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Posted 3/12/08
can i ask a question? ive been wondering about it for sometime...i havent got a license yet, so i dont know much about driving.
how much pressure must i apply to the pedal when just starting to move off?
Posted 3/12/08

idiotnoobbum wrote:

can i ask a question? ive been wondering about it for sometime...i havent got a license yet, so i dont know much about driving.
how much pressure must i apply to the pedal when just starting to move off?


well it depends. certain vehicles have better horse power/torque and brakes which means the gas and brake pedals are more sensitive. If you are starting out, you just want to lightly press on the pedal. You don't want to go fast, especially in a parking lot or any other area packed with people/low speed restrictions. Though, if you are making a right turn when the light is red (legal) than you want to get up to speed quickly.

There is no law against how fast you accelerate as long as you don't go over the speed limit, tailgate, make an illegal pass or cause an accident.
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GreekCotan wrote:

There is no law against how fast you accelerate as long as you don't go over the speed limit, tailgate, make an illegal pass or cause an accident.


Wreckless driving..
Posted 3/12/08

lasthope05 wrote:


GreekCotan wrote:

There is no law against how fast you accelerate as long as you don't go over the speed limit, tailgate, make an illegal pass or cause an accident.


Wreckless driving..


i couldn't think of it T.T also misdemeanor by vehicle (usually assosiated with death)
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Haha...I just know because I got one. Went to fight it in court and they said it doesnt matter if you were going to the speed limit because it was wreckless driving.. good think they didnt give me a street racing ticket.. That would of blowed.. Hardcore.
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Posted 3/12/08

GreekCotan wrote:


idiotnoobbum wrote:

can i ask a question? ive been wondering about it for sometime...i havent got a license yet, so i dont know much about driving.
how much pressure must i apply to the pedal when just starting to move off?


well it depends. certain vehicles have better horse power/torque and brakes which means the gas and brake pedals are more sensitive. If you are starting out, you just want to lightly press on the pedal. You don't want to go fast, especially in a parking lot or any other area packed with people/low speed restrictions. Though, if you are making a right turn when the light is red (legal) than you want to get up to speed quickly.

There is no law against how fast you accelerate as long as you don't go over the speed limit, tailgate, make an illegal pass or cause an accident.


ok lol thanks alot because i see alot of learner drivers, at a red light when they are about to move off they start to buck like a horse and im wondering whther thats because they step on the pedal too hard.....ok thanks for the answer i appreciate it
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DarkOnister wrote:

I couldn't find a topic about this so I thought I might as well start one.

I want to hear want people think are hard and perhaps hear about how you went wrong.
We learn from our mistakes.

What do you find hard?
- changing gears on time or clutch?
- roundabouts
- weather conditions
- tests (Theory, Practical, Hazard Perception)
- reversing round a corner
- parallel parking

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I think thats about it.


when i had driving school the hardest part was trying not to speed -_-. Speeding is what you might get hit the most on your driving test when you go take it. Always check your blind spots when making a lane change and adjust your speed to.
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kanatejr wrote:

Learnt driving in home grounds since... 8? Started driving on roads (illegally) since 14. Solo at 16.

Instructor = Dad.

Want to attend a proper race school though. Not the drifting stuff, but real racing school so I learn more about car limits and what it's like to be in a very dangerous situation, etc.

Well, I won't get a STi till I do so, so have to get my ass moving!


REALLY.....i find that really hard to believe, no offense, but that sounds like initial d crap and you put a twist to it cause someone like me was goign to call you on it i got couple of questions for you

1 does your dad own a shop?
2 where have you done this driving (age of 8 and 14)?
3 if you were really going to join racing school, name few
4 your parents make a lot a year? if they dont then dont think about it, cars are expensive hobbies
5 what cars do you plan to drive? since you said racing school im assuming like you want to get formula series?
6 what car did you drive when you were young?
7 have you been in a car that can handle 2 lateral g's?(been in the ariel atom here in the US) and driving it is even more intense on your body and mentally
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Posted 3/12/08

NonStopReaper wrote:


DarkOnister wrote:

I couldn't find a topic about this so I thought I might as well start one.

I want to hear want people think are hard and perhaps hear about how you went wrong.
We learn from our mistakes.

What do you find hard?
- changing gears on time or clutch?
- roundabouts
- weather conditions
- tests (Theory, Practical, Hazard Perception)
- reversing round a corner
- parallel parking

------
When posting or reading, respect your highway code.

I think thats about it.


when i had driving school the hardest part was trying not to speed -_-. Speeding is what you might get hit the most on your driving test when you go take it. Always check your blind spots when making a lane change and adjust your speed to.



actually i think its just the switching/checking blind spots for everyone...idk speeding wasnt much of a problem for me when i was driving for my license, i drove my 240 for my license test, i did fine...lol and trying to park..
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GreekCotan wrote:

speaking of which, I think it'd be nice to attend an actual driving school. Bobby Ore runs a drift school in California I think :p


There's also Skip Barber Laguna Seca.

-edit= back on topic: Hardest thing for me was showing the 50ish year old instructor lady how to fasten herself in a 4-point harness. (lol she was gonna fail me for not having seatbelts then i showed her the FIA certs as well as asking the cop at the DMV to tell her about the harnesses lol).

