Thursday, July 24, 2008

Back To The Drawing Board

So, having taken the Driver Theory Test (barely squeaking through due to very little studying) and queueing forever at the Motor Tax Office, Ireland now deigns to officially consider me a learner driver. Which means: publicly labelling myself as a dork by driving around with big red and white stickers on the front and back windshields of my car, no driving alone, no driving after dark, no driving on motorways (what few there are), and practice, practice, practice for the next 6 months.

This after 18 years of driving America’s highways and byways, averaging hundreds of miles a week, plus 6 months of driving in Ireland on my American license.

Even criminals get consideration for time served!


steph542 said...

Wait - no driving alone or after dark? How are you supposed to do anything?! You can't even go to work without a buddy? Wow! They are really strict.

Sirmelja said...

Thems are the rules y'all! Of course, this being Ireland, people then proceed to blatantly flout those rules right and left :-) Given that there seem to be so few cops patrolling the roads, it's actually not that bad a bet. I guess I could always just claim American ignorance if I ever got pulled over.