In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1provisionalprovisorio South Americaprovisional driving licence — licencia de conducción provisional feminine
- the Provisional IRA — el IRA provisional
- Obviously, in order to enable a person who has been disqualified to pass a test, he would have to be able to drive and obtain a provisional licence to do so.
- Six drivers received fixed penalty tickets for offences ranging from driving unaccompanied on a provisional licence to driving while using a mobile phone.
- He also admitted to driving with faulty brakes and steering, and to driving illegally with a provisional licence, which he got following a previous disqualification.
- Her lawyer claimed that she had 30 driving lessons in the past, but had never passed her test and failed to renew her provisional driving licence after moving house.
- The court also heard that on April 2 this year, although she only has a provisional driving licence, she drove unaccompanied along the M4.
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