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yangss14 wrote:


kanatejr wrote:

Learnt driving in home grounds since... 8? Started driving on roads (illegally) since 14. Solo at 16.

Instructor = Dad.

Want to attend a proper race school though. Not the drifting stuff, but real racing school so I learn more about car limits and what it's like to be in a very dangerous situation, etc.

Well, I won't get a STi till I do so, so have to get my ass moving!


REALLY.....i find that really hard to believe, no offense, but that sounds like initial d crap and you put a twist to it cause someone like me was goign to call you on it i got couple of questions for you

1 does your dad own a shop?
2 where have you done this driving (age of 8 and 14)?
3 if you were really going to join racing school, name few
4 your parents make a lot a year? if they dont then dont think about it, cars are expensive hobbies
5 what cars do you plan to drive? since you said racing school im assuming like you want to get formula series?
6 what car did you drive when you were young?
7 have you been in a car that can handle 2 lateral g's?(been in the ariel atom here in the US) and driving it is even more intense on your body and mentally


Ok... I ll answer one by one.

1. NO. He doesn't. My family does manufacturing for car parts. We owe a factory and we have our own sales and delivery department. Yes, we have our own vehicle maintenance department, so we do basic car maintenance. My house is right next to the company.

2. Factory grounds. Learning the use and feel of clutch, brake, accelerator, manual shifting and handling. Then some illegal driving down deserted back roads close to my house late at night.

3. I said I want to. Not racing school but driving school. Someone suggested some advance driving course at Silverstone or smewer, I didn't pay much attention. It's just to learn about car and its performance so I know the limit of driving ordinary cars.

4. They make enough to send me and my brother to the third most expensive boarding school in UK for 8 years each. Now living in London. Family motto is "Cars First".

5. No, am not going in racing as explained before. Dad is not getting STi till I get certificate so that's what am doing.

6. Haha... a delivery truck, believe it or not. A 1987 Toyota Hilux Hero. Then moved onto a Susuki Caribean SJ1300 with ultra low ratio (so it was easier to drive apparently, it ruined the gearbox driving it on hard road but yea, it got me driving).

7. Nope, but I was in the Air Cadets and went solo in the Vigilant Glider. Don't know the G Values but taking off in those thngs made me ill for the 1st few times. Gradually got used to it though, seeing I have to do it like 25times a day for 10 days back then.
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Posted 3/12/08

kanatejr wrote:


yangss14 wrote:


kanatejr wrote:

Learnt driving in home grounds since... 8? Started driving on roads (illegally) since 14. Solo at 16.

Instructor = Dad.

Want to attend a proper race school though. Not the drifting stuff, but real racing school so I learn more about car limits and what it's like to be in a very dangerous situation, etc.

Well, I won't get a STi till I do so, so have to get my ass moving!


REALLY.....i find that really hard to believe, no offense, but that sounds like initial d crap and you put a twist to it cause someone like me was goign to call you on it i got couple of questions for you

1 does your dad own a shop?
2 where have you done this driving (age of 8 and 14)?
3 if you were really going to join racing school, name few
4 your parents make a lot a year? if they dont then dont think about it, cars are expensive hobbies
5 what cars do you plan to drive? since you said racing school im assuming like you want to get formula series?
6 what car did you drive when you were young?
7 have you been in a car that can handle 2 lateral g's?(been in the ariel atom here in the US) and driving it is even more intense on your body and mentally


Ok... I ll answer one by one.

1. NO. He doesn't. My family does manufacturing for car parts. We owe a factory and we have our own sales and delivery department. Yes, we have our own vehicle maintenance department, so we do basic car maintenance. My house is right next to the company.

2. Factory grounds. Learning the use and feel of clutch, brake, accelerator, manual shifting and handling. Then some illegal driving down deserted back roads close to my house late at night.

3. I said I want to. Not racing school but driving school. Someone suggested some advance driving course at Silverstone or smewer, I didn't pay much attention. It's just to learn about car and its performance so I know the limit of driving ordinary cars.

4. They make enough to send me and my brother to the third most expensive boarding school in UK for 8 years each. Now living in London. Family motto is "Cars First".

5. No, am not going in racing as explained before. Dad is not getting STi till I get certificate so that's what am doing.

6. Haha... a delivery truck, believe it or not. A 1987 Toyota Hilux Hero. Then moved onto a Susuki Caribean SJ1300 with ultra low ratio (so it was easier to drive apparently, it ruined the gearbox driving it on hard road but yea, it got me driving).

7. Nope, but I was in the Air Cadets and went solo in the Vigilant Glider. Don't know the G Values but taking off in those thngs made me ill for the 1st few times. Gradually got used to it though, seeing I have to do it like 25times a day for 10 days back then.



lol touche my man touche... oh you live in UK? damn ballin...everything overthere is expensive....

yah i actually want to go to racing school...goal is to become a f1 driver...but i knwo that aint happening so that'll have to be a hobby and now i make 60kish a year...lol good for my age...dont you think? haha
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I did try to keep calm... Seems like that worked!
I study in UK, live in Thailand. Expenses in London is so damn expensive though....

Thats good money! I spend more than that in a year T.T hahaha... I rather know how to drive a F430 than crash to be honest, thats why I want to learn.

Did my story really sound like Initial D?
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