Thursday 18 July 2002
Today is P-day. That being my Probationary
License test day.
And? I passed!
The test itself consisted of four parts.
The first was the 20 minute driving test with my instructor
sitting beside me and the tester in the back seat making an
unnerving amount of notes. I kept low speeds, checked my mirrors
more than usual (but still apparently not enough), and came
to full and complete stops at stop signs. Then there was an
eye test, a knowledge test (multiple choice) and lastly a
hazard perception test - a computer simulation which was a
pretty ridiculous, artificial thing to have to do; at the
bottom of the screen is a cartoon like steering wheel and
dash displaying the speed being traveled at in big green letters
and above that some fuzzy video footage of different driving
conditions. The instructions "touch the screen when it
is safe to go", "touch the screen when you would
break" etc. pop up and you supposedly time it as you
would if you were really driving. Why they aren't satisfied
that you have covered this ground during the actual driving
test is beyond me.
Last night I read the road rules book from
front to back until I was going cross eyed and then spent
the entire night dreaming about driving through bizarre back
streets, only to wake up feeling exhausted.
But I managed to hold it together and although
I am heading towards an afternoon nap, I feel so incredibly
elated! Yey! A ten year goal has just been reached.
ps. I think I am suffering from preggo
brain. I am actually in week 29 of the pregnancy
- not 28 as I reported in the Baby-X blog... which means there
are only 11 weeks to go!