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View Poll Results: How did you learn to drive and get your driving licence?
By sneaking out alone to drive our car 13 19.40%
I was taught to drive by a friend / family member 28 41.79%
I learnt to drive with a local driving school 31 46.27%
Read a driver training manual 4 5.97%
I never appeared for a driving test, but still got my driverís licence 4 5.97%
I had appeared for a lame driving test and was passed 13 19.40%
Had to undergo a proper driving test 16 23.88%
I once failed a driving test due to poor driving 1 1.49%
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Old 29th December 2006, 10:37   #136
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2-Wheeler: Bajaj Chetak
Age: 11 yrs. ( 1987)
Tutor : Elder bro ( he was 15 then)
Location : Faridabad

I remember I was riding it the first time after taking verbal lessons and Bro was sitting behind. When we reached a dead-end , he asked me to apply brakes to slow down and I replied "where are they?".

4-Wheeler: Mahindera Jeep
Age: 12 yrs. ( 1988)
Tutor : None ( Experience of riding a scooter came in handy. I just did mapping in mind about accelerator, brakes, clutch). and it was obviously in 1st gear and a few yards back and forth.
Location : Faridabad

After a few days my grand-father ( May his soul rest in peace) wanted me to take him to some place ( aprox 10 kms from my home). I was scared and told him upfront that I had not driven even 2 kms at a stretch but he forced me. On the way, I told him that I was worried that we would hit somebody... he looked at me, smiled and said "don't worry, i'll take care of it.. just make sure we are safe".. boy. i did that 10 kms safely but even thinking about that is spine-chilling.
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Old 29th December 2006, 12:16   #137
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2 wheeler - Yamaha RX 100 - helping hand by a friend
4 Wheeler - M800 at a driving school
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Old 29th December 2006, 12:22   #138
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age -16
tutor -my driver
car- maruti 800
location- delhi roads


after 5 days i got the hang of it. was feeling so good that i finally learned how to drive but after the initial excitement i realised that hey now i became the unofficial driver ,soon i was picking up/droping my friends , driving mom to the grocery store , bloody even driving my relatives around huuuuuummmm i began to wonder wether they were waiting for me to learn how to drive so that they will have a unofficial driver 24/7
but what the hell i enjoyed it.!!
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Old 29th December 2006, 13:05   #139
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Age - 18 (on street), 17 (driveways)
Tutor - Uncle
Car - Maruti 800
Location in India - Bangalore
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Old 29th December 2006, 13:11   #140
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... but after the initial excitement i realised that hey now i became the unofficial driver ,soon i was picking up/droping my friends , driving mom to the grocery store ...
Hell yeah, faithless, you got that right!! I picked up enough grocery, chicken, meat & fish in that 1 year to start a supermarket of my own! Talk about child labour!!! Think I'll go ask them for compensation now, as a sort of 'out of court' settlement...

A point I forgot to add in my post, was that ever since I learnt how to drive 'till I got my driver's licence, I didn't have one scratch or accident on the car. Three days after getting the darned licence, I drove over a cyclist on the sea face!! $%^%$#$
(Don't worry,, it was the M800 & he was fine when I saw him last).
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Old 31st January 2007, 15:16   #141
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Two-Wheeler
Age:12
Tutor: Dad
Vehicle: Bajaj Cub Scooter
Location: Jaipur (Rajasthan)

4-wheeler
Age: 16
Tutor: Dad.
Car: Premier Padmini.
Location: Banswara (Rajasthan)
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Old 31st January 2007, 16:48   #142
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four wheeler:

class/standard 7 - Premier Padmini (dad's help) - age: 13
post class/standard 12 - m 800 / m Van - Motor Training School - just to get the DL. (didn't feel like bribing the "guys") - age: 18+

two wheeler:

kinetic honda - (my friend's) - while doing MBA @hyderabad - age: 23
hero honda passion - (my friend's) - while doing MBA @hyderabad - age: 23

two wheeler is a big no-no @my family.
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Old 1st February 2007, 13:24   #143
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4 Wheeler
At the Age of 14 was taught by my driver and used to drive an M800 inside the huge Factory compound of where my father used to work in Mumbai.
2 Wheeler
At the age of 16 was taught by my friends and used to ride a Shogun in a empty wide road in Dollar's colony. Had a lot of fun for that time and The Shogun I used to ride was almost a new bike.
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Old 10th June 2009, 12:28   #144
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4 wheeler, still waiting for my license to come through

2 wheeler, at 30
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Old 10th June 2009, 13:54   #145
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2 wheeler - 15-16 years old, on an alwyn pushpak
4 wheeler - 15-16 years old, on a standard herald.
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Old 12th June 2009, 10:52   #146
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4 wheeler 15 on a Toyota qualis guardian My Driver. started long drives@ age 16.
2 wheeler -self on a kinetic @ age 14
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Old 12th June 2009, 11:09   #147
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4 Wheeler

- Age 12
- Self Experiment
- Ambassador Nova
- Dalli Rajhara (MP then, Chattisgarh Now)

2 Wheeler

- Age 15
- Dad
- Royal Enfield Bullet 350
- Dalli Rajhara (MP then, Chattisgarh Now)
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Old 12th June 2009, 11:31   #148
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Two-Wheeler

Age :12
Tutor : Uncle
Vehicle : Luna TFR
Location : Bangalore

Three-Wheeler

Age:28
Tutor : Autowallah
Vehicle : Bajaj RE (Auto)
Location : Bangalore

4-Wheeler

Age : 22
Tutor : Friend
Car : Premier Padmini
Location : Bangalore

6-Wheeler

Age : 28
Tutor : Commercial Truck Driver
Vehicle : Canter
Location : Hassan

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Old 12th June 2009, 12:00   #149
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I learned driving when i was in 6th std. My driver secretly tought me how to drive on our TATA ESTATE. i write that in bold because at that time it was the longest car to maneuver and i felt proud of myself. since i had trouble with the judgment due to my hieght, i use to sit on a 6" cussion that i specially got made for my seft from a local tailor without the knowledge of my parents. You won`t believe but when i use to sit on the cussion i had trouble with clutch. I wasn`t able to depress it fully. i use to shift gears when the clutch was half pressed. My driver use to shout whenever i did that but he knew i couldn`t help it.

My learning time was when i use to get dropped and picked up from school. Touch wood i never had an accident till date.
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Old 12th June 2009, 12:27   #150
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Cycle:
Age: 11yrs old
Tutor: My Sister
Cycle: BSA Champ
Location: Mumbai

2-Wheeler:
Age: 14yrs old
Tutor: Myself/My Sister (as gaurdian)
Vehical: Luna (Single Seater/TVS Scooty)
Location: Bhavnagar, Gujrat

4-Wheeler:
Age: 16yrs old
Tutor: Dad/ My observation :-)
Vehical: Maruti OMNI
Location: Mangalore


Also tried a hand on a crane when i was 15yrs old, was lot of fun!! :-)
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