It feels like it’s been years since Britney Spears was a constant fixture on the roads of Los Angeles, tooling around aimlessly for hours between Malibu, Beverly Hills and every luxury hotel, Starbucks and fast-food joint in between. But it looks like the salad days are over for the L.A. traffic police, as the singer appears to gradually be getting her driving privileges back.

On Saturday night, Brit was back behind the steering wheel for her first solo drive in weeks. However it should be noted that the pop superstar wasn’t completely alone, as a security detail maintained a close eye on her in a separate vehicle the entire time. This came two days after her father Jamie Spears had allowed Britney to drive the car while he sat (possibly with clenched fists) in the passenger seat.

Until this past weekend, Brit had not driven a car since Feb. 6, the day she was released from UCLA Medical Center and immediately hooked up with boyfriend Adnan Ghalib to lead a phalanx of paparrazzi around Los Angeles before dead-ending at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where her father called an end to the freewheeling festivities.

This drive also reunited Britney with the Mercedes-Benz she abandoned with a flat tire in the middle of a busy Los Angeles street in early January.

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