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Posted 11/24/08
too young to drive.. i either walk or ride the bus.
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Posted 11/24/08
I got my license for almost half a year now ...
to me its not so hard if u get to practice u often.When i just started i almost run over ppl crossing the road and i think the instructor have a hard time wit me
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Posted 11/25/08

EntengButyok wrote:

Never been to a driving school...here in the Phils., I was home schooled. My dad taught be how to drive a manual when I was 14. Then, practiced parallel, diagonal, and car park reverse parking. After a while, he got me a more advance lesson in maintaining a cars' position on a traffic light while being uphill without using hand brakes, just the proper mixture of gas and clutch control.


stopping uphill without using breaks was EASY for me the hardest for me was drifting with a FWD: i became friends with trees and lightpoles
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Posted 11/25/08

xiongboy wrote:


EntengButyok wrote:

Never been to a driving school...here in the Phils., I was home schooled. My dad taught be how to drive a manual when I was 14. Then, practiced parallel, diagonal, and car park reverse parking. After a while, he got me a more advance lesson in maintaining a cars' position on a traffic light while being uphill without using hand brakes, just the proper mixture of gas and clutch control.


stopping uphill without using breaks was EASY for me the hardest for me was drifting with a FWD: i became friends with trees and lightpoles


lol, I've been there and sort of done that too. But I wasn't the one driving though. I nearly got killed while riding shotgun. My conclusion, never attempt to drift a FWD especially an Automatic.
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Posted 11/26/08
I find the price tag hard! 350 bucks X(
Posted 11/28/08
left turns =/
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Posted 11/29/08
drivin' while it's dark, snowing...
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Posted 7/22/09 , edited 7/22/09
Hello,


Proper driving lessons and practice is must if you want to be a proficient driver, rash driving is not a good thing many teenagers support it as it shows their attitude, but it could be dangerous for you as well as for others too, so be very careful, while you are driving.


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sarah_9






http://www.paylesstrafficschool.net/
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Posted 7/26/09

4wdcelica wrote:

I find it hard for me to suppress my road rage when people can't drive correctly.


Sorry if we can't all drive correctly
Posted 7/26/09 , edited 7/26/09
I'm taking driver's ed in my sophomore year soon. I can't say next year, since it's really this year. I can't say anything about it because I've never took it before. (edit: bleh, i've posted here before, that sucks. And I don't care, it's not double posting.)
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Posted 8/2/09
driving school is a bitch. at the school i went to you had to do all this commentary. i nearly failed the driving test cause i couldn't remember most of it. the driving part is easy though.
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Posted 8/2/09
I sat in the front of the car from when I was like 9 or 10 till I was able to drive (of course).

So basically I watched my dad's driving intently for 7-12 years. When I first stepped into the front seat of the car and started driving, it all just came naturally.

How much do I need to turn the wheel in order to make this right turn? How much gas do I need to give to get up this hill.

Even the instructor was commending me on it.

Sure I made some mistakes early on but after practicing with my dad everyday, especially driving under difficult conditions (rain, nighttime, fog), I mastered the art.

I'm usually not one to boast but I'm very proud and confident in my driving ability.





That said however, I did make one big and stupid mistake when I went for the driving test (which I passed on the first go).

I was asked to point to the front defroster.....


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I kept pointing to the rear defroster

I got knocked points because I was nervous and pointed to the wrong thing.
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Posted 8/3/09
things to know when driving:

1) Cell phones are definitely a bad idea no matter how good you think you are. while you concentrate on your call thousands of pieces of information fly past you unseen. this means the truck you didn't see enter your blind spot could turn you into so much hamburger within your vehicle because you simply didn't know.

2) during snow and ice owning a 4 wheel drive wont stop you one iota faster than the 2 wheel drives remember this as you slide off the road because 4WD was able to get you up to speed faster.

3)even though a car is more secure than a motorcycle when a bike hits a car at high speed the bike rips through the car like a can opener its not unusual for the person who killed the motorcyclist to also be killed inside the car as the bike passes through the car. take the time to actually see whats coming up the road before proceeding at intersections might just save your life too.

4) if your late on the way somewhere don't think taking chances will make up time your more likely to end up with another vehicle plowed into you if not this time or the next it will eventually happen. drafting another car through a stop or burning lights is a great way to become an accident and being plowed into on the side is very likely to get you or your passengers killed.

5)school zones mean something don't become that ass who drove over the preschooler crossing the road. even if you have a strong stomach you may want to avoid having them flip your car over to extract a kids stuck under it while you watch.

6) movies use multiple takes and countless tricks to make cars do things they simply can't in real life the laws of physics will override your desire to make that corner at a stupid speed your car can't handle.

7) car maintenance is your friend not only will it save you a lot of money it also keeps you safer bad tires won't hold when you need them to. needless to say a few hundred in tires is cheaper than a few hundred a year more in insurance or the repair costs of an accident. regular oil changes keeps off the really expensive engine repairs and your cars less likely to crap out in the middle of nowhere with a nice tow charge to boot.

8) if you like your friends and are the driver pay attention to the road you'll be surprised how fast a friends family will blame you for hospitalising their family member because you crashed the car they were in. even worse if you manage to kill your friends makes it kind of hard to call on them afterwords

9)the greater your speed the longer your stopping distance will be tailgating at 30 mph you may be fast enough to stop in time but at 100 mph no matter how good your reflexes are your car simply wont stop because the entire stopping force of your car is transmitted to the road by your tires. all four of which have the total area of a single sheet of paper touching the road your 2000lbs plus vehicle won't want to stop however much you wish it to.

10) even in some of the most backward city's road signs are pretty universal. things like one ways and don't enter are pretty obvious it should be natural to look for these without need of thought at intersections same with green arrows and other flow indicators yield is pretty simple you don't have to stop unless there's no room to enter you should already know the flow arriving before you'd need to stop.
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