Overseas drivers not welcome in NI

Smugly comforting to see that I am not the only blow-in baffled about Northern Ireland’s cold shoulder to overseas drivers. Perhaps I’ll run into Blaine Cook (architect of Twitter) at the DLVNI centre when we take our driving test:

Cook is baffled by the bureaucratic barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, pointing out that if he lived in England he could exchange his Canadian driver’s licence for a British one by sending a cheque for £45 (€52) to the licensing authority. In Northern Ireland, he loses the entitlement to drive on his Canadian licence after a year and will have to apply for a provisional licence and re-sit his test.

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