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    Quote Originally Posted by Joao CarvAndy!ho View Post
    It's not even a test in the states, though is it? What did you have to do to get your licence?
    It can vary by State but all I had to do was go to the Courthouse with my vehicle and some one who already had a licence then sit a short written test (pretty basic stuff). After that the nice policeman went round the block with me (in the car) declared I was a better driver than he was (which isn't difficult in Alabama) said what a lucky person I was to be driving a new Lincoln LX and give me my pass slip. Next queue at the courthouse counter have picture taken nice shiny licence issued there and then.
    Less than an hour from walking in the courthouse.

    When it comes to drink driving most States still use the 'sobriety' test i.e. can you walk in a straight line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Back in 2016, when I looked in to it (as I was offered the option of going to the US) as best as I understood it, you had to be at least sixteen, be able to tell left from right and have the ability to shout „yeeeee-hhaaaa!“ in a loud voice.

    And I think that was it?
    Almost right but you can get your learners permit at 15.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    When it comes to drink driving most States still use the 'sobriety' test i.e. can you walk in a straight line?
    Something the legendary Johnny Cash would never have a problem with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Wolfgang Schnell BSc. PhD. View Post
    Wonder if the club captain will be taking legal action against them ??
    Or the clubs insurer, who will be expected to cover his wages etc while he is out of action.

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    So it looks like leaving the scene of an accident is no problem these days. Just a fine and a few hours community service. So much for it being a serious offence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    It can vary by State but all I had to do was go to the Courthouse with my vehicle and some one who already had a licence then sit a short written test (pretty basic stuff). After that the nice policeman went round the block with me (in the car) declared I was a better driver than he was (which isn't difficult in Alabama) said what a lucky person I was to be driving a new Lincoln LX and give me my pass slip. Next queue at the courthouse counter have picture taken nice shiny licence issued there and then.
    Less than an hour from walking in the courthouse.

    When it comes to drink driving most States still use the 'sobriety' test i.e. can you walk in a straight line?
    We did some work over in Nevada a few years ago now. I didn't have a UK licnece at the time i'd had lessons and worked ona farm in the summer for years from 16 years old where all you needed was a provisonal to drive farm vehicles on the road so I knew how to drive.

    We didn't even need a licence as the bloke running the project said "You don't need a licence this isn't Europe, no one in this town has one just don't crash into anyhting! And if the cops stop you show your UK licence (I only had a provisonal) none of them will be bothered with te paper work involved and let you go"

    So thats what we did! They jsut let 17y/o lads doing plaxements loose on the roads round there!

    I miss it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer Jack View Post
    The community service will be playing football with the kiddies rather than picking up litter in the streets, smh.
    You're probably right FJ.

    They'll be carrying this out in a one-club town where the community service organisers are quite likely to be relatively sympathetic towards them in terms the options of the type of "work" they will be expected to do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    You're probably right FJ.

    They'll be carrying this out in a one-club town where the community service organisers are quite likely to be relatively sympathetic towards them in terms the options of the type of "work" they will be expected to do.
    They should send the pair of them littering picking and cleaning up graffiti round the Meadows and St. Anns, wearing Derby shirts.

    That would be the perfect deterrent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    You're probably right FJ.

    They'll be carrying this out in a one-club town where the community service organisers are quite likely to be relatively sympathetic towards them in terms the options of the type of "work" they will be expected to do.
    Imagine being a Forest fan and getting handed their files.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Notcher View Post
    So it looks like leaving the scene of an accident is no problem these days. Just a fine and a few hours community service. So much for it being a serious offence.

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    Not as serious but we were once walking somewhere and a car pulled in to park and misjudged badly and smashed in to another car. Mangled the side, caved in the front end. Then dropped a parcel off at a house, got back in her car and fucked off. She knew there were witnesses too. My wife left a note on the mangled car and some poor old boy who had been out for his 50th wedding anniversary meal rang up as he had come home to that. Anyway long story short the police went to see her and he was given the choice to press charges or not and he chose not so she just got away with it. If we’d not seen it the poor old guy would have had to fork out. Totally ridiculous, for me she should have been done for it. Where is the deterrent? We have had our car done a three times, not badly but all cost us money bar one as the wife confronted the ****.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Notcher View Post
    So it looks like leaving the scene of an accident is no problem these days. Just a fine and a few hours community service. So much for it being a serious offence.

