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Licensed to kill.... err... I mean drive.

post #1 of 18
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(Sorry... couldn't resist making the joke on the title of the thread )

Your attention please,

Today, this evening I took, and passed the test for the learner's permit of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. I have got it in my wallet already. The truth is that our tests are infamous for one thing: The easiest ones in all the horizon. 20 question test where the average question goes as "What are you supposed to do on a red light?" and "What is this?" (showing you the image of a stop sign). The only problem is that while I was there there were two people my age who flunked it (Its a tough job to be an idiot, but someone's gotta do it!)

So, once they say I pass the test with flying colors, I sit down, they call my name, take a picture and give me the license.

Puerto Rican traffic law makes no distinction between minors and adults when it comes to drivers licenses and learners permits, which means my current restrictions are:

1. I have to wait 30 days in order to get the practical test and get a full license.
2. I can drive at any time of day or night, provided I have in the passenger seat someone with a full drivers license issued by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (he or she can be of any age, minor or adult, but he's gotta have the license).

3. I have what we jokingly call "the blind as a bat clause" a.k.a. "must wear corrective lenses in order to drive". But the truth is, they don't need to say that. Without eyeglasses I am so blind, that I wouldn't find the car to hop into it!

So.... lovely, huh? I am that I can't fit in myself today!
post #2 of 18
Congrats!!!
post #3 of 18
Congrats!
post #4 of 18
Eek.............stay off road..

Just kidding..

Congrats...........
post #5 of 18
wow youre so lucky
i have to fill out 100 questions before i pass my theory, then i have to do atleast 40 hours driving time before i can do my drivers test..
all up it costs me about 1,000 euros
in australia its easier
But i rather learn in germany because you can drive at 200 and learn some things that you dont from your parents or friends.
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by GailC
Eek.............stay off road..

Just kidding..

Congrats...........
LOL Gail! *Shudders* glad we're in North America, not PR!
post #7 of 18
Congratulations on you licence!!! I smell a CatSite roadtrip.....lol!
post #8 of 18
Congratulations Victor! In two weeks I'm going to sit for my learners license.
post #9 of 18
Ooo well done!! I'm still not licensed to drive and I've had my learner's permit for the last 5 years!! Hope you get on the road soon! Until you have the full license though, I think I shall be avoiding Puerto Rico for a while.....
post #10 of 18
Do we warn the pedestrians in Puerto Rico to stay off the sidewalks?

A bit of advice we gave my nephew - "Keep it between the ditches!"

Do your have your "I My Cats" bumper sticker yet?
post #11 of 18
Congratulations!
post #12 of 18
Congrats Victor!
Man, I wish our tests here in the US were that easy. I actually (ashamed to admit this) failed my learner's test the first time I took it (who would've thought to actually study for it???). Way to go though!!!
post #13 of 18
Congrats on your learner's permit, Victor! Have you started driving yet? The first time I got behind the wheel, I was as nervous as can be, and I was driving around the mall parking lot! LOL! But, now, I'm fine, as I'm sure you will be! Good luck! And, don't be concerned if your parents come home and right their last will and testament! LOL! JK!

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Originally Posted by gemlady
Do your have your "I My Cats" bumper sticker yet?
LOL! It's funny you mention that, because just last week, I bought a window decor, the kind with the suction cup that you put on your rear window, that says that! Because on June 18, I'M GETTING MY OPERATORS LICENSE! And I get to take over my mom's car payments, and that car will be mine, because she wants to get a MUSTANG! She loves the Mustang, hates the fact that it's a Ford! LOL! (My dad used to work for Firestone!) He doesn't like Fords.... he's a mechanic, and he says he works on them too much! LOL!
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gemlady
Do we warn the pedestrians in Puerto Rico to stay off the sidewalks?

A bit of advice we gave my nephew - "Keep it between the ditches!"

Do your have your "I My Cats" bumper sticker yet?

Hmm... no, the Governor has already declared a state of emergency, so you don't need to warn them any further.

I was also thinking of the good ol' "My other ride is your girlfriend" bumpersticker you know...
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by LilleKat
Ooo well done!! I'm still not licensed to drive and I've had my learner's permit for the last 5 years!! Hope you get on the road soon! Until you have the full license though, I think I shall be avoiding Puerto Rico for a while.....
Nah.... learners permits here are valid only for 3 years and cannot be renewed... They assume its impossible the person is not able to pass the practical test.

Don't think only of Puerto Rico.... you see... Puerto Rican licenses are valid as out of state licenses in all 50 states.
post #16 of 18
Hey Vic, Congrats! ready for a ride?
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by yoviher
Nah.... learners permits here are valid only for 3 years and cannot be renewed... They assume its impossible the person is not able to pass the practical test.

Don't think only of Puerto Rico.... you see... Puerto Rican licenses are valid as out of state licenses in all 50 states.
Uh-oh! You wouldn't happen to be coming to Florida anytime? Would you!?


post #18 of 18
And drive carefully!
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