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    I would expect a rental car with an L sticker would cost more. And the insurance for it would cost more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide View Post
    There will be three of us. We all look old-ish - I'm the youngest at 29... turning 30 in Scotland. Others are 33 and 53.

    Would you advise against it, though? It sounded like a pretty awesome travel tip for those who drive and aren't used to driving on the left. We will mostly be out of the major cities.
    As long as one of your friends also drives and is sitting in the front passenger seat, there should be no problem. And taking Peter's subsequent remark into account, you can hire the car in the normal way and buy two L stickers at any car accessory store and attach them at front and rear. Just make sure you confirm when you buy them that they won't leave marks or they might claim paint damage when you return the car. I do suggest though, in view of your circumstances that you take the complete insurance package that covers any eventuality although if might be expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaide View Post
    Seeking driving advice. Try not to be a douchebag.

    For various reasons, I did not get my learner's permit until the beginning of June this year. Because I am 29 I was able to undergo a certain amount of training and get a waiver for my full license without requiring a road test. This is all fantastic for administrative purposes and I was able to get my full license within a month of getting my learner's, but I still try to spend an hour or two practicing every day on roads around where I live. I am going to start going on longer trips (1-2 hours) to local sites in order to get used to driving on roads I am not familiar with, like maybe once a week. Also, I need to get used to longer drives.

    The highway doesn't really scare me, but I have a hard time especially at night. It feels like my brain is totally overloading. My driving instructor called me the "German driver" because I drove like I was on the autobahn, so, speed doesn't scare me. Also, this stupid place is permanently under construction and the highway doesn't have shoulders currently and it is not comfortable driving right next to a concrete barrier... But I avoid the highway. It doesn't help that I have no idea which highways are tolls and which are not (DC-area) so I always opt for the route without tolls and highways. I may get an EZ pass once I am further along.

    Any tips?
    Man this story brought back a memory for me. I had never driven or gotten a license before going into the military. Not to get to involved I was ordered get in that vehicle and get it moving, I said I never drove and I was told to get in the truck and make it move. When I came home they gave me a drivers license never asked if I had a military license, ive never taken a written or physical driving test until I got a Class C is it ? when i took the job as head of security of an alternative HS it was a requirement.
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