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25 and I still don’t know how to drive

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Posted 12/11/18 , edited 12/12/18
I love my car, hate driving. I only hate driving simply because most drivers around me are stupid, selfish, incompetent, and plain dangerous. Getting worse where I live unfortunately. Still, doesn't stop me. Defensive driving all the way. I actually know how to drive a car without ABS brakes, all-wheel drive, back-up cameras, radar, butt-warmers, auto transmissions, and airbags, so it's kinda necessary given the idiocy that surrounds me on a daily basis and driving a car that is as old as mine.

Learned when I was 16, when there was still Driver's Ed in HS, and the DMV actually made you operate the vehicle in a variety of situations, that they no longer do. Very different generation. Couldn't wait to cut the cord of dependence on parents and others. Public transit sucks here. There was no Lyft or Uber. (And, depending on usage can be cheaper to own a car than pay for a Millenial Taxi Cab all the time anyway...)

If you don't need to get a license, don't. The fewer on the road the better. Makes it safer for me.
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Posted 12/12/18 , edited 12/12/18
Well if you don't need to drive then you don't really need to learn how to drive.

I was pretty much forced to learn how to drive at the age of 21. I really didn't want to learn how to drive since traffic in LA is a pain but unfortunately driving is necessary where I live -__-

But I will say driving automatic is pretty easy. I feel bad for my fiance though because he lives in the UK and has to drive manual. He already paid over 300 pounds for driving lessons but he still sucks at it even after 5 or 6 lessons.
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Posted 12/12/18 , edited 12/12/18

Good.

Driving is for plebeians.
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Posted 12/12/18 , edited 12/12/18
It's cool I didn't even get my license until I was 23, was simply too broke at the time to afford a car.
That being said, I'd still say it's worth getting one even if you don't use it much in case you ever end up in a job or an organization that requires you to travel.


Mishio1 wrote:

It might be a problem if/when you leave the city, but for everyday life, the subway is fine. It's far less expensive, saves you money, and you don't have to worry about traffic jams.


Agreed, I drove through NYC once in my life, never again.
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Posted 12/13/18 , edited 12/13/18
If I lived in NYC I'd just use a bicycle.
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Posted 12/14/18 , edited 12/14/18
I love driving and it's a pleasure. Also its much more dangerous than a gun. Ban assault cars!
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Posted 12/14/18 , edited 12/15/18
i cant stand driving either lmao its fine. everyone has to learn one day, tho.
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Posted 12/14/18 , edited 12/15/18
My wife didn't learn to drive until she was 25 either, and she grew up in NYC. Honestly in a place like NY you don't have to drive and it's often more inconvenient than anything else. Unfortunately for her and myself (shes scary when she drives), you have to drive in a city like Atlanta. Don't worry about it, just take it slow.
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