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My US Driving Test Experience - Just wanted to share!

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Just wanted to share a quick down low of my US (Tennessee specifically) Driving Test experience! I hope it comes in handy for anyone looking into taking it themselves, I know I was nervous and in the dark for the mot part!

Warmest wishes to all.

http://leapacrossthepond.blogspot.com/2012/03/us-driving-test-what-you-need-to-know.html

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Just wanted to share a quick down low of my US (Tennessee specifically) Driving Test experience! I hope it comes in handy for anyone looking into taking it themselves, I know I was nervous and in the dark for the mot part!

Warmest wishes to all.

http://leapacrossthepond.blogspot.com/2012/03/us-driving-test-what-you-need-to-know.html

Good to hear it worked out well. My experience with the DMV has been dark humoured (yes I spelt it with a U, HA!) Almost failed the theory test on questions about obscure things that never occurred to me as being a law, hampered with the poor conversion from metres to feet. Almost failed the vision test because I said zed instead of zee (took a lot of fast talking!) and then had to spend half an hour explaining what my New Zealand drivers license's classes and restrictions were. Total time at DMV (on that occasion) = 4 hours...

Because of the difficulties in explaining different license classes from NZ, I opted to just receive the basic car license. Im still building up steam, perseverence and momentum to go back and ask for my motorcycle and truck licenses to be transferred..

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Good to hear it worked out well. My experience with the DMV has been dark humoured (yes I spelt it with a U, HA!) Almost failed the theory test on questions about obscure things that never occurred to me as being a law, hampered with the poor conversion from metres to feet. Almost failed the vision test because I said zed instead of zee (took a lot of fast talking!) and then had to spend half an hour explaining what my New Zealand drivers license's classes and restrictions were. Total time at DMV (on that occasion) = 4 hours...

Because of the difficulties in explaining different license classes from NZ, I opted to just receive the basic car license. Im still building up steam, perseverence and momentum to go back and ask for my motorcycle and truck licenses to be transferred..

I totally sympathize. I have just undergone the renewing of my US drivers license this week and that was a mini trial in and of itself. Turns out that only select DMV center's will process a permanent resident status license and that you can't expect to find accurate information online, or unbelievably, through a phone conversation with the center before going in person! Lesson's learnt that is for sure! ;)

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Transferred? They transfer them? I haven't heard of that except for Canada. I HAVE heard of you needing to take the tests again.

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Transferred? They transfer them? I haven't heard of that except for Canada. I HAVE heard of you needing to take the tests again.

Probably a bad choice of words on my behalf. They do reduce the requirements for getting a drivers license based on foreign licenses, for example I didn't have to do a practical driving test, only vision and theory.

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Transferred? They transfer them? I haven't heard of that except for Canada. I HAVE heard of you needing to take the tests again.

It varies. Texas, strangely, has what they call "license reciprocity agreements" with Canada, France, South Korea and Germany.

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