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Old 04-03-2013, 01:49 PM
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NY is pretty strict as far as US states go. You can get a permit at 16, and you must have someone over 21 in the passenger seat with you...I believe you can have any other passengers as well. Any time, but you can't drive on a couple of major state parkways and over tunnels or bridges.

They just changed it, so now you can get a "junior license" at 16 with driver's ed or 17 without it (you still need 500 hours of supervised driver signed off by a parent). I'm not sure what those restrictions are...they're in regards to driving at night and passengers. At 18, you can get your full license.
I think you meant 50 hours? I looked it up and could not find 500... plus a lot of people don't drive 500 hours in a year.

I don't like the no parkway restrictions. Some of them are more tricky than the average road, but what better time to learn than when you have an instructor.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:55 PM
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I think you meant 50 hours? I looked it up and could not find 500... plus a lot of people don't drive 500 hours in a year.

I don't like the no parkway restrictions. Some of them are more tricky than the average road, but what better time to learn than when you have an instructor.
Can you not go on a parkway there with an instructor? I know here, that's the only exception.. if you have one of the first two classes of licenses, if you are with a certified instructor, you can drive them.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:37 PM
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US driving tests ARE very easy compared to Europe. Most people manage ok, but I have to wonder how it would be if we had to pass the UK or German test. You do see some strange things here.
I'd like to see an American drive on our road. (no offence, but it's really confusing, if you don't know the signs and stuff)

We pretty much have 3 stages.

Stage 1: You get your permit at 17. (this is volentary, if you want you can get your full license at 18, without having had a permit). To get your permit you have to take the written exam as well as your 45 minute driving exam. To even be able to take the driving exam you have to have a certian amount of driving lessons with an instructor, including things like night drives, autobahn and land. Once you have all your lessons and special lessons, your teacher will tell you you are ready (or not) for the exam. Once you pass you exam (and you're under 18) you get your permit and are allowed to drive with designated drivers over 30. (Not anyone, they are registered to your license)

Stage 2: You get your full license (if you are 18 you skip the permit and just take the exam after all your lessons and such). During the first 2 years you have to be careful not to get a ticket and such. If you get more than 2 speeding tickets (or are 21km/h too fast) you have to retake the test.

Stage 3: You have your full license with no restrictions and can get all the tickets you want (sortof, if you get too many your license gets revoked for x amount of time).
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I'd like to see an American drive on our road. (no offence, but it's really confusing, if you don't know the signs and stuff)

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I did, for 10 days. Flew into Munich, rented a car and set out. It wasn't too bad, but we did get lost in Munich a few times. It is a pretty large city and I had a hard time remembering street names because they aren't exactly named like American cities, at least not familiar words. But besides it being a busy city in winter, we didn't really have many issues

But other than that, we didn't have too many problems and once we got out of the city it wasn't any different than here really.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:59 PM
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I did, for 10 days. Flew into Munich, rented a car and set out. It wasn't too bad, but we did get lost in Munich a few times. It is a pretty large city and I had a hard time remembering street names because they aren't exactly named like American cities, at least not familiar words. But besides it being a busy city in winter, we didn't really have many issues

But other than that, we didn't have too many problems and once we got out of the city it wasn't any different than here really.
I've never driven in Munich ^^ I could just imagine is being really confusing (at first), because our rules are a bit different and we have a jungle of different road signs that if you don't what they mean, could be kind of dangerous.

Like if you have this sign on the road you're on, you have the right of way as long as you are on that road. You don't have to stop for anyone coming from the right.

Or here, it's absolutly forbidden to pass someone on the right when you're on the Autobahn. Which can become really dangerous, if people are driving 200km/h.

I though America was weird to drive (like right on red.) but you guys don't have that many signs. Your highways are painfully slow.
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I've never driven in Munich ^^ I could just imagine is being really confusing (at first), because our rules are a bit different and we have a jungle of different road signs that if you don't what they mean, could be kind of dangerous.

Like if you have this sign on the road you're on, you have the right of way as long as you are on that road. You don't have to stop for anyone coming from the right.

Or here, it's absolutly forbidden to pass someone on the right when you're on the Autobahn. Which can become really dangerous, if people are driving 200km/h.

I though America was weird to drive (like right on red.) but you guys don't have that many signs. Your highways are painfully slow.
This x 1000000, and Canadian highways are slower still. It's tragic.
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I did like the autobahn a bit more than our highways, though in many places the speed limit was actually lower than it is in the US. Where on and off ramps were located, but I loved that the left lane was for passing and that's all people used it for.

Haul ass, move to the left to pass and get back in the right lane. Nobody camped out in the left lane and things flowed so much better.

I don't remember any signs except for the Einfarht and Ausfarht and all the jokes we made about them. Is it immature of me if I still laugh a bit 20 years later?
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