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Old 03-10-2010, 06:57 AM   #36
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Who taught you how to drive?

Perhaps you should have learned in a Jeep.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:20 AM   #37
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My Dad and of course, a driver's ed teacher. I learned in a huge Buick Riviera. I can't remember how old it was when I was using it to learn how to drive but, it was at least a decade old and that was 19 years ago. That car had a never ending front. So, while all my friends were learning how to drive in Ford Escorts, they all questioned me endlessly about how I could park my huge Buick Riviera! LOL! So, my dad taught me. Yup! I hated it! He was mean, made me cry and tortured me. He made me go to the cul 'd' sac and back around it and, I couldn't get any further than 2 inches from the curb or I would have to start over and try it again. This went on for about 2 hours before it was too late and I had school the next day and my Mom was about ready to start yelling at him. And, no...backing around a cul 'd' sac has never been something that I have had to use in all the years I have been driving. Oh, and I should point out that he traumatized me so much, and had me thinking that I wouldn't pass any driver's test if I couldn't pass his, that I waited 3 more years before I got my license! So, he screwed himself. He could have had another driver in the house but, I was too scared and couldn't get past it for 3 years. LOL! I know! I am a big old baby!
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:34 AM   #38
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I can't imagine the fun you were having. When I learned to drive I would go everywhere, my parents were glad to have me gone, until I didn't come home on time. Nah, you're not a big baby, it doesn't sound like you wanted to fail, no harm in that.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:41 AM   #39
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LOL! Yea...it was really tough! And, I don't even think he made me a better driver! LOL! If anything, he made me scared of driving! Which, yes...it is good to have a healthy fear of driving so it keeps you on your toes but, he paralyzed me with fear for 3 year! That is not productive! LOL! I can tell you, I will not be doing that to my child someday...if I ever have a child!
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:59 AM   #40
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My dad start off to teach me some basics of driving but honestly i dont get it.Its just me who could not get it what he was teaching that time.Maybe im not yet really interested at first.I could only get about ten percent of it.I also learnt from the way he and my brother drive. I took lesson(driving school) with only a few instructors;supposely a lots of differents instructors..i don't know to consider im lucky or unlucky to get about four different instructors.Two of them kept repeating themselves to me on lessons i have.That is so frustrating.The feeling is so troublesome for me.I just don't like. From there,i started to really endure learning how to drive; whats my dad had been teaching me about driving,i could recall back and later i understand after having the lessons.Im kinda a slow learner.Slow and Steady wins the race aytes!! Its not really a nice memories for me while learning how to drive.There's many dissapointing moments.At least,im able to complete it and now i could drive officially.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:57 AM   #41
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You're young, it will fade over time. Glad to know your official.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:18 AM   #42
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For me my father taught four wheeler driving a bit. As i stayed outside my native place i was not able to learn fully from my father. Still i cant drive four wheeler on highways or city range. I learn t two wheeler in driving school. Now i own a two wheeler and i can drive confidently in any place.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:04 AM   #43
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My dad taught me directions and I learned to drive in a 90 foot long station wagon that felt like I was floating a boat. I also learned how to drive on the dieway during Drivers Ed. It was me, Vince Romo and Lynn Ross, the three "R", I'll let you figure out my last name, and my poor instructor had his foot on the "special" brake all the time. Tell me your fond memory about learning how to drive.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:01 AM   #44
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Driving is not a easy job when you don't have your car, when i thought of learning driving i joined the driving school but they gave only basic lessons and did not took on highways and rush roads. After my classes i asked the trainer if he can help me give some extra lessons and he got agreed and he took me on his own car. That was real fun where ever i want to go i can go. I paid to person and filled gas but the person was so nice he return the cash.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:26 AM   #45
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I was 16 when I learned to drive and that was 40 years ago. I took driver's ed in the summer after having turned 16. There were 3 boys and myself learning at the same time. The instructor "assumed" that the boys already knew how to drive, so I had to drive everywhere. Once in a while he would put one of them behind the wheel, but mostly it was just me driving. I learned to drive on the narrow streets of Pittsburgh, PA, up and down hills. I remember going down a hill that was wet (it had rained a bit) and it was a cobblestone street. He reminded me about how to get out of a skid, then yelled at me to STOP. When I didn't slam on the brakes fast enough for him, he did it again. The second time, I slammed on the brakes and slid and for the life of me I couldn't remember which way I was supposed to turn the wheel to get out of a spin. In Pittsburgh, there were two places to go for the driver's test. At one, you went out onto the streets. At the other, there was a course where you