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pctek
29-06-2010, 04:57 PM
16 Years after starting to learn to drive my son finally got his learners today.

He pinched my car back then and had a bit of a crash etc, couldn't lose his license then cause he didn't have one so they gave him 6 months "can't get a license" instead.

He found out today that to do that he had to be actually assigned a license number and in 16 years since they hadn't lifted that 6 months ban - so took a bit of messing about and phoning the police to get it released so he could actually finally get it and be legal.

Hopefully he'll progress to Restricted in a shorter time period......

Bribing him with my previous car finally motivated him. Thought he'd end up being the only male in the universe who didn't drive.....

qazwsxokmijn
29-06-2010, 05:51 PM
Graham doesn't drive? How does he get to places everyday?

pcuser42
29-06-2010, 06:15 PM
I thought two years on a learners was bad :p

pctek
29-06-2010, 07:23 PM
Graham doesn't drive? How does he get to places everyday?

Well for a long time he didn't. Jo drove him. Then he did drive but not um, legally.

hueybot3000
29-06-2010, 08:38 PM
6 years on restricted here

KarameaDave
29-06-2010, 08:55 PM
1,2,3,4,5, W,T,F,P...but then I'm 50 LoL

pcuser42
29-06-2010, 09:12 PM
1,2,3,4,5, W,T,F,P...but then I'm 50 LoL

Is that a rail vehicle endorsement I see? :D

bob_doe_nz
29-06-2010, 10:15 PM
Bus traveller here. :blush:

Don't need more bloody Asian drivers on the road. :rolleyes:

--Wolf--
29-06-2010, 10:29 PM
Had my full when I was 16 so...

johcar
29-06-2010, 10:29 PM
Bus traveller here. :blush:

Don't need more bloody Asian drivers on the road. :rolleyes:

It's not JUST Asian drivers that are a menace. The bad drivers come in all shapes, sizes and colours.

I drive home from the ferry each night - about 10km - I am constantly amazed at the number of drivers who have no lights on (it's dark when I come home), who turn across traffic from straight through lanes, who run red lights, who crash stop signs etc.

And this is almost every night that I see instances of all of these - all in a 10km drive! They can't all be Asian drivers bob_doe_nz!! :devil

And never a cop around when you need one.

KarameaDave
29-06-2010, 10:55 PM
Is that a rail vehicle endorsement I see? :D
Which one? W is wheels, T is self-laying tracks, F is forklift and P is passenger.

nofam
29-06-2010, 11:36 PM
And never a cop around when you need one.

That's because they're all busy giving tickets to the other 97% of law-abiding, tax-paying, hard-working drivers for doing 53 in a 50km area or somesuch.

We're all going to Hell. . . . . :p

KarameaDave
29-06-2010, 11:58 PM
In a handbasket!...:D

gary67
30-06-2010, 07:58 AM
It's not JUST Asian drivers that are a menace. The bad drivers come in all shapes, sizes and colours.

I drive home from the ferry each night - about 10km - I am constantly amazed at the number of drivers who have no lights on (it's dark when I come home), who turn across traffic from straight through lanes, who run red lights, who crash stop signs etc.



And never a cop around when you need one.

Is that just the busses?

pcuser42
30-06-2010, 08:28 AM
Which one? W is wheels, T is self-laying tracks, F is forklift and P is passenger.

Okay never mind then. :blush:

utopian201
01-07-2010, 12:19 PM
Some of my ex flatmates from europe are in their mid 20s and never learned to drive (because in the big cities, they didn't need too)

johcar
01-07-2010, 12:44 PM
Is that just the busses?

No - buses just tend to pull out from a bus stop after flicking their indicator on (if you're lucky!) and expect everyone to let them in, no matter what speed you're doing or how close you are to them.

Ritchies have by far the worst bus drivers out of all the bus companies in Auckland.