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So, it's time to do it
« on: May 08, 2018, 07:43:20 PM »
I need to start studying for a driver's license. Is there an online resource that's better than any other?  I am so happy that I have the option of just going for an "automatic" license, since the purpose of the exercise will be to have me licensed to be able to drive while on vacation in various places.

Which leads to - is an "automatic only" license usable in the USA?


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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 07:46:35 PM »
I need to start studying for a driver's license. Is there an online resource that's better than any other?  I am so happy that I have the option of just going for an "automatic" license, since the purpose of the exercise will be to have me licensed to be able to drive while on vacation in various places.

Which leads to - is an "automatic only" license usable in the USA?

Yes, your license will work in the USA.   :)

I’ll leave someone who has been through the process more recently to answer your other questions. 


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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 08:03:11 PM »
Spiffy, thanks.

Also, if anyone might have a recommendation for a driving school here in Glasgow? I am going to apply for my provisional license tomorrow, and I might as well get after this while the college kids are out of town.  ;)

I have a California license, but since I don't live there anymore it's no longer valid. So....


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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 08:25:29 PM »
I suggest one of the mobile apps for theory. They're like £4.99 and the two highest rated of them use the actual questions.

The official DVLA app/program would be best if you plan on using a computer.

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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 08:27:49 PM »
Yep, it'll be on a computer. I don't have any smartphones (and don't want one).  :)


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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 08:33:09 PM »
Yep, it'll be on a computer. I don't have any smartphones (and don't want one).  :)

If you have a tablet (iPad or the like) they work on them too. Haha.

But DVSA has the program you can buy on their website,definitely suggest them for your Hazard Perception test.
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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2018, 08:35:37 PM »
Nope, no tablets either. I'm a total luddite.  ;D

I'll check their website. thanks.


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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2018, 09:54:02 PM »
I have a nice shiny new car... still only driven it once. I just can't be bothered. But I need to get my butt in gear and study and practice. 

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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2018, 09:01:19 AM »
If you have a tablet (iPad or the like) they work on them too. Haha.

But DVSA has the program you can buy on their website,definitely suggest them for your Hazard Perception test.

I used the DVSA one and found the Hazard Perception Test training especially helpful.  I tucked the DVD set into Pass the Parcel last year and Rick Stephens snagged it.  I believe he has since passed his theory test, but I don't know how much that was owed to the DVD set.  Anyway, I recommend the set.  I got 48 out of 50 points on the main part and 69 out of 75 on the Hazard Perception, and the DVD set were all I used to study.
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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2018, 12:12:19 PM »
I need to start studying for a driver's license. Is there an online resource that's better than any other?  I am so happy that I have the option of just going for an "automatic" license, since the purpose of the exercise will be to have me licensed to be able to drive while on vacation in various places.

Which leads to - is an "automatic only" license usable in the USA?

Are you going to take lessons? Asking as they gave me free access to a good online practise site and they might do the same for you. :)
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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2018, 01:55:59 PM »
Yes, definitely lessons. Just don't know from whom yet.  :)


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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2018, 01:56:58 PM »
Would see if whoever you decide to go to will give you free access to the practise quiz website. I can't remember what it was anymore but it was REALLY good!
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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2018, 08:51:02 AM »
I used the DVSA one and found the Hazard Perception Test training especially helpful.  I tucked the DVD set into Pass the Parcel last year and Rick Stephens snagged it.  I believe he has since passed his theory test, but I don't know how much that was owed to the DVD set.  Anyway, I recommend the set.  I got 48 out of 50 points on the main part and 69 out of 75 on the Hazard Perception, and the DVD set were all I used to study.
That DVD set was great! It’s all I used and I scored really well on both theory and hazard perception. It is quite accurate to the real tests.


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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2018, 04:54:46 PM »
I YouTubed the hazard perception. I think it really helped me in that part.

I found a quiz site that was free and verbatim from my book I had.  I’ll see if I can dig it out because I used it a lot.


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Re: So, it's time to do it
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2018, 05:26:37 PM »
Nope, no tablets either. I'm a total luddite.  ;D

I'll check their website. thanks.

Our son used this thing called a “book” that we bought for him in a place called a “bookstore”. It was by the Automobile Association and contained the Highway Code plus lots of test questions. He also went online to do test questions and practice for the video section of the test.

He also found a driving instructor that has an automatic car. He has been driving on his Texas licence for the last 7 months and should be going for his driving test soon. (He passed his theory test a few weeks back).
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