Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The license collector

I was almost afraid to find out if Cayman required people to undergo a driving test, if they already have one from a previous country. At that point I don't think I could have handled taking another driving test. Turns out, the really good thing about Cayman is NOT having to undergo a drivers' test to get a Cayman drivers' license. Unlike Bermuda, when everyone has to pass the test to become eligible to drive, Cayman allows you to acquire a license if you already have a license from a country within the Geneva Convention Road Traffic Agreement. Major European countries and most English speaking countries make this list, including of course, the US and Canada (even though they drive on the right hand side of the road).

And like Bermuda, your license is issued to you right away but this is largely dependent on whether their machines are working. It's a good idea to call ahead for that day to find out which location has its machine up and running, so you won't have to make a second trip sometime later (which is what happened to me and I'm sure to plenty other people).

I will say this: my photo on my Cayman license came out the best compared to Canada and Bermuda. This may partly be due to the reason that I've lost some weight. (Bingo!) In any case, I like it. I like it a lot.

Another thing about my Cayman license? No spelling errors in my name. Thank you very much.

I'm up to three licenses now and guess what? They're all valid!

Oh one more thing, I've been staring at the word license for the past five minutes that the word has lost all meaning to me. Don't you hate it when that happens?

4 comments:

MarkD60 said...

I had to take a drivers test when I got here.

MS CUTE PANTS said...

Oh but Mark, I'm sure that was eons ago...Not that I'm saying you're old but still. I've had my share of driving tests..no more!

MarkD60 said...

Uh huh!

bichonpawz said...

Glad that you got your license! I'd be having a fit about driving on the left side of the road! Way too confusing for me...