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September 20th, 2004

Independence Day @ 07:58 am

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
Current Music: Beach Boys' driving songs

My ID had expired and I missed my bus home last Wednesday morning, so I figured what the heck, I'll go ahead and get that while I'm downtown. There were a bunch of teenagers in there getting their learners permits for their drivers ed classes, so it took an hour and I missed another bus.

But I only missed two questions on the written exam, and got my permit without even studying. Take that, teenagers!

I took drivers ed before most of them were born, but I never managed to get my license back then. (Stupid Ohio obstacle course in reverse...) I drove yesterday, just an empty parking lot, but I didn't hit any poles or curbs and managed to park between the lines most of the time. Turning left into a space went really well, turning right I tended to end up too far over to the right, gotta allow for that next time.

It's not quite my independence day yet, but it's coming within the next year.
 
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From:rosepurr
Date:September 20th, 2004 08:35 am (UTC)
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Congrats, chica!! You'll do fine, and the driver's test is much easier in Lexington. I know people who have drivers licenses who failed Ohio's test!
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From:starsongky
Date:September 20th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
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Ohio used an obstacle course to simulate parallel parking, rather than risk damaging somebody else's car. Two pairs of pylons and a fifth centered ahead of them, they tell you to go either left or right. Pull forward through the pairs and to whichever side, stop parallel to the course with your back bumper even with the center marker, then back up through it and stop with front bumper even with the first pair. Knocking over a pylon was an automatic fail, which I did twice when backing up, first on one side and later on the other. I was short enough that I couldn't see the pylons past the end of the trunk in my mom's old Duster. Had to wait at least a week between tests, and by that last time I had less than a week left on my permit so I gave up on it for two decades.
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From:starfallz
Date:September 20th, 2004 02:16 pm (UTC)
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Congrats! Learn 3 point turn and parallel parking. Also, don't forget to use the turn signal when coming out of your parallel parking. I got marked down for that. :)
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From:starsongky
Date:September 20th, 2004 02:34 pm (UTC)
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3 point turn? Is that like using a driveway to turn around? Pull past it, back in, then pull out going the other direction from before?
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From:starfallz
Date:September 20th, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Indeed, it is!

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