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Old 8th October 2008, 04:11   #16
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  • Parked and didn't get into neutral before dumping the clutch.
  • Put 2nd after 3rd instead of fourth [day dreaming!!]
  • Put the seat belt on for moving the car by 1 foot in the parking itself.
  • Racing with some car and miss my own turns to office!

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Old 8th October 2008, 08:20   #17
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I had this terrible experience while learning in the US. I had taken 3 classes from the authorized driving school. After that, I had cleared my drivers test and obtained my learners license. I used to practice on my friends rented car within the neighborhood, and one day after a ling drive within the community, we had finally decided to call it a day.

While parking the car, I lined it up well within the marking and instead of pushing the break, I pushed the gas. Before, we could realize what has happened the front two wheels were over the curb and in the lawn before our apartment.

In this confusion and tense moment, I again pushed the gas instead of break. This time, the whole car in the lawn. Finally, I managed to gather my composure and I did manage to apply the breaks just in time. Luckily, there was no damage.
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I have been riding for quite some time now and have around 90K kms of experience,then a last minor crash i was given a car by my folks.

1)While taking a U turn on a highway,I looked back and moved my hand to raise the visor on a hypothetical helmet which i was'nt wearing while in car.

2)Twisted the steering wheel quite a few times as it were a throttle


3)last but not the least.tucked in the car while speeding on a highway
moved myself closer to steering wheel with my chest almost touching the steering wheel
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Old 8th October 2008, 09:30   #19
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This is the most funniest thing I have read in this thread.
A PERFECT DRIVING TYPO.
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I have been riding for quite some time now and have around 90K kms of experience,then a last minor crash i was given a car by my folks.

1)While taking a U turn on a highway,I looked back and moved my hand to raise the visor on a hypothetical helmet which i was'nt wearing while in car.

2)Twisted the steering wheel quite a few times as it were a throttle


3)last but not the least.tucked in the car while speeding on a highway
moved myself closer to steering wheel with my chest almost touching the steering wheel
You are true biker or you have been permanently bikerised.
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Old 8th October 2008, 09:42   #20
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WHy do 99% of the people in any industry confuse driving and riding? I am sure most of us would have heard or colleagues say "I am going for a ride in his car" or "I went for a ride in his\her car" .

Is riding and driving such a difficult thing for people to comprehend and differentiate?
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Occasionally when I ride a bike, I keep looking up to check into a non-existent rear view mirror as I would check when driving a car.
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Old 8th October 2008, 10:05   #22
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Well, my experiences are:

1. Coming back to India on vacations (while in the Gulf) and getting into the wrong side of the vehicle. Effect is either - "where the hell is the steering?" or "what the hell is the steering doing on this side!!!???"

1.5 . Another side effect of these 'side' changes - you legs depress an imaginary brake each time you feel the vehicle needs to be stopped!

2. Once, just after a visit to US, drove on the wrong side of the road! I was cursing the auto's and bikes, whom I thought were on the wrong side... but realized within 500m I am the culprit! Thanks God no heavy vehicles came! Phew!

3. Driving a Sumo for the first time - the first gear is where the rest of the world has 2nd gear. And in place of 1st, you have reverse!!! Thank God Tata's thought of a lock mechanism!

4. On long trips, the vehicle that you designate as an escort and follow, ends up in you missing your turn!!!

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I have a Verna and a Alto, each time i use the alto, I start the car with the clutch. Got used to verna, where you need to depress the clutch in order to start the car...
Sajands,
This is actually a good practise. I start my Alto with the clutch depresses. There is marked difference in the crank required to start the car before and after I started this. My 2 paise says, do follow this for any vehicle you have.
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Old 8th October 2008, 11:32   #23
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Fantastic thread! My driving typo : With 3 diesels and a lone petrol in the house, waiting for the *imaginary* glow plug timer to go off before starting the Vtec. Matter of habit.
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there's a bridge at marine drive (bombay) which has a sharp right bend to it. everyone always gives a right indicator when they reach the bend. That's really silly cause that's the only way to go. Go straight and you break the parapet and you land in the sea!!!

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Great thead!
My typos, similar to many:

1. Wiper and Indicator mix up. Uno has indicators on the left whereas Viva on the right.
2. Every time I get into the passenger seat, I have this habbit of checking up on the OVRM to see which vehicle is behind me
3. Passenger seat, pulling seatbelt from the right
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Fuel lid/boot release, power windows happen to me often. Another incident which happenned was - was cruising at about 80kmph on the highway between Meerut - Muzzafarnagar when I realised that the engine (WagonR) was revv'ing too high (over 3k rpm) for that speed (usually it's ard 2500). I kept wondering for a bit what's wrong and why it was revv'ing so high. Then I realise I had forgotten to shift to 5th!

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Seatbelts also... Just when you need to put them on when your coming upon a cop.. you kind of pull it real quick and thats the time it'll get stuck.
When you see a cop you are likely to reduce your speed and wear seat belts and as soon as he cant see you, you speed up and remove the belts. Ironic!
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oh ya and i think this is the most common one:
when someone else is driving the car and you are in the seat next to him, you automatically slam the non existent brakes if you see some obstacle in the path...

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Great thead!
My typos, similar to many:

1. Wiper and Indicator mix up. Uno has indicators on the left whereas Viva on the right.
2. Every time I get into the passenger seat, I have this habbit of checking up on the OVRM to see which vehicle is behind me
3. Passenger seat, pulling seatbelt from the right
I too do the 2nd thing! and once while travelling in a train (AC chair car) I was looking to put on the belts before I realised I was in a train and I dont need seat belts!
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Fuel lid/boot release has always been confusing for me..In petrol bunks I used to see confused looks from attenders many a times, when I open my boot asking them to fill

Something from past - I was in school and got a Kinetic Honda to ride for almost a day. I kept on pressing the starter button instead of horn and it will make a funny 'cling' sound everytime. I kept on swearing Kinetic guys for providing such a useless, funny horn
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First time when i was riding a car and when passing by a tree having it's branches pretty low, I was bending down inside the car to avoid the leaves of the tree hitting my face.

And also kick starting my thunderdird for more than 10 minutes which refuses to start, then i realize the ignition button is turned off, this happened again, but this time i checked the ignition switch but failed to turn on the key

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