Whenever you move into a new state, one of the first things you want to do is get a new driver's license. This has been one of those things I wanted to get done sooner than later. In order to get one, you first have to register your car and show proof of registration. Okay, that's a bit different, but doable.
Before I can get my car registered, I have to get it inspected. Washington state didn't have any vehicle registration laws. When I lived in NY and WV they did, so this was understandable.
Today, I attempted to get the car inspected. The key word is "attempted." I couldn't. I needed to have a Texas auto insurance carrier. My insurance was with a local Washington agent. Okay. I go home and make phone calls. Lots and lots of phone calls. I was beginning to think I couldn't afford to have a car. I finally settled on State Farm because they had the best rate, sorry Progressive (who by the way was $180 more than State Farm). So much for fancy commercials.
The insurance lady was very nice and I had everything I needed within the hour. I got my car insured and then inspected. Tomorrow it's off to the court house to get it registered. Which is another story.
Now, after all that is done, I will be able to bring my ID (passport is the best), social security card (not just the number), my $24.00, pass a vision exam and I will be official. I will have my Texas driver's license.
So what's the story about your state? Is it easy or hard? Don't be shy, share.
© Nadine Zawacki 2008