I’m a foreign student in the US, I had decided to get a California driver license, so I had passed the written test and made an appointment for the behind-the-wheel test. One of the requirements for this test is to be accompanied by a California licensed driver 18 years of age or older. I’m thinking to rent a car with my Russian and International driver licenses. I know many people who rent cars in California using their domestic D/L without any problem, so If I have all rights to drive a rented car in California, why do I have to be accompanied by other driver to take a driving test? It’s ridiculous.
The question is do I have to meet that requirement to take a driving test or it is just for people who are not allowed to drive without an experienced driver?
PS I have no relatives and friends here with a local driver license.