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Mama’s Gonna Buy You…

Thursday, 22 September 2011

No, I didn’t have to take the written test or a driving test in order to get my new license.

New residents of Pennsylvania who hold a valid driver’s license from another state in the United States must get a Pennsylvania Driver’s License within 60 days after moving to PA and surrender their out-of-state driver’s license and/or ID card. If you are a new resident of Pennsylvania and your prior state’s driver’s license has been expired for more than six months or you do not possess your prior state’s driver’s license you will be required to apply for a PA Learner’s Permit and take the Vision, Knowledge and Road Tests.

It is, however, recommended that such a driver obtain the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual in order to “help you become a safe driver and enjoy your driving privilege in our beautiful state.” I picked one up on my way out of the PennDot Driver License Center.

Which was a very good idea. Because this is something you just don’t see in the California Driver Handbook.

This sign is posted in areas where slow moving, horse-drawn vehicles cross or share the roadway with motorized vehicles.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Thursday, 22 September 2011 8:06 am

    LOL! That is only in your neck of the woods. You don’t see many of those signs by me. Lots of deer signs though… Hope to see you soon.

  2. the writ and the wrote permalink
    Thursday, 22 September 2011 9:49 am

    Interesting. Have you seen one yet?

  3. Thursday, 22 September 2011 10:16 am

    Welcome to Pennsylvania!

  4. Shellie Halprin permalink
    Thursday, 22 September 2011 11:46 am

    What’s really weird is that the cart only has 2 wheels and no driver.

    • Mimi permalink
      Thursday, 22 September 2011 1:57 pm

      It has 4 wheels, 2 more are behind those 2. No driver, is due to modesty.

  5. Mimi permalink
    Thursday, 22 September 2011 1:52 pm

    Welcome to my Commonwealth. At least when you’re following the Amish, you have a lovely view of farmland and no pollution in your face. Last month is California it took us 2 hours to go from Santa Monica to Downtown LA due to traffic. Give me a horse and buggy delay instead anytime!

  6. Amitzah permalink
    Thursday, 22 September 2011 3:42 pm

    Wait until Poppyseed starts begging you for a pony. You’ll need a better excuse than “Where would we keep it?”

    Although, if you do get her one, I vote miniature. That would be adorable.

  7. Thursday, 22 September 2011 4:21 pm

    I just finished reading a book set in the Amish country…ironic.

    I liked Mimi’s comment that you do not have pollution to look at and that it is beautiful farmland…reminds me of home, southern Minnesota. 🙂

  8. Thursday, 22 September 2011 8:16 pm

    Yes, do watch out for deer in the countryside. BTW the Amish farmer’s markets are wonderful and they used to be organic. The sticky buns are wonderful donut substitutes also. I grew up near Amish Lancaster County. Beautiful area. Hope you’re all enjoying your new home.

  9. Will permalink
    Sunday, 25 September 2011 2:56 pm

    A kid growing up in Pennsylvania asks his mother, “Mommy, what’s intercourse?”

    The mother knew this day would come. She tries to give a simple yet accurate answer, without conveying shame or embarassment. She knows how important it is not to overreact.
    As she watches her 8-year-old son face a horrified face as she begins to discuss anatomy – she stops for a second, and says, “What made you want to ask me this?”

    The boy responds, “On Sunday, when we went to see the amish town, the sign said Intercourse, Pennsylvania”

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