|They make Stacey Jones renew his every 2 weeks, because he endorsed Instant Finance.|
1/. My Address
So to get a new Driver's Licence you need to provide your current address and proof that you live there. No this is potentially not underthought since probably technically I should update my address every time I move. But since when I first obtained my licence I was living with my parents I just left it as this address. Since in the ten years I have held my Licence I have lived in 4-5 different houses.
|Including this typical first student flat (disgusting)|
2/. The eyesight test
Okay this one is pretty standard they want to know if you can actually see, before giving you a licence that's okay. But the test they do seems less than robust, for starts the size of letters on each line are the same size, so by going down the list they are not really making it anymore testing.
|Typical Chart (Not what NZTA uses)|
|Maybe they are concerned people might miss the "funny" billboards from Tui?|
|Typical driving technique when changing lanes|
|How NZTA sees us|
"There is nothing my periphery I am going across"
3/. Drivers licence is not an ID
So last thing which really got me, was after I had filled out my application for my new driver's licence (a month early) the guy took my current licence and cut it in two.
|WOAH WOAH WOAH BUDDY!!|
|He was very smug about this too.|
But too be fair I had left him a opening and he took it, what I should have said "It was technically a licence but practically its an ID." I mean in the ten years I have had my drivers licence, the number of times I have used it to prove I can drive 3, the number of time I have used it to get into bars, probably bordering on 5000.
|"Oh yes it appears you can drive, come on in for a drink"|
cutting cheese for a sandwich that time i forgot a knife, clearing ice off my windscreen......
|Although I find that an eftpos card is more efficient|
|"Mam, I am going to use my gloves, because that is an expired licence"|
But as an ID it would still prove I am over 18, regardless of if it's expired. So now I have to carry my Passport round for two weeks if I want to prove my age, oh wait.......I don't, a while back I got a D endorsement on my licence so I got a second licence, so I guess I will just use that....
|"Oh yeah, I have a second licence, I just use that stupid smug AA guy"|