What I find surprising is how easy it is to get a driver's license in the Unites States (well, in Virginia, at least). First you get your learner's permit. This is sinfully easy, I spent two hours at the DMV waiting, and 10 minutes taking the tests. First there is a sign test, which I don't understand how someone who hasn't spent thier entire life in a barn could possably get the one question wrong to fail (there are 10 questions). Next is a "driving thoery" test, which is nothing more then common sense, however many people seem to fail that also. The next requirement is that you take classroom Driver's Education. All you have to do is sit through a boring class (you spend your whole school day doing it anyway), you will have a grand total of three tests and two homework assignments for the class, but people still fail this also. The third requirement is taking behind-the-wheel driver's education. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DRIVE THE CAR. Listening to an adult is not hard, considering you won't have to drive with one in the car after this. But many people apperntly do not posses the motor skills/eye-hand correnadtion to 1) make a left turn 2) signal a lane change 3) PARK FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE 4) obey the speed limit 5) stay in your lane etc. etc. Finally you take the practical driving test, which is just like behind-the-wheel execpt the person in the right seat has a clipboard with your name on it.
I don't understand how people can think getting a driver's license in this country is hard. In other places, such as Europe, I could understand, because in places like that you actully have to prove that you know how to drive a car.
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