Vehicle/Transport Drivers: How did you learn to drive? or Do you like to learn driving?

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Germany
November 29, 2017 5:07am CST
Hello mylotters Family! Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening! As always I woke up in a cold weather but my mind has nothing to do with any weather around just something in mind about Vehicle/Transport Drivers Ok. This sounds like I can drive a car but I don`t Sounds confusing or are you curious? Well, I used to drive but not long time due to some incident that made me hate driving even if my late father had convinced me many times to drive again I learned driving from my late father and experienced his hot tempered way of teaching Why? because he wanted me to get it right away when I`m a slow learner Still learned it and had some light accident don`t ask ok. Please! so embarassing So! How did you learn to drive and what are your reasons? or Do you ever like to learn and why? or Why not? Have a great day and Happy mylotting! Photo from: cartoonstock.com (google)
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42 responses
@NJChicaa (29851)
• United States
29 Nov
I've been driving since I was 16. Got my license at 17 as soon as my state allowed it. I've never had an issue with it. You can't NOT drive where I live as there is no public transportation and I don't live in a city where you can walk to everything.
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• Germany
29 Nov
Oh nice! Did you went to school or your parents taught you to drive?
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@NJChicaa (29851)
• United States
29 Nov
@m_audrey6788 I was taught at my high school.
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• Germany
29 Nov
@NJChicaa How did you find your first driving lesson, Was it easy or hard?
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@TRBRocks420 (62386)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Nov
I learned from my mom, but I don't drive currently.
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• Germany
29 Nov
Oh nice! How did you find your learning experience with your mom, Was it easy or hard?
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@TRBRocks420 (62386)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Nov
@m_audrey6788 It was a good experience.
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• Germany
29 Nov
@TRBRocks420 Oh nice May I know the reason why you don`t currently drive?
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@just4him (92422)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Nov
I took Driver's Ed in high school as my first bit of driving, but never got my licence until I was married. Then my husband taught me how to drive. That was and wasn't a good thing.
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• Germany
29 Nov
Oh why is it not a good thing? Did you find it difficult?
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@just4him (92422)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Nov
@m_audrey6788 No, it wasn't difficult. He wasn't a good teacher.
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• Germany
29 Nov
@just4him Oh I think he was like my father who gets mad quick? Atleast you still learned it Thank you so much for sharing
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@dodoazo (11335)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Recently I bought a secondhand family service van. Our son-in-law has taught how drive. I got it a little. I drove the bar around ground. But I didn't insist that I would it. I have 2 son-in-laws'who are good drivers. I may request one of them if I want to go somewhere.
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• Germany
29 Nov
Oh You`re lucky to have son in laws Thank you for sharing
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
My husband wanted to teach me and he was like your father. One day I had enough, I stopped the car, opened the door, told him, you drive and from now on I will never drive again.
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• Germany
29 Nov
Ooops! I did the same with my father and he wasn`t able to change my mind ever Did you learn to drive despite the incident?
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
@m_audrey6788 I know how to drive, but I never got a driver license, I had enough.
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• Germany
30 Nov
@LadyDuck Oh That`s ok Thank you for sharing!
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@snowy22315 (34426)
• United States
29 Nov
A combination of family and friends taught me to drive. I wanted to take drivers ed in school, but broke my wrist and was in a sling as I was about to start... I think it changed my life for the worst..but thankfully, I got my license a few years later.
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• Germany
30 Nov
Oh my but you didn`t stop driving. Right? Still driving?
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@JustBhem (22694)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Nov
I had my first drive when I was in college. We have this driving test as a requirement for our course.
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• Germany
29 Nov
Oh nice! May I know your course? How did you find your first learning experience?
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@JustBhem (22694)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Nov
@m_audrey6788 I was studying Bachelor of Science in Criminology. I wanted to be a Policewoman before. And I find it very fun and we need to be responsible at the same time.
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• Germany
29 Nov
@JustBhem Oh yes, You really need to know how to drive Do you still drive?
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@rubyriaz007 (2564)
• India
29 Nov
I don't know to drive and I don't like to learn to drive. Now days vehicles have increased in numbers and everyone is in a rush to get back home. In some places they don't obey rules and drive as their wish which creates accidents.Even expert drivers have had accidents. So i would never learn to drive rather I would travel in buses and trains.
