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baligirl63
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International drivers license
      #311889 - Sun Apr 18 2010 06:51 AM

Am thinking of hiring a scooter when I go to Bali at Christmas, and want to do a test run while there in July. I got back from Bali yesterday, and even tho I have been going for years, thought I might branch out and get my license. Anyone know the best way about doing this?? I believe I can get a license in Australia that lasts 1 year. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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caramel
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Re: International drivers license [Re: baligirl63]
      #311891 - Sun Apr 18 2010 06:57 AM

http://rac.com.au/Travel/International-driving-permit.aspx

This link has all the details. HTH>


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cbimages
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Re: International drivers license [Re: baligirl63]
      #311894 - Sun Apr 18 2010 08:04 AM

Once you have your permit (and it will only include a riders permit if you have one here), do a careful check of your travel insurance.....many will only cover you under certain circumstances - for ours, we had to pay an extra $17 (it's a one year policy), and that covers us both for scooters/bikes up to 200cc - but only if we are wearing a helmet.

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triple_ate_ex
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Re: International drivers license [Re: baligirl63]
      #311897 - Sun Apr 18 2010 09:06 AM

Once again, Bali is not a good place to learn to ride, there are training courses available in most states in Oz, do yourself a favour and spend a couple of weekends at one of these, you will enjoy it and be aptly prepared then for a sortee in the Land of the God's.

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PaulPerth
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Re: International drivers license [Re: triple_ate_ex]
      #311906 - Sun Apr 18 2010 10:13 AM

They run a Bali defensive driving course at Motorplex here.. It's called a demolition derby ..

Pablo


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baligirl63
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Re: International drivers license [Re: PaulPerth]
      #311917 - Sun Apr 18 2010 11:50 PM

Thanks everyone for that information. I can actually ride a bike - had a 250cc Suzuki for a year or so here in Perth that I used for work. That was the biggest concern, the insurance. I see too many aussie gilah accidents in Bali, and want to make sure I am covered.
Thanks


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Madness
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Re: International drivers license [Re: baligirl63]
      #311932 - Mon Apr 19 2010 05:28 AM

Baligirl, if you've already got a full licence then you just go to the racv (or equivalent in WA) and grab an international driving licence. You get a stamp endorsing it for motorbike riding too. Costs anywhere from 30-50 bucks. It does last 12 months.

Bali is OK to ride in as you go fairly slow most of the time, it's when you get out on the roads where you get a bit of speed up. Though I must say, in the traffic of kuta etc. it's the guys who decide they need to ride the wrong way that really irritate ya.

Most of the balinese people can really ride. Just go with the flow and you'll be fine. I get the little 150cc mio automatic. I could not even contemplate a manual bike over there, too busy trying to keep ya eye on things to worry about gears too.

Cheers

Lisa


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Madness
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Re: International drivers license [Re: baligirl63]
      #311933 - Mon Apr 19 2010 05:28 AM

Sorry, double post coz this site is crap sometimes... lol

Edited by Madness (Mon Apr 19 2010 05:29 AM)


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cosmo
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Re: International drivers license [Re: Madness]
      #311937 - Mon Apr 19 2010 06:21 AM

You can delete Lisa, you have the same amount of time to do this as to edit.

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Kimbar
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Re: International drivers license [Re: PaulPerth]
      #311953 - Mon Apr 19 2010 09:30 AM

Quote:

They run a Bali defensive driving course at Motorplex here.. It's called a demolition derby ..

Pablo




That's why i perfer to have a driver


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