I took my first driving tour today, around my apartment area only. It was easy at first, until I had to learn how to park it in parallel formation. My parents say its the hardest part of driving. Is it? I'll be getting my drivers permit very soon but I wont be getting my car at any chance...hopefully I dont fail my drivers test. Now my question to you, what was your first driving experience like?
The Real Forums Old Skool
12th April 2002
I havent started driving myself yet, but plan to start learning later this summer. Good luck with learning and your test :)
I'm going to work on getting my driver's permit, and later my license this summer/year, hopefully. I need to sit down and study the little rule booklet they gave me.
I will get my Learners Permit as soon as I pass the written test. I just turned 16 last May. I hope I don't have to ride the bus to school my Junior year in HS.
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15th March 2005
It was easy at first, until I had to learn how to park it in parallel formation. My parents say its the hardest part of driving. Is it?
That really depends whether or not you're good at it. Some people find it naturally easy, others find it difficult. I don't know that there's much in between. I personally avoid parallel parking because I'm paranoid. Unless you live in an urban area you'll never really need to do it anyway.
As for my first driving experience, it was almost 6 years ago so I don't really remember it that well, but I know it was in a parking lot with my mom's humongous SUV. We rolled around the lot for a bit, then I went out onto the street. She forbade me from driving with her again after I hit a maximum speed of 30mph.
She actually never drove with me again until a couple months ago :p. She apologized to me when she realized I'm not a speed demon. Because 30mph is like... Formula 1, man!
Piercing the veil.
9th August 2003
My brother took me to a traffic testing course when I visited him once, and when I got back to South Africa I did my learner's license. It was really annoying to have my mother be so tense the first few times we drove until I asked her to stop, because it was making me nervous.
It got better after we'd driven a few times together and she saw that I was a sensible driver.
First off: Don't turn this story into something it's not >.>
Heh... my first time was when I was around 5 years old... my future step dad (wasn't even dating my mom at the time) let me sit in his lap and steer his giant work truck, with a load of boys from our church. I drove into a ditch. Ha.
For my first "legal" drive.. hm..I had just turned 15, and drove home from the DMV. I was tail-gated. And passed. A lot. The rednecks here don't go the speed limit. It's always 60. Unless the speed limit is 60. Then they go 80.
@Jill: Get your Learner's as soon as possible. The laws here (Georgia) say that you have to have it for a year and one day (and drive like 200 hours) before you can get your License. I assume the laws are similar there, and the test is cake.
My first driving experience?
It involved almost running my older brother over with a ford ranger
Ironic that I took my first drive with Drivers Ed today. My first drive was when I drove my dads truck from the bottom of a hill to my grandma's house. I took a turn at like 35mph and was having a hard time controlling the truck. I got there though. ;)
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31st January 2004
Do plastic, foot powered cars count? If so, then my first driving experience was way back :p
If not, then i've never driven. I've been on the back of my friends motorbike, which was 'interesting'.