Today I have made a right of passage. I passed my road test and got my licence. For most 18 is a little late to get ones license, but Im not eager to drive, in-fact I really don't enjoy it to much. But when you live in America where mass transit is almost non-existant, it is impossible to make a living without a car.
This was my second try at the road test. I felt much more confident this time around. I ended up getting a nice young lady instead of a cold hearted scrooge like last time. The first time I made a right on red without stopping and nearly hit a car. This time I didn't make any major mistakes, just not going fast enough on a turn. I ended up with 10 points out of 30. 30 points and you fail. It was for "poor judgement at intersections" but my teacher said that everyone gets that and is very hard to avoid getting. Some penalties are a little ridiculous. You also get an Instafail if you:
- Don't make a complete stop at a stop sign
- Take your hands off the wheel even when stopped
- Hit the curb while parallel parking
- Break to hard
- Let another car go if you have right-of-way
Now I have to decide where to go to dinner to celebrate. Maybe a drive-in ; )