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• Germany
29 Nov
Oh I understand your feeling Thank you for sharing
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• India
29 Nov
@m_audrey6788 You are most welcome.
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• Germany
29 Nov
@rubyriaz007 Thanks
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@Shavkat (47328)
• Philippines
29 Nov
I had learned driving with the use of our forward.But I had stopped to drive when we got an accident.
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• Germany
29 Nov
Oh wow! When did you learned your driving, School or Parents? Difficult or easy?
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@Shavkat (47328)
• Philippines
1 Dec
@m_audrey6788 I had learned it with the help of my uncle. But I don't drive now. I lost my interest in driving after the tragic accident. I do sometimes ask my younger brother to drive me.
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@topffer (30744)
• France
29 Nov
I would tell that I learned by myself, but it needs an explanation. I got a 125 cc bike driving licence at 16. At this time I had an exam about traffic regulations, but driving lessons were not mandatory. At 18 I wanted to have a driving licence for big bikes. I went to a driving school and told that I was already driving a 125 cc bike and had not a lot of money for the licences. There were 3 exams : another one about traffic regulations with a bike part, driving on road and driving on track. After 1 hour of lesson the driving instructor told me that I was needing only a few lessons for the track part and told me that the traffic regulations part would also count for cars and that I should go also for the car licence. At the end I had only 4 hours of lessons for the bike and 8 for the car when I got the licences, during the same week. It would no more be possible today, the minimum hours of driving lessons is now set at 30 for a licence by law.
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• Germany
30 Nov
Oh wow! Thank you for sharing May I know how was your first driving experience while learning?
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@topffer (30744)
• France
30 Nov
@m_audrey6788 With a car ? Very good, the driving instructor directed me to a motorway and after a few km of motorway we turned back, end of lesson. The followings were less good : parking a car, reverse gear, narrow streets full of people.
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• Germany
30 Nov
@topffer gosh and was it easy for you?
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@cahaya1983 (9705)
• Malaysia
30 Nov
I learned driving the very first time from my dad. He's not a hot-tempered guy fortunately. I even hit a big flower pot or something in the front yard but didn't get scolded for it.
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• Germany
30 Nov
Oh you`re so lucky having a very understanding father Gosh! If it was my late father he`ll be shouting and angry with me the wholeday and will repeat that everytime he remembers it . How did you feel when you had your first driving lesson, Are you nervous or relaxed?
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• Philippines
30 Nov
cool dad!
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
@m_audrey6788 @hereandthere Yeah he is, but it's funny that some people who met him for the first time thought he's with the military or something because they said he has this stern look on his face. My first lesson went fine, fortunately.
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@thelme55 (11962)
• Germany
29 Nov
No, I don't drive. I don't want to as I prefer reading when I am inside the car.
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• Germany
30 Nov
Oh ok Thank you for sharing and dropping by! Have a great day and Happy mylotting!
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• Philippines
30 Nov
so does your husband drive you around, or you just take public transportation, thelma?
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@thelme55 (11962)
• Germany
1 Dec
@hereandthere mostly hubby drives me around or I take a bus or train. It depends how far.
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@FourWalls (10081)
• United States
29 Nov
When I was little (4-5 years old) my parents had a 1964 Plymouth Valiant that had "three on the tree" shifting. I would stand on the front seat next to my mom and shift. That came in handy when I bought a standard transmission car in 1981! "Formal" driving instruction was courtesy of high school: we had driver's ed courses. I don't think many, if any, schools have that as a course option any longer, though.
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• Germany
29 Nov
Wow! So young How did you find your first lesson in learning to drive? Did you find it hard or easy?
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@FourWalls (10081)
• United States
29 Nov
@m_audrey6788 -- I found it much more difficult than I had imagined. Watching my parents driving, it didn't seem as though there was anything to driving. I remember commenting to my mom that I was surprised about how much you have to look, and how often, while driving.
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• Germany
29 Nov
@FourWalls Oh so true! I also had a hard time learning on my first driving lesson and How`s it now?
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• Derby, England
29 Nov
I hated learning to drive but now find it second nature. I hate traffic jams though and spent an hour in one this evening driving home!!
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• Germany
30 Nov
Oh I hate driving too Who taught you to drive?
