twerked wrote:just practise. get to know your car and the turning limits. i had a big driveway and just set up some small poles that we use to mark off the sides of our driveway when it snows so we know where to plow. just keep doing it and doing it. it helps if you can find somewhere that has a crub that is sloped rather than a full on crub. so then if you hit it, you just kind of roll up onto it, and not gash up your wheel. to get our license we had to have x amount of hours with a parent/guardian. nobody ever kept track of their hours, and my mom just signed off on the thing
Is that a full licence? (i.e. you can drive the rest of your life solo?)
No test involved?
In the UK you have to take a theory test and then a practical examination.
oh, no. i guess i should have clarified. to get your permit, in pennsylvania, you had to be 16 (18 now i believe). then take a brief test. like what signs mean what. you had to have your permit for at least 6 months and get the required driving time. then you had a test with someone from penndot who sat in the car with you as you parallel parked, and drive a loop around whereever the drivers licensing centre was. then until you're 18, you have an 11 pm curfew, and supposed to have a limit of under 18 occupants, i think. but neither was really enforced. if you got pulled over after 11 pm, it was tacked on, but nobody i knew got pulled over for just driving after 11.
my practical test was a joke. first, it got pushed back about 2 weeks because of heavy snow. then when it came time for my parallel parking, the spot they have marked off at the centre was where they plowed all the snow, so there was a giant snowbank on the side. when i had parallel parked i was about 2 feet away from where the crub was, but there was also a giant wall of snow 2 feet deep, so there was nothing i could do. i got into the space without even having to go forward. the instructor just looked at me and was like, 'well you got in the space without having to go forward, i take it you know what you're doing.' passed no problem. i knew a few girls who just cried when they didn't do it right and got the license anyways.....and a few girls who have gotten out of tickets that way as well