Another view I got on my daytrip

I learned to drive on this road back in 1968.
@rebelann (34045)
El Paso, Texas
September 16, 2016 1:28am CST
I was just thinkin of the Beatles, I was a daytripper on the 13th .... sounds korny doesn't it? Back in 1968 I wanted to learn to drive so ma took me to this road and let me drive. Back then there was just the electric power station around here so we'd call the road Electric Rd. ~~~ ok, ok, so we were simpletons but the name fit. Where did you learn to drive?
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@LadyDuck (125855)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 16
Same as @Asylum, I never learned to drive. Before to marry, I lived in a big city with excellent public transport. After I got married we moved to Monte-Carlo, that is a very small city where the car is not a necessity. My husband drove if we needed to go to Italy or to other places. I have never been interested to learn to drive.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Sep 16
Yeah, Europe in general has a much better transit system that we do here. I think we have a bus that runs twice a day but it takes almost 2 or 3 hours if I had to go somewhere that's only 35 miles from here.
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@LadyDuck (125855)
• Switzerland
17 Sep 16
@rebelann The bus that stop just a few steps from our door runs every half hour, it is very convenient. I can reach the railroad station walking 15 minutes and from there I can go to every Swiss city.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Sep 16
Well, at least I have a car so I don't need to worry about buses @LadyDuck
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@Asylum (48094)
• Manchester, England
16 Sep 16
I am one of the few people who never did learn to drive. In my early days I simply did not have any interest and my eyesight deteriorated greatly while I was still fairly young, making driving impractical.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Sep 16
Thank goodness you have a good transit system where you live, we don't have that which is a pity.
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@Asylum (48094)
• Manchester, England
16 Sep 16
@rebelann This is no doubt due to Britain being more densely populated.
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@LadyDuck (125855)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 16
You are not alone, I also never did learn to drive.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Sep 16
Driver's education was offered at Edison High in San Antonio and I learned there, was able to get a license at age 14.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Sep 16
How did you manage to get a license at 14? I took DE as well and a few of the others in that class were 15 and were told they could only get a permit until they turned 16 .... that was back in 1969.
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• Eugene, Oregon
18 Sep 16
@rebelann I dunno, it was 1954 and we lived in San Antonio, and I got a full license, kinda strange I think.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Sep 16
I imagine many laws changed after 1954 @JamesHxstatic I know that they've changed considerably since 1969.
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• United States
16 Sep 16
i wish i'd learnt to drive'n such a straight road, lol. noperz, i learnt'n narrow roads that twisted'n turned like a coiled 'p snake, lol.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Sep 16
That is a much better way to learn than a straight line but ma's friend took her to this road to teach her to drive back in 1963 when dad was in Korea so when he was in Okinawa in 1968 that's where she took me to learn.
@skysnap (17520)
16 Sep 16
I like to drive mostly on empty road. I just love driving like that.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Sep 16
I like that too but nowadays our roads aren't as empty as they once were.
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@Inlemay (17113)
• South Africa
16 Sep 16
On a farm
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Sep 16
Thats how my dad learned, he actually learned to drive a tractor before he drove a car.
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@DianneN (62433)
• United States
18 Sep 16
Lol! My dad taught me how to drive. We started in front of the house and then city streets - well, the suburbs. Not as wild as driving in the city.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Sep 16
I always get an image of our neighborhood when I hear suburbs but I wonder what they are like on the east coast, fairly densely populated I imagine would that be about right?
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@DianneN (62433)
• United States
18 Sep 16
@rebelann Not really. My town has grown to 100,000 people, but we are each required to have a minimum of 1 1/2 acres of land. We have two, so the houses are not on top of each other. It's a small town with a town center consisting of a church, senior center, town hall, volunteer fire and police department, and a new library. Very New England looking. Further away on a main road is a farmer's market, a little deli, and small businesses just as you read the city line about 2-3 miles away. Then the restaurants, supermarket, hardware store, etc. begin.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Sep 16
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Wow, that sounds so wonderful @DianneN nothing at all like what we have here. It seems like we've got one great big suburb, here's an Ariel view of part of the east side of our city.
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@responsiveme (14241)
• India
21 Sep 16
Sometimes simple is nice...I learnt to drive at a ripe old age of 40.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Sep 16
The good thing about that is you probably weren't willing to risk your life by driving stupid the way that teens sometimes do.
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• India
21 Sep 16
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@shivamani10 (11165)
• Hyderabad, India
16 Sep 16
Just in a playground. I got many trials. I got fear to drive it on the road. It became normal after a drive or two.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Sep 16
I know what you mean, the first time I had to drive in traffic I was so scared but after a while I got used to it and then I fell in love with driving.
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@shivamani10 (11165)
• Hyderabad, India
16 Sep 16
@rebelann exactly. that was what happened to me.
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@jaboUK (51363)
• United Kingdom
19 Sep 16
My father taught me on local roads. I'm aghast at how much lessons cost now if you go to a professional.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Sep 16
We are the lucky ones. I'm not even sure parents these days take the time to teach their kids to drive. I took drivers education through my school back in 1969, it was an elective that counted as a grade but I think mom had to pay $30 dollars anyway. I haven't a clue how much people pay for drivers ed these days.
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@moondebi (1230)
• Bangalore, India
16 Sep 16
I did learn in the empty roads.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Sep 16
It's the best way to learn how to control a car but then one does have to learn to drive in traffic eventually.
@hereandthere (24991)
• Philippines
16 Sep 16
i don't drive, but i remember when we were kids, we called the bedrooms by their colors. the simple labels we come up are usually visual and spot on.
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@rebelann (34045)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Sep 16
That is very interesting.
@allen0187 (27861)
• Philippines
26 Sep 16
Learned to drive in the busy streets of Manila which was a good/bad thing. Oh the joys and perils of driving!!!
@RubyHawk (21173)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Sep 16
I learned to drive on a little dirt road back in the country. When I went to get my test, the instructor gave me a license but told me to practice before I drove in town. Of course I drove all over town as soon as I could get there.