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31 August 2010 @ 08:05 pm
driving  
there is a lot more I could write about.. since moving to Canberra, lots has happened. But I just have this question ~

I've been driving my car almost every day, usually to take Pan down to her school & back on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and to the local shops. Occasionally I have driven to the city & back and further afield than just around O'Connor, but Evyn has been in the car. These local trips have been the first time I have driven my car by myself, and I've improved heaps just from driving my car everyday, practising reversing & turning around out of the garage, parking in the parking lot at the shops (I can do the diagonal parking spaces fine, the straight ones I have a little trouble with ><), etc. I don't have my license, only my learner's permit, so this is all pretty illegal. Especially since I am supposed to switch my NSW learner's over to an ACT learner's before I do any sort of driving.

But my question is.. should I just go for my P's? Or should I do all the annoying stuff that is involved with getting an ACT learner's permit? I feel like I am doing fine practising this way but driving around illegally is making me nervous.

I need to practise reverse parallel parking at some stage (haven't done it since driving lessons in Ashfield) and work on my steering technique, which is terrible. Apart from those things, I think I drive pretty well. Somehow I continue to drive car from point A to point B without any disasters happening, anyway.
 
 
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wired_dollywired_dolly on August 31st, 2010 10:15 am (UTC)
i had the same problem in that i moved from NSW into ACT and was on my learner licence. i decided to get some more lessons and then just go do the test. i ended up failing which i am pretty positive i wouldn't have if i had of done the test in NSW. but still you only get one opportunity to try. you cant just swap your NSW learner licence for and ACT one you need to do the learner test in the ACT to get your learner licence which is crapola. really you have nothing to loose by attempting your P test. worst comes to worst you will just have to get you ACT L's and then you are basically still in the situation you are in now.
Shiny Peach Cansjeski on September 1st, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
you're right.. I really don't have anything to lose by just going for my P's.. and if I fail, then looking into the ACT learner's thing. Think I will practise reverse parallel parking a little, then give it a shot. :)
wired_dollywired_dolly on September 1st, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
one thing to keep in mind is that they test on on every manuever. in NSW they only test you on two. you will need to be able to do hillstars, three point turns, reverse parallel parking, reverse driving and a bunch of other stuff.
Shiny Peach Cansjeski on September 1st, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
argh >< a bit more practise is in order then I guess. :P