had your test. I chose the latter. Back then, state troopers were the ones who conducted the tests, and mine was dressed up in his finery - hip boots, helmet, gun on his holster. He scared me to death. I had practiced going through the test with my instructor. But I forgot everything I learned with that cop sitting beside me. I pulled out as instructed, went down the fake road and stopped at the first stop sign. After that, the cop told me to pull back up to the building because I failed the test. What? I had not done anything yet. (I was really worried about the 3 point turn and parallel parking, but I didn't get that far.) It turned out that the cop decided that I didn't stop long enough at the stop sign. He told me to always count, "one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three" before going forward after stopping, even if there were no other cars around. Lesson learned. I passed the next time. And the first time I was out driving all by myself, I hit a bus...that was stopped.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:25 PM   #46
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I had to learn with an HP too. I probably drove him nuts going the speed limit and I kept looking at his gun thinking he would pull it out and shoot me! There is a fear factor there that cannot be explained.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:34 PM   #47
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My dad taught me to ride. I have not driven any vehicle. Ha Ha, I do not know how to drive and I am becoming a doctor this year. What a funny thing. This is because in India cars are not that common. Well let me be frank, we do not have one. But the my father taught me how to ride a bicycle and then his scooter. Well I just sat on my first motor bike and drove it home. Nothing special happened.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:27 PM   #48
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I learned from a driver's ed instructor out on city streets and California freeways. My father would never have had the patience to teach me or anyone. I learned in a huge U.S. model car that drove smoothly enough but felt like a house to me.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:37 PM   #49
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Hmmm.... Romo, Ross, and Rumplestiltskin? Well I didn't read your responses yet but I see you have three pages of them, so I'm sure I'm not the first (or second hehe) who came up with THAT! Anyhow, I learned mostly in Drivers Ed class and then did the actual practice with my dad. I remember that special brake... one time it actually spared an accident but I don't like thinking about that day. The only "fond" memory I have is taking a series of "bumps" on a windy road much too fast and you know how it can feel like a car is leaving the ground when that happens... ... So I got all nervous and thought "oh @#$#!@ there goes my grade" but he started laughing and said "Now there's the way to drive! Most students are too timid to do that!"
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:50 PM   #50
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Rumple, funny, no it wasn't me who was asleep at the wheel, it was Ross. I also had drivers ed. with the guy who's dad taught the class, talk about your teachers pet.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:07 PM   #51
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I can't say I have any fond memories about learning to drive. Once I learned all the little persnickety things they'll flunk you for on the test (at least here in North Carolina), it kind of took the excitement and enjoyment out of it and made it a more stressful experience. My dad was the one who first began teaching me. For the longest time, I would not drive with my mother because she is the ultimate backseat driver and everything you do makes her either flinch like crazy or worse (not a good match for a hypersensitive personality such as myself). I also had two very good driving teachers (that had the special break on their end). One of them was especially fun to be in the car with. We had a lot of the same interests and he had even met Garth Brooks (my favorite performer), so he was a little more than just a teacher - he would actually talk to you casually as well, which helped take a lot of stress off of the scenario. Once I was confident enough, I finally started to drive more and more with my mother as she was the only one who could take me during the day when my dad worked. I think I was always made a lot more progress when I actually had somewhere to go because then I actually had reason to be getting in the car and driving somewhere. I did a lot of "practice driving" in which I would just go around town for an hour or two, and that was helpful education-wise, but the anticipation wasn't present. I would plan to meet friends at different places a whole lot over those couple of months so that I would have an excuse to go somewhere which meant more practice time... so that was one pleasant thing I got out of the bargain.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:34 PM   #52
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Oooo, I hate backseat drivers. I told people like that I had truck space to spare.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:22 PM   #53
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I learnt to drive with a qualified instructor and it was pretty conventional. No accidents anyway!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:36 PM   #54
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Oh how boring, you've hit a curb at least right?
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:49 PM   #55
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Lol - yea i've hit a kerb!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:16 PM   #56
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My dad did also... But than again while growing up I've watched him drive when he was driving so it was like I almost knew how to when I got behind the wheel to do so for myself.. The Gas though that was kind of another story but he did teach me most of all I know about driving for sure.. I never took a drivers ed course or anything in that sort.. So of course I had to wait the age limit to get them...