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    I think you've got 24hrs to report you've had an accident.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    I think you've got 24hrs to report you've had an accident.
    Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law. You have 24hrs to provide insurance details if you are unable to provide them at the time.

    In either event you must not leave the scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beardo7 View Post
    We did some work over in Nevada a few years ago now. I didn't have a UK licnece at the time i'd had lessons and worked ona farm in the summer for years from 16 years old where all you needed was a provisonal to drive farm vehicles on the road so I knew how to drive.

    We didn't even need a licence as the bloke running the project said "You don't need a licence this isn't Europe, no one in this town has one just don't crash into anyhting! And if the cops stop you show your UK licence (I only had a provisonal) none of them will be bothered with te paper work involved and let you go"

    So thats what we did! They jsut let 17y/o lads doing plaxements loose on the roads round there!

    I miss it
    To be fair I got caught for speeding a couple of times and I showed them my UK licence rather than my US licence and they just let me go. Only really worked though because I drove a company car most of the time and the documents (which you also have to show) where in the company name.

    When I first moved to Alabama in 2000 insurance had only recently been made compulsory.


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    I swapped my U.K. License for a German one, didn’t have to take a test, I just had to fill in a form (ah, the Germans love forms) provide a new photo and pay a €35 fee, and four weeks later I surrendered my U.K. license and picked up my German one.

    You can apparently do that in any EU member state if you’re resident there (but you probably won’t be able to, post-Brexit!)

    Of course here it’s mandatory to have insurance (in Germany, you cannot get a number plate for your car without it, as you have to present proof of insurance to the Drivers‘ Office to get your number plate, as well as a TÜV certificate - which is the equivalent of an MoT; and here, number plates stay with the driver, not the car; you move the same plate between vehicles as you change them).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I swapped my U.K. License for a German one, didn’t have to take a test, I just had to fill in a form (ah, the Germans love forms) provide a new photo and pay a €35 fee, and four weeks later I surrendered my U.K. license and picked up my German one.

    You can apparently do that in any EU member state if you’re resident there (but you probably won’t be able to, post-Brexit!)

    Of course here it’s mandatory to have insurance (in Germany, you cannot get a number plate for your car without it, as you have to present proof of insurance to the Drivers‘ Office to get your number plate, as well as a TÜV certificate - which is the equivalent of an MoT; and here, number plates stay with the driver, not the car; you move the same plate between vehicles as you change them).
    The German love of forms and efficient record keeping. Years ago I recorded a few short 'plays' for Norddeutscher Rundfunk with some others from our BFES school in Hamburg for use by German students learning English. I would not be at all surprised if they still had those recordings and the details.

    I also like that German plates give an indication where they were issued. KK used to be around us (Kempen Krefeld or Kreis Kempen) and HH is Hauptstadt Hamburg. I could be wrong on both those, but you get the idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by valspoodle View Post
    The German love of forms and efficient record keeping. Years ago I recorded a few short 'plays' for Norddeutscher Rundfunk with some others from our BFES school in Hamburg for use by German students learning English. I would not be at all surprised if they still had those recordings and the details.

    I also like that German plates give an indication where they were issued. KK used to be around us (Kempen Krefeld or Kreis Kempen) and HH is Hauptstadt Hamburg. I could be wrong on both those, but you get the idea.
    It was the same in the UK for regional identifiers on plates, still is but less precise now.
    In the old days things like AU, RR, RB, TV as the last 2 of 3 letters indicated Nottingham tax office registered now it's split into bigger regions with F as the first letter being our local one for Forest and Fens.
    What a fucking dinner guest I would be with gems like that eh?


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    Stuttgart is „S“, but that’s an easy one, as are Berlin - „B“, Frankfurt- „F“ and München - „M“.

    Don’t ever tell me Germans lack imagination.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Stuttgart is „S“, but that’s an easy one, as are Berlin - „B“, Frankfurt- „F“ and München - „M“.
    How am I going to explain that to my four year old son?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Stuttgart is „S“, but that’s an easy one, as are Berlin - „B“, Frankfurt- „F“ and München - „M“.

    Don’t ever tell me Germans lack imagination.
    You spelt Munich wrong


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trents View Post
    You spelt Munich wrong
    This is something that has always bugged me; the Club name is FC Bayern München.

    If folk are going to insist on calling them „Munich“, it should - properly - be FC Bavaria Munich?

    You can’t half-bastardise the name and get away with it (even in the at-times frankly incomprehensible Bayern accent).


 

 

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