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Boycey

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Learning to drive
« on: August 10, 2017, 09:09:09 AM »
Incredibly I've gotten myself to the age of almost 50 without learning to drive  :-[.
Circumstances have now dictated to me that I must learn so I've taken 3 lessons this week. I've been shocked at the level or aggression other drivers have shown to an obvious learner driver in a fully marked up instructors car.

Any tips for me??

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 09:13:46 AM »
Assume every other driver on the road is completely incompetent.

As for aggression towards learner drivers, just try and ignore it and don't let yourself get rushed when doing anything. Everyone was in the same boat once.
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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 09:18:12 AM »
Go slow if you feel in any way compromised or in trouble. You are very unlikely to do significant damage to anything if you are going slowly if there is something you don't like or feel comfortable with. Of course I'll be cursing you and trying to pass you out, but on the whole, if you are learning, I'd prefer to see a learner going slowly and carefully, rather than panicking and trying to do something they are not comfortable with.

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 09:21:02 AM »
Incredibly I've gotten myself to the age of almost 50 without learning to drive  :-[.
Circumstances have now dictated to me that I must learn so I've taken 3 lessons this week. I've been shocked at the level or aggression other drivers have shown to an obvious learner driver in a fully marked up instructors car.

Any tips for me??


Christ!! you must have lived in the city! in fairness i was nearly 30, never needed to drive or have a want for it, taking my daughter out soon and not looking forward to it at all.... Be keen to hear from the petrol heads on how they are nice to other drivers.

I'd say once you get your distances right and confidence in steering you'll be fine, I remember my test as if it was yesterday, rotten!
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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 09:52:21 AM »
Driverless cars aren't to far away Boycey..hold out till then...

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 10:15:38 AM »
Avoid cyclists at all costs.

They will make your driving life hell - I understand you are nervous on the road - just imagine if they are out cycling 5 or 6 abreast so you cant pass or they could be hopping up and down off footpaths and weaving in between cars.

Best of luck Boycey

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 10:29:49 AM »
Yoga pants. Biggest danger to male drivers.

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Re: Learning to drive
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Re: Learning to drive
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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 11:25:07 AM »
Incredibly I've gotten myself to the age of almost 50 without learning to drive  :-[.
Circumstances have now dictated to me that I must learn so I've taken 3 lessons this week. I've been shocked at the level or aggression other drivers have shown to an obvious learner driver in a fully marked up instructors car.

Any tips for me??

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2017, 11:35:23 AM »
Agree on cyclists. Always remember, they are better than us pollution spewing car drivers and you should ALWAYS give them right of way regardless of situation. A cyclist scrapes your car whilst overtaking you in traffic? Smile and wave!  ;D
Are 4 of them riding abreast on a busy road? Well sir, just you stay back and toodle along behind them at 10mph round blind corners, to hell with cars coming behind you!
With regards other cars beeping at you, honestly the best response is to beep back, laugh and wave at them. Its the thing that will annoy them most. People behave in cars in a way they would never behave in public.

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2017, 12:43:49 PM »
Best tip is to keep her between the hedges.

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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2017, 12:49:07 PM »
Before you learn how to start the car, learn how to stop the car.
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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2017, 01:36:45 PM »
Yoga pants. Biggest danger to male drivers.
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Re: Learning to drive
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 01:38:32 PM »
Incredibly I've gotten myself to the age of almost 50 without learning to drive  :-[.
Circumstances have now dictated to me that I must learn so I've taken 3 lessons this week. I've been shocked at the level or aggression other drivers have shown to an obvious learner driver in a fully marked up instructors car.

Any tips for me??


Christ!! you must have lived in the city! in fairness i was nearly 30, never needed to drive or have a want for it, taking my daughter out soon and not looking forward to it at all.... Be keen to hear from the petrol heads on how they are nice to other drivers.

I'd say once you get your distances right and confidence in steering you'll be fine, I remember my test as if it was yesterday, rotten!
Whilst I wouldn't call myself a petrol head and I have no patience for inconsiderate cyclists I would have a lot of patience for L drivers as I was one myself once.