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But in Spain, you don't get to keep your old licence.
Please don’t tell Tráfico, I have my last three expired Spanish driving licences
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But in Spain, you don't get to keep your old licence.
Just goes to show Baldi old pal you shouldn't believe everything you read on forums.I am looking at 2 of my old licences here right now.LOL.
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And nobody can quibble about the classes of vehicle you can drive on your old license, as opposed to
photocopies of the same license that can be amended ( thanks to photoshop apps, etc ) if there
were any doubts about the legitimacy of the photocopy.
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I nearly failed my last medical due to that stupid test with two dots on the bendy road (but as Juan C says, not all centers use that test).

I am still relatively young and I can drive / ride fairly well (I can do a lap of Jarama on a motorbike in under 2 minutes), but that test is stupidly difficult.

After several minutes of the machine buzzing as one off the dots went of the road again and again, the "doctor" said something like "well, good enough I suppose"...

I am dreading doing it again.
I don't know what the deal is with that test, but I can tell you you don't have to keep the dots in the lines because I never have and neither has anyone I know. It's impossible!!
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I don't know what the deal is with that test, but I can tell you you don't have to keep the dots in the lines because I never have and neither has anyone I know. It's impossible!!
Yes having done the test myself. It reminded me so much of one of those early computer arcade games back
in the UK of the 1980's - which makes me wonder whether the Spanish bought the royalty rights to one of
these old games; to infuriate all those that are due to apply for a new driving license in the years to come.
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I don't know what the deal is with that test, but I can tell you you don't have to keep the dots in the lines because I never have and neither has anyone I know. It's impossible!!
I was told, I do not know if it is correct and have been unable to confirm it online, the test is not keeping within the lines but how long it takes to get back within the lines when you have strayed. So it’s a reaction test

I have been thinking about the question, do I think I could pass a driving test now?

I passed my motorcycle test on a 500cc when I was 16 and my car test when I was 18. When 22 I attended police motorcycle and car courses. At the conclusion of both I passed and was authorise to drive on duty.

When I was 57 whilst in USA I took a another test as I wanted a USA D/L. I took that practical test in my Ford Fiesta, which the car I towed with my 30 ft motorhome .

Having passed all five tests the first time, still riding a 600 cc M/C, a car, riding a road bicycle on busy inter-town roads, and having driven in several countries in Europe and Asia in addition to USA, Spain amd U.K. I think, with a couple of hours confirming I am up to date with the theory, at 79, I could easily pass a car or M/C driving test almost anywhere. As I am sure many others could too.
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I was told, I do not know if it is correct and have been unable to confirm it online, the test is not keeping within the lines but how long it takes to get back within the lines when you have strayed. So it’s a reaction test
Actually, I don't think that is correct, the test centre has to run the test for a certain time (not sure now how long) and the driver has to keep both dots on the road for a minimum of 10% of the run-time. The machine buzzes when either one of the balls goes off the road, so in theory you are supposed to minimise the buzzing to not more than 90% of the time of the test.

So the pass rate is low, but the objective is to actually keep the dots on the road.

At least that is what I was able to find about it when I was researching.

EDIT: Found it, the test is 1 minute and 30 seconds minimum and the pass rate is from 10% to 100%.

https://certimedic.es/test-coordinacion-viso-manual/


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Actually, I don't think that is correct, the test centre has to run the test for a certain time (not sure now how long) and the driver has to keep both dots on the road for a minimum of 10% of the run-time. The machine buzzes when either one of the balls goes off the road, so in theory you are supposed to minimise the buzzing to not more than 90% of the time of the test.

So the pass rate is low, but the objective is to actually keep the dots on the road.

At least that is what I was able to find about it when I was researching.

EDIT: Found it, the test is 1 minute and 30 seconds minimum and the pass rate is from 10% to 100%.

https://certimedic.es/test-coordinacion-viso-manual/
Well having taken that test lots of time in my 32 years here, nevertheless I may be wrong. But I have never actually known or heard of anyone I know, failing. Even a 90 year old friend, who when her new licence arrived cut it up as she said she was unsafe to be on the road.

But as I said what do I know ?

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good current thread about missing entitlements in the flame pit on the motorist forum 'Pepipoo'.

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