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    I passed the theory part to get my driving licence a few weeks ago and tomorrow I have the "Practical" driving test in Puerto Plata. I am a very experienced driver (driven trucks all over Europe), have driven here for years and don't doubt my ability, but can anybody give me any hints and tips?

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    When I did it several years back, I was also asked how the electrical system of my car worked, at what distance I had to park from the curb, etc. Other than driving around the block and showing I could parallel park with the pick-up I was driving, it was a piece of cake.

    The guy made me laugh too, he said at the end that he didn't want to insult me but I drove like a man. lol

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    Choose a manual drive car if you dont want to be restricted to automatics. My test in santo domingo lasted 2 minutes before he said I had passed. Do the obvious things like adjust seat and mirrors before driving and they see quickly you know how to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drstock View Post
    I passed the theory part to get my driving licence a few weeks ago and tomorrow I have the "Practical" driving test in Puerto Plata. I am a very experienced driver (driven trucks all over Europe), have driven here for years and don't doubt my ability, but can anybody give me any hints and tips?
    SO where do I go in Puerto Plata to take the written?
    Der Fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    SO where do I go in Puerto Plata to take the written?
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    So you are a chofer, and have been driving around without a Dominican license, NICE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    SO where do I go in Puerto Plata to take the written?
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    If this isn't a joke (I know your humour!), there is no written test, just a series of yes/no type video questions on a computer. You go to the office beside the baseball stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drstock View Post
    If this isn't a joke (I know your humour!), there is no written test, just a series of yes/no type video questions on a computer. You go to the office beside the baseball stadium.
    El Palacio de Justicio?

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    90% of the failures are in parking between the 2 poles. You don't have to make it in on one turn, you just have to
    get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    El Palacio de Justicio?
    why would you think palacio de justicia handles driving licenses?
    the office is exactly on the opposite side on the stadium than the justice palace. close to club deportivo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    SO where do I go in Puerto Plata to take the written?
    Der Fish
    You need residency with a cÚdula in order to apply for a driver's license in the DR.

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