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Post  Piratus on Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:46 pm

I just wanted to keep you a little updated on something imporant in my real life, namely:
I'm going to driving school tomorrow! pleased
I have practised driving at home for a while now (today I drove to the nearby town, and filled the car with gas for the first time, for instance) and I got books from the school already, but tomorow will be my first real class.
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Post  Blackseagull on Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:31 pm

Woo! Good luck Piratus!

I remember when *ehem* a few years ago I started driving school and was so excited and nervous lol it was a very big deal for me, as I think it probably is for you now... It felt like a step into a new world. Thank you for sharing with us this step into adulthood Smile.

I wish you good luck! And may the driving forces be with you! xD

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Post  Azeitona on Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:27 am

haha nice xD
just to compare... how many hours of drive school u have to do?

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Post  Pishkirlin on Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:26 pm

Good luck, Piratus!
Indeed a great step into adulthood and independence. Wooot!

I already have 14 years and thousands of miles of driving experience under my belt. My advices are:

1. Don't drink and drive. I did it. It was stupid, I risked not to come back home several times because I was about to fall asleep at the wheel. Don't play with your life or with the others'!!!
2. Don't speed up. Getting to destination 10 minutes later than expected doesn't change anything. Not getting there at all, does.
3. Always keep the safety distance.
4. Double-check your way even when you have priority, especially if you cross the road of a blonde.
5. Always check the rear mirror when you change lane or direction.
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Post  Piratus on Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:08 pm

Pishkirlin wrote:Good luck, Piratus!
Indeed a great step into adulthood and independence. Wooot!

I already have 14 years and thousands of miles of driving experience under my belt. My advices are:

1. Don't drink and drive. I did it. It was stupid, I risked not to come back home several times because I was about to fall asleep at the wheel. Don't play with your life or with the others'!!!
2. Don't speed up. Getting to destination 10 minutes later than expected doesn't change anything. Not getting there at all, does.
3. Always keep the safety distance.
4. Double-check your way even when you have priority.
5. Always check the rear mirror when you change lane, direction or if you see a blonde behind the car.
Fix'ed Wink

I don't think the drinking part will be any problem with me and the rest I will learn by practice. Right now I have a minor issue with distances, I have never gone dangerously close to another viechle, but I did hit the edge of the sidewalk once or twice Mad

Anyway, my first day at school and my first "official" practice drive went well. This was my first time in anyplace with real traffic and I was nervous about it, but once I sat on the drivers seat I realized it was not a big deal.
I did have some problems, I sometimes let go of the clutch (is that the right word?) to drasticly and stop xD
But changing gears, parking, steering etc. Works really well.


just to compare... how many hours of drive school u have to do?
It takes just as many hours as it will have to take, my appointed times are 40 minutes. But I will have to appoint as many times as nessecary until the school knows I can do everything they require. After that there will be some kind of practical test. After this, and some theory, I will have my drivers license, I guess.
By then, I will be cruising the streets with my (fathers) Pontiac GTO. (at least I will do it until I realise how much gas that monster consumes! But chicks will dig me for it, right? Wink )
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Post  Sparkywolf on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:08 pm

Just watch out for acquiring a lead foot with that GTO. ;-)

Driving is a lot of fun and a very useful skill to have, even if you decide not to maintain a car. I, like Pish, have thousands of miles under my belt and more years than I'm going to share here! Here are my tips:

1. Always check your side and rear mirrors AND your blind spot before you change lanes. Idiots hide in your blind spots. Similarly, don't hang out in anyone else's blind spots, especially large trucks like semis and fuel tankers.
2. Be aware of motorcycles, scooters, cyclists and pedestrians. Just because they're not car-shaped doesn't mean they're not there. (Very sadly common here in the US.)
3. Relax, take it easy. Speeding is fun, I've certainly taken more than my fair share of hitting my car's limits, but realistically you don't want to get in a wreck and the time difference is negligible. Safe and alive is much better than reckless and dead.
4. Don't give in to road rage. Flip the other guy off and move on with life. You're better than him anyway.

Otherwise, have fun! There's a lot to keep track of, but you'll pick it up quickly.
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Post  Beccaw on Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:55 pm

Good Luck! I have nearly 2 years under my belt so i have a few tips (not as good as the others as i somewhat lack experience)

- Make sure you're fully registered on your fathers car (A couple weeks after i got my car i got stopped by the police twice in one day as there wasn't a registered owner of my car.. whole misunderstanding.. i got away with it, went home and scoffed some krispy kremes)..
- If you think you're a superb driver and in control even when you're breaking the limit, question yourself (my sister always went at the limit and eventually wrote off her first car)
- Keep calm and focus, keep your eyes on the mirrors and don't be afraid to take a second glance if you're not sure about going into another lane or waiting to leave a roundabout.

And you were talking about how long it takes, it took me 36 hours and i passed first time, but it's not so easy for others so it doesn't really matter how long it takes so long as you become a safe driver Smile

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Post  Azeitona on Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:31 pm

i asked the amount of time, because in brazil u have to do at least 30 hours of teory and 30 hours of practice (i think its 30 hours... dont remenber anymore... because they raised last year... i did less than that)
but u will only really learn how to drive after u have the drive license hahaha

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Post  Azeitona on Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:35 pm

Pishkirlin wrote:Good luck, Piratus!
Indeed a great step into adulthood and independence. Wooot!

I already have 14 years and thousands of miles of driving experience under my belt. My advices are:

1. Don't drink and drive. I did it. It was stupid, I risked not to come back home several times because I was about to fall asleep at the wheel. Don't play with your life or with the others'!!!
2. Don't speed up. Getting to destination 10 minutes later than expected doesn't change anything. Not getting there at all, does.
3. Always keep the safety distance.
4. Double-check your way even when you have priority, especially if you cross the road of a blonde.
5. Always check the rear mirror when you change lane or direction.

bad advices by aze:
1- dont drink too much!a little bit is ok xD hahaha
2- No way! thats ok in brazil... but in europe 10 min late is a big problem! dont be late! never! haha
3- no coment
4- thats true, there are a lot of stupid drivers out there (/e raise his hand)
5- always check the mirrors, its good to know where are the crazy bikes that are going to cross your way hahaha

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Post  Piratus on Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:06 pm

6.Keep an eye out for polarbears and trolls crossing the road*

*If you are really, really drunk
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Post  Acerin on Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:27 am

6.5 Keep an aye for Drunk Polar Trolls
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Post  Piratus on Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:00 pm

Acerin wrote:6.5 Keep an aye for Drunk Polar Trolls
haha! If I ever make a band that will be our name.
"Drunk Polar Trolls" - expic!
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Post  Aadan on Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:32 pm

Good luck Pirates....

i stay on the side way from the high way Smile

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