|Alison H wrote:|
|I don't think you had to pass a test in those days - in Britain (no idea about Austria). My grandma drove an ambulance during the Second World War and even for that I don't think she had to pass a test : she certainly didn't have to pass one to drive a car IIRC. Presumably people were just taught by friends/relatives until they felt confident enough to drive on their own. I suppose either Jack or Jem must have taught both Joey and Robin, although I don't think it's ever mentioned. Madge, however, always seems to be driven about by Andreas so presumably she never learnt!|
|Miss Annersley, with Louise at the wheel, got into the school car with her, and drove off to St Scholastika’s, where the prodigal was received with a rapturous welcome which made her crosser than ever, until Rosa bore her off to bed, bath, and supper.|
She bent to kiss her sister as she spoke, before pulling on her driving-gloves
|Madge drives to visit them when they're all on Camp - at least is says
She, Gisela and Wanda definitely didn't arrive with Jem and Jack as they arrive halfway through Mittagessen and the doctors were there before, so one of the 3 must (massive EBDs excepting) have driven the car.
|My uncle learnt during WW2 and never took a test. We used to stay with him for two weeks every summer as children and he always bought 'kangaroo petrol'! He never had an accident, though, but I am convinced that it was more by luck than judgement.|
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