This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Using a foreign licence One of the first things foreigners think of when they move to Deutschland is whether or not they’re allowed to drive without restrictions in the country. That depends on where you got your driver’s license and how long you’ve been here. If you’re 18 years of age or older and you have a licence which was issued from a member state in the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), you may drive motor vehicles in Germany of the category that’s indicated on your licence without restrictions. And if it’s on the verge of expiring or for whatever reason you’d prefer to exchange it, you can get your hands on a German one of the same category upon request. The cost is around €35 but it varies across the country. A German driving licence. Photo: DPA You should note as well that when it comes to renting cars … [Read more...] about What you need to know about getting a German driving licence
Crash course to pass driving test
PRINCE Philip could be sent on a drivers’ awareness course after he was involved in a crash near Sandringham, it was reported tonight. The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, appears to be determined to carry on driving despite the accident on the A149 on Thursday which left his Land Rover Freelander on its side. Philip was spotted out driving a new car without his seatbelt on just 48 hours after the collision which left two women hospitalised. Norfolk Police are carrying out an investigation which the Duke is complying with, according to the Daily Telegraph. The two women, aged 45 and 28, will also be contacted by the police to ask for their memories of what happened when the Kia they were travelling in collided with the Prince’s vehicle. Police are said to be carrying out the interviews in the next few days before deciding if anyone will be charged. Philip has already passed both a breath and eye test. The Duke was pictured driving around the roads near Sandringham wearing dark … [Read more...] about Prince Philip ‘could be sent on driver awareness course’ as cops investigate Sandringham smash
YOUNG drivers could be sent on virtual reality courses before sitting their tests, we can reveal. Learners face wearing head-sets or sitting in simulators to develop their road skills to gain their licence. Instructors may introduce the plans to help reduce road casualties including fatalities and serious injury. Transport Minister Jesse Norman has hailed the hi-tech approach saying it can “help learner drivers to develop their hazard perception skills prior to taking their tests”. He added: “Virtual reality road safety awareness films are likely to be helpful in driver education. “They promise to bring an added spatial dimension to the experience and can be very engaging when used well.” Figures show that 17-19 year-olds hold under 2 per cent of driving licences but are involved in 9 per cent of fatal and serious crashes. Within two years of passing their test one in four 18-24 year-olds will crash their motor. Learner drivers will be allowed to have … [Read more...] about Learner drivers could go on Virtual Reality courses to reduce the number of fatal accidents and crashes
Lori Yearwood, The Washington Post Published 2:32 pm PDT, Saturday, October 27, 2018 Lori Yearwood, 53, in Salt Lake City. Yearwood wrote a first person piece about her two years in homelessness, her experience climbing out and her current period of transition. Lori Yearwood, 53, in Salt Lake City. Yearwood wrote a first person piece about her two years in homelessness, her experience climbing out and her current period of transition. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Preston Gannaway After Lori Yearwood bought her first horse, Vashka, she purchased a ranch in Oregon in 2004, where she and the white Arabian would race through trails, streams and mountains. After Vashka almost died in 2006 from eating high-sugar grasses, Yearwood founded a company that made treats for sugar-sensitive horses and spent long hours baking, shipping and managing the website. less After Lori Yearwood bought her first horse, … [Read more...] about Sexual assault survivors include homeless women. Here’s what happened to me.
Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg 3:00 am PDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 file photo, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus speaks at a Zynga event, in San Francisco. Pincus initially described Win the Future, or WTF, as “a new movement and force within the Democratic Party, which can act like its own virtual party.” less FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 file photo, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus speaks at a Zynga event, in San Francisco. Pincus initially described Win the Future, or WTF, as “a new movement and force within the ... more Photo: Jeff Chiu, Associated Press Samantha Bee, the executive producer and host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, launched a trivia app in hopes of getting you engaged in the upcoming election. Bee’s app — This is Not a Game: The Game — crashed almost immediately, and was broken for days. … [Read more...] about Inside a failed Silicon Valley attempt to reinvent politics