My first driving licence was in paper form. I Passed the driving test on 9 December 1977 while I was still serving full-time National Service. It was 41 years ago. During that time, my driving instructor was fierce and did not think that I could pass the test on the first attempt. I proved him wrong.
I remember learning the driving circuit at the Queenstown Driving Centre. Back then the cars were not air-conditioned. The Highway Codes required us to push out our hands outside the window to indicate our intentions to slow down and to stop! We had to learn how to drive manual transmission cars unlike now.
So much had changed. The Queenstown Driving Test Centre was removed to make way for new housing apartments.