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  1. Dear all, I live in a small town in Bavaria and I feel being taken advantage of by my local driving school. What action can I take to prevent this? Here is a list of fishy conduct from them: 1. Every driving session lasts about 1.5 hours, but I am changed 2 fahrstunde in the bills. I have paid close to 3000 EUR for driving practice alone before my first practical test attempt. The bills are consolidated and does not indicate time. 2. I was made to do important manoeuvrers like "umkeren" and driving in "einbahnstrasse" only in the mock test sessions. 3. I was shown parallel parking manoeuvre only on the morning of the first practical test attempt. 4. Most of my driving sessions are about driving to a nearby city through plain roads, and very little challenge within the city.   If you feel any of these is abnormal, could you let me know? I haven't confronted the driving school yet. How do I do it in a way that doesn't offend them or give me trouble in my attempt to get my driving license? Is there a way to get back some money?   I failed my first attempt and I already see my driving school has lined up a bunch of practise sessions before the next attempt, and haven't yet scheduled my next attempt.   Thank you. I have had a financially stressful year so far. Any suggestion would help.
  2. Dear friends,   I hope I am posting it in the right thread, if not I apologize and please guide me to the existing thread.    I often drive 500 km a week for my office work and would love to be able to follow the traffic updates and road condition updates like snow, ice etc. Unfortunately I do not follow German quite yet, not at the speed of std. radio announcement anyway to make sense of it.  Someone told me that that there are or used to be American Forces Network radio channels in English which would serve my purpose. But again google did not help much and someone again told me that either they are discontinued or localized.    So, I am checking if there is any known ways that can help me out?    My travel route is typically from Wiesbaden towards Stuttgart over A5/A6/A67.