Oh look a post about learning to drive that isn't about a specific lesson I had.
I mentioned in my last driving lesson post that I really need to hurry up and pass the theory test. I don't know how much of a thing this is elsewhere (my American friend seemed to have no idea it existed) but it's basically a written test you have to take before you can take the practical test with an examiner and get your full license. It's divided into two sections; the theory test and hazard perception.
I've pretty much got the theory test itself down. I miss a few questions here and there but, more often than not, I pass the mock test. I really suck at hazard perception though. Part of the problem is that, for whatever reason, my new computer wasn't compatible with the software. I believe it's caused by the display ratio as some things don't display properly unless I run them at a smaller resolution.
The good news is I still have my old laptop. I just let my brother borrow it. So yesterday I borrowed it back, fired up the theory test software, and gave it a go. As I expected; I passed the theory test portion and failed the hazard perception test portion.
I'm sure a little practice will make perfect though. There was a time I was always failing the theory test. Now I almost always pass it.