license, as long as you're a tourist; in most (I wanna say all but don't know that) state. But as soon as you take up residence in a state (take a job or rent an apartment), it's only a few weeks that you're allowed to use a foreign or out-of-state license (Texas just changed that period from 30 to 90 days).
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Don't worry about the road-test. A recently dead corpse could easilly pass the New York test, probably the same in most states.
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Once a person converts from temporary residency to permanent, the state usually requires it's new resident to obtain that state's driver's licence within a prescribed grace period.
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Well, reciprocity don't mean jack. You can drive up to one year with a German license, as long as you're a tourist; in most (I wanna say all but don't know that) state. But as soon as you take up residence in a state (take a job or rent an apartment), it's only a few weeks that you're allowed to use a foreign or out-of-state license (Texas just changed that period from 30 to 90 days).
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Once a person converts from temporary residency to permanent, the state usually requires it's new resident to obtain that state's driver's licence within a prescribed grace period.
Err... yeah, we all know that. Reciprocity means that they'll trade your foreign license for a state one, like they do with out of state licences.
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Old Sep 2nd 2009, 6:06 pm
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Err... yeah, we all know that. Reciprocity means that they'll trade your foreign license for a state one, like they do with out of state licences.
Well, I had to take the test from scratch. And I still have my German one.
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Well, I had to take the test from scratch. And I still have my German one.
Thereby demonstrating that you were unable to take advantage of a reciprocal agreement in TX. So we now know that (at least when you got your license) TX had no reciprocal agreement with Germany (or, if it did, the DPS clerk was unaware of it).

The OP was asking which states have reciprocity with the UK, however.
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Originally Posted by chartreuse View Post
This is actualy a really interesting question. Another thread got me wondering about this - it seems that some states have reciprocity with certain countries (Germany pops up quite often, for some reason).

I haven't been able to find a comprehensive list of such agreements though.
My recollection is the same as yours, that some countries do have reciprocity in some states, unfortuanately I can't recall the source.
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Thereby demonstrating that you were unable to take advantage of a reciprocal agreement in TX. So we now know that (at least when you got your license) TX had no reciprocal agreement with Germany (or, if it did, the DPS clerk was unaware of it).

The OP was asking which states have reciprocity with the UK, however.
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