I’m officially a fully-licensed driver after passing my Driver Qualification Test this morning.
For those who don’t know, in NSW you progress from your Learner’s to a Provisional 1 license (aka Red P) which you hold for at least a year and then after a computerised test progress to Provisional 2 license (aka Green P) which you hold for at least 24 months and only then, after sitting another computerised test, progress to a full license.
So yes, no more plates on my car. No more trying to remember to swap plates when I use a work car. No more worrying about excess penalties just because “I’m a P-plater“. No more limiting my speed to just 100 kph in 110 kph zones. And no more zero blood alcohol level [although knowing myself, I probably will still not drink even a glass of wine and drive!] And most importantly, no more driving tests!!!
I was quite nervous during the test [so what else is new?] and half the test was about knowledge and the other half involved driving scenarios where you had to touch the screen if you had to slow down or if it was safe to turn etc. And an amusing thing that occured in one of those driving scenario questions was where the scene was for me to find a safe gap to turn right and I had seen one when this other car came at a higher speed from the opposite direction — which resulted in me swearing as I would in real life! I doubt anyone heard though! Hehe…how’s that for taking the test seriously?
I opted for a 3 year license. And I kinda regret it. Why you ask? Well, as always, the picture! Apparently now you can’t wear your glasses for the photo. So here I am getting my picture taken without my glasses, unable to smile showing my teeth and recovering from a whole day of allergies yesterday…which means, puffy eyes! Sigh.
Oh and with this license, I cross out another thing on my 30 by 30 list!
Until next timem