Swedish drivers licenese

Thanks to the friendly folks at Vägverket in Sollentuna, I now have a Swedish drivers license. I took the driving test this morning in a shiny new red Volvo S-60. That was one nice car.
With the inspector sitting in the passenger seat and giving directions, I drove South on the E4 from Sollentuna to Kista. I drove around in Kista for a bit and then went back North via small residential streets. The trickiest part was driving in trafic circles. I think we must have gone through six or seven of them. The US doesn't have many traffic circles, so I don't have very much experience with them. I think the time I spent driving in France this summer helped.
I was a bit nervous because I expected the inspector to ask me to drive in trickier situations, but it turned out to be quite easy. I suppose there wasn't any need to be nervous. After all, I've been driving for more than 15 years, and I've found my way around the small roads in Caen and Toulon. After that, Stockholm seems very civilized and orderly.
I don't really have my license yet -- I just have a piece of paper that is a temporary permit; this permit is valid until I receive my license, proably in a couple of days. For security's sake, I will have to pick up the license in person from my local post office.

1 comment:

daniel said...

Grattis Mike! Om du vill låna bilen är det bara att slå en signal.