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• Derby, England
30 Nov
@m_audrey6788 A mixture of my father and a couple of different instructors. I passed my test in an automatic car and then did anther test in a manual car later.
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• Germany
30 Nov
@catsholiday Oh nice! How did you find your first driving lesson, Was it hard or easy?
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• Peoria, Arizona
29 Nov
I want to learn how to drive, but I don't have the money for lessons and no one around me has the time for it. Someday I will learn.
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• Germany
29 Nov
Oh! I agree, I`m sure you`ll get the chance to learn it Thank you for sharing
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• Peoria, Arizona
29 Nov
@m_audrey6788 Hopefully! Just need to save up money, until then, the bus and my feet work just fine.
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• Germany
30 Nov
@DesirousDreamer Thank you for sharing
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@FayeHazel (11863)
• United States
29 Nov
Ah this is a great conversation. Oh, I am sorry your dad was hot tempered teacher too. Mine also had some unusual teaching practices. Like how he would carry on about the goriest accidents - while I was driving. Or scream at me and point so that his arm was in front of my eyes. He would over react to little things. A person on a sidewalk for example. "LOOK AT THAT PERSON ON THE SIDEWALK! YOU DIDN"T EVEN MOVE YOUR HEAD!!! THEY COULD HAVE RUN OUT IN FRONT OF YOU AND YOU"D HAVE KILLED THEM!!!!!" then, of course I would be shook up and start making mistakes which in turn he would scream and yell about more. The reason I persisted was because we lived in the country and if I ever wanted to be allowed to go anywhere without having to beg to be taken, then driving it is.
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• Germany
30 Nov
Oh gosh! Your father is more like my own My first driving lesson was I felt the car was big and heavy The breaks and gas was making my legs moving I don`t know if I`m nervous or something and my father was saying "Focus!" and I was thinking if I`m doing it the wrong way Oh well! many things made me gave up driving Thanks for sharing your nice first driving lesson with your father and How was it now? Do you feel a lot more comfortable in driving?
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@FayeHazel (11863)
• United States
1 Dec
@m_audrey6788 Oh dear. I feel your pain. I feel more comfortable driving, at times even relaxed , though I have always, and still do, hate traffic
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• United States
29 Nov
When I was in high school, I lived for awhile in California. They provided free Drivers Ed, and when I came back to Texas I had my licence at 17. The only time I have ever paralleled parked perfectly was when I took my driving test.
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• Germany
30 Nov
Oh wow! How did you find your first driving lesson, Was it hard or easy?
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@Fleura (6225)
• United Kingdom
30 Nov
I love to drive - although long journeys are boring - but I guess I like to be in control. I can drive a car, a small lorry/truck or horsebox, a trailer, a motorbike, a motor boat and even fly a plane. And I ride a bicycle and can ride a horse too.
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• Germany
30 Nov
Oh wow! I can see how you really love to drive How did you learn to drive?
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@Fleura (6225)
• United Kingdom
30 Nov
@m_audrey6788 I learned to ride a bicycle as a child, and a horse. Later I learnt to drive a car; at first my Mum tried to teach me but that was a disaster (like your Dad and @LadyDuck's husband - I think being taught by a family member is a bad idea!) So I went to a professional driving school. Then later I learnt to ride a motorbike. A friend taught me the basics and I practiced on my own, then later went on a course - and later still I became an instructor. I leant to drive boats through my SCUBA-diving club, and when I lived in the USA I learnt to fly (much cheaper than it is here!).
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• Germany
30 Nov
@Fleura Oh wow! You are indeed a professional driver You didn`t felt nervous?
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@ilocosboy (33300)
• Philippines
30 Nov
Yes I want to learn to drive a car though I don't have a car, hehe
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• Germany
30 Nov
Oh ok Thank you for sharing
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@alberello75 (13223)
• Genova, Italy
29 Nov
I took the driving license in 1995. My father used to say this: "Can not drive today, it's like being in the Far West times, and don't know howt ride on horseback!" Today, however, I drive seldom!
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• Germany
29 Nov
That was something my late father might say Where did you learn driving, school or someone taught you?
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@alberello75 (13223)
• Genova, Italy
29 Nov
@m_audrey6788 Driving school However, my father taught me something about driving a car when I was only 15 years old!
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• Germany
29 Nov
@alberello75 Oh and how did you find your fathers way of teaching?
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