Sunday, May 31, 2015

Automatic Apple Watch App

If you have an Automatic installed in your car, you can use an Apple Watch to quickly locate where you parked your car and how long it has been parked. This is very useful if you are ever lost in a parking lot or if you are monitoring how long you've been parked at a parking meter. Automatic is available from the Apple App Store for free [Direct Link] while the adapter is $99 [Direct Link].

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Driver's Test

The driver's test is a strange test. It's a test that you have to drive perfect for just you can never drive like that again. It's also very awkward to have someone sit in your car, tell you what to do, and write stuff down. I failed my first driver's test. Apparently, I wasn't scanning enough, even though I felt I did scan sufficiently. That's part of the hard part. You have to be very animated. The proctor isn't looking at your pupils, just your head. Be sure to exaggerate everything (in a good way).

Sunday, May 17, 2015

What To Bring To Your Driver's License Test

Here's a quick list of what you need to bring to a California DMV driver's license test. Be sure not to lose any of these.

  • Your learner's permit
  • Parent's signature to verify 50 hours of driving practice
  • Certificate of completion of behind-the-wheel training (typically orange)
  • Certificate of completion of driver's ed (pink for online and blue for classroom)
  • Proof of registration for vehicle
  • Proof of insurance for vehicle
  • Passport or original birth certificate
  • Social security card

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Driving To School

If you feel like you need more driving hours, be sure you try driving to your school. I recommend driving earlier to allow for driving the way a student driver should and to avoid stress and accidents. The other day, by leaving early, I missed an accident by minutes. The accident caused so many people to be late to class. Always leave early...

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Flooring It On The Freeway

On my last driving lesson, I was told to slam my foot on the gas and floor it and to not stop until my instructor told me so. Believe it or not, this is a very good skill. It helps in a situation where you're in a blind spot of a large truck and you have nowhere to go but forward. Sometimes the strangest things can be lifesavers...