Okay, but my name’s not Danno (it’s Raymond Luxury Yacht)..
I’ve taken the first step in getting my full driving license – booked the theory test via the Government services site. Ironically the tests are administered by Pearson Vue, an American company. But they drive on the other side of the road!
August 2, 8am – just before I head to work. That gives me a little over a month and a bit to revise and make sure I understand all the major signs and to brush up on my hazard awareness. Mind you, if I’m learning on the job during the practical lessons, I’m doing it wrong. And speaking of the practical lessons – they’re a mixed bag. On one hand I’ve nearly had a head-on collision when checking my mirrors parking outside my house – the other time was not letting a van exit the roundabout (“the roundabout’s MINE – ALL MINE!”). And let’s not forgetting almost flattening a cyclist when I “guessed” how far behind he was when overtaking rather than using my mirrors.
Sigh. Roll on autonomous cars..