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Offline 800880088

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Learning to drive
« on: March 03, 2010, 01:07:12 pm »
I am gonna go to my driving test in about a month or two. And I have no idea how to lol :p Has any one got any good tips and stuff.

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 03:06:31 pm »
First of all, if you have no idea how to drive, you have no business taking a driver's license test in "a month or two".  Get out and drive as much as possible between now and then, because ideally you should have at least three months of regular driving experience (ie, driving every day) before getting a full license.  If you must take the test on an abbreviated schedule, the best thing you can do to improve your driving is to relax, and not panic or get emotional at all behind the wheel.  Emotions impair judgement, and that's one thing you can't afford to impair while operating multi-ton heavy equipment (which is what a car is, just with a lot more idiot-proofing than a tractor or excavator).  And, don't freak out if you do something wrong, just correct for it and get on with life.

Driving skill comes from experience, and there's no substitute for that.  So, get behind the wheel, and drive as much as you can, because that's the only thing that will enable you to drive well.
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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 03:11:10 pm »
Lol Thanks for the tips :3x. I have been driving every saterday around this abbandon airfeild. But I am bussy every day because of college and shiz >.>

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 04:56:32 pm »
yes, as natasha said, it all comes from experience.  you cant learn how to correct yourself when you slide if you never actually slide, so go practice when its raining and practice.  yiu dont want your first lesson in hydroplaning while youre going down the highway at 75 mph.  try to(but safely) cover as much ground as possible and if you mess up?  oh well, you cant go back and fix it.  move forward, and focus.  good luck!

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 11:24:47 pm »
*laughs*

Good luck. I hope you don't end up taking the exam more than 15 times (I'm getting ready for #17; the only thing I cannot do is parallel park.)
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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 11:44:05 pm »
i passed my first time with 85% of mypoints left.  i dont know how you are graded, but certain things are worth so many points, and at the end, all points are added up and a certain percentage is required.  so even if you miss one thing, like parallel parking(which is kinda hard)  you can still pass.  but, if you dont pass, no big deal, you can take it as many times as needed to pass

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010, 12:42:37 am »
Words.

This is absolutely true. I keep failing because parallel parking get's a heavy curve here, amongst a couple other stupid mistakes I always make when I take the exam but not otherwise. (We're in the mountains; a lot of parking is streetside, even in smallish towns like Suicide Strip.)
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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2010, 01:45:18 am »
oh, yes, thats another thing to look for TAD, Mr. Phoenix reminded me that tests are fitted to the region, lots of parallel parking?  you better know how.  here its all about control, lots of curvy roads

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010, 02:18:42 am »
Thanks for the tips guys. The only fear I got of driving is crazy parking and crazy roads :\

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2010, 09:06:45 pm »
learn Manuel  so much better than automatic XD
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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2010, 09:58:40 pm »
I would suggest, like what has been said before, get out and practice.
With enough practice, you should do really good.
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