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:58 PM   #57
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Hi there git..... Well,I just learned how to drive recently. I learned to drive in a school of drive. It takes me a lot of time to learn it, for I do not know anything about car or drive it.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:09 PM   #58
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Welcome to myLot. Congrats on becoming a driver.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:48 PM   #59
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oh yes my half brother tried to teach me how to drive in one easy lesson and while he was yelling no no do this I was hanging on for dear life and managed to take down about forty feet of fencing alongside the road before I could get the car stopped. wow. we were both mad and I did not not try again until my grandpa asked me to steer his pickup while he got the old cow out of the cemetery' and loaded onto our pickup.now what he asked me to do was straight forward and I was to go very slowly so I' had no problems with that at all. we got the cow in the pick up and with his guidance I managed to stay on the road withthat little bob tailed pickup and got almost home when my grandpa decided he had best take over. I have never learned to drive since then. I think if the adults had let him teach me i would have learned just fine but no. they did not.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:37 PM   #60
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My dad taught me directions and I learned to drive in a 90 foot long station wagon that felt like I was floating a boat. I also learned how to drive on the dieway during Drivers Ed. It was me, Vince Romo and Lynn Ross, the three "R", I'll let you figure out my last name, and my poor instructor had his foot on the "special" brake all the time. Tell me your fond memory about learning how to drive.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:48 PM   #61
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My mom basically taught me how to drive,because my dad did not have the patience to teach me,and I remember taking Drivers Ed,because I almost hit a stop sign,and I also almost side swiped a cop car.
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Rebel!
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:35 PM   #63
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My Dad taught me how to drive in a 1959 Ford standard transmission. After we got home from the first lesson, he told me that if he had drank milk and ate ice cream before we left, he would have felt like he had a milkshake. My Dad was patient with me and taught me a lot about road courtesy and safety. Too bad drivers nowadays don't learn the same things. If you learn to drive on a standard shift, then you can pretty well drive anything.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:40 PM   #64
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A milkshake, that's funny. I think a stick shift is the ultimate test.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:26 PM   #65
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Gads, this was a LOOONG time ago. I guess, to be technical, I learned by driving go-carts at Malibu Racetrack; then my mom took me in the parking lot at the local high school (I got to drive a CAR 50 feet--ooooh!) and let me try to drive her jeep (a stick--I could back up but not go forward); then my friend Cassie used to 'borrow' her parents car and I spent many a night driving around the rural part of town. Many other lessons from others...my dad took me out 3 times in the car to drive in my future car but wouldn't let me drive up our driveway (very NOT helpful!). Mr. Winston took offense (Driver's Ed teacher) to my and Roxanne asking if there were sticks available to learn from (we were so much younger than our class that we had already started our senior year and were months in before being allowed to get our licenses); Mr. Haddon, who took me behind the wheel (and around 2 circles and on Route 70 (shore traffic) on a Friday summer day); and the lovely old man who laughed when I told him that the car I was testing in was a LOT smaller that what I'd be driving (I took my test in a Ford Granada but I was to drive a Ford LTD!), told me about the cat on the roof in the middle of my k-turn and nearly failed me for turning with one hand! Oh yeah, and my grandpop for loaning me the money to buy my license that day as a birthday gift (my mom was NOT happy!) I just relived these moments the other day...my daughter (pictured below) got HER first driving lesson--I may as well get it in before my dad's home sells!
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:09 PM   #66
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Good day. I learned primarily to drive from my uncles then a formal driving school. I remember using the jeep. It was heartstopping the first time I held the steering wheel and I keep looking at my feet to see if I'm peddaling the right gauge. I was scared then but my uncle said to me that i have to put in my mind that I control the vehicle and not the other way around since then I learned to relax and the driving lesson went smoothly.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:44 PM   #67
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my friend taught me how to drive and i learned in no time.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:17 PM   #68
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I have recently learned to drive a Car through an Instructure of Driving Institute. He taught me very well with in 12 days only and beautifully guided me about all the driving rules. Now I am a good Car Driver.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:05 PM   #69
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I owe my basic driving skills to my dad. He was very lenient as a teacher so it took me nearly a year to drive outside of the village and a few more months to start driving on my own. Anyway, the maneuvering on the road and parking I learned from personal experience. It's just impossible to learn these with an instructor. I figured it out myself but the down side was that I had to embarass myself in public. Haha. For example, I'd go down the car multiple times just to see if my parking was ok. Also, I'm very bad at estimating the car's distance so I always cause a traffic jam in the parking lot and u-turn slots.
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In the mandatory driving academy!!!
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