Daniel Craig's Car Trouble: James Bond Has To Pass His Test

Plus a look at Craig's motors as 007

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Despite being one of the world's most famous drivers, James Bond is having to work hard to pass his test.

Or rather, Daniel Craig is, as the actor needs to pass a test to get his New York driving licence.

Craig of course drives a vintage Aston Martin DB5 in the new Bond film 'Skyfall', but had to complete a written test and a five-hour safety course in September before the state legally let him jump behind the wheel.

According to The New York Post,  Richard Fernandez, an office manager at the Professional Driving School of the Americas in Manhattan, said: ''His assistant requested a special class for Daniel by himself. No other students were there. He was such a nice dude, so friendly.''

Daniel Craig with his vintage Aston Martin DB5  in 'Skyfall' (Photo: Sony Pictures)

The course Craig took saw him watch videos and attend lectures on proper turns, driving in extreme weather, parallel parking and three-point turns, while to ensure Dan didn't drive after one too many Martinis there was also a section on the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol.

As is law for overseas drivers in New York, Daniel - who received a certificate of completion for the course - then had to pass a road test in order to qualify for a license. Fernandez added: ''No one is exempt, regardless of who you are.''

'Skyfall' has now broken most Bond film records, taking $672m worldwide, and is closing in on beating 'Avatar', at just £10m behind James Cameron's movie on £83m.

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 The modern Aston Martin DB5 used in 'Casino Royale' (Photo: WENN)