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Monday, June 20, 2011

Need to Renew You NC Driver's License?

So, last week I celebrated my 21st birthday for the 14th time...catch my drift? Neither here nor there is my age for as my eloquent 5 year old put it "mommy you don't feel any different when the day of your birthday comes." God love her. Along with my new age (and new box to check) came the responsibility to renew my drivers license. Yikes! I don't mind telling you this now since I renewed it today, but I drove for almost a week with an expired license shame-shame...

Since I failed my first NC drivers test in 1998 (shhhhh, it's a secret) I am slightly scarred and now prone to studying in the interest of avoiding further embarrassment. You will be delighted to know that I past with flying colors today though (yay!!) but more importantly I have some tips for you.

First, go to the DMV in Mocksville. I don't care how far it is for you it is totally worth it. I was in there for less than 15 seconds before they took me back and I was completely done in 10 minutes including an very pleasant conversation with one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life who incidentally works there. Second, here is where to find the signs to study. You need to review both regulatory and warning and know that some of the signs you will be tested on will not have the pictures (I had the school crossing and the RR ones today with no words) or words on them so pay attention to the shapes. And lastly, all you need to take with you is your current, or in my case expired, license and either a $32 check or cash. Just as a side note, when I got my first license in GA in 1992, ahem, I mean 2006, it was only $15!! Boy they gecha on these things!

Feel better now?