Your first driving experience. 55 replies

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#51 12 years ago

my first experience was on a motor bike and i have also attempted to drive a car but failed,

its great on a bike, the speed is great.


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#52 12 years ago

go out in the county on the service roads, less people and things to run into there for your first drive, also less police if you just happen to not have your permit;)

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#53 12 years ago

Ha ha ha..... My first time behind the wheel? I must have been 11 or 12 then. My step-dad let me drive the car back home from the practice field (5 blocks away). I was doing fine going down the road. Then, it was time to round the corner. I made a right turn, and.... Well, if I pushed the button to make the headlights flip up and turn on, they probably would have rung the guy's door bell. I ended up on his porch! All through the yard, messed up his flower bed. Needless to say, it was a few more years until he let me back behind the wheel.

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#54 12 years ago

V0rtexAh, yes, my first driving experience *thinks way back*

The written test was a joke. It was so easy that even a complete moron could pass. After acing the test, I drove around my neighborhood with my dad for a while and less than an hour later I was on the highway (of course, I learned automatic, so I picked it up fairly easily).

Then, when I turned 16, I took the final driving test. Again, it was a joke and so easy that even a young child could have passed it:

Tester: "Make a right at the next stop sign, please"

Me: *Slows down at the corner, stops at the sign just before the crosswalk, then pulls up a little bit to check for traffic before slowly accelerating onto the next street*

Tester: "Very good, now make a left at the next stop light"

Me: *Stops at the light and waits for green arrow before making a nice, smooth arc onto the next street, slowly accelerating at the same time*

The tester didn't even take me on any street higher than a 35 mph sped limit. That test was a complete waste of time and, in my honest opinion, should have been much more difficult with an obstacle course or something. I also think the driving age should be raised to 18. 16 is just too young.

I find parallel parking to be the most difficult aspect of driving, but luckily in Colorado, parking isn't part of the test.

I hope it's not really that easy. Overhere parallel parking (and all other forms of parking), making a turn in a two lane street, going onto the highway etc. driving in reverse around a street corner (smoothly!) etc. are all parts you need to pass before your get your lisence.

I failed the first time because I slightly steered to the left while looking over my left shoulder to see if I could move from the exit/enter lane into the highway (plus some other minor thing, I think I had to look a little more in the rear mirror. -Look in there too much and you will fail too however...-).



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#55 12 years ago

Indeed, we have all that except the reversing around a street corner part, and it it's somewhat hard to pass. I passed the theory part (pictures and photos of real and theoretical situations and obscure traffic signs on a computer) at the first attempt but failed the first driving test because the instructor thought I slowed down too late before turning to the right when the pedestrians also had green light, he probably thought I was going to drive them over or something... The second time I barely passed when I somehow didn't notice a grey E-class that approached on the highway when entering it, but luckily for me it moved to the the other lane well in time and the instructor was a more understanding one than the first.


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#56 12 years ago

Ive been driving small lawn mowers since i was 5, drove full-sized tractors at my grandfathers farm by 8. by 10 my grandfather let be drive his little GMC Sonoma around the neighborhood where my dad lived. at 14 i was going to work with my dad and could handle everything from a box blade tractor, to a excavator(some of the newer modal have radio and A/C in the cab:cool: ), to front-end loaders big enough that the tires are twice as tall as i am. i didn't take the test for my permit until i was 16, and i still haven't passed the test for the license(i need to find something smaller and with a tighter turning radius than my mom's 89 ramcharger.