Today one of my little sister's had her driving test. I just sent her a text this morning to say Good Luck and left it that. I figured she had enough of me telling her how to drive when I was in the car with her without me texting her about it too, plus she is a good little beginner driver so I would have bet she would pass.
Which she did!
Here she is straight after the test with her new N (novice) plates which replace her L (learner) plates. She's pretty happy as you can see.
The N plates are a new thing in Ireland. Back in my day you were a Learner on a Provisional licence until you got passed your test and got your real licence. But they weren't too strict back then and you could drive unaccompanied on L plates etc. Nowadays it is much stricter and you cannot drive unaccompanied as a Learner driver. The test is more difficult now as well. And now they have introduced these N plates. I am not sure how long Katie will have to display these until she is a fully qualified driver. Probably a year or so.
I got her a card and a silly little car gift to say Well Done ;-)