Today I am going to take an exam. A written exam. A written exam to renew my driver’s license, which is about to expire. The last time I had to take a written driver’s test was when I first moved to California a decade ago.
Not everyone whose California driver’s license expires is required to take a written exam each time they need to renew their licenses. But for those of us who have reached a certain age, we not only must submit to an eye test, but we must also pass a written exam. I guess the Department of Motor Vehicles wants to make sure these old eyes can still see and this old brain can still think.
Last week, in preparation for the exam, I downloaded the latest edition of the driver’s handbook and read it. Then I found a website that offers practice California driver’s tests. Unfortunately, my first attempt didn’t go well.
By the end of the day yesterday, however, I had completed about a dozen practice tests available from two different websites and was finally able, on my last two attempts, to score 100 percent (see practice test score below).
So now I’ll have to see what happens when the pressure is on once I get to the DMV to take the actual written exam. I’m feeling pretty confident right now about the driver’s license test.
Wouldn’t it be a kick in the ass, though, if I pass the written exam only to fail the eye test?
I hope to see you tomorrow for my letter F post.