So today we finally decided to go get my husband's Drivers License. He has been driving without one but in January the policia started doing retens (road blocks) so that is when we decided no more driving for him until we got a drivers license. We would have gotten it sooner but a Drivers License in Acuna cost 482 pesos (roughly $37 and a week's pay for my husband) so it had been put on the back burner for a couple months.
Well the day finally came to get him his license cause honestly I was getting tired of driving everywhere and I really suck at parallel parking..LOL
I took the kids to school and dropped them off about 1:25 and went to get hubby from work. He took off work 2.5 hours early so we could get things done. First we went to his sisters and got a bill for a proof of address since his ID card shows her address, Figured it would be better to keep everything the same address. We then headed downtown to the License office. We had to pay 5 pesos to get a piece of paper with the cost of the license and the had to do a mad dash across the street to pay the 482 pesos. They said after he paid he would need to take a exam but they close at 3, It was already 2:20! We stood in line at Santander bank for 20 minutes to pay the fee, They stamp the paper and it was 2:36 as we was leaving the bank. My knee was killing me today so I tell Carlos to just run and leave me and I will catch up so he takes off back to the 2nd floor of the place to get the license.. I slowly make my way there and he is standing in line. The lady tells him to go to the room on the end to take his exam, We go to that room and its empty, No one is there! He goes back to the first lady and she says to go to the room next door. We walk into that room, Carlos tells the woman he needs to take his exam for her drivers license. She takes his paper, signs it and sends us back to the first room to get his license! Seems the exam is only getting a signature.
We give the lady back the paper, She takes his photo, some info and his thumb print and we have license in hand a few minutes later. It was actually a fairly easy process but I will be honest , I really dont know how there isnt way more accidents in Acuna since no one has to take any kind of test! If you have the money, You get a drivers license!
I guess next it will be me! They say I can get my Mexico Drivers License with my passport, proof of address and a letter from Mexican Customs stating I live here. So maybe I will get mine at some point....Maybe not...Only time will tell LOL
Anyway, Here is the first picture of hubby with his drivers license! I handed him the keys and said I'm done driving!!