Guest jaxndel

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    Guest jaxndel

    We have been driving in the UK for over 23 years, do we need to re-take our driving tests when we get to Australia or do we just register for Australian Licence??? :chatterbox:

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    No, you don't need to take a test here any more, you just take your license into a Licensing Office and they will take a photo of you, take some money off you, and issue you with a SA license.

     

    It is still worth having a read of the road rules out here though -although most are the same as the UK, there are one or two little foibles that it's best to be aware of. And of course, don't assume the other drivers here will have any idea about the road rules at all - they're not known for being the best of drivers, Adelaidians!

     

    Their are some practice questions from the test that people learning to drive here (that have not held a license before) need to take before getting their L plates on the RAA site: RAA - Road Safety - Learning to Drive - Learner's Test

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    Just get a SA licence - 1/2 hour in the local gov office and its all sorted. Just remember don't speed - its nigh on a capital offence, you will get caught and the fines are big.

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    Guest jaxndel

    Thank you both for your replies. We don't intend on speeding but we both got points 5 years ago for being 3 mph over the 30 limit so thanks for the warning.

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    Guest rachinadelaide

    All you have to do is forget all driving etiquette you are used to, have most of your brain removed and you'll fit in perfectly on SA roads!!

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    Guest kangomik

    Don't forget the golden rule, if you leave a gap and see an indicator flash, close the gap before it's filled!

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