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Learning how to drive properly

Learning how to drive properly
I learned to drive on the tutoring of my husband. But he said that it is not driving yet for what I could was just to operate the car. I had to enroll in a driving school to learn the other side of driving aside from knowing how to make the car move. Since I could already operate my car, the driving instructor proceeded to the driving manners. That I should always give consideration to pedestrians and 2-wheeled vehicles. Anticipate what the other driver will do aside from defensive driving. So many lessons in manners that I had to learn that included traffic regulations. And before my graduation, I had mastered the parking technique of rear first. Overall, it took me 2 weeks to finish the whole course of 6 sessions. And when I took the exams for the license, it was a breeze because I have learned how to drive properly.

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ballyhara
My best recommendation is: get someone with a lot of patience and tolerance. Unfortunately, I had to learn with a nightmare partner, I still don't know how any of us came out alive from those lessons. The rules and laws you can find them on your closest DMV, so written test is completely based on it, and you won't find any surprises. But going on the road is something else, you will be scared, anxious, excited, so you need a person that makes you feel confident and relaxed. Go to a wide open space to practice your first moves, then take roads with few traffic, and last one is the highway. Always take a partner with you while beginning, and throw your cellphone away while driving, be a responsible driver please!
Posted by ballyhara on 10-30-2017
kingcool52
It's good to hear that you breezed through the test and the lessons. It definitely helps when you have some experience already because it allows you have to fewer lessons and sometimes it is just much easier to learn various tips and tricks from loved ones because they might just be better teachers or you are more comfortable learning from them. I still need to do my driving lessons, I just don't have the time unfortunately but hopefully, I should be able to start sometime near the start of 2018.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-30-2017
kgord
I really just had friends and family teach me to drive. I was going to take a driving course through my HS but I broke my wrist before the course started and I had my arm in a splint and sling. I could not do it. I wish I could have, I think my life would have been easier. I didn't get my actual license until much later. I think getting some background first and then taking lessons if you need them is important.
Posted by kgord on 10-30-2017
babyright
Some many years ago my father got someone to help me know how to drive but i was only able to learn how to operate the car, not really how to drive totally. The best thing is to enroll in a driving lesson to understand and learn properly how to drive.
Posted by babyright on 10-30-2017
Marvadaum
Over here driving schools are useless. They charge a lot for a bad service and teaches nothing at all. It should not be mandatory to take their course like it is. All it does is rob us of our hard earned cash
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-30-2017
vinaya
Learning how to drive involves two things:

  1. How to operate the car (moving the car, turning the wheels, parking using gears etc.)
  2. Understanding and following traffic rules (driving in lane, following traffic lights, understanding speed limit, understanding road signs etc.)
You become a good driver, only when you master both of these techniques/
Posted by vinaya on 10-30-2017
Joteque
My father owned a mechanic shop so I had many opportunities to learn how to drive and maneuver tight spots. When I went to get my driver's license, I was very young but by then I could handle the car very well. It was challenging but at the end of the day I got my license and just in time to take my friends for a spin around town on my birthday.
Posted by Joteque on 10-30-2017
NickJ
I just got my drivers license officially like 3 or 4 years ago. I don't drive often though. Only when I plan on driving to see family. In which case I rent a car. I don't have the patience to be a regular driver because motorists these days are so inconsiderate. I didn't find learning to drive difficult at all. Learning to park though, was a bit tricky.
Posted by NickJ on 10-30-2017
Lizzyib
I learned how to drive when I was 16 years old. The first step we need to take here to get a full driver's license is to take a written test, once you have that you may operate a vehicle with an already licensed driver. I completed that step and then went out driving with my dad, which didn't go very smoothly to say the least! After that adventure, I thentook in-car lessons with a driver instructor. He taught me very well and I was able to pass the driving test and I am happy to report I have been accident free since!
Posted by Lizzyib on 10-30-2017
limberg
I didn't enroll in a driving school. I didn't feel the need for it. My dad was the one who taught me how to drive. He has a professional driver's license and has extensive driving experience. Therefore, he says very qualified to teach me. He taught me how to drive when I was in college. I learned pretty fast. At first, I practiced at an oval at a school nearby. Then I eventually was able to drive around our neighborhood. Before I knew it, I was driving from one city to another.

It's very easy to learn how to drive as long as you're interested. Just make sure that you also get a driver's license. That's vital.
Posted by limberg on 10-30-2017
peachpurple
I learned how to drive from a driving instructor. I was taught to drive a manual gear small vehicle from the start. The first place I drove a car was from my house. I was scared stiff but the instructor stepped onto my feet to teach me how to handle the pedals and the gears. He was very good at teaching a dumb person like me. However, I was told to pay "coffee money" in order to get a "pass" for my driving license which I did. During the driving exam time, I bumped into a "cone" during reverse. Everyone thought that I would surely fail but I got my license because of the coffee money
Posted by peachpurple on 10-31-2017
overcast
I think driving is a skill. And I am still learning. Different types of roads and the areas to explore. You can see it takes time for those things to properly adjust. I have not much learned about it. But based on my experience its something worth thinking about. So far there are some really good option to consider as well. But we have to take things slow though. Not something we can rush on this type of stuff.
Posted by overcast on 10-31-2017
tiffiecute
Good for you. Congratulations. I know how to drive but I don't have a drivers license. We have 2 cars in the family but I never tried to take the wheel even once. I have this trauma due to a car accident 9 years ago. Maybe in time, I will face my fear when I'm ready.
Posted by tiffiecute on 10-31-2017
potentialwriter
While starting out with driving, it used to be very challenging, but one needs to be determined and bold so as to get through it in no time. Driving seems to be Scarry especially for beginners whereas it's not really what it looks like. Experts started somewhere and never became experts the same day of starting out on the road. Once you learn the necessary things about a car including where and when the brake and clutch should be applied, when and where the gears should be exchanged, and so on, there is no cause for alarm.
Posted by potentialwriter on 10-31-2017
Sue
I took a drive course many years ago before I went for my license. I liked better being taught by something who is trained so they follow all the rules and you are shown the correct way. The way you don't pick up on other people's bad habits. Also by taking the course my car insurance was much cheaper. I think taking a driving course is the right thing to do and even though it may cost money to do so it will save you money in the long run.
Posted by Sue on 10-31-2017
muaaz.93
Well yes, your husband is right about a lot of things. You really need to anticipate what the drivers in front of you might do next. You need to think before time in order to be safer. In America or Canada, I believe that two-wheelers are not that much. But in third world countries like Pakistan, India and even China two-wheelers are present everywhere. No matter what if the mistake was done by a bike driver in an accident with a car. The car driver is always considered the culprit.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-31-2017
Mehano
In my country you have to join the driving school to teach you how to drive - nobody else is allowed to. If you are found driving around without an instructor next to you (the real driving one, not your husband) they would fine you. I joined a driving school a bit after I was 18 years old and you have to take as many hours as the instructor says. Once he/she decided that you're fit to take the test then you can sign up, but not sooner. Getting the drivers license here is quite expensive.
Posted by Mehano on 10-31-2017
Soulwatcher
I think drivers training school is over rated. Because they only teach you the basic skills on how to drive a car. They don't teach you how to avoid idiots or hazardous road conditions. And that's why so many new drivers get in a accident or even killed. Because they have no idea on what to do in a real world situation. Because you can only learn so much from a classroom. And that's why I think they really need to improve driving training classes.
Posted by Soulwatcher on 10-31-2017
Barida
This is where most people always make that mistake to assume that by learning how to drive from a friend, brother, sister, mother, dad, or any of the relatives will make them a better driver. You've got a good husband that advised you on truly learning the act of driving in a driving school for that will make you learn those habits which ordinarily, none of those people who ain't instructors will make you understand.

I've not learnt how to drive as well, but have hopes that I will register soon at a driving school and learn the rudiments of driving which is far more than just moving a car.
Posted by Barida on 10-31-2017
Pixie
If you have a good instructor then driving becomes fun. I got my driving licence on my second attempt. The first time I had a very rude instructor and he was even swearing at me at times. I think that many people have reported him. I can't see him giving driving lessons now. My second instructor was a very patient one and he explained everything to me correctly. In my country you really need to learn the basics of driving from an instructor else you won't be allowed to take the test.
Posted by Pixie on 10-31-2017
hermessantos
I believe there is no better way to learn to drive than practice. I remember when I was taking out my driving license I ended up failing twice in the practice because I was very nervous. The third time I took the test more calmly and after that I started to drive always. Today I consider myself a good driver (modesty part). Tip: Train, follow the law and always be calm. Your skills will emerge over time.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-31-2017
rage35
It's good that you've learned to drive properly by enrolling into a driving school. I also have enrolled in a driving school before and it really helps me a lot to know about various traffic rules and manners in driving. But I think it's not really matter whether you enrolled in a driving school or not to know all of these things since you can be able to learn those through reading. The most important part is that you know how to drive and make the car run.
Posted by rage35 on 10-31-2017
Denis_P
I think getting a professional teacher who is patient and tolerant with new learners is one of the best things you could do for your driving skills. My cousin was the one that taught me how to drive a car, but like you said, at best all I really knew was how to operate a vehicle. There is so much more to driving that just knowing how to hit the gas, brake, shift gears, and steer. There are many road rules you have to get down as well as driving etiquette, and the best way to get a firm grasp on them is to have a professional teach you.
Posted by Denis_P on 11-01-2017
Rhodolite
Driving in the US is not learning how to drive properly haha. You can pass with a low 70 and still get by, which is probably why aside from 3rd world countries, we have the worst drives in the 1st world nations. That being said I wouldn't want it to be so strict that it puts people off but at the same time the way we do it is just ridiculous. Canada's method is a good middle ground where it's not as outrageously strict like Germany but not as lax as the US.
Posted by Rhodolite on 11-01-2017
wiseagent
Unfortunately, driving here in my country seems like an impossible thing to do properly because most people seem to buy their licenses to drive. Some people really can be very stupid when they are driving and it ends up - almost always - with terrible / poor results.
Posted by wiseagent on 11-01-2017
hermessantos
Reading your story I kept asking myself: Do you live in Brazil? Well, I live here and that's what I see. People completely stupid in traffic and without any direction education. Sometimes I think the vast majority of drivers seem to have bought their licenses to drive.
Posted by hermessantos on 11-03-2017
anna
In the United States a driving student has the choice between learning from their parents or learning from a driving instructor. It seems better for a trained driving instructor to handle the lessons because that way every driving student is given the same information.
Posted by anna on 11-02-2017
felabruno
In my country it is required to take 30 hours of driving lessons before the exam and if you don't pass it you have to get additional trainign hours. To be honest you should know the basics before starting those training sessions so many people learn at least how to start the car and drive slowly, change gears etc. with the help of their parents or friends somewhere on parking lots or fields.
Posted by felabruno on 11-05-2017