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Old 10.05.2011, 23:18
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Re: Failed my driving test :( feeling bad and really need some advise on what to do,h

Stop beating yourself up my dear... just give it a second shot. No one will fault you for wanting to try again, plus it is quite a big stress (and rather unrealistic expectation) to have needed to pass on the first try.

All the licenses are for 3 years. Then we have to take 2 courses, to further extend the license. Otherwise, you can convert your license into an international license (to use back in Switzerland when you return). It is not a temporary license, it is an official license that allows you to convert into international.
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Re: Failed my driving test :( feeling bad and really need some advise on what to do,h

I'm sorry but what do you mean convert to an international licence? A swiss licence is recognised internationally (the 3 year one as well) and has driving licence written on it in many languages.

The other "international" driving licence that i've heard of is only valid along with your originally issued licence so not sure what help that would be? The IDL (international driving licence) is basically just another piece of paper stating in many languages that you have a valid driving licence and I guess the need would still be there to convert your mexican licence into a Swiss one on your return. The IDL is also only valid for a set time as well.

I personally think you should get your licence in Mexico. If your instructor here says that you drive well and it was just a case of nerves then go to mexico, get some experience and when you return take a handful of lessons to ensure you drive the way the testers here want you to drive. By then you will no longer be nervous (or less in any case, maybe you're always a bit stressed by tests) and should do better.

Also you will have the full 3 years to do your extra courses instead of whatever time you have left otherwise on your return.

Decision making was an issue I had problems with as well initially and my instructor really hammered into me to start looking at the situation of the roads as soon as possible allowing you to quickly make an informed decision (eg joining a moterway, roundabouts etc) The only real way you will do this is with practice.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck!
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