20 Aug 2011

Slippery road booked

No Comments Driving license (Sweden), Move to Sweden

Simon has booked in a double lesson with the driving school as well as his part 2 of the risk education – the slippery road test in about a months time (I just hope he gets his learner’s permit before then). It’s not right to call it a test though since it’s almost impossible to fail. The aim of the exercise is to educate you on how to drive in slippery or hazardous road conditions and as long as you actively participate, listen to the instructor and don’t go over the speed limit you’ll pass.

The seminar consists of one short theoretical part where they talk about driving and car safety. If I remember correctly you’ll also sit in a car that they turn upside down, simulating a crash. After that comes the fun part, the practical part where you for example will be asked to break hard on both dry and slippery roads and regain control of the car when it starts spinning, go through a curve in different speeds and avoid colliding with suddenly emerging hazards (normally a moose). If you successfully complete the training it’s valid for two years.

 

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