how long does it take for you to learn how to drive a car???

United States
February 22, 2009 7:37pm CST
i started learning how to drive a month before i came here in the U.S. i was so nervous as i havent drive a car before but then i am so willing to learn how to drive, my husband thought me how to drive every weekends where he has no work. but it took me 5 month to actually learn how to drive as i took a break because of winter. but now i been driving for almost a year its fun to know how to drive as it help me a lot to get to work and to go to the mall with friends. happy mylotting everyone!!!
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@ShepherdSpy (8565)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
23 Feb 09
I suppose one of the main factors in how long it takes to learn would be physically how you drive the car i.e, whether you learn on a car with manual gears (Stick shift) or an automatic..Auto is easier,as you don't need to learn clutch control..Having learned to drive on a manual car,my license covers me to drive Auto or manual..whereas if you learn and pass on an Auto,you have to retest to drive a manual..I got my license before I ever bought a car-I was borrowing my Grandfather's car for years before buying my first..IIRC,it must have been a year or so before I passed,as I got it on my second try!
• Canada
23 Feb 09
Here in Canada it doesn't matter that you learned to drive on a manual or automatic. It covers both once you have passed your test. How do you have to go for a retest when you go for auto and if you want to drive manual you have to take the test again? I have never heard of this.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
23 Feb 09
http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/uploads/documents/fleet/TE445%20-%20Driver%20licence%20check%20guide.pdf this is a uk reference document for Drivers or wannabes..page 8 mentions the bit that an automatic license only covers you as a provisional (ie,Learner) Driver in a Manual car..Driving a stick shift car on a grade B license (Auto) is apparently an offense if You're not driving the car as a learner Driver..
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• United States
24 Feb 09
hi everyone, i think it a lot harder to learn how to drive in manual, automatic is a lot easier as you just shift in gear. you dont have to shift it all the time like manual do. i learn on automatic car, but i would also want to learn manual so i know both. thanks, happy mylotting.
@nicholejade (2431)
• Canada
23 Feb 09
It depends on the person itself and how long it takes them to pick up on it. Some people just can't drive where others it takes a short time. The only thing that you really can do is practice practice and more practice. However you said that you took time off in the winter. That is one of the best times to learn to drive. The roads do make a difference to the summer, spring or fall conditions. Glad you have picked up on driving and hope you drive safe.
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• United States
24 Feb 09
hi there, yes i think it depends on the person how fast he could learn, because i know that there are some people that is so easy to learn how to drive a car. and yes it really take's more practice to be able to get it. now i am driving safely i really do pay attention around me when i am driving. yes i really tried my best to be a safe and good driver. thanks to my husband who teach me how to drive. happy mylotting.
@modstar (9617)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
It took me ten days to learn how to drive when i was in a driving school. Although i was able to be in the driver's seat the entire session on my third day. I was just instructed then that's it. I was driving in the city and the instructor was just telling stories to me about her previous students. It's really pretty easy if you are interested.
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@jaymeeliz (506)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
I had driving lessons and I picked up on the first day of our meeting. I already knew then how to drive an automatic (since it is very easy), but wanted to learn how to drive a manual car. I wasn't god at calculations in the beginning but after a week I got used to it. ^__^
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• India
23 Feb 09
well its good to hear from you. well it took me around 2 months to learn car driving and from almost 3 years i am using my car to go to office as well as other places, i have used my car also on long drives
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@Canellita (12061)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Some people NEVER learn. I know of at least one person who says as long as she has cab fare she is good. I know another who has a license and therefore learned at some point but doesn't drive. Yet another person got in an accident and that was the end of her driving career. The latter of the two occasionally talk about driving again but never do anything about it. Driving allows you to be more independent about getting around and gives you options even if you don't own a car. You can take day trips and go on adventures and it sure beats standing on the street in bad weather waiting for a bus! Congrats on learning to drive!
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 09
Hi, I can't remember how long it took for me to learn. But the first time, I was taught by a boyfriend, and it just didn't work - I didn't seem to learn anything. So I registered with a professional driving school, and I think the trainer was good - he had me learning and practising, and I got my licence the first time I took the test.
@iwrite (5042)
• Singapore
24 Feb 09
Well it did not take me long to learn how to drive, however it took me sometime to past the test, learning about 1 1/2 hours I was able to drive pretty well guided. and it took me a year to pass the stupid test.
• United States
23 Feb 09
Not long i have a younger cousin and she already knows how to drive