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Old 04-01-2011, 09:32 AM   #21
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Don't worry about it. Turn signals are optional for most folks in the US ...

Also stop signs are just suggestions to stop.

Yield signs mean proceed, and force any other traffic into another lane.

Oh yes; texting/talking on a cell phone while driving is part of the test for anybody under the age of 30.

Such silly rules we have; once the test is given/passed, all "training" is expected to be forgotten...
too true. Not long after we'd moved to Houston in '87 a friend showed us an article in the Houston Chronicle where a lady was defending herself at court for hitting someone at a crossroad. She said in her defence that "he ran a green light"

One of the bits of advice our HR department in London gave me as part of the international assignment briefing just before I left was not to move off immediately on green . In the UK the lights go from "red" to "red and amber" together for a few seconds, and then onto "green", which I guess is to allow the "amber gamblers" time to race through.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:00 AM   #22
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Geez Louise, after reading this thread last evening, I awoke in the middle of the night with cold sweats thinking my CA license might be expired and cause me to have to take the test. Whew, luckily after a trembling search at 3:30AM, my license is valid for 2 more years.

NOTE TO SELF: Check expiration date every 1st of the month.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:53 PM   #23
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In Hawaii, driving without a valid license (as I was doing) carries a possible jail term, and I had to appear in court before a judge --- a new experience for me. I learned, by observation, that one is supposed to approach the prosecutor beforehand to arrange a guilty plea and a standard moderate fine, so that's what I did.

Oh, I've recalled the most surprising of my mistakes when I failed my driver's road test at the Koolau station. Failure to downshift. I did downshift every time I was supposed to, except just once when I slipped up. I had no idea I would be rated on consistency of downshifting.
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In Hawaii, driving without a valid license (as I was doing) carries a possible jail term, and I had to appear in court before a judge --- a new experience for me. I learned, by observation, that one is supposed to approach the prosecutor beforehand to arrange a guilty plea and a standard moderate fine, so that's what I did..
Oh yeah, been there, done that. While in college, I committed the most heinous crime you can commit in CA, I let my inspection expire because the car was basically not being used. The last day of the semester, I pulled out onto the road and a policeman coming the opposite direction, spotted the sticker and chased me for several blocks, lights and siren in full use.

Gave me a ticket, I forgot to pay it on time, and low and behold a warrant was issued for my arrest. I actually got taken to jail but not locked up because I signed for bail.

I could no longer just pay it and had to go into a courtroom, new experience for me.
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