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Re: More info about driving in UK?
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2018, 04:06:47 PM »
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Our son got his provisional licence shortly after arriving last September from Texas (he already had a British Passport so this step was easy for him), took 3 lessons with a driving instructor to become familiar with driving here (roundabouts in rush hour city traffic!!) and then spent a few months driving to and from work and recently passed his theory test and has started lessons a week ago with the aim of how to pass the test. I wish he would get on with it as he now only has 5 months left to get it.

I'd recommend he get a date booked for the test ASAP.  When I booked a date in July, earliest available was December!

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Re: More info about driving in UK?
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2018, 04:17:25 PM »
I'd recommend he get a date booked for the test ASAP.  When I booked a date in July, earliest available was December!
 

Could I give him your email address  :D? Maybe he will listen to a stranger, he certainly doesn't listen to his dear old Dad!!

Thanks for the info, I will pass it onto him - he has another lesson due on Monday.
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Re: More info about driving in UK?
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2018, 04:42:38 PM »
 

Could I give him your email address  :D?

Of course.  But as a trade off, I'll give my 4 year old your phone number.  She asks approximately 500 questions a day.   ;D

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Re: More info about driving in UK?
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2018, 04:50:09 PM »
Could I give him your email address  :D?

Of course.  But as a trade off, I'll give my 4 year old your phone number.  She asks approximately 500 questions a day.   ;D

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Re: More info about driving in UK?
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2018, 04:55:24 PM »
Of course.  But as a trade off, I'll give my 4 year old your phone number.  She asks approximately 500 questions a day.   ;D

Been there, done that, I think I'll pass, but thanks for the offer  :D :D
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Re: More info about driving in UK?
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2018, 01:16:12 PM »
newbielink:http://talk.uk-yankee.com/index.php?action=profile;u=24951 [nonactive], and anyone else living in NI - don't forget that a lot of information you find will be for GB only and doesn't apply to NI as one of the things they do differently is driver and vehicle licencing. As such I think you'll still need 'R' plates once you pass your UK test and after the 12 months you get on your US licence expires.

I'm not sure on that, however.

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Re: More info about driving in UK?
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 08:38:05 PM »
I am also an American living in NI. I was quoted 10000 pounds per year for insurance with just my US drivers license, but they said when I got my provisional that the cost would go down considerably. Now when I get my provisional, can I drive on my US license by myself or do I have to abide by the learner rules because that's what my insurance cost is based on? (Does insurance insure the driver or the specific license?)

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