learning to drive on somewhat short notice
January 11, 2013 10:58 PM Subscribe
I took an internship without realizing it required me to drive. The folks who interviewed and hired me assumed I knew how, only after I'd moved across the country and started work did they discover I didn't. My position won't require me to drive for the next couple of months, and my supervisor is confident I can get a license before then (she is also willing to give me lessons). I'm a little skeptical - is it reasonable to think I can learn to drive and get a license in this span of time?
I'm from Pennsylvania and the internship is in San Francisco, so I'll be getting a California license. The actual driving required by my job doesn't involve city traffic, but it does involve driving a pickup truck within the Presidio. I'm 23 and first drove a car this past summer, for a total of 2 hours over a couple lessons. I think I know the CA law/signs stuff well enough to pass the written test, and I'm getting my learner's permit next week.
Any pro-tips or encouragement would be appreciated, or warnings of bureaucratic traps to watch for in getting a license in a new state.