(Recently a reader wrote to ask me to re-run this post. So I did. And a happy Throwback Thursday to you all.)
Yesterday I had the use of a car so I stopped at the Division of Motor Vehicles to get my driver’s license switched over. The clerk asked if I’d been licensed in Alaska previously, and was in fact able to find me in the system. Fill in form ABCXYZ, take the written test and you’re good to go.
Written test? Really? Couldn’t I be grandmothered in, based on the fact that I was once a licensed Alaska driver?
Nope. Moments later questions like “How much liability insurance is an Alaska driver required to carry?” were flashing before my eyes.
The answer is “$50,000/$100,000/$25,000.” Who knew? Not me, apparently, because I got four questions wrong and the testing system kicked me out.
I’ve been driving for 38 years and I flunked the blankety-blank written test. Still can’t quite believe that. The real surprise of the day, however, came from filling out the form.