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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    Because the parkings are sized for a Hyundai Atos and most will be doing the test in a bigger vehicle. Secondly the test is not whether you can parallel park it is whether you can parallel park according to the k53 manual.
    I am currently in the process of doing mine. Learners done and dusted long ago and now must do the driving test.

    Parallel parking is not the most difficult part for me. After a few practice sessions it became quite easy esp with reverse camera. BUT the 3 point turn at our facility is not doable in a Hilux double cab. Our area is boxed in with side curbs and you have to stay inside the area. It was impossible with the Hilux.

    I am currently using my wife's Rav to do the practicing for the test. Strangely I find it hard to park with it. Very sharp turn circle

    I have until March 31 to complete the test

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  3. #262
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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    I passed the learners. The various apps were indeed helpful. Any recommendations for a driving school in the North of Pretoria?

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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Smiles driving academy.
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  7. #264
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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    So finally did my EB license
    Was more nervous than my B license all those years ago when I was 18.

    Luckily I passed. Still think its a unnecessary license.

    I am just happy I am now fully insured was always a bit nervy driving the insurance might not pay out.

    Strength to all of you who still needs to go.

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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Quote Originally Posted by stephenplumb View Post
    Glad you passed and good on you for following this route.

    Curious as to whether anyone told you anything about actually towing heavy trailers, which is the reason you need to get the license?
    My son seems to have learned nothing over than reversing a trailer. He was taught nothing about any of the precautions needed to tow a heavy trailer?

    Do you feel this license actually covered anything important? It seems like just another money making exercise that does nothing to really teach you how to tow a big trailer.

    The EB license is not a complete waste....I mean you have more wheel nuts to check. At least now you also know how to do that better.
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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Quote Originally Posted by Captainhook View Post
    The EB license is not a complete waste....I mean you have more wheel nuts to check. At least now you also know how to do that better.
    Very true... A mate lost a trailer wheel in Namibia because he got his Code 8 straight off...
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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Quote Originally Posted by stephenplumb View Post
    Glad you passed and good on you for following this route.

    Curious as to whether anyone told you anything about actually towing heavy trailers, which is the reason you need to get the license?
    My son seems to have learned nothing over than reversing a trailer. He was taught nothing about any of the precautions needed to tow a heavy trailer?

    Do you feel this license actually covered anything important? It seems like just another money making exercise that does nothing to really teach you how to tow a big trailer.
    Nope learned nothing other than reverse parking with a caravan. Which I probably will never use.

    I have been driving without license for a few years now. Have learned a lot from watching youtube videos and reading on this forum.
    But EB license process is a complete waste.

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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Well I'd argue that the B license is not of much value either. I suppose you learn how to get a car moving and how to park, but no one drives 45km/h (and it could be as dangerous as doing 75 when everyone is doing 60). And situational awareness is a mindset, not a bunch of checks. It's not much use checking your blind spot or rear view mirror if someone is about to slip a red light and T bone you.
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    I agree.

    K53 learns you the theory. I got my Code 14 recently and I am now quilified to drive a 18 wheeler with a 30 ton payload down a mountain pass of which I have no idea how to manage.

    Scary is it not, but this is the licence holders we share the road with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
    Well I'd argue that the B license is not of much value either. I suppose you learn how to get a car moving and how to park, but no one drives 45km/h (and it could be as dangerous as doing 75 when everyone is doing 60). And situational awareness is a mindset, not a bunch of checks. It's not much use checking your blind spot or rear view mirror if someone is about to slip a red light and T bone you.
    I believe that a B code do offer the most of all the test.

    I mean most people doing the B license cannot drive at all. So you learn to pull away on a up hill, reverse park, change lanes ect minor stuff but its necessary.
    Yes I know all the extra BS is over the top.

    But the other codes tests are way inferior to the B license.

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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Just got my EB. Took just under 2 weeks from when I got my learners. 5 lessons with Alpha Driving school (Henri) in CT and I was sorted. Milnerton had a lot of availability for test bookings. Glad to have it done and dusted!
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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Got my EB this morning, 2 weeks to get a spot. Besides waiting 2 hours for loadshedding to issue the license, and a guy popping his buddy with a 9mm in the parking lot and then waiting 2 more hours to pay, it was a breeze!

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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Question for the guys that did their EB, would a EC1 not be easier and allow for more towing options or is it overkill?

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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Quote Originally Posted by JvrS View Post
    Question for the guys that did their EB, would a EC1 not be easier and allow for more towing options or is it overkill?
    It will not make a different to the allowed trailer weight, but will increase the tow vehicle up to 16t; if that is important to you.

    Unless you have a vehicle available, the cost will be significantly higher.

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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Quote Originally Posted by JvrS View Post
    Question for the guys that did their EB, would a EC1 not be easier and allow for more towing options or is it overkill?
    While you’re at it, rather do an EC. It is the same learners and pretty much the same test, except that a horse with a flatbed reverses much easier than a code 10 truck with a trailer on its tail.

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    Default Re: EB License - The Actual valid process

    Quote Originally Posted by MattGeri View Post
    Just got my EB. Took just under 2 weeks from when I got my learners. 5 lessons with Alpha Driving school (Henri) in CT and I was sorted. Milnerton had a lot of availability for test bookings. Glad to have it done and dusted!
    Ditto for me with Henri from Alpha Driving School in Brackenfell.
    He knows his stuff

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