Thanks for the info re Carnet v DNI when applying for your Peruvian driving license.
With that in mind I went today to make inquiries, as my application for citizenship is already lodged.
I only need to take the written exam, and I can take it in English. I bought all the rule books and exam manuals but in Spanish. I've just finished scouring the net looking for info in English but, no joy.
Question..... Does anyone know if there's any English material available before I start the long process of translation, though this is probably a good way of learning the rules and regulations if needs must.
Definitely easier doing it with a carnet. I took my driver's test yesterday and on the first shot and passed. They group you with 20 people and then all at once, everyone takes the test together. I had the guy in front of me going so slow, that he almost made me stop in the middle of the pedestrian walkway which would have made me fail.
Besides knowing how to drive, you also have the variable element of other drivers. I used my wits and was able to pass. I could have failed quite frankly since they have their way of what is correct and not. Also after having been driving so long since I was 16, keeping your hands pegged on "10 and 2" is more difficult than it seems as I needed to consciously keep my both hands on the wheel.
Parking: I learned how to parallel park in NYC, so during my test yesterday, I parallel parked in one step, which I guess, isn't the way they want. In theory, the graders shouldn't say anything, but he used common sense which was a gift and let me know that I needed to park in two steps (I straightened my car out as a second step
Complete waste of time which was my fault. If I had only done my drivers license paper work when I had my carnet, I would have saved time and money. Luckily, I got the license out of the way, which I won't have to renew until 2018.