How I passed my driving test and got my first CAR #Blogtober17

While I was browsing Bloglovin’ late last night, as you do, I came across #Blogtober on Kimberley’s blog. Something that I have been looking for a long time. I am missing out on two days but I am definitely joining in from now on to write a blog post every single day in October. That is going to be a challenge. There are generally a lot of challenges for vlogging but as that is not my thing and completely out of my comfort zone, I am happy to see this challenge.

Driving has been on my “first things to do” list when I was a teenager. Independence and driving my own car, doing the shopping, visiting friends. I started my theory test when I was seventeen years old. I have to admit I am not the biggest fan of studying. Before I go any further, I got my driving licence in Germany before I moved to Ireland. In Germany you have to sit a few sessions before you can do the actual test. I can’t remember how many there were, but it wasn’t little.

I didn’t pass the first test, I also didn’t pass the second test. In fact it took me four go’s before I passed my theory test. When you have reached your third go and you still haven’t passed, there is a waiting period of two to three months to do it again. But you can apply and shorten this to one month which I did of course. If you are through a certain amount of session of your theory, you can then start the driving test.

I would just like to point out that there are way more road rules in Germany than there are in Ireland. I don’t know what way it is in the UK but you easily forget when you do your driving test with the instructor. That’s the reason why I didn’t pass it until my third exam.

7th June 2005 was the day I passed it all. It was the day I finally received my driving licence. I was over the moon. My granddad was the one who kindly paid for my first car which was a blue Fiat Brava. It was a great car and I honestly never had any trouble with it like I would have with my current car.

I only drove about a year in Germany until I moved to Ireland and shortly after sold my car. In Germany we drive on the right hand side of the road. The last time I done that was three years ago when I visited. I couldn’t imagine getting used to it now but I’d say after a few go’s I more than likely will be in tune again.

What was your first car?


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