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First Driving Lesson Next Week!

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#1 Zemfik


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Posted 28 February 2008 - 04:36 PM

I have my first driving lesson next Tuesday.

I'm really happy, but at the same time i'm really nervous, a few of my mates said it's no biggie and you get into it really quickly.

Another reason i'm really looking forward to this is because i get to learn in a mini.

Does anyone have any advice?


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Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:07 PM

Congratulations on getting behind the wheel of a car.
My advice-remember that the person next to you is thinking
"Those trees/posts/etc. seem to be real close to the edge of the road
when someone else (in this case a beginning driver) is driving this car".
And: You may not see it, but the person next to you also has an imaginary
brake which he/she will use a lot.

Seriously, do only as much as you are comfortable doing.
You can't learn it all in an hour or two. Just like anything else, you
have to go one step at a time. Eventually it will all come together as
you gain more experience and confidence.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:21 PM

It is better to control the direction of the car than it is to go fast. Practice manuevers in an empty lot whenever possible. Speed can come later. If someone behind you thinks you aren't going fast enough, rather than speed up, pull over if possible and let them pass.

Some people do take to driving quite easily, but others don't. I took driver's ed. in high school, but I was 32 when I finally got my license.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:43 PM

Remember to always be aware of what is going on around you

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 02:02 PM

I Hate You!

I always wanted to drive a mini :thumbsup: My driving school had me using an old honda accord from the 90s

Well good luck and don't hit anything :flowers:

BTW You learning stick or automatic?

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 10:55 PM

I just got my learners permit last week! I'm not that great of a driver though. Well, hope you do well on your test!
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:27 PM

Keep 2 hands on the wheel, even when reversing. Good luck have fun and PAY attention too whats's around you always.
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 08:35 PM

Pay attention! I wrecked my folks car when I was 17 by not paying attention!
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 02:20 PM

While driving can be easy and a lot of people do learn it rather quickly, try not to be overconfident. Overconfidence is one of the main causal factors of accidents with young drivers. Such things as: "This driveway is icy but i am a good enough driver to back out," can get you in a lot of trouble. Remember that you are still a young driver and stick to the rules of the road. When you accept the fact that you don't have a lot of experience you will be a much more cautious and better driver. Don't do what i did and land your mom's minivan in the ditch...

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