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The part I hate the most about leaning to drive again is that I am not with everybody else time table. Even though I got my driving license I am still practicing with how to park straight and stuff. Everyone I know is short with me because I am over third and not a teen. They all think I am crazy because I still want to drive around empty parking lots for extra practice. They seem more mad at me because I decide now to learn to drive and not when I was a teen like them.
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The part I hate the most about leaning to drive again is that I am not with everybody else time table. Even though I got my driving license I am still practicing with how to park straight and stuff. Everyone I know is short with me because I am over third and not a teen. They all think I am crazy because I still want to drive around empty parking lots for extra practice. They seem more mad at me because I decide now to learn to drive and not when I was a teen like them.

I bought my first truck myself. I already knew how to drive (father bought me my first car), but it was a stick shift-so I didn't know how to drive it.

My mom attempted to help me, but it ended with tears and her yelling at me. So I had to learn myself, thank god I already knew how to drive.

For some reason the engine noise was really distracting (you know what I'm talking about, like how the engine revs up and gets high pitched when you need to upshift). So, I put in a Dead Kennedys tape, cranked it up, and drove on rural roads until I got it down.

Don't be afraid to practice alone, practice is the key. The more you do it, less scary it will be.
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I bought my first truck myself. I already knew how to drive (father bought me my first car), but it was a stick shift-so I didn't know how to drive it.

My mom attempted to help me, but it ended with tears and her yelling at me. So I had to learn myself, thank god I already knew how to drive.

For some reason the engine noise was really distracting (you know what I'm talking about, like how the engine revs up and gets high pitched when you need to upshift). So, I put in a Dead Kennedys tape, cranked it up, and drove on rural roads until I got it down.

Don't be afraid to practice alone, practice is the key. The more you do it, less scary it will be.
I remember when I got started a long time ago the part about the engine noise I did not like was that it was loud and it got everybody attention So it was like look everybody come and see the idiot trying to learn how to drive. I For some reason hate learning stuff because making mistake never went well with me. I always hate how impatience everyone is, doing stuff on my own I could do but it don`t mean I don`t make mistake , mistake is part of learning. But learning or working with people I could never do.
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How is the practicing going? I had a hard time parking straight too, the more you do it, the better you'll get.
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I think my problem is I am having trouble aiming my car into the parking space. Sometime my car is diagonal and other time half of the car is all the other way into the other parking space beside me. The trouble is all the important stuff like my wheel is in my blind spot so I can`t see the angle of my tires. It always a guessing game how far my car really is to something when real I am not real close to it. I do get it most of the time but some time I don`t
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When I park I get out and look at the front of my truck, (and make sure I'm not too far over) most of the time, I have to pull up some, I have a hard time judging how close the front of my vehicle to things, like when I park.

Thank god they didn't make me parallel park on my test.
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I had to paralell park during my exam. Interestingly enough, I took the initiative to restart the maneuver while in the middle of being evaluated because I was about to hit the curb with the back tire and didn't want to risk it. The lady complimented me for doing that, and I parked perfectly.

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I think my problem is I am having trouble aiming my car into the parking space. Sometime my car is diagonal and other time half of the car is all the other way into the other parking space beside me. The trouble is all the important stuff like my wheel is in my blind spot so I can`t see the angle of my tires. It always a guessing game how far my car really is to something when real I am not real close to it. I do get it most of the time but some time I don`t
That's just a matter of habit. Eventually you get used to things like noticing how close you are to the wall by looking at your headlights on the wall, etc. I've only had my driver's license for about a year and in that time I've already hit two or three curbs, hit someone else's side mirror, scratched the car on a pole, and gotten into an accident (which wasn't my fault).

The cool thing about that accident is that my car actually needed some maintenance on the areas that were damaged, and now looks good as new thanks to the lady who turned right without looking and hit me.
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If your biking wear bright clothing. and stay the side where people are not walking. On a road go with the flow with traffic ( it is suppose be against traffic but that changed once more and more riders came along ). I know SUVs and other big over-sized cars can be annoying as well. It is possible to bike from one state to another as there are designated biking paths. However once on that main road you need to understand the cars are also looking which way to go and you could get into an accident. I need to get back out there on a bike somebody. I am just being lazy about it.


About driving. Driving is simple to understand. When your foot is on the accelerator ( gas pedal ) you are pumping gas into the car. The more you push the more the momentum ( movement ) you are given the car.

This is why "Bumper to bumper" traffic can be a nightmarish because any slight momentum will make the vehicle jump forward.

Ever vehicle is built different. Eventually you will find out some of them does the turning by itself. Because a slight turn of the wheel will make the car turn even more.

You need to drive if you live in the United States. Just keep driving and making sure your not screwing around. A car is only an extension of yourself.

A man who drives a car is more valuable then one without


About driving. Driving is simple to understand. When your foot is on the accelerator ( gas pedal ) you are pumping gas into the car. The more you push the more the momentum ( movement ) you are given the car.

This is why "Bumper to bumper" traffic can be a nightmarish because any slight momentum will make the vehicle jump forward.

Ever vehicle is built different. Eventually you will find out some of them does the turning by itself. Because a slight turn of the wheel will make the car turn even more.

You need to drive if you live in the United States. Just keep driving and making sure your not screwing around. A car is only an extension of yourself.

A man who drives a car is more valuable then one without


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They seem more mad at me because I decide now to learn to drive and not when I was a teen like them.
You know what verbal abuse is. Guess what? That is not your fault. If somebody had lured you into driving or just forced you to drive from when you was twelve and that is the fact.

People change during time and some people think time is about time and that everybody should just accept their faith. You know what I hate the most people say you can't join the military at 35, or be a police officer. You can't do this and that. You can go to college. Yes we are suppose to make decisions but when the decision maker above us does not have the balls to care about the person lives they are affecting and want

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I'm 31 years old and my driving anxiety is prodigious and I've not even got my own car!

Long story but for me, it's the fact I'm not knowledgeable about cars in any form. I wouldn't know the basic information compared to my brothers and friends. My driving is OK but I haven't driven in a long time. But I took some refresher lessons this year with the aim of buying a car yet that was in September and I still haven't. I haven't got anyone I'm comfortable with to ask for help in buying a car, it's not as easy as going to the supermarket to buy groceries, it's a difficult process where your confidence and assertiveness comes in and I've never had that..

Sadly this means I'm sneakily ridiculed by my cousins who look down on me for using public transport which adds to my anxiety..
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I'm 31 years old and my driving anxiety is prodigious and I've not even got my own car!

Long story but for me, it's the fact I'm not knowledgeable about cars in any form. I wouldn't know the basic information compared to my brothers and friends. My driving is OK but I haven't driven in a long time. But I took some refresher lessons this year with the aim of buying a car yet that was in September and I still haven't. I haven't got anyone I'm comfortable with to ask for help in buying a car, it's not as easy as going to the supermarket to buy groceries, it's a difficult process where your confidence and assertiveness comes in and I've never had that..

Sadly this means I'm sneakily ridiculed by my cousins who look down on me for using public transport which adds to my anxiety..
In an age where humans carbon footprint is growing more and more each day I say riding the bus is commendable. I'm the same age as you and I've driven for going on 9 years now. But if I have an appointment that would require me to drive a long way across town, then I take the bus instead. You save on gas money too.
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