The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 April 2004

Here's your license

A reasonable question from I Speak of Dreams:

In California, you have to take 30 hours of classroom instruction and have 55 hours behind the wheel before you can get a driver's license. Shouldn't we require at least 85 hours in communications and how to stay married before granting a marriage license?

Then again, will anyone vouch for the superiority of California drivers?

Posted at 8:02 AM to Almost Yogurt

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Interesting. In Connecticut it's 30 hours of classroom and only EIGHT (yes, 8) hours behind the wheel.

I think eight is absurdly low, but 55? Seems a tad overkill.

Posted by: Vickie at 12:30 PM on 29 April 2004

I'm guessing this is a fairly recent addition to the California Vehicle Code, or whatever, since I don't recall the standard being that strict when I paid the obligatory visit to the DMV. (As a driver previously licensed by another state, I got the written exam in my choice of one of a dozen languages, after which they asked me to park next to a curb, but that was back in the late 80s.)

Posted by: CGHill at 12:57 PM on 29 April 2004

I know it wasn't any 55 hours when I hit the road with Coach Limeberger back in the late '70s. Poor guy would've had a heart attack if he'd had to ride around with me that long.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:10 AM on 30 April 2004