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"Acceptable" driving record?

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Hi

Quite new here (read the forum for about a year but never really had anything to offer before lol)

I am 26 and currently live in the U.K. and am emigrating to the U.S. with my American wife in the next year and want to get involved in EMS (get my EMT-B and then got to medic school).

My background is mainly in nursing (have completed 2 years of nursing school, worked as the equivalent of an LPN etc.), but my question is about driving requirements.

I currently do not have a driving license. The reason for this is that I have always lived in the city and have never needed a car due to the (normally) reliable public transportation systems. We don't have drivers ed in school and it can be quite expensive to learn to drive (although I have had a number of these lessons and have quite good road sense as I used mopeds etc at university lol)

I am just wondering what companies require as far as an "acceptable" driving record is concerned (for insurance reasons etc.). On arrival in the U.S., I will get my state driving license (I have researched all the requirements re. length of time permit has to be held etc.), but wonder whether my record would be deemed "acceptable" even if I have only held my license for a short time (I know that my age may go in my favour).

I guess to a certain degree, even if I was a driver here, I would still need to gain my state driving license so the fact that I don't drive here may be completely irrelevant.

Hope to hear your thoughts.

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It would depend on what state you will be in when you get your license. I'm not sure how nationality works with getting a license. But once you do, and make sure you get the right classification, there shouldn't be any problems. I don't know of any state or insurance agency that takes in consideration with how long you have had a license especially if you are over 21. That's something that I'll try and look up.

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Thanks for replying

As far as actually getting a license is concerned, I can get that as soon as I have my green card / SSN and have fulfilled the required length of time holding a permit. So, the fact I'm a foreigner shuld be a non-issue. (thankfully :lol: )

The main concern was re. insurance and length of time holding my license, but if you don't think that insurance companies look into length of time then that is definetly helpful :D

Cheers

BTW I will be living in IN.

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Do you have a pulse?

How about eyesight correctable to 20/100?

Congrats! You're hired!

:lol:

Couldn't resist!

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Thanks for replying

As far as actually getting a license is concerned, I can get that as soon as I have my green card / SSN and have fulfilled the required length of time holding a permit. So, the fact I'm a foreigner shuld be a non-issue. (thankfully :lol: )

The main concern was re. insurance and length of time holding my license, but if you don't think that insurance companies look into length of time then that is definetly helpful :D

Cheers

BTW I will be living in IN.

KEWL, I'm right next door in IL. Where at in IN? I'll give my old service a call, they should be able to tell me something, if they hadn't forgotten about me. :confused4:

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Prob be S.W. IN (probably Evansville) but we may look at Indy also (we are going to look at some houses in Evansville in a couple of weeks when we are on vacation)

Any help would be much appreciated :lol:

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Prob be S.W. IN (probably Evansville) but we may look at Indy also (we are going to look at some houses in Evansville in a couple of weeks when we are on vacation)

Any help would be much appreciated :)

I'm just about an hour from Evansville. I know Evansville quite well. Actually I spent the night in a hospital over there a couple of weeks ago for chest pain. All the cardiac tests came back negative, so they are blaming it on a neuro-muscular problem I have.

But with possibly going to be that close, it's a small world after all. :thumbleft:

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I held a drivers license for several years before applying to drive my Volley Ambulance, as well as work the back. I was denied driving.

Another person joined the corps, with a license held for barely a month. The individual was a month older than I was. Accepted for driving!

All I can figure is, Politics!

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I held a drivers license for several years before applying to drive my Volley Ambulance, as well as work the back. I was denied driving.

Another person joined the corps, with a license held for barely a month. The individual was a month older than I was. Accepted for driving!

All I can figure is, Politics!

I just hate it when that happens.

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