Driving Test Page 4

Iím about to move overseas. Oh thatís interesting.
Yeah. Exciting! ButÖ I have to take my driverís test again. OK, to get a new licenceÖ Yes.
And Iím nervous. I bet. Do you remember taking your driving tests?
I took mine quite recently actually and it took me two years to complete. Oh no! I hope
it doesnít take that long. Well, just to, not toÖ worry you too much, but I wasÖ I
was living in France, and I was studying in England. And Iíd started my driving test
in France and soÖ every summer or spring break or autumn break I had to go back and
I had to start again. And, er, I was, I was a terrible driver and that didnít help.
Well, and you were driving on different sides of the road?
No I couldnít drive in England.

I was just driving in France with an instructor, oh,
safer, which was very expensive and er, I stressed them out a lot.
Mm, but in the endÖ! You have your driverís licence…
I was happier the day I got my driving licence than the day I got my degree.
Oh wow! Such an accomplishment. Yeah. Absolutely. For, yes, I remember a long, long time agoÖ
A hundred years agoÖ.We had Driverís Ed. So, with Driverís Ed, afterwards, of course,
I passed my driverís first test, the first time. AndÖ But it wasÖ It was quite easy.
For me as well. But I hear overseas itís different.

And I think the driving is differentÖ
than in the States. Do you think that people are better drivers
after such an intensive preparation for gettingÖ the exam?
I think the statistics donít necessarily show that. No. Because in France, for instance,
the driving test is notoriously difficult, but the accident rate is one of the biggest
concerns, especially on motorways. Serious accidents happen a lot.
The key is practice. Practice, practice… Makes